Audio goes nude with new range of speakers

NudeAudio_Speakers_1There’s a new speaker company in town and they’re nude. Boy, that was easy to write! Seriously, NudeAudio is a recent player in an almost over-crowded portable speaker market. One way they are trying to be noticed – besides their name – is to make speakers that look like no other, which is understandable because NudeAudio’s founders are product designers. Four speaker models retail between $29.99 and $99.99. The names are as playful as the looks: Move S, Move M and Move L. There are two Move S (small) speaker choices; one wired , one  wireless . Then there is the Move M (do I need to say medium?), a larger and more powerful Bluetooth 3.0 speaker. While the Move S and Move M are portable, the Move L Bluetooth speaker is made for home use, though it can be carried around. The speakers are protected by a thick silicone sleeve and come in two-tone coral/black or mint/white with matching carrying cord. The Move speakers will be available in late August.

Chief Marketing Officer Tom Old states, “We’re thrilled to be able to put a line of fashion-inspired speakers out on the market that can compete . . . at a lower cost to consumers. The category has seen a glut of over-priced product, and we’d like to challenge that.”

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

11 comments… add one

  • John Peterson August 16, 2013, 6:33 pm

    The minimalist design of this speaker does not appeal to me I do not know why. There is also a lack of features that are not very common in the portable speaker market – NFC pairing and speakerphone options for example. The price may be high, at least it is for me but this is just my humble opinion.

    1
  • Mark August 17, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Are you getting one to review or just the press release?

    2
  • Bill Henderson August 17, 2013, 6:14 pm

    John,
    I’m not sure what you mean by NFC pairing. Wouldn’t Bluetooth be considered NFC since there is no wiring? Also, it looks like the M is the model to get if you want a speakerphone option. Personally, I’m not a fan of speakerphones. They sound impersonal to the other person.
    Thanks for the comment.
    Bill Henderson

    3
  • Julie Strietelmeier August 17, 2013, 10:30 pm

    @Bill NFC is Near Field Communication. The technology has been in Android and some other phones (not iPhone) for awhile now, and let’s you tap your phone against the back of another NFC enabled phone to transfer info. This tech is now showing up in portable speakers as another way to “pair” them. I haven’t tried one yet, but I have such a speaker in my queue of products to review. I’m looking forward to testing it.

    4
  • Bill Henderson August 17, 2013, 10:34 pm

    Well, being an Apple junkie has kept me out of the loop regardng NFC.But how is this better than regular pairing? That’s wireless allready.

    5
  • Julie Strietelmeier August 17, 2013, 11:19 pm

    You don’t have to search for the device or enter pass codes. You just tap the devices together and you’re done. At least that’s the idea. I’ll find out more as soon as I unbox the one I have here and give it a try :)

    6
  • Bill Henderson August 17, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Thanks Julie,
    Although I knew about NFC, I had never heard it related to Bluetooth until these questions. Good to know! Thanks!

    7
  • Bill Henderson August 17, 2013, 11:26 pm

    Mark,
    I don’t know if The Gadgeteer will review these speakers yet. We will let you know if we do.
    Bill

    8
  • Matt Perry August 18, 2013, 9:45 am

    It sounds like you and Julie have a backlog of Gadgets to review but if you would like to review an interesting tablet speaker system called the Tablet Stage! that uses the NFC pairing (sorry iPad) and Bluetooth wireless streaming we would be happy to send one out for review.

    9
  • John Storlie August 29, 2013, 1:44 pm

    I like it nude :) Exciting to see where NFC starts to take us. Also the competition of manufactures for these wireless speakers is great because we’re seeing a lot of new ideas in this market. Great write up and thanks for letting me know about the newest speaker! I may get one for christmas present.

    John.

    10
  • dave September 1, 2013, 10:47 pm

    These are pretty good speakers. I purchased one last month and can honestly say – it’s the first time I’ve heard a speaker so small that comes even close to the X1 from Colourblocker http://www.colourblocker.com.au/x1-bluetooth-speaker-black

    11

Leave a Comment