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Hidden Radio Review: If Apple Built A Bluetooth Speaker, This Would Be It

International Business Times, September 26th, 2012

Apple doesn’t build its own speaker systems (unless you count those EarPods), which is why it’s up to third parties to continually innovate audio speakers for the growing number of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices that rely on wireless technology. Many peripheral speakers are sleek and some have excellent sound, but few can walk the line between portability, beauty and function. The Hidden Radio & Bluetooth Speaker is one of those rare speakers.

Nine months after successfully funding their project on Kickstarter – setting the goal at $125,000, but raising $938,771 from 5,358 individual backers – industrial designers John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen and Vitor Santa Maria finally began shipping out the first units of their Hidden Radio & Bluetooth Speaker to their first batch of customers on Monday with the help of Palo Alto, Calif.-based ShipWire. The Hidden Radio is a compact, powerful wireless speaker and FM radio built for iPhone and iPad, which leverages Bluetooth wireless technology to play music and other audio remotely and instantly.

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