Article Author :Ian Date : 25th Oct 2003 Comments :
The OmniVox is a rather unique product that is designed for use in situations where normal cone speakers would not be suitable, or high multidirectional sound is needed. This small device is not actually a speaker, but will turn a surface into a speaker. Place this on a boardroom table and you have one massive speaker!
The OmniVox is a simply constructed device, but with some clever use of a highly advanced 'smart material'. The implementation of this is the FeONIC technology that is highly touted on the packaging. This works by inducing a magnetic field, which is able to expand and contact the material very accurately - which in turn vibrates the surface material at a specified frequency from the reaction of the heavy unit.
Volume Output : 80dB @ 1m on MDF Mono
Typical Bandwidth : 200Hz - 16Khz
Dimensions : 80mm Diameter, 35mm High
Weight : 880g
Input : 3.5mm Stereo Jack plug input
AC Adapter : AV100-240V, 50/60Hz
Amplifier Dimensions: 73x51x25mm
The unit is a fairly hefty weight (of almost 1kg), which is required to get a loud response from the surface the unit is placed upon. The unit is compatible with any audio source utilising a 3.5mm jack, so you can easily use this with PCs, projectors and virtually any other device.
Selection of AC Adapter Plugs
3.5mm Stereo Jack Cable
This is heavily designed for use with a laptop, or a person on the go. A travel carry case is included which carries all of the items whilst on the go, as well as a set of plugs for the AC adapter (meaning you can use this in most countries).
For some strange reason, the included small carry bag is not big enough to carry more than a few cables, or the omnivox unit alone. The storage case on the other hand does a great job of safely transporting the omnivox kit around.