Bringing portability to the experience that came from the Samsung-owned Harman Kardon has now unveiled the Citation 500 Smart Portable speaker with Google Assistant integration. The new speaker will be available starting in September with a price tag of £549 – approximately $709. The Harman Kardon Citation 500 smart speaker will be shown at the upcoming IFA 2018.
New Harman Kardon smart speaker features 200W stereo speakers, and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Chromecast. The company claims that the given setup is and supports 24 bit/96Khz high-definition audio streaming.
Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio at HARMAN, said:
“Our unprecedented audio legacy matched with the Kvadrat’s premium textiles has allowed us to develop this unique smart home speaker. Consumers today are looking for superior sound and superior design and with the Citation 500, that’s exactly what they’ll get. We’re delighted that the Citation 500 has been recognized by EISA”
Furthermore, the company has collaborated with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading design textiles manufacturer to design the wool fabrics that lend the speaker a minimalist look. The smart speaker comes in Black and Gray color options.
In terms of wireless music playback experience, the Citation 500 can be controlled through an LCD touch panel housed on the top of the speaker or through voice to request music or other wireless play.