The iBall wasn’t the only rather striking looking audio product that Oregon unveiled yesterday. The company also took the wraps of its Music Element 2.1, a rather smart new CD micro system. It certainly looks great with a sleek motorised top-loading CD player with a see-through lid.
It is however the speakers that steal the show. They are ultra skinny and are designed so that they can be angled via their stand to project the sound out into the room or sited on a wall. Not surprisingly, given their slight size, they employ NXT’s SurfaceSound flat panel speaker technology. The rest of the system includes a WMA/MP3 compatible CD player AM/FM tuner and a graphic equaliser. It’ll sell for £299 when it reaches the stores next month.