In the days of go-slow internet connections and iPods with little storage, MP3 files were great. But these tiny files offer sound quality that is significantly poorer than the original CD track. Now that local storage space is no longer a concern, it’s time to start listening to proper music again. The 100-watt Belle speaker by Podo Labs delivers incredible sound, rich with bass from the 5-inch subwoofer. It also acts as a wireless hub, meaning you can sync up to six speakers.

– Enjoy incredible 100-watt sound from dual full-range drivers

– 5-inch subwoofer delivers rich bass lines down to 35Hz

– Pair with any other Bluetooth speaker for extended listening

Powerful Belle

Under a certain size, no speaker can provide truly satisfying sound. That’s just how physics works, unfortunately. But that doesn’t mean you have to own a mammoth sound system to enjoy the live music experience at home. Thanks to advances in home audio, mid-size speakers can now pack a serious punch.

The portable Belle speaker is one fine example. Despite weighing in at just 11 pounds, this audio hub can fill any open-plan space with sweet music. The 360-degree design fires sound in all directions, while the dedicated subwoofer adds rich undertones.

In addition, this speaker works in harmony with any other Bluetooth speaker you already own. In fact, you can connect up to six additional speakers. As a result, you get amazing surround sound without the ridiculous price tag.

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Happy Ears

The secret to Belle’s audio success is hidden within the spherical design. Two 2-inch full-range drivers are the workhorses here, except that they have the finesse of an artist. Consequently, you get to experience the audio texture of every plucked string and beaten drum.

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Beneath the soaring vocals and chiming keys, the 5-inch subwoofer does its work. The rumble is head-turning, bringing new meaning to kick drums and thumping bass lines. To help the lower sounds travel, Belle sports dual bass radiators.

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Thanks to this bass setup, the speaker can actually take you down to a frequency of 35 Hz. For reference, that is only just within human hearing. It also happens to be much lower than what many bass-heavy speakers can offer.

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Despite this impressive array of audio components, Belle is made for travel. You have eight hours of battery to play with, and an impact-resistant carry handle. You can even take it poolside — the outer shell will shrug off the splashes.

Connectivity Calls

Perhaps the coolest thing about Belle, however, is the way it connects with other devices.

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For simple streaming, you can hook up your phone via Bluetooth. But if you want to party or just experience total immersion, you can connect Belle to other speakers. It can captain a team of six, working in unison to provide glorious surround sound.

“Belle is a triple-threat speaker, subwoofer, and Bluetooth hub in one attention-grabbing package. You won’t find better value for premium quality sound, and it’s only here for a limited time.”

“Have Bluetooth speakers with insufficient bass or volume on their own? Sync and play them together with Belle and have a party going anywhere. Belle works with any brand speaker you own now or buy in the future.” — Podo Labs on Kickstarter

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What We ❤️

Huge sound from a compact speaker and its many wireless friends.

Future Designs

Making a future version slightly lighter would improve portability.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until September 30th

– Pledge: $249 USD

– Delivery: July 2018

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.