Samsung’s directional S-Ray speaker will let you listen without disturbing anyone

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If you want to listen to music without subjecting those around you to your terrible taste, then typically headphones have been your only option. 

However, Samsung’s new S-Ray speaker (that’s ‘sound-ray’ in case you’re interested) wants to provide an alternative, with a super directional sound that can be positioned to be heard by just one person.

Directional speakers aren’t an entirely new invention (in fact, Turtle Beach showed off a pair a couple of years ago), but Samsung is promising that the S-Ray is much easier to use thanks to its small size and low price. 

Multiple form-factors

A video posted on Samsung’s blog shows off a variety of use cases including placing the S-Ray on a bike’s handlebars to listen to music without blocking out the outside world, and providing a localised listening experience in art galleries (so you hear audio that’s relevant to the piece of art you’re currently enjoying). 

Samsung plans to show off the S-Ray being used in a variety of form-factors. We’re pretty sure we know what ‘neckband’ and ‘smartphone cover’ are going to be, but we’re at a loss as to what ‘handy’ is – at least we’ll have something to look forward to finding out at CES. 

We’ll be given a closer look at the S-Ray at CES later in the month, but for now you can see Samsung’s concept for the speaker in the video below. 

  • For a look at everything else we’re expecting to see at the show, our guide to CES 2018 has everything you need. 



Source: TechRadar