Boardroom meetings in the office look a lot different today than they used to. With new tech like video calling, iPhones, etc, it’s easier now than ever to call into or broadcast a conference meeting. But the age old conference question still stands: can everybody be heard?
Now, tech company Pioneer wants to fix those dreaded conference call sound trouble with its new Lightning-powered conference speaker, called Rayz Rally.
The speaker is tiny — it fits in your pocket — and it can connect to your iPhone, Mac, PC, iPad or iPad touch to help amplify sound. And despite its small size, the itsy-bitsy speaker boasts enough noise to broadcast your conference meeting throughout the whole boardroom. The room-wide volume from such a tiny device comes from Averna Corporation’s patent-pending analog and acoustic audio technology.
The little speaker is also pretty smart. Rally knows what you’re using it for, differentiating between conference calling or listening to music, and it automatically optimizes performance for the the best listening experience.
In addition to its sound capabilities, the device features a sleek and intuitive design — Rally has just one button, meaning everyone in the office should be able to get a hang of it pretty quickly. That lone button mutes and unmutes your call or plays and pauses music based on what you’re doing.
Rally also takes away some of the office charging stresses — the speaker itself doesn’t require batteries. Instead, it just needs to be plugged into whatever device you’re using for power. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still charge your main broadcasting device. The speaker also has a second Lightning port to connect a power cable, so you can continue to charge your other devices, even while using Rally.
Pioneer’s new product even keeps you from falling being behind the tech times. Rally’s iOS app will automatically update your speaker every time new software upgrade comes along, so you don’t have to worry about checking in on the status.
Anyone looking for a sound upgrade can get their hands on the $99.95 speaker at Apple.com and Apple stores. You can choose from cool ice, onyx, or space gray colors. The sound capabilities are the same in all, so just pick which color fits your office style best and carry on with your business.