Los Angeles - Soundfreaq introduced its first compact wireless speakers, the Sound Step and Sound Step Recharge.
The speakers are designed to dock, charge and stream music wirelessly from any device with Bluetooth technology. The Sound Step Recharge has rechargeable batteries that reportedly provide up to six hours of playback time.
The company said Target is serving as its launch partner for the products; the products will also be available through Amazon.com. Suggested retail for the Sound Step is $139 and $159 for the Sound Step Recharge.
The 2.1 speakers have a dedicated subwoofer and the company's proprietary UQ3 technology. They include a dock for use with the iPhone, iPad or iPod, as well as a USB charting port. According to Soundfreaq, iPad users will not have to remove the tablet's case to use the dock.
They also feature line-in jack inputs for use with non-Bluetooth devices.
Apple device users can download a free Soundfreaq app to turn their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a remote control for the speakers.