Nokia's new speaker increases bass using flat surfaces
Bluetooth speakers have been around for a long time and are a great way to share your music with a group of people. Bluetooth speakers aren't all created equal. One common failing is that they all tend to have poor bass reproduction.
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The new Nokia MD-12 Bluetooth speaker promises to get around that issue with poor bass using a vibration transducer. That transducer is able to use a flat surface to increase the bass output from the speaker. Nokia says that hard surfaces are particularly good at increasing the bass output for the MD-12.
Nokia says with that tech the MD-12 is able to produce more bass than you would expect from such a small speaker. If you are playing music from your phone and a call comes in, you can also use the MD-12 as a speakerphone.
Power for the device comes from an internal rechargeable battery that is good for up to 15 hours of use per charge. That would be plenty of time for most uses. Any Bluetooth device is compatible with the MD-12. If your device has NFC, you can use that to pair with the speaker.
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Devices that don’t support Bluetooth can connect via a 3.5mm adapter. If you have a Nokia smartphone, the MD-12 comes in four colors that match the Nokia Lumia line including yellow, green, orange, and white. The MD-12 is available for €39. There is no indication of when the device will land in the US and other locations.