Vizio is recognizing Sonos and their shortcomings to see them as an opportunity to design the first standalone speakers designed for wireless multi-room audio. Like any of their new TV’s, they offer Google Cast – users can control it with their mobile device, but the speakers form their own connection to stream certain services.
The Crave 260 is a cylindrical speaker with a magnetic charging base, that can deliver 95 decibels in sound. The sleek and classic design that offer a stainless steel tube that carries a rotating glass-top to playback songs and to control the volume levels. It also comes with a leather strap to carry it around with you when you’re not in the house.
When at home, there is a plug-in charging base that allows the speakers to be charged up to 8 hours. To back up the Crave 360, the Crave Pro is a fixed, plug-in speaker that has an available ethernet port – just no built in batteries or strap to carry it around.
While both the Crave Pro and Crave 360 work seamlessly with the VIZIO SmartCast app, if consumers want to manually control their speaker from nearby, both products feature a glass touch dial that allows users to tap to play, swipe to skip and twist to increase or decrease volume levels.