Young consumer electronics brand i-box unveils Max – big brother to its recently launched portable wireless 3192_Max_background_4speaker, Trax. Like its sibling, Max is a Bluetooth, NFC-ready design, clad in i-box’s distinctive orange and black livery and designed to be used with all manner of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

However, while Trax is small enough to pop into a bag whilst traveling, Max is a larger and more powerful sound system. Its tough exterior measures 292x127x139mm (WxHxD) and packs in a pair of 5cm full-range drivers, supplemented by a rear-ported 7.5cm low-frequency radiator. These are driven by a fully integrated, Class D amplifier delivering 30W RMS.

Bluetooth 4.0, with support for the superior aptX codec, A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) is included and frequency response can be individually tailored to suit the music and sound quality of the file being played, thanks to bass and treble controls located at the back of the unit.

Max can be powered from the mains or via its built-in rechargeable Lithium battery for portable convenience, with up to 10 hours playback from each charge. A pair of USB outputs is also included, turning Max into a portable power source from which smartphones and tablets may be charged.

Speaking about Max’s design, i-box’s founder and director Karl Thomas said: “If you’re paying over £100 for a Bluetooth speaker, you want it to be loud and you want to have control over your sound – I know I do. That’s why we made Max powerful, incorporated aptX ‘CD-quality’ sound, and added features like independent bass and treble controls, for maximum enjoyment whatever you’re listening to. Truly, this is a wireless speaker that takes your music to the Max!”

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