Let me guess... It’s another smart speaker, right?
We know there’s a few around right now, but the LF-S50G is worth your time. You see, Sony’s new voice-controlled smart speaker features built-in Google Assistant and is designed to create 360° sound, using a feast of audio tech to do so.
Mmm, I love a good audio tech feast.
Then you’ll love what’s going on under the hood of the LF-S50G. There’s a downward woofer, an upward tweeter and a 360° vertical two-wayfacing speaker system that, coupled with an omnidirectional two-stage diffuser, spreads sound out in all directions of the room.
Nice, so what does it sound like?
Sony’s fitted the LF-S50G with a full-range speaker to accurately reproduce vocal and treble notes, plus a subwoofer to handle bass. The speaker’s aiming for a natural bassy sound, so you can expect it to sound pretty damn good. Automated volume control adapts to noise in the room, regardless of how noisy the environment. The best bit? The LF-S50G uses gesture control.
What? So I can pretend to be Obi-Wan when I’m controlling my music?
Full force! Wave your hand over the top of the speaker to control volume and playback. You can also continue the hands-free fun by uttering those magic words: “Okay, Google”. Worried about Google eavesdropping on your private time? Just press the mic mute button. There’s also a Bluetooth 4.2 pairing button the rear of the speaker, and it has NFC capability.
I’m in! When can I buy this speaker?
The Sony LF-S50G goes on sale this November.
Smart home hub
Built-in Bluetooth 4.2 tech enables you to listen to your favourite music, audiobooks and more from a range of smart devices. One-touch NFC pairing makes connecting easy. You can also turn the Sony LF-S50G into a smart home hub, controlling your smart lights, heating and other compatible connected home gear