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Clio (Nearly) Invisible Speaker

By: on January 14, 2014

Click through the photos of rooms above. Can you spot the Clio clear speaker amidst their furniture and decor? I struggled with a couple. It might be named after one of the nine goddesses of music, but Clio is making its debut as more like the Waldo of the Hi-Fi world. Clearview's nearly invisible speaker outputs panoramic sound from an ultra-thin, transparent, and slightly curved acrylic glass membrane mounted on a Bluetooth-connected base. Its svelte and inconspicuous design refrains not only from compromising the aesthetics of a room, but from affecting them in any way altogether.

Clio uses Edge Motion technology to circulate its song waves into a 360-degree sound experience. While cone speakers push sound from behind and in one direction, Edge Motion speakers embed piezo-electric actuators in optically clear glass stereo transducers to stimulate the sides of the acrylic. The result, an efficient, piston-like motion, rings rich and clear across the audio range.

Clio's Bluetooth compatibility enables wire-free placement--and movement--anywhere in a room. It will stream audio from any smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth-enabled device. Base color options include silver, dark bronze, and charcoal.

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