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Announcing the World’s First Portable Electrostatic Speaker

Announcing the World’s First Portable Electrostatic Speaker

12-03-2014
Sydney Australia, December 2014:      

Representing a first for BenQ – a brand best known for the production of high quality computer monitors and projectors – and a first for consumers, who will soon be amazed by the launch of the first portable, wireless Electrostatic Speaker.  It’s not just the sound the BenQ treVolo produces that will amaze.  Its price will have audiophiles gasping for air.  Dynamic in appearance, the treVolo is a real surprise package which BenQ will launch just in time for the festive season.
 
Google ‘electrostatic speakers’ and you’ll find information on high-end pricey speakers that use a thin membrane suspended in an electrostatic field to produce sound with astonishing clarity and absolute precision.  Electrostatic speaker technology isn’t new but unless you’re a sound aficionado you’re unlikely to be familiar with it.  What is new, in this exciting release from BenQ, is portable electrostatic technology showcased in a futuristic looking speaker which will retail for $399.00.
 
Said BenQ Australia’s managing director, Martin Moelle, “treVolo is a unique and exciting proposition for BenQ because it combines a highly innovative and attractive design with aptX Bluetooth wireless audio for the first time, in a portable speaker featuring electrostatic technology.
 
“The treVolo is a world first – it produces a sound quality which rivals professional audio gear, boasting acoustic quality previously only available exclusively in high-end freestanding speakers.  Unlike conventional speakers, which are cone shaped, the side-panels, or ‘wings’ as we call them on the treVolo, are exceptionally engineered speakers designed for biodirectional sound projection over a large surface area, which radiates quality audio from every angle for room filling sound.
 
“Music can be streamed directly from a smart device to the speaker wirelessly via Bluetooth or through it, using it as the aptX transmitter to your Hi-Fi stereo system.  One single charge will see you enjoying your favourite tunes for up to 12 hours,” said Moelle.
 
The treVolo encompasses a stylish, versatile design with the speakers taking the form of foldable wings which are collapsible – that is, they can be extended to generate a more expansive sound stage, or they can be folded in and housed against the sides of the speaker for a more minimalist appearance. 
 
“This compact design makes the speaker very easy and safe to transport to wherever you want to use it – poolside, park or boat, a friend’s house or on holidays, continued Moelle.
 
The rechargeable lithium battery featured in treVolo provides for an impressive 12 hours of playtime – ie a full day of listening – and thanks to the inclusion of an aptX transmitter delivers audio signals over Bluetooth with faithfully reproduced audio bandwidth and minimised latency and sync issues, meaning you can enjoy CD-like quality sound wirelessly from your smart device to your Hi-Fi system.  It can even be used as a speakerphone for answering incoming calls, allowing you to speak directly into the speaker instead of reaching for your phone.
 
Rich and precise, the treVolo is an exciting entrance into high-end audio for BenQ, incorporating electrostatic speaker technology and CD-quality aptX Bluetooth to provide uncompromising premium audio quality with pristine medium and high-pitched acoustic genius.  Ticking boxes in all categories, the treVolo is easy on the eyes, generous to the ears and importantly, kind to the hip-pocket.
 
BenQ have even created a convenient BenQ Audio app supporting Android v4 or above/ iOS v7 or above which can be downloaded to your Android or IOS device to indulge the best music listening experience.  It also offers the added functionality of a number of features, including a playlist creation, battery life check, ambience modes switching, and sleep timer (for Android only).
 

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“Delivering clear, crisp superior sonic quality, the new BenQ treVolo sets a new standard in wireless speakers, and will be available in time for Christmas,” concluded Moelle.
RRP:                                        $399.00
Available:                                  December 2014 
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