RCA Soundflow Wireless Audio System: Hands-On (Video)

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Remember the iFrogz Boost products we looked at a couple months back, the ones that used “Near Field Audio” to connect to your smartphone without the need for Bluetooth or wires? Other manufacturers are rushing to adopt similar technologies in their own products, and we just got the chance to check out one on the CES show floor in Las Vegas.

The RCA Soundflow system works just like those earlier systems we shared with you; you simply rest your phone in the right spot and, regardless of manufacturer or platform, the Soundflow picks up on the electronic signals driving your phone’s speaker, amplifies them, and outputs them via its own, much more capable speakers.

It can be tricky to get something like this lined up perfectly, which is why it’s nice to see this unit arrive with an LED to show you just when things are precisely aligned and the system is active.

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!