the ‘nokia play 360°’ portable speaker

named for its upward directing capacity that channels sound equally in 360 degrees, the ‘nokia play 360°‘ portable speaker offers near field communications enabled sound broadcasting for handheld devices, converting automatically to stereo sound when more than one speaker is present.

measuring 110 x 110 x 124 mm (4.3 x 4.3 x 4.9 inches) and weighing 514 grams (18oz), the portable bluetooth speaker features standard a 3.5mm audio cable but is also near field communications (NFC) -enabled. tapping the device with a compatible phone, like the newly released ‘nokia n9‘ syncs the devices for use. using two speakers near one another also automatically converts the sound into stereo, with separate left and right channels.

the ‘play 360°’ can be charged via microUSB, with a complete charge taking 3 hours and lasting for approximately 21.

nokia play 360 portable NFC speaker back view

video overview of the ‘play 360’

head of nokia’s entertainment accessories team markus ahonen discusses the design and development process of the ‘play 360’

nokia play 360 portable NFC speaker the speakers are produced in cyan, silver, and black