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With the SRS-BTM8 NFC and Bluetooth® wireless speaker, all it takes is a touch

Press release   •   Aug 29, 2012 15:45 BST

  • With NFC technology you simply touch the speaker with your NFC-enabled smartphone to start streaming music with Bluetooth®
  • Easy to carry anywhere in the house, the SRS-BTM8 can be used with AA/LR6 batteries or a mains adapter
  • You can even use it to make hands-free calls thanks to Bluetooth® connectivity

The SRS-BTM8 portable wireless NFC Bluetooth® speaker from Sony lets you enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet in high quality audio, anywhere in the house. What’s more, thanks to built-in NFC** (Near Field Communication) technology, you don’t even have to worry about pairing your devices if they’re NFC-enabled.

All you do is touch the top of the speaker with your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and almost instantly your music will be pumping out into the room. When you want it to stop, just touch the speaker again.

And if your smartphone or tablet isn’t NFC-enabled? As long as it has Bluetooth® you can still pair it with your wireless speaker quickly and easily.

If you’re heading home from work listening to your music, when you arrive, you can touch your NFC-enabled smartphone (such as Xperia™ T and Xperia™ V) to your stylish SRS-BTM8 speaker and enjoy the rest of the album in rich, room-filling audio.

When it’s time to get ready for your night out, simply pick the speaker up by its built-in carrying handle and take it upstairs to the bedroom. The SRS-BTM8 is compact and lightweight so you can position it pretty much anywhere. You don’t even need a plug socket – it can run off 4 AA/LR6 batteries for up to 20 hours of wireless playback.

Even if a friend phones while you’re busy getting ready, it’s not a problem. Thanks to Bluetooth® connectivity you can conduct the call hands free via the SRS-BTM8 speaker. So you can fix your hair and discuss the evening’s plans without missing a beat.

As you’d expect from any speaker from Sony, the SRS-BTM8 offers a top quality listening experience. Despite its compact size, the stereo speaker packs plenty of punch with a 4W power output (2W + 2W) and delivers rich, detailed sound.

What’s more, the SRS-BTM8 has style to match its substance. Available in black or white finishes, its distinctive design will look good in any room in the house.

“With our range of wireless speakers, we want to make listening to music as easy and convenient as possible,” said Matt Coupe, Audio Product Manager, Sony UK. “With NFC technology, it really couldn’t be simpler. The SRS-BTM8 is the type of product you don’t even have to think about using – and that’s when technology is at its best.”

* Through Sony’s One-touch function - incorporating NFC technology – you can enjoy your music and photos across an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, such as Xperia™ T and Xperia™ V smartphones. Simply touch one to another and instantly establish a wireless connection.

For models other than Xperia™ T and Xperia™ V smartphones, you’ll need to download the free App from Sony, “NFC Easy Connect” at Google Play Store to experience One-touch function. You’ll need to download the free App from Sony, “NFC Easy Connect” at Google Play Store. It will be released in late September.

** The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum is a non-profit industry association that promotes the use of NFC short-range wireless interaction in consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs.

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