The Helium He3 Glow T-900 is a new portable speaker available from Red5. It’s rechargeable and as well as letting your music sound great it also makes it look great too. This is because one side of the speaker is covered in LEDs that light up when music is played. There are 5 different animations to choose from and it even has a built in ‘gravity sensor’ to detect if the speaker is lying flat or stood up.
The 5 animations are as follows:
- Club – watch your music bounce in time with the music. Lie the speaker flat and the animation rotates to pulse from the middle. (sound responsive)
- Equalize – the LEDs light up in a similar fashion to a graphic equaliser. Rotate the speaker to display the animation across the full speaker. (sound responsive)
- Groove – The speaker cycles through all the colours, one at a time.
- Rainbow – The ultimate party effect is the rainbow mode. Diagonal bands of colour light up the speaker.
- Meteor – bands of colour pulse up the speaker.
You can play your music through the speaker in a variety of different ways, including aux cable, micro SD card and Bluetooth (including NFC Pairing if your mobile has this function). The top control panel allows you to adjust volume, skip tracks, change the input and change the animation. The T900 can even be used to make phone calls as it also doubles as a hands free speaker thanks to a built in mic. It will also work as a speaker when plugged into your computer/laptop via USB (no other cables required).
The speaker has a rubberised finish that is great to touch and also gives it a water proof rating of IPX4 (splash proof). To charge the device you simply plug in to any USB port using the cable provided. It takes 4 hours to charge and that gives a play back time between 3-4 hours with the LED animations turned on.
- Music speaker & lightshow in one
- Choose from 5 animations (2 of which are sound responsive)
- Gravity sensor detects oriantation of the speaker (used in sound responsive animations)
- Beautiful rubberised finish
- Input modes: MicroSD, AUX in, Bluetooth (including NFC), USB
- Answer phone calls via the speaker
- Can be used as a computer speaker
- Independent volume control, skip track and change animation via the speaker
- Waterproof IPX4 (splashproof)
- Measures approx. 18cm x 7cm x 7cm
The Helium He3 Glow T-900 is exclusive to Red5 and costs £59.95.