We were given a sneak peak of one of Yamaha's soon to be launched Wireless Music Speaker called the WX-030, which will be launched soon in our market under the Yamaha MusicCast Series of Products. The WX-030 is a relatively small form factor speaker packing a decent punch performance wise and is going to enter the already crowded segment of lifestyle portable speakers flooding our market. Wireless is a relative term as the speaker plays music wirelessly via bluetooth or wifi, but it still needs to be powered the conventional way, which is kind of a let down as its usability is still limited to it being fed power via a electricity plug point. The brief experience we had today was at a dealer's place as the yamaha rep had got a demo piece to train the dealer about its features and how it needs to be showcased to the end user. We played with it briefly to get an idea of how it works and sounds. We could only play music via bluetooth as the time factor was limited but we have been promised a unit for a full review in the near future.
What we heard we liked as it played admirably well, with good sound clarity and appreciable bass keeping its rather small size in mind. How it will face up against the competition will be interesting. We hope to do a shoot out with some of its competition as and when we get it for a long term review.
The indicative retail price of the WX-030 is around rupees 25 thousand.