Vers (www.versaudio.com) — a creator of compact, hand-crafted wood sound systems and mobile accessories — has announced the 1Q, a Bluetooth sound system that can fit in the palm of your hand. It has surpassed its initial funding goal on Kickstarter, and will begin shipping this fall.
The 1Q is wrapped in a 3-inch wood cube, and connects to any mobile device (smart phones, tablets, laptops and more) through Bluetooth v2.1. The sound reproduction of wood is unmatched, as it provides a natural warmth, says David Laituri, founder of Vers and 1Q designer.
The 1Q has a 30-foot range, and a rechargeable battery that lasts over 10 hours. It also has a built-in auto switching capability to convert from mono to stereo when two units are linked to create a micro stereo.
For each tree used in production, 100 are replanted through Vers’ partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forestry Service, according to Laituri. The Vers 1Q comes in Walnut, Bamboo, and a limited Kickstarter red Beech edition. It will retail for US$119.99. You can see a full list of pledge options by checking out the 1Q Kickstarter page (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/123227834/1q-natural-sound-for-your-mobile-life).