What’s this, another portable speaker system? Yup. This product category is heating up faster than a Victoria Secret model in a sauna. Entering the fray is Yamaha with their PDX-11
This octagon shaped speaker houses a unique two-way speaker system and a large 4-inch woofer, which the company says produces strong bass, solid mids and uniquely high notes thanks to the dedicated tweeter.
Clearly, Yamaha is targeting the urban crowd who is always on the move. In addition to coming in a variety of colors that range from black to a neon green, the PDX-11 sports a metal handle, a perforated steel grille, 6 AA battery slots (it can also be powered of an AC pack) that provide up to 8 hours of playback, a credit card sized remote and an iPhone dock. If an iOS device isn’t your thing, you can opt for the 3.5mm stereo input jack.
Keep in mind that the PDX-11 weighs 3.3lbs and measures 8-1/4” x 9-3/8” x 9-3/8”. So, we wouldn’t exactly call it backpack portable, but nor is Yamaha claiming that it is.
Expect the Yamaha PDX-11 to start showing up at retailers this month for $99.95.