It’s the final day of the working week and, as Rebecca Black taught us two years ago last week: “It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta get down on Friday, Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend, Friday, Friday, Gettin’ down on Friday, Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend…”
But while it’s impossible to argue with her incisive evaluation of the myriad intricacies that the coming of the Day of Frigg layers across the human psyche and soul, we at LOA know that it’s hard to ‘get down’ despite the day when your music is trapped like a digital fly within the web of your Android, it’s only escape route being tiny tinny speakers with all the power of a Ketamined kitten. But, hark! It’s Featured Speaker Friday and this week we have a real ear-opener for you: the Oyster from Damson.
A real portable powerhouse with twin 2-inch front facing 10W midrange drivers, two 10W side-firing 1.5-inch tweeters and a passive radiator subwoofer, the Oyster is the first of its bottom-kicking kind to offer you 3D sound thanks to the use of fancy pants wave field synthesis which, basically, bounces the sound all around you until you’re utterly immersed in your audio.
Using the Apt-x codec for A2DP Bluetooth, the Oyster leaves you mercifully free of wires too, letting you simply stream your choice tunes from your smartphone anywhere within a 10 metre range.
Compact, rugged and – let’s face it – sexy* to boot, a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery serves up a whopping 12 hours of continuous wireless playback and, the icing on the cool cacophony clearing cake, a built-in speaker lets you use the Oyster as a speakerphone too.
Available from the end of the month for £180, head here to place your Oyster pre-order and ensure every jam from now on is a pearl jam. Oyster. Pearl. Pearl Jam. No? Suit yourself…
*Professional advice may need to be sought if this product does elicit feelings of a sexual nature.