(image credit: LG) LG LSB316 Sound Bar | US$tbc | www.lg.com
the growing trend of smaller apartments and the need to make things “a little simpler” has spur the development of more compact sound system. one of those ‘spurs’ are sound bars. which promises to deliver excellent sound, less the cumbersome speakers. Yamaha and Sonic Gear has done it. and now LG is set join in the sound bar flock with the LSB316.
there’s one interesting feature that differs the LSB316 from the rest of the flocks – it is capable of audio streaming via Bluetooth with Bluetooth-capable devices. this slim sound bar can be mounted on wall or slip under a 42-inch LCD TV and features a wireless subwoofer. besides streaming audio using Bluetooth, it can also stream audio to compatible Bluetooth headphones.
on the connectivity department, there are two optical inputs, one mini-jack input and an USB port for MP3/WMA playback. there are no words of whether there will be any optional attachment for iPod dock. currently, these are the information available for this 280w 2.1 channels sound bar. more information should be available when the LSB316 is unveiled at the CES 2011.