updated 07:47 am EDT, Wed July 11, 2012
Monster follows up Model One with ClarityHD Micro
Monster has revealed the latest model in its ClarityHD line. Joining the Model One is the new ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker. The model is aimed at the higher-end of the segment and offers full support for AAC and apt-X encoding. In addition to streaming audio, the device will also double as a speakerphone allowing users to make and receive calls using its built-in microphone.
The ClarityHD Micro also supports voice command and control. In addition to being able to answer calls hands-free, users will also be able to ask the Micro questions like "What's the battery level?" and get an answer on how long is left to go out of its five hour lasting charge. Users can also play music and Bluetooth pairing using voice commands. The Micro is also customizable with interchangeable speaker grills, while a 3.5mm jack is also included for non-Bluetooth connections.
The Monster ClarityHD Micro is retailing for $230.