ZAGG introduced the Boost Near-Field Audio speaker under their newly acquired iFrogz brand. The Boost is a small, portable audio amplification unit that is compatible with any external speaker device, including mobile phones and MP3 players.
The iFrogz Boost speaker allows users to amplify their device’s sound by simply placing their smartphone, or other device equipped with an external speaker, on top of the Boost. The Boost features patent-pending audio technology to sync the external audio signal and then amplify the sound through two high-quality 2W x 2RMS speakers. No wires, cords, Bluetooth or pairing configuration is needed. The Boost fits in the palm of the hand, measuring a little over 1 inch high by less than 3 inches wide and less than 5 inches long, and weighs only 5.9 ounces (without batteries).
The Boost gives up to 15 hours of play time when powered by three AA batteries, or can be powered by a Micro USB cord (sold separately). When on battery power, it can remain in standby mode for up to 6 months.
“We are dedicated to providing innovative mobile device accessories that enhance the mobile experience,” says Ben Godfrey, VP of Product Development at ZAGG’s iFrogz division.
Price and Availability
The iFrogz Boost speaker will be available spring 2012 for $39.99.