Studio 19 London, the in-house premium audio brand from Nuwave Channel Partners, is to launch the new Solo Play pocket-sized portable device in travel retail and duty free.
According to the brand, Solo Play is one of the world’s first pocket-sized portable devices capable of transforming any wired/wireless speaker into an Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence assistant. The new Solo Play device will enter the channel in October with its first listing on Aer Lingus.
Nuwave Channel Partners, which recently added Armor London to its brand portfolio comprising of Bitmore and Studio 19, already supplies technology, gadgets and accessories in travel retail across 40 airlines. These include Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways, Norwegian, easyJet and Ryanair.
According to the company, Solo Play is sleek and ultra-portable (50x50x14mm/25g) and one of the smallest devices to be Amazon Alexa-certified.
Using the Solo Play app (available from the App Store and Google Play), users can easily convert their favourite Bluetooth speaker into an Amazon Alexa smart device and enjoy the personal assistant experience anytime and anywhere.
The device boasts a voice control range of 33ft (10m), a built-in rechargeable battery offering eight-10 hours of standby and also acts as a music amplifier. This allows users to plug standard headphones into the 3.5mm aux port and hear their music with a natural, dynamically-enhanced lift, according to Studio 19 London.
Solo Play (left) also connects to any wired music system and offers the ability to stream music from a phone, tablet or laptop to any location including the car, office and home.
Hoj Parmar, Nuwave Channel Partners, Managing Director said: “We’ve already made clear our desire to become the ‘go-to’ gadget and travel essentials brand in travel retail.
“By developing Solo Play and putting a lot of care and effort into the award-winning design and the quality of our products, we’re proud to show that we can offer consumers and retailers much more than what they might have come to expect when it comes to audio equipment in the market.
“Solo Play is another eye-catching and innovative product for us and with artificial intelligence assistants hugely popular and increasingly becoming a part of millions of lives, we’re very excited to make that experience easily available to everyone in the desirable and design-focused way Studio 19 London does best.
“We’re greatly looking forward to seeing the reaction once people get their hands on it.”