Choosing a bluetooth speaker can be very confusing. There are so many different sizes, styles and price points. If you just need a little travel speaker for your phone, the cost probably is close to affordable, and if it doesn’t deliver all that you hoped it would, you haven’t invested much. However, if you want something that looks attractive and that gives you a lot more than just “desktop sound” you need a larger speaker with a larger price-tag.
Most of the bluetooth speakers capable of delivering decent sound are big and frankly, not all that attractive. Bulky and ugly or not, they take up a lot of room and you have to place it where it’s quite visible to get the sound spread you want. One partner is thinking about huge speakers that take up half the room, the other partner is thinking about hiding a tiny speaker somewhere. The Clio is a peace-maker as well as a home decor item that gives amazing sound to please everyone.
The ClearView Audio’s Clio is a desktop speaker that fills your room with great sound, and manages to be subtle about showing itself off. Enjoy sound from music, movies, videos and games in a blue-tooth enabled powerhouse speaker that can actually enhance your decor! The Clio speakers is not just one of the slimmest designs we’ve seen, but one of the most unique. The Clio speaker is, in a word, clear. This award-winning, enchanting speaker is super slim and with a clear front that just “frames” whatever is in back of it, making the speaker itself nearly invisible!
The Clio is billed as “the first audio system powered by Edge Motion™ technology.” Clio™ disappears into its environment while delivering room-filling panoramic sound. The bookshelf-sized Bluetooth speaker connects wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices. For those who need “tech speak” the Clio has an optically-clear acrylic glass stereo transducer paired with Proprietary Left and Right Channel Piezo-electric Actuators, Proprietary Down-firing 2″ / 5.1 cm Woofer. You can access music on your devices via Wireless Bluetooth Streaming or Direct 3.5 mm (mini-jack) Input which is included.
The base of the unit features a sleek, metal bar which also houses the volume controls on the side .It is all you’ll see (besides the cord). You can choose from three popular finishes: Silver – Muted metallic finish; perfect for light surfaces. Compliments natural wood furnishings, nickel and steel tones; Dark Bronze – Sophisticated metallic finish; perfect for dark surfaces. Compliments brown wood furnishings, bronze and brass tones; and Charcoal – Matte-finished shade of grey; perfect for all surfaces. Compliments black wood furnishings, dark granite and iron-tones. The one I was sent for review is silver (see the photo, below)