Have you ever wanted to share audio from your mobile device, but found that the internal speakers were too weak? Here’s a way to improve your sound without lugging around something that’s too heavy. The Zooka portable speaker was created by the design studio New and it might be the perfect solution for tablet-wielding road warriors.
Zooka works with tablets, smartphones, laptops and media players. It’s made out of silicone and will outdo the volume of built-in speakers by as much as five times. The good thing is that Zooka connected wirelessly via Bluetooth to your mobile device. Devices that don’t have Bluetooth connectivity can be manually plugged in via the 3.5mm audio jack. The silicone-covered speaker also has a convenient slot cut into it, which is the perfect size for sliding tablets into.
The speaker charges through a mini USB port and a full charge will give you 8 hours of media playback. It comes in seven different colors, with more on the way once it’s released.
The Zooka is currently raising funds over on Kickstarter and it’s aiming for an August release. You’ll need to pledge at least $89(USD) to get one, which is a discount off of the proposed retail price of $119.