It’s patio time! You’ve got sunshine, fresh air and a ice-cold glass of lemonade. But something’s missing; the sound of music. (Not the movie/musical, silly!) The AQ Wireless Outdoor Speakers let you hear your tunes without worrying about your audio equipment getting destroyed by bad weather or having to find a ghetto-looking extension cord long enough to reach the patio.
The 3.5 W waterproof speakers work by hooking up your iPod, mp3 player, TV, computer, or CD/DVD player to the Mains Powered Transmitter. The transmitter runs by AC adapter and comes with a connection cable, 3.5mm and 1/4″ jacks and phono output. The speakers require 6AA batteries each that’ll give you up to 10 hours air time, or they can run off the mains. There are also individual power and volume controls on each speaker, along with an auto-tune button for obtaining optimum signalage.
After that, take the speakers by their collapsible handles and figure out the ideal spot to place them; within 100 meters, or 30-40 meters if there happens to be a structural barrier such as a ceiling or wall. Maybe point them a little towards your neighbors and perform sound check. They might appreciate your rockin’ beats and pop over for some lemonade.
AQ Wireless Outdoor Speakers Features:
- Plug your iPhone/iPod/Mp3 player into the transmitter to stream your music to the wireless speakers!
- The transmitter will send the signal up to 100 meters away using an FM frequency
- Two 3.5 watt water resistant speakers and a transmitter
- Speakers can work off the mains or 6xAA batteries – not included
- The transmitter can operate in either mono or stereo – there is a switch on the transmitter. The speakers are marked as left and right for identification in stereo mode
- The speakers will run for up to ten hours on battery power alone
AQ Wireless Outdoor Speakers Specifications:
- Interior/Exterior (water-resistant)
- RMS Output Power: 2 x 3.5 watt
- Transmission: 863-865 MHz FM stereo
- Frequency Response : 40Hz – 12 KHz
- PLL (Phase Lock Loop) Technology
- S/N Ratio: 65dB
- Channel Separation: 25dB
- Distortion: < 1.5%
- Measures 20cm x 20cm x 7cm
What will they think of next? Wireless waterproof HD TVs that run off 1,000 AA batteries? You just never know. The AQ Wireless Outdoor Speakers come in a Darth Vader-like Black or a Stormtrooper-like White, and can be found at Firebox.com for £89.99 or approx. $146 US or €103.
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