With CES going on, everybody’s asking, “What’s new for tech in 2020?”
Well, whilst we can’t talk for the entire industry, we can give our favorite fans (that’s you guys btw) a few hints and sneak peaks at what to expect this year. So, without further a due, let’s jump into it
If any of you have been following Soundcore at CES, you’ll have seen already that we’ve announced an upgrade to the original 360° Flare speakers, with Flare 2. iMore dropped their first look review, so I won’t dive too much into it, but what I will say is this: (1) bigger sound (2) an additional light ring to Flare up the party atmosphere even more and (3) my personal favorite … the ability to link up not 2, not 10, but 100 Flare 2 speakers thanks to our PartyCast™ technology
Now all we need is for someone to buy 100 Flare 2 speakers, so that we can see this in action. For now, here’s the best I’ve got - a little snippet from our CES booth
Moving on from Flare 2, you may have noticed that we’ve been dropping in images of a white version of Liberty 2 Pro. This isn’t just for show, a white version of L2P is just over the horizon, so watch this space.
As for our other earbuds and headphones, these will also be seeing new add ons and upgrades. Whilst I can’t drop any specifics, what I will say is that you’re about to see a lot more in terms of active noise cancellation. Which products are you hoping get ANC?
For speakers there are a few other surprises lined up, but these are still a closely guarded secret. Saying that, one other speaker was announced yesterday under the Anker Innovations brand, which was PowerConf. Forbes reviewed it as part of their first look at CES.
That covers off the products, but what about the Collective? Reaching 100,000 members in the four months since we launched is a massive achievement, but the Collective still has a long way to go and there’s still a lot of room for improvement. We are tracking your feedback and, as part of our updates for 2020, we’ll be collecting more of your feedback this week. We also wanted to add some fun into the mix, so this will be part of a competition with prizes too just FYI!
Just a few things we’re looking to work on:
- How to earn Points and Notes (i.e. what’s rewarded for what action);
- The product review process;
- Naming admins and getting them involved;
- Existing bugs.
I’d also like to find a way to make music a bigger part of our community, so if you’ve got any thoughts or ideas for how we can better integrate that I’d love to hear it!
We’re still monitoring this feedback thread, so we’ll take that into account with any decisions we make. Please keep leaving your invaluable feedback there in the meantime!
That about sums it up! Let me know what your favorite update was in the comments and what else you’re hoping to see in 2020.
Happy NY to the entire Collective!