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UPDATE: GenevaSound targets the traveller with Model XS Bluetooth speaker

Geneva Model XS

Update 18.01.12

We've just had confirmation this morning that the GenevaSound Model XS Bluetooth speaker – which we first saw at CES 2012 last week – will officially go on sale in the UK this month for £179.

Its waterproof clamshell case is available in red, white or black faux leather, which flips open to reveal a slender piano lacquered cabinet inset with a distinctive domed grille. Full details are in our original story below.

Published 10.01.12

Now this just caught our eye: the Geneva Model XS Bluetooth travel speaker, currently being shown off at CES 2012.

Based on the design of classic travel clocks, it packs two 1in tweeters and a 2 1/4in woofer into a waterproof case.

You also get a digital alarm clock with touch-sensitive controls, FM tuner and a rechargeable battery that's good for up to five hours of charge.

The compact clamshell can stream music over Bluetooth or connect using an aux in port, and packs a digital amp into its pint-sized frame – it measures just 15.7×10.2×11.5 cm.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.