Best Levitating Speakers

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 2, 2020
Want to spice up your room a little with something different? If you can't imagine yourself without listening to music, then a simple but stunning levitating Bluetooth speaker might be just the thing for you. We have gathered the top floating speaker models around so you could pick the one that suits your style. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Surround Sound
Frequency
Interfaces
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PROS

The magnetic base of this model features a big battery with 1500 mAh capacity, which can be used to charge other NFC-enabled devices while the speaker operates. The Micro USB cable is included in the package so you can charge multiple devices at the same time.

CONS

The speaker's output power is rather low.

OUR VERDICT

The Arc Star Floating Speaker will be a great gift for a person that's into sci-fi and generally futuristic-looking devices. And even though it looks and sounds great, the speaker's base can be used as a docking station for other mobile gadgets in the house.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Floating speaker, Magnetic base, USB charging cable, Power cord

Surround Sound

360° Sound

Frequency

80 Hz - 20 kHz

Interfaces

Bluetooth, NFC, USB port

Extras

LED-light, Built-in battery (1500 mAh) in the magnetic base

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The speaker features metal gratings on top of the audio membranes which firmly protect the internal components from potential damage. The NFC support, on the other hand, enables a quicker pairing process.

CONS

The base and the speaker lights are not synchronized.

OUR VERDICT

Despite its levitating disposition, this small speaker has a frequency range of 100 Hz - 18 kHz, which puts it alongside top-of-the-line Bluetooth speakers. With that in mind, UPPEL is the go-to option for audiophiles that search for something unconventional.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Floating speaker, Magnetic base, USB charging cable, Power cord

Surround Sound

360° Sound

Frequency

40 Hz - 20 kHz

Interfaces

Bluetooth, NFC, USB port

Extras

LED-light, Microphone and control buttons on the speaker

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Owing to the built-in microphone with active noise cancellation, this particular speaker can be used for phone and conference calls. The operational range of the device itself also allows answering the incoming calls even if your phone is in another room.

CONS

The sound fidelity leaves something more to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

This versatile model from Infinity Orb can be used as both a levitating and a portable device. Thanks to the built-in battery, you can simply pick it up from the base platform and carry it around for up to 8 hours straight before it needs to be recharged.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Floating speaker, Magnetic base, USB charging cable, Power cord

Surround Sound

360° Sound

Frequency

100 Hz - 18 kHz

Interfaces

Bluetooth, USB port

Extras

LED-light, Microphone and control buttons on the speaker

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The speaker is equipped with a powerful Bluetooth module that can transmit data and connect to other devices at distances of up to 32 feet away. The non-slip bottom of the base ensures that the device will levitate regardless of the surface it is put on.

CONS

The actual battery life is slightly shorter than it says on the box.

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for a small but elegant-looking audio piece for your living room or bedroom, then this model will be your prime contender for that role. The backlighting function with multiple intensity settings also allows using it as a night light, when the speaker is not being used.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Floating speaker, Magnetic base, USB charging cable, Power cord

Surround Sound

360° Sound

Frequency

100 Hz - 20 kHz

Interfaces

Bluetooth, USB port

Extras

LED-light

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The control panel of this little speaker makes it easy to adjust the volume, pause, and switch between tracks, as well as to change the backlighting colors without even touching your phone.

CONS

The microphone sensitivity is a bit low.

OUR VERDICT

A surprisingly powerful output volume of the speaker in combination with a wide frequency range makes this portable levitating model a great option for users that don't like compromises when it comes to listening to their favorite music.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Floating speaker, Magnetic base, USB charging cable, Power cord

Surround Sound

360° Sound

Frequency

40 Hz - 20 kHz

Interfaces

Bluetooth, USB port

Extras

LED-light, Microphone and control buttons on the speaker

Warranty

1 year

Arc Star Floating Speaker

Not Just a Simple Audio Speaker

This floating speaker from Arc Star surely looks impressive even when it's turned off. Owing to the built-in magnet, it remains in a floating position while it is off, which allows saving power when you don’t use the device.

Speaking of power, thanks to the on-board 1500 mAh li-ion battery, the speaker can work for up to 10 hours straight without recharging. When such a need arises, the speaker can be charged wirelessly, owing to the charging station that it comes equipped with. Furthermore, it can also charge other devices that support wireless charging, which makes this model a good pick if you own multiple devices like these.

The issue we’ve had with this model is its relatively small power output, which might not suit some users that like listening to their favorite tracks on full blast. The sound quality, however, is surprisingly good for such a small speaker, so it is definitely not some gizmo model. What makes this particular model great in terms of autonomy is that it can be charged while it is floating and working at the same time, which not many other devices can do.

Wrapping things up, the Arc Star floating speaker will be a great addition to your audio system if you are looking to spice things up. Compatible with all Bluetooth devices, it can be used both for listening to music as well as for phone or Skype calls with ease.

Review of Arc Star Floating Speaker (Bluetooth and NFC, Smartphone Charger)

 

UPPEL (UP-SCS26B)

Suprising Speaker Power

Contrary to other similar models, the UP-SCS26B from UPPEL features sensor buttons instead of the regular ones. Thanks to this subtle yet highly convenient feature, it is much easier to skip and change music tracks, volume levels, as well as to answer and decline incoming phone calls.

The built-in lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 1000 mAh which provides you with up to 5-6 hours of continuous playback. Conversely, the charging station underneath the floating ball connects to the power socket or any other USB-powered device using the provided USB charging cable.

Moving on, this small gadget features full Bluetooth and NFC compatibility, which enables using the speaker with phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that can transmit data wirelessly. The quick pairing mode makes it easy to synchronize both devices with just a single press of a button.

In order to make the speaker available for transmission, simply hold the pairing button for 3-4 seconds until it shows up on the list of Bluetooth devices. Furthermore, the NFC pairing is even faster and allows you to play music in under 2 seconds after you turn the device on.

All in all, if you are searching for a levitating Bluetooth speaker that is both loud, easy to pair, and has a good sound fidelity to it, then this model from UPPEL will be right up your alley.

Review of UPPEL (UP-SCS26B) Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

 

Infinity Orb (WB-46-3)

Unprecedented Quality of Sound

The WB-46-3 from Infinity Orb is another ball-shaped speaker but with a little twist. This particular model features a full 360-degree surround sound and is quite powerful when it comes to the output volume. On top of that, it doesn’t need to be placed on a perfectly flat surface since its magnetic base features special support legs for added stability.

As an additional feature, the base of the speaker has a set of bright and colorful LED lights. You can choose their color and different lighting modes to spice up an already intriguing piece of sound hardware. The thing that we didn’t like, though, is the fact that the speaker doesn’t support wireless charging. And so, if the battery needs to be juiced up, you will need to connect the USB charging cable directly to it. Fortunately, the whole process takes less than an hour, so it won’t be that huge of an issue in the long run.

As far as the wireless capabilities are concerned, the gadget has Bluetooth 4.0 on board, which is compatible with both new and older mobile devices as well as with laptops and Bluetooth-enabled computers.

In the end, this Infinity Orb magnetic model is one of the best levitating speaker models in the medium price range. Smart and convenient to use, it will be a nice new touch to your desktop or room design that catches the eye as soon as it starts playing music.

Review of Infinity Orb (WB-46-3) Magnetic Levitating Speaker (Bluetooth, Microphone and Touch Buttons)

 

KABADDI (ULS-001GR)

The Best-Looking Option

Unlike other levitating models on our list, this speaker from KABADDI is floating not above but inside of the base that wraps around it. Once you turn it on, the speaker will turn its lights and draw your attention to its centerpiece - the levitating ball that produces the sound.

Visually, the KABADDI speaker has quite a luxurious look to it, which will surely satisfy users that seek something more elegant than a bunch of bright lights. Sonically, thanks to the resonant cone implemented in the speaker, you are getting a true surround sound that can be heard from any side of the speaker, including the areas above and below it, which is quite nice, considering the modest price tag.

As far as the autonomy of the speaker goes, the built-in lithium-ion battery allows the speaker to play music for up to 6 hours straight before it needs to be recharged, which is also a great result for a rather small speaker. In order to charge the device, you will also need to use the provided USB cable that connects to the base. All that being said, trying to set up the base for the ball to levitate properly can be a bit tricky at first. However, once you find the right spot on your table or a desktop, the speaker will levitate normally.

All things considered, if you are looking for something non-standard (even by levitating speakers' standards), then this model from KABADDI will be your go-to option. Despite some minor hiccups with the setup, this is still a great little speaker for the money.

Review of KABADDI (ULS-001GR) Levitating Speaker with 3D Surround Sound

 

Atrend (OFS1)

Ease of Use Above Everything Else

The Atrend OFS1 magnetic floating speaker is made to impress and it surely does when it comes to the number of features included in the box. First of all, the frequency range of 40 Hz - 20 kHz combined with a remarkably powerful speaker (considering its small size) easily puts OFS1 among the most versatile levitating models around.

In order to charge the device, you will need to connect the included USB cable to the orb itself. Likewise, it is recommended to check the battery and charge it before you start balancing the speaker on top of the magnetic base. This will prevent potential issues with the magnet and will enable a quicker setup.

Thanks to the stable base and a fairly quick setup process, the OFS1 can act as a great portable speaker and not just as a simple stationary device. For your convenience, the piece is equipped with a built-in microphone, which allows using the speaker for voice calls, provided that you have paired it with your phone.

Finally, if you are looking for an affordable but convenient portable speaker with an intriguing twist to it, then this wireless Bluetooth speaker will be the perfect pick for that role. Light and compact, it can be used for both music playback as well as for casual conversations on the phone.

Review of Atrend (OFS1) Magnetic Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

 

What Are Levitating Speakers?

With so many different models available on the market today, it is important to know what to look for when choosing a levitating speaker.

A basic model includes a magnetic base that acts as a stabilizer for a floating speaker. If the device supports the NFC technology, it can be charged in a wireless mode, while others need to be charged via USB cables directly. Since magnetic speaker models don’t have any contact with the surface, their membranes don’t vibrate as much as normal speakers do, which allows achieving a better sound quality without the need for implementing frequency stabilizers. This keeps the speakers small in size and affordable at the same time.

Further, the wireless capabilities of this type of audio hardware almost always include Bluetooth support, which allows pairing the devices with virtually any modern mobile gadget. Finally, some speaker products can have a built-in microphone that turns them from a simple playback gadget into a full-blown smart device.

Trying to keep all the gadgets charged can be a bit of a hassle nowadays, that’s why we recommend getting a USB hub. With this small but highly functional device, you will be able to charge multiple USB devices simultaneously using only one power connection. Alternatively, if you find yourself on the road more often than at work or home, it is never a bad idea to get a fat power bank to keep your phone and other accessories juiced up.

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Publish Date: 2020-03-02 08:03:10