Panasonic has announced pricing and availability for its new Network Era Series of wireless speaker systems.
The basic SC-NE1 system is available now for $199.99 at various retailers and online. The rest of the NE series of wireless speakers will be available in May 2013. The SC-NE-3 is priced at $299.99 and the SC-NE5 is priced at $499.99.
The system allows consumers to stream music without docking the device and is compatible with Apple and Android devices through DLNA, AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. Users with an iOS or OS X device can stream music through a wireless LAN network using AirPlay, eliminating the need for a dock.
However, the system does include a docking/CD unit with lightening pin connection to connect with the iPhone 5 and fifth generation or later iPod Touch devices and a USB terminal to allow connection with a range of other mobile devices.
The NE series features a 2-way speaker system and includes a Nanosized Bamboo Cone speaker, Long Stroke Woofer and embedded Tweeter. The device uses a Pure Direct Sound System and Direct-Vocal Surround feature to give users a quality listening experience.