Soundmatters' lineup for the 2013 International CES, being held virtually next door from its Reno, NV headquarters, includes the Dash7 pocket-portable sound bar. The wireless sound bar relies on Bluetooth to stream audio from tablets, smartphones, and laptops. It features stereo omni-directional, noise-cancelling speakers, and can double-up as a handsfree speakerphone thanks to its high-gain mic.
Available in four color options - vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver; the Dash7 is just 1.9 cm-thick, and is overall 40 percent smaller than its predecessor, the foxLv2. It packs a lithium ion battery, which can keep it going for a few hours, before needing to tank up over USB. All its flair comes at a price of US $250.
Soundmatters, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today the new DASH7 über-flat ¾ inch-high wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar speaker system and speakerphone with huge sounding wide dynamic range omnidirectional sound in a thin size that slides into the slimmest purse or jacket pocket. To be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held next week, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas at the Soundmatters Booth #5829, iLounge - North Hall, the DASH7 soundbar/speakerphone features a new 5th generation twoofer and BassBattery for true high-fidelity sound and an angled stand for direct on-axis high resolution music for a great soundstage with better stereo separation for serious music listeners. Sleek and sexy and available in vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver, DASH7 provides world-class sound for iPads, smartphones, laptops, guitars and more in a slim pocket-sized package
40% Smaller than its foxLv2 Sibling - Ultimate Audio Upgrade for Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops
The inventor of the first truly high performance small portable Bluetooth speaker in 2008 with their little foxL (TIME Magazine's "Top Ten Gadget of the Year") and supplier of audio technology to the top-selling Jambox, Soundmatters created the thin DASH7 with characteristically wide bandwidth, remarkable bass, clear open highs, and loud sound (like earlier foxLs), but with 40% less internal size than the already tiny foxLv2. In addition, DASH7 fits beautifully below an iPad or other tablet without blocking your view, providing omnidirectional sound for watching movies and music videos for the ultimate audio upgrade for tablets, smartphones and laptops.
- Slim beautiful design.
- Four colors: vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver.
- Unique ¾" height lets you nestle the DASH7 beautifully below your tablet.
- Omnidirectional sound for watching movies or music videos.
- Included case turns into an angled stand for even higher resolution on-axis listening.
- Extended Bluetooth range.
- Noise cancelling speakerphone.
- Sub output allows you to add the optional foxLO, the travel-size powered subwoofer small enough to fit in a quart-size baggie.
- High power international USB Charger Kit (US/EU/AU/UK), powerful enough to charge your tablet.
Pricing & Availability
DASH7 is priced at $249 MSRP, $219 MAP in the U.S, available in late January in red and white, and February in black and silver through select online retailers, including Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Crutchfield.com, ListenUp.com, OneCall.com and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site. In addition, two foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth models starting at $199 are also available, along with the foxLO, the palm-sized powered subwoofer for foxL and Jambox.