Panasonic just announced the new NE (Network Era) Series streaming wireless speakers (models SC-NE1, SC-NE3 and SC-NE5) along with a music streaming app for Android or iOS. All NE Series models include Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming, but the NE3 and NE5 include DLNA and AirPlay. Each speaker utilizes a curved aero stream port to control the airflow and reduce the noise emitted from the ports, resulting in clearer, more robust sound. This new wireless speaker concept is designed with the consumer in mind, allowing for streaming music without the need to dock the device.
The SC-NE5 (pictured above) includes a lightening pin connection to seamlessly work with the iPhone 5 /iPod touch (5th generation). It also includes a USB cable connect while the NE5 and NE3 can be synced through DLNA, AirPlay and Bluetooth for other Apple or Android devices. AirPlay allows users to wirelessly stream music from an iPad, iPhone, iPod or MAC/PC directly into the device through a wireless LAN network.
The NE5, NE3 and NE1 all include a Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker, pure direct sound system, direct-vocal sound and 2-way Speaker System. Providing rich and strong sounds from treble to bass, the 2-way Speaker System treats listeners to clear, well-balanced sounds. The rigid lightweight Nanosized Bamboo Cone speaker with high acoustic velocity is used to achieve sounds with high sound pressure and clarity. Enclosed in the system is a three-inch Long Stroke Woofer which employs large-amplitude vibrations to produce the genuine deep base sounds. The clearest treble sounds are also produced with the embedded one-inch Tweeter providing the listener with an unmatched audio experience.