By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Newark, N.J. – Panasonic expanded its selection of portable Bluetooth speakers with the launch of the $199-suggested SC-NA10 and $299-suggested SC-NA30.
The compact speakers offer 20 hours of playback time on their rechargeable batteries.
The two stereo models join other Bluetooth-only speakers, including the portable AC/DC $99 SC-NT10D, $199 AC-only SC-NP10 with tablet stand, and AC-only 199 AC-only SC-NE1.
The new models are available on Panasonic’s web site and will be available soon at other online retailers and, in the spring, on store shelves, a spokesperson said.
Both models feature Near Field Communication (NFC) for tap-to-pair functionality, 3.5 mm aux in, and XBS Master sound processing, said to improve clarity and accuracy.
The SC-NA30 features two front 2-inch full-range drivers and two passive bass radiators. The SC-NA10 features two 1.6-inch front speakers and one passive bass radiator.
Both double as hands-free speakerphones, and both feature USB port to charge mobile devices.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.