ION Audio is introducing two new self-powered rechargeable outdoor speakers at CES 2016, the Solar Stone and the Keystone, both with wireless Bluetooth streaming capability.
ION’s new Solar Stone and Keystone speakers are self-powered with onboard amplification, so customers don’t need expensive, complicated hard-wiring back to an inside system, said the company. They wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth device, so the user has complete local control over music selection and volume. They’re both IPX4 water-resistant, so they can be left out in the rain, no problem. They can both be used singly, or they link wirelessly to a second speaker, forming a true stereo pair.
A key feature common to both models is a discreet solar panel that keeps the batteries charged all the time, so the speakers are always ready to go—no more plugging in the unit in order to recharge the battery.
Available in the spring, the Solar Stone is priced at $199.99/pair and $129/single; the Keystone, sold only as a pair, will be $249.