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    Giz Wiz Show #1512 April 2nd, 2015.

    Gadgets from the Luxury Technology Show in NYC 

    One of things I was most looking forward to seeing at the Luxury Technology Show was the Clio Invisible Speaker. But I worried, if it’s invisible, how will I know it when I see it? Well it turns out its sort of invisible. I'd guess it's 80% clear plastic sheet of curved acrylic glass and 20% base. (You’ll see it in the video.) Here’s what the company, ClearView says about it: “Meet Clio, the First Invisible Speaker. For the first time, you can get all the benefits of wireless audio speakers without actually having to see them. The ClearView Audio Clio, is a thin, clear and beautiful Bluetooth speaker that harnesses the power of Edge Motion Technology to produce rich, room-filling panoramic sound from a gracefully curved acrylic glass membrane. Clio virtually disappears into the aesthetic of any room or style, delivering a 360-degree sound experience without the clutter of unsightly speaker wires.” Although we were in a large exhibit hall, the Clio did sound good. But I’d have to hear it in a better environment to really comment more. Although it’s not mentioned in the copy above, that base unit also has another speaker to reinforce the bass notes. Although the styling is very different, I’m not sure the company will sell a lot of them at the $349.00 price point. There are a lot of really good sound speakers in that price range. 


    Company website: http://clearviewaudio.com/

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1512  (Goes live late 4/2/15)

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