Streaming your music over a Bluetooth connection is yet another convenience that can be a real drain on your smartphone's battery. So Spar has packed its new Zephyr wireless speakers with an oversized battery that can be used to charge other devices over USB.
It's still listed as "coming soon" on Spar's website, but when it does hit the market the Zephyr will come in three varieties, ranging in price from $US100 to $US150. On the lower end you'll find the Zephyr 300, covered in a plastic housing, while the slightly more upscale 500 and 550 are instead wrapped in a metal skin. They also boast twelve and 20 eight hour battery lives, respectively, meaning there's plenty of power to share with your other devices.
Like the Jambox, the Zephyr also includes speakerphone functionality. And if it also manages to sound as good as Jawbone's wireless speaker, the cheaper price point could make it a real contender in a market that's gotten extremely crowded as of late. [SPAR via Wired]