updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed October 25, 2006
Orange Bluetooth Speakers
British cellphone carrier Orange has today partnered with stereo manufactuer Acoustic Energy to produce an Orange-labeled Bluetooth speaker set that can connect wirelessly to most Bluetooth cellphones or any device that fits the A2DP audio profile. The stereo, known only as the Bluetooth stereo loudspeaker system, produces 20 watts of power through two satellites that can either be separated from the main receiver for an improved stereo effect or remain attached for a more compact shape. An auxiliary input is included as a fallback for wired music players. Orange plans to sell its Bluetooth loudspeakers by the end of the month for £90 ($169) after tax.