CES 2014: ClearView Clio Conducts Sound Through Acrylic Shield

There appears to be no end to the ways you can make music through a Bluetooth connection here at CES. The Clio ($349) is a 24W 2.1 speaker product that uses tiny actuators to conduct sound through a clear convex pane of acrylic. 

The sound is startlingly robust, but I hate to judge that out on the show floor where the ambient noise level makes it difficult to hear well. The rep demoed several tracks and we were able to sit down directly in front and listen at higher volume. A bit on the pricey side, but then there is the novelty of having a clear curved speaker on a bookshelf or table. An elegant and unique design to be sure. Available for pre-order only (March 2014 delivery).


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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.tumblr.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.