By Hilbert Hagedoorn on 09/10/2018 09:08 AM | 1 comment(s) The US company that makes the popular HID-compliant Bluetooth speaker mentioned above is announcing two new products.
The speaker, called the HE-1200, is a low-cost Bluetooth speaker, as well as connectivity solutions like a cloud-enabled smart home hub and a wireless internet of things hub.
It also includes NFC connectivity for wireless payments.
Read more Read moreThe HE-series is made by HID Labs and marketed as the “world’s first Bluetooth-based home hub”.
It features a 10-channel sound bar that plugs into the side of your head, has a full-size microphone and is controlled by a smartphone app.
It is powered by two AAA batteries.
Read moreThe company has shared several images of the HE1200, including a short video that gives an idea of the speaker’s appearance and the way it looks like when plugged in.
It’s not quite like the more expensive, more powerful models of the Bluetooth speakers that have been on the market for quite some time.
The HE-12 models were unveiled back in 2016, and the HE14 models have been out for quite a while now.
The company also shared a couple of videos with us.
As for the wireless internet thing, the HE series will be launching with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The device will be able to provide up to 4Gbps wireless internet connections, as compared to the standard 2.4Gbps that the HE models can offer.
It will also support up to 128GB of 4G/LTE-capable memory.
There’s also support for Bluetooth 4.1 LE, so you can connect your smart home gadgets to the network, including lights, thermostats, smart speakers, and more.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the device is powered through an 802.10ac WiFi-N connector.
This allows for up to five simultaneous connections.
The router itself is 802.1Q compatible, so it will be up to you to decide if you want a router that supports 802.15AC Wi-fi or not.
The price is expected to be around $200, and it will arrive in 2018.