What looks suspiciously like a Bong is actually Sony’s new LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker. The LSPX-S2 is the second Glass Sound Speaker following the LSPX-S1 introduced a couple of years ago, but this time, it is less silly looking – thanks to a little more curves. LSPX-S2 was announced on the 8th, but strangely, it was not Sony US website; instead, we found it on Sony UK.

Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

It is not only the look that gets the much needed redesign; it now gets Hi-Res Audio support and Spotify Connect too. The look might have changed, it still begs the question: do we need a candlelight lamp/Bluetooth speaker hybrid? Well, this being the second iteration, it is likely that Sony think that the answer is ‘yes’… at least for the markets across the pond.

Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

Anyways, the idea is to seamlessly blend the speaker into your home decor and providing some (romantic) illumination while it pumps out your favorite tunes. Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker boasts Sony’s Advanced Vertical Drive technology, an audio reproduction technology that allows the speaker to reproduce 360-degree sound.

“The organic glass body itself vibrates after being tapped by the actuator under it to spread the sound vertically in a 360-degree direction. The organic glass tube tweeter has a wider surface (compared to conventional speakers) to create crystal clear sound with minimal loss of volume.”

Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

Other details include built-in 35 mm mid-range driver, passive radiator, 11W peak output, 32-step brightness with two Candlelight modes (that actually flickers like a real candle), built-in WiFi, DLNA support, LDAC audio coding technology (for Hi-Res Audio transmission), pairing via Bluetooth or NFC One-Touch, Push & Play function (Spotify Connect), wireless multi-room support, and a rechargeable battery that offers up to 8 hours per charge.

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It is not clear if the Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker will be landing in stateside, but what is clear is, it is hitting UK markets starting May 2019 and like its predecessor, it ain’t cheap, commanding a cool 550 quid (around US$700+). Now, that’s a lot a money to pay for a novelty speaker with built-in light function, is it not?

All images courtesy of Sony UK.

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