Just a few more days and 2018 is upon us. And to start the ball rolling for next year’s plethora of smart device, LG has announced 3 new speakers; the SK10Y sound bar, LG ThinQ Speaker, and the PK series.
The SK10Y sound bar is another addition to the sound bar family from LG. Powering it is 550W of output delivering 5.1.2 channels via Dolby Atmos. LG has also partnered with Meridian Audio to bring additional enhancements the SK10Y. One of it is Meridian’s Height Elevation technology which is able to ‘raise sound above the sound bar to the level of the screen, bringing extra clarity to speech and music.’ LG has also added the capability for the soundbar to connect with other devices supporting Chromecast. The website mentions that you can say “OK, Google” to play music from a streaming service. From the description itself, it looks like the SK10Y doesn’t have the full features of Google Assistant and is only limited to music streaming.
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Next we have the LG ThinQ Speaker. Designed to compete with Sony’s LF-S50G, and the JBL LINK 20, the ThinQ Speaker has its sound department prepped up with Meridian Audio’s enhancements. LG has also baked in Google Assistant and made sure that LG’s smart products will be compatible. So for example, you could say “OK Google, talk to LG, turn on the air purifier.”
Lastly is the PK series. This speaker is meant to be carried around and is evident by the top and bottom handles. There’s not much to be said apart from the connection which supports APT-X HD Bluetooth.
No launch markets nor price has been mentioned. More details will be revealed at CES 2018 in January. Stay tuned to jumpadevice for more updates..