Pure De­liv­ers Pop Up Alexa Speaker

SoundMag - - Contents - By DAVID RICHARDS

Brit sound brand Pure ap­pear to have de­vel­oped a unique Ama­zon Alexa speaker that pops up and down so that no one can record voices, it also looks stylish and de­liv­ers ex­cel­lent au­dio out­put.

Called the Dis­covR, the por­ta­ble Alexa-en­abled smart speaker is set to go on sale in Aus­tralia this year for around $349 in what is be­com­ing a crowded voice ac­ti­vated speaker mar­ket.

Avail­able in two colours Sil­ver and Graphite the de­vice on a sim­ple voice com­mand play mu­sic, read the news, set timers and alarms, check sports scores, and con­trol lights around your home.

You can also pre-set any voice com­mand, sta­tion or playlist to be ac­cessed in­stantly with­out the need to ask.

There’s a but­ton to mute the mi­cro­phone, touch con­trols for vol­ume and track skip­ping and source se­lec­tion is shown by its cor­re­spond­ing colour.

A fully charged Dis­covR can power your mu­sic for up to 15 hours and thanks to its clever ex­pand­able acous­tic cham­ber, it’s even more com­pact when be­ing op­er­ated as a por­ta­ble speaker.

Able to con­nect to Ama­zon or Ap­ple AirPlay-2 the de­vice is both Blue­tooth and Wi Fi com­pat­i­ble.

Dis­covR the tech­ni­cal fea­tures:

• Ama­zon Alexa Voice Ser­vice

• 4 Quick Cor­ner pre-sets

- Al­lows user to save; smart voice com­mands, sta­tions,

playlists, home con­trol and Alexa skills

• Pow­er­ful 45W RMS out­put, with im­mer­sive 360° sound

• 1 x 3” woofer and 2 x 1¼” tweet­ers

• Alu­minium en­clo­sure with non-slip base

• 3.5mm Aux-in for play­back from other mu­sic de­vices

• Recharge­able bat­tery with USB C fast-charg­ing (15 hours)

• Alexa and Ap­ple AirPlay 2 Multi-room sup­port

• Spo­tify Con­nect sup­port

• Blue­tooth au­dio stream­ing

• Top-panel fea­tures

- Ca­pac­i­tive touch sen­si­tive con­trols for vol­ume up/down, mi­cro­phone mute, Alexa ac­tion but­ton (tap-to-talk), source switch­ing, Dis­cov­ery (Track iden­ti­fi­ca­tion), 4 x Quick cor­ner pre-sets

- LED/Light ring il­lu­mi­na­tion to in­di­cate feed­back sta­tus.

- Mu­sic con­trol – Play/pause, pre­vi­ous/next track• Bat­tery: 2

x 3.7v, 2200 mAh Li-ion (Recharge­able)

• Di­men­sions:

- Open state: 140 (H) x 110 (W) x 110mm (D)

- Closed state: 105 (H) x 110 (W) x 110mm (D)

• Weight: 0.97Kg ap­prox.

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