Cavalier Audio Introduces Maverick Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa
Consumers looking for a smart and portable speaker that doesn’t have the same tired look and design we’ve come to expect now have a new option from Cavalier Audio. The U.S.-based premium audio brand announced the launch of the brand new Maverick Portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker, which comes with support for Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant.
"The adventure to create the most genuine audio performance is what motivates us every day,” Albert Ashkenazi, Founder of Cavalier Audio, said in a statement. “Our relentless commitment to authenticity, aesthetics and craftsmanship is a standard we hold close to our hearts with the goal of bringing timeless design to the world of modern technology."
At first glance, the Maverick appears to have a similar cylindrical structure as an Echo speaker from Amazon. But upon closer inspection, the user will see a world of difference and a much higher grade of craftsmanship with the Maverick. Cavalier designers hand-selected the premium materials, which include genuine wood with natural oil finishes, custom-knit fabrics, distressed leathers, and machine edged metals that come together to deliver a rustic but refined look. The speaker sits on a premium leather charging base, and the product ships with a custom-stitched USB-C charging cable and a canvas carrying case.
The Maverick smart speaker looks like a premium smart speaker, and the sound technology Cavalier engineered into the product certainly matches that level of quality. The 20W stereo speaker system is built around two active drivers and dual passive radiators that create “a true room-filling experience.” The Maverick is both Bluetooth and WiFi enabled, meaning listeners can take their music experience with them on the road—it boasts 9 hours of play time before needing to be recharged. The speaker supports streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Prime Music, on top of the support for Amazon Alexa.
“The Cavalier Maverick speaker system strikes a creative balance between elegant design and high-quality, immersive sound,” Pete Thompson, VP of the Alexa Voice Service at Amazon, said in the statement. “With Alexa built-in, customers can enjoy a more natural, convenient listening experience, as well as features like flash briefing and smart home controls, and access to tens of thousands of Alexa Skills.”
Cavalier’s Maverick smart speaker is available now in Black and Indigo color options for $299.