Porsche is continuing to apply its design values to new and different products. This time, the auto manufacturer takes those values and applies them to a high-end Bluetooth speaker, creating the Porsche Design 911 Speaker. Instead of hearing the roar of the H-6 engine coming out of those pipes, you’ll be rocking your living space with your favorite tunes. Either way, it’s sweet, sweet music.
The speaker should look familiar to fans of the 911 GT3 for a good reason—it uses the original exhaust pipe as the speaker housing. The pipes are surrounded with a frame that makes them look as if they are coming out of the tail-end of a Porsche 911. As you would expect from a product bearing the Porsche name, the speaker uses only high quality materials, including aluminum for the housing. The speakers measure 290mm x 15.5mm x 120mm, and weighs only 3.3 kg.
You won’t have to mess with wires for these speakers. Instead, you can connect via Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X technology to your smartphone, tablet, or PC. The connection is rich and full, providing the listener with a CD-quality audio experience. Additionally, the connectivity has a range of 10 meters. The 60-watt system can connect with another 911 speaker as a second source in the same room. The speaker also has an integrated lithium-ion battery that gives up to 24 hours of play time. To recharge, simply plug the unit in. The speaker also supports voice commands.
The Porsche Design 911 Speaker is a great addition to the home of any 911 fan—especially at the low price of only $599. The 911 speaker pairs well with another speaker or with Porsche Design’s soundbar, which is also made to look like the dual exhaust system from the Porsche 911 GT3.