What you see here is a super cool-looking Bluetooth speaker from Porsche Design called Porsche Design Wireless Speaker PDS50. Yeah. I know right. It doesn’t even look like a speaker. And I think that’s the beauty of this gadget.
Billed as the ultimate audio experience, even for the eyes, the Porsche Design Wireless Speaker PDS50 features a unique layered design that has a hidden feature.
The bottom-most layer is not just a stable base, but it is also a wireless Qi charging surface that further boasts a USB-C port. There is an additional USB port that “gives you even more flexibility.”
Though, TBH, I have no idea if the “more flexibility” is in terms of input source or charging, or both. Also, I am confused by “an additional USB port”; is it a continual description of its previous description that the “wireless Qi charging surface that includes a USB-C port”?
Look, I have read enough product descriptions in my life and I have never been this confused.
But that does not detract from the fact that it is a sleek piece of gadget lent to it by the speaker enclosure crafted from solid aluminum and features high-gloss details, a LED strip, and a recessed bass-reflex port.
At a glance, the Porsche Design Wireless Speaker PDS50 may be mistaken for a model of a modern skyscraper.
Audio delivery is through 3” and a 1” dome tweeters while a rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime per charge.
Porsche Design has conceived this speaker to be used outside of your home, at the poolside, porch, or balcony, for example, and as such it is designed to be splash-proof with an IPX4 rating. Operation is via touch controls on the speaker, or from your smartphone.
And finally, it can be paired with another Porsche Design Wireless Speaker PDS50 to achieve True Wireless Stereo sound. But at US$449 a pop, I am not sure many people will go for a second piece. But then again, if you are looking at Porsche Design products, your financial standing should be anything but ordinary. No?
Images: Porsche Design.