Cavalier Audio Back With The Air – Alexa Based Smart Speaker with Qi Wireless Charging [#CES2019]

The Air

Cavalier Audio is still relatively an unknown name, but I did feature their “The Maverick” as the best Alexa powered wireless speaker of 2018. Wall, they’re back and for 2019, doing it big. They just introduced the new “The Air” which is again, Alexa Powered but takes their speaker in a slightly new direction.

This is not a portable speaker and is instead meant to sit in your home, someplace like your nightstand. It again features both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity but adds Qi Wireless Charging capabilities and a built in LED clock display. Like The Maverick, Cavalier’s new speaker brings world-inspired refined craftsmanship and immersive sound to a listener’s home with authentic materials, impeccable style, and the latest in modern audio technology.

The Air was designed by Cavalier’s experienced team of musicians and engineers, delivering high-end sound with a 20W stereo speaker system with two active drivers and a large passive radiator. The speaker conveniently features two connection options, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, along with case-friendly wireless Qi charging to ensure devices always stay juiced and connected. Additionally, The Air features an additional USB port for dual charging capabilities.

The Air boasts a LED display, that can be completely turned off, with glanceable 12/24-hour clock display and programmable brightness control, which can be scheduled via Cavalier’s app. Its dedicated hardware alarm features custom wake tones that work with Amazon Alexa’s various alarm schedule options, and users never worry about missing an alarm with The Air’s built-in rechargeable battery backup.

The brand traveled around the world in order to find the perfect materials to incorporate into The Air. From reclaimed woods and hand knitted fabrics, to perfectly distressed leathers and machined edged metals, Cavalier combed through hundreds of materials to unify them all seamlessly into a one-of-a-kind product experience.

The Air is crafted with precise attention to detail for a timeless design that’s elegant and stays true to the brand’s rustic and refined roots.  It features hand-selected materials like walnut wood, premium hand-crafted genuine brown leather, and high-quality acoustic fabric, producing a world class speaker that shows both strength and style and matches a variety of interiors.

SPECS + FEATURES

  • Start and control music with your voice, with built-in Amazon Alexa and far-field voice activation
  • 20W Stereo Speaker system with 2 active drivers paired with a large passive radiator
  • World Inspired, Genuine Materials: premium genuine brown leather, high quality acoustic fabric and genuine walnut wood base
  • Qi Wireless Charging for elegant device charging that works with cases (case compatibility may very)
  • Fast 2.4A USB Charging to enable multiple device power connectivity and convenience
  • Wi-Fi for Alexa support and Streaming with Voice Control for Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Prime Music streaming services and more
  • Bluetooth Wireless Audio Streaming
  • Speakerphone with Built-in Echo Noise Cancellation
  • Secret-to-lit LED Display with glanceable 12/24 HOUR clock display and programmable brightness control (scheduling option via app)
  • Dedicated hardware alarm with custom wake tones deliver additional wake experience to Alexa alarms (advanced alarm schedule options via app for every day, single day, weekday, weekend and custom settings)
  • Built-in Rechargeable Battery Backup for alarms and settings
  • Capacitive touch control snooze
  • Spotify Connect Integration allows direct control of Music playback via Spotify App
  • For Alexa supported services, use your voice to pause a song, turn up the volume and other basic playback controls
  • Complete Privacy with dedicated microphone mute with illuminated status LED’s to ensure you are aware when in privacy mode
  • Cavalier Multi-Room Audio Support
  • Cavalier Setup and Control App (for iOS and Android)
  • Programmable Smart Button (Change default music controls to include playlist shortcuts for Spotify and iHeartRadio via App)
  • Custom wall adapter

For more information about Cavalier Audio and its products, please visit CavalierAudio.com. The Air will be available for $299.99 at CavalierAudio.com starting January 15th.

The Air