The market is flooded with products discerned by beautiful facades, but if you ever wielded a screw driver and looked beyond their casing, you'd realise their beauty is only skin deep. Your initial perspective would be undermined by messy wiring, smudged glue and a sense of budget-saving engineering. This is one of the reasons why we appreciate Harman Kardon's SoundSticks III.
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It's an entirely transparent 2.1 speaker set that is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The internal wiring is economicalâ€”which is better for sound reproductionâ€”and if you were to fold it in half, the right side would mirror the left side with perfect symmetry. Furthermore, the downwards firing subwoofer does more than peak intrigue; with the see-through body, you can see the quivering woofer discharge sound into the tapering tube.
Smartphones, tablets, PCs and compatible mp3 players can stream high quality music to the SoundSticks III via bluetooth. There are no external wires and no jacks, allowing you to move it around with little fuss.
Harman Kardon's SoundSticks III is available now for $329 from Apple, JB HiFi, Harvey Norman and select stores.