Meizu is well known in the Chinese market for making Android smartphones. However, breaking in to the crowded U.S. market is a bit of a tall order. Because of this Meizu has chosen another route. Instead of introducing  a smartphone, Meizu hopes to attract the attention of U.S. gadget and music lovers by introducing a crowdfunded wireless speaker.

 

Dubbed the Gravity, the speaker features an uber modern design that gives the illusion that the speaker is floating in space. In reality, a clear weighted acrylic stand supports the body of the audio device. The Gravity’s display also seems to levitate as it appears on the clear acrylic prism positioned above the speaker and disappears when not in use.

 

If you look past the Gravity’s outward beauty, you’ll notice that the ultra modern speaker has a lot going for it under the hood. According to Meizu, they worked hand-in-hand with Swedish sound engineers Dirac to help perfect the speaker’s acoustics. This collaboration resulted in dual custom-designed 1.25-inch drivers with corresponding passive radiators to help accentuate bass response.

 

Connection wise, the Gravity includes built-in Bluetooth and WiFi.  AirPlay, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, and Last.fm are all supported as viable streaming options. Meizu claims Pandora as well as other streaming services will also be added at a later date with a firmware update. A 3.5 mm input is also included if the need arises to make a wired connection.

 

Those interested in getting their hands on the Gravity can head on over to the Indiegogo campaign. Meizu has a goal of $100,000 to help fund the gravity defying speaker. When it’s finally ready for the masses, the speaker is expected to retail for $250. However, early bird supporters on Indiegogo can get the speaker for as little as $169.

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