VOXX Accessories Corp. unveiled a host of products at CES 2020 within its suite of brands.
Among them was the Acoustic Research (AR) 360-degree Bluetooth portable speaker dubbed The Grip (Model SPQ820), which, in a spherical design, offers Qi charging capability for smartphones that are equipped with the technology so that users listening to music from the phone needn’t worry about draining their phone battery. The Grip allows for up to 20 hours of playtime from a rechargeable battery, and it may be paired with another speaker for a surround-sound effect. It will be available this summer at $69.99.
The VOXX RCA-brand range will add three new clock radios that are similarly Qi-charging equipped. The first RCA Qi Charging Clock (RCQ500BKA) with wood texture features 5-watt Qi wireless charging, a dark-textured finish with rounded edges, and has alternate time and display options. The radio also has a temperature display (C/F), three alarm programs, plus a weekday-only alarm. There is a built-in backup battery included but it can also run on three AAA batteries, says VOXX. There is a sound-activated display option for the all-dark-bedroom enthusiast, and red LED digits for best viewing at night.
Next in the lineup is the RCA Qi Clock with Nightlight (RCQ510BKA) which features four optional colors (black, white, blue, and pink) and has an adjustable LED light with three brightness levels. The time and alarm are clearly displayed in a color of the user’s choice, and this radio also features a USB charging port.
Wrapping up the RCA Qi lineup is the RCA Qi Clock with Down-Firing and Color-Changing Night Light (RCQ520BKA). This alarm clock also features four color options with a soft-touch finish. The LED light can be toggled between eight colors and a USB charging port.
“The one key pain point we wanted to address with consumers is not requiring a charging cable at the bedside. Qi charging integrated in the clock allows a person a restful night of sleep while knowing that their device will be fully charged in the morning,” stated Ian Geise, president of VOXX Accessories, in the announcement.
The RCQ500BKA, RCQ510BKA and the RCQ520BKA retail for $27.99, $29.99 and $34.99, respectively, and are projected to be available in the fall.