Porsche Design has unveiled a new conference speaker. The Porsche Design Conference Speaker PDS30 is a smart multifunctional device that combines high-quality sound with a functional design that allows for an intuitive switch between calls and music playback, meeting all business and leisure needs. Today, ever more people are working from home and employees are based in different locations around the globe, creating the need to connect teams digitally. The hybrid speaker is an essential complement to Porsche Design’s growing audio portfolio while exhibiting the brand’s DNA of high-performance, functional design and premium materials.
Hybrid functionality meets exclusive appearance
At first sight, the divide between the upper and lower housing is noticeable. It allows for the speaker’s hybrid functionality. To activate the conference mode, the two layers are turned in opposite directions, opening the speaker and exposing the underlying microphones. Four independent microphones ensure 360-degree coverage over a distance of three meters, ensuring everyone in the meeting is heard clearly. When the device is closed, the PDS30 functions as a Bluetooth® 5.2 speaker at home or on the road to stream any audio content like music and podcasts in high quality. With its overall round, disc-like shape and its combination of satin anodized aluminum and gray fabric cover, the speaker is an exclusive addition to any setting from conference room to living room. All controls are hidden underneath the fabric to ensure a purist design in both modes. The engraved Porsche Design logo on top makes a distinguished brand image.
Optimum connectivity and convenience
The touch control buttons on the top of the device allow for easy navigation and operate multiple functions, such as volume change, play/pause (when in speaker mode) as well as accepting, rejecting, ending and muting calls (when in conference mode) . Optimal connectivity is key with this simple-to-use conference speaker. A USB-C dongle allows the device to quickly connect to a notebook. The dongle is stored in an easily accessible compartment – like a sportscar in a parking garage – on the bottom of the speaker. Users may also connect any Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop to conduct meetings from anywhere. Additionally, the PDS30 is compatible with any smartphone assistant. Furthermore, two PDS30s can be paired via Bluetooth® to create a broader, fuller audio experience and even better conference call quality. Portability makes this conference speaker ultra convenient. A slim, light carry case is included to safely store the speaker, with charging cable and adapter (USB-C to USB-A) underneath it. The case is made of high-quality protein leather, durable fabric on the inside and a rubber zipper. Slip it into your bag and you are ready to go. The PDS30 provides up to 12 hours of battery life and is charged via a USB-C port, taking about 3 hours to reach a full charge.
The Porsche Design Conference Speaker PDS30 is now available in Porsche Design stores, specialist retailers, and online at www.porsche-design.com , as well as from selected online shops, at an RRP of €329