Have you already got a Hi-Fi, but want to listen to your music around the house and outside? Don't let the power cable get in your way. The AQ SmartSpeaker™ can act as a great Hi-Fi for the room when plugged into the mains, accepting all types of audio - Music App, Spotify, Napster, internet radio, movies, TV programs, etc. - from your iOS Devices, Laptops, and PCs when using AirPlay. Or via our DLNA certified App "AQ Play" from an Android Device and the "Play To" App from a Nokia Lumia running windows 7 or above. But when you want your music in another location, simply unplug and carry on listening.
Add the Airfoil App, from Rogue Amoeba (look inside your AQ SmartSpeaker™ box for a 40% discount voucher) to listen to Spotify, Rhapsody, Napster, Pandora, any audio on a website or in a game, and any other audio from your computer through the AQ SmartSpeaker™
The AQ SmartSpeaker™ works with the latest iPhone 5 and iPod touch, with no need for any adapters because there is no need to dock your iOS device. You can simply continue to text, surf the web and check emails while your audio plays out through the AQ SmartSpeaker™. The next generation of the dock - the "dockless dock" - is here.
AQ Direct allows you to not only use your AQ SmartSpeaker™ connected to your home router, but if you want to take it to parts of the house and garden your router doesn't stretch to or even outside your home environment at the beach or park etc. You can use it to listen to films & videos from places like YouTube and the BBC's iPlayer, over 70,000 radio stations via an Internet Radio App and also your entire media library on your Smartphone, iPod, Laptop or PC. Any music that can find its way to your iOS Device or media player can be transmitted to the AQ SmartSpeaker™.
Left and Right Stereo sound - When using two AQ SmartSpeaker™ in the same room from iTunes on your laptop or PC, you can set them up to deliver Left and Right stereo sound, creating the perfect audio experience.
NOTE: Currently AirPlay only allows transmitting to multiple speakers through iTunes on a Mac or PC, however you can use Apple's free Remote App to control this from your iOS Device. Multiple speakers are not currently supported on Android or Windows mobile devices. Please see our FAQ Pages for more details
Multi Room - You can also add more speakers all round the house and garden all playing the same song from iTunes on your Mac or PC, for that multi room effect. Or simply keep an AQ SmartSpeaker™ in each room and play to it when needed.
Using the Apple® REMOTE App you can control every individual AQ SmartSpeaker™ on your network directly from your iOS device, this acts as a remote to your iTunes account on your Laptop or PC which then controls each AQ SmartSpeaker™.
Whether you use an Android phone or a tablet, simply download the DLNA certified "AQ Play" App from Google Play and send all your audio on your device to the AQ SmartSpeaker™. As well as sending your music on your phone you can also set the App up to play all your music stored on your local computer to the AQ SmartSpeaker™.
You can set up any Podcast in the AQ Play App and send that stream to the AQ SmartSpeaker™. A selection of Internet radio stations, SoundCloud and Rdio are also available built into our App for you to send to the AQ SmartSpeaker™.
In windows media Player on your Windows 7 PC, select the "Play To" feature to send all your audio to the AQ SmartSpeaker™. From a Nokia Lumia, just download the "Play To" app from the app store, you will see all the music stored on your phone in the App, you will also see the AQ SmartSpeaker™ in the list of devices to play to.
With its leading edge and patented, high powered amplifier, the AQ SmartSpeaker™ is able to deliver superb high quality sound from a 24W unit for up 10 Hours when connected to your home router.
All the features of the AQ SmartSpeaker™ are complemented by its elegant, sculptured design. Designed in conjunction with a multiple RED DOT (internationally recognised) Design Award Winner, the result is a smooth organic form and high quality finish which looks perfectly at home in its surroundings.
- Transmission Mode: WiFi, 802.11b/g
- Transmission Frequency: 2.4 GHz
- Power Source: Battery Li-Po and Adaptor 12V / 3A
- Drivers: 2 x 8 ohms
- Power output (RMS): 2 x13 W (25W peak)
- Speaker Dimensions (H x W x D):245 x 135 x 109mm
- Distortion: 0.2 %
- Signal-to-noise Ratio: 90 dB
- Operation Distance: Up to 40m
- AUX input
- Playback Time: 10 hours in AirPlay mode; 20 hours in AUX mode