Speaker design seems to be drifting further toward the minimalist end of things, at least aesthetically. If that’s true, brand-new San Francisco-based NudeAudio has walked pretty far down this path, as evidenced by their just-introduced, four-model speaker lineup.
Things start out with the Move S, a thick square roughly the size (though not the shape, obviously) of an iPhone. The Move S comes in two flavors, with Bluetooth and without, priced at $50 and $30 respectively; the Move S Wired is the only model of the four that doesn’t get Bluetooth. Then there’s the slightly larger, but no less-square Move M at $70, which also has dual microphones, and is the only model to handle speakerphone duties. Finally, the rectangular Move L, with two drivers and a passive subwoofer for $100.
Apart from that, the four all share the same characteristics. Each is swaddled in silicone and armed with an eight-hour battery, a rope handle and little else in the way of anything superfluous.
It’s difficult to tell what the sweet spot is here, without having heard the speakers in action yet — but the Move M, with its speakerphone capability, reasonable pricing and fashion-conscious looks may be the one to want.