When my iPad’s sound needs an extra boost, which happens from time to time, I just use an everyday Bluetooth speaker. If that’s not enough, and you want something specifically-designed for your iPad or MacBook, then check out the Sound Cylinder.
Definite Technology has been making audiophile gear since the 1990s. Their Sound Cylinder is a compact sound bar designed specifically for your Mac gear. It’s aesthetically pleasing, with a perforated aluminum housing, a magnesium alloy kickstand, with an innovative grip mechanism that’s made to fit an iPad. This mechanism also clips onto other flat devices such as laptop screens and other non-Apple tablets.
The Cylinder has two forward firing 32mm drivers that give good sound from mid to high range. There’s a 43mm side firing driver that handles the lows. It’s made to fit an iPad, so you can even dock it. Naturally, it connects via Bluetooth, so it can work with just about any mobile device. If it doesn’t, there’s a 3.5mm jack just in case. Battery life for the wireless speaker is rated at 10 hours, and it charges up via a microUSB connector.
The Sound Cylinder will sell for $199(USD) and will be available this coming February.