I’ll have to be forgiven for my lack of sophistication in saying that I thought this looked like a dual water faucet sink at first glance, but no, the Lepow Mod is a Bluetooth speaker taking after the Mod cultural movement in ’60s Britain.
We’ll get our first glance at Mod next week at CES 2014, where the speaker, which was designed in the fashion of a ’60s record player, will show off its audio chops. Mod will be capable of emitting 360 degrees of sound, using a Bluetooth 4.0 connection to communicate with mobile devices with a 30-foot range. The speaker itself measures 9.5” x 4” x 5.5”, and stays mobile thanks to a 6,000 mAh battery good for about eight hours of battery life, which can be recharged with a USB cable. A built-in microphone means Mod can be used as a speakerphone, too. And, although this hasn’t been confirmed, the large circle on the front of the speaker that says ‘NFC’ seems to imply that NFC connectivity is also a go.
Lepow Mod will be available late Q1 2014 in several colors, but we have no word on pricing just yet.