Swedish audio brand Jays (better known for headphones) has launched its 2 new multi-room speakers in Australia aiming to differentiate with Scandi looks, inductive touch controls and no microphones which will appeal to privacy conscious smart speaker buyers.

Multiroom functionality means music, podcasts etc can flow through a home or office via Chromecast built-in or Airplay 2 if your home has more than one Jays speaker.

The compact s-Living One is could be suited for small to medium sized rooms such as bedrooms and kitchens. It features a 2-way mono speaker system with a 3.5-inch paper cone woofer and 0.75-inch tweeter.

The s-Living Three is better for larger living areas and open plan spaces thanks to it’s 2-way stereo speaker with 4-inch injection polypropylene cone woofer.

Jays promises software updates for the s-Living Three, these will automatically download via Wi-Fi and install in the background so that users can enjoy audio without interruptions.

As a point of difference from Google and Amazon smart speakers, Jays inductive touch-sense touchpad allows easy cycling through functions and control of music through simple touch and swipe gestures. Choose among five pre-defined EQ settings: JAYS Signature Sound, pop, rock, jazz or classical to best listen to favourite genres.

The Living One is $399 and the Living Three is $549 which sets them both at the pricier end of smart speakers of their size. For availability contact their distributor Ambertech

You’re paying extra for the unique controls and material design. Until we’ve listened to them we can’t judge their sound quality.

Jays s-Living One Jays s-Living Three
Drivers 3.5” Paper cone woofer 4” ejection PP cone woofer (2x)
0.75” silk dome tweeter 0.75” silk dome tweeter (x2)
Driver impedance 4ohm woofer 4ohm woofer
8ohm tweeter 8ohm tweeter
Driver sensitivity 84dB (1m/1W) 87dB (1W/1m)
97dB at max power output 103dB at max output
Amplifier 2-way mono speaker (class D amp, DSP) 2-Way stereo speaker (class D amp with DSP)
Subwoofer 1 x 20W 2x25W
Tweeter 1 x 10W 2x10W
Frequency response 60Hz – 22KHz (-3dB) 60Hz – 22KHz (-3dB)
Controls and connectivity
Wireless connectivity Dual band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5GHz
Bluetooth v4.1 BLE Bluetooth v4.1 BLE
Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth® range Up to 15 m Up to 15 m
Compatible with iOS, Android iOS, Android
Microphone No No
Integrated controls Touch controls, controls buttons Touch controls, controls buttons
MultiRoom Yes Yes
Wireless streaming Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect
Inputs Micro USB, AUX 3.5 mm Micro USB, AUX 3.5 mm
Physical Unit
Dimensions Ø140 x 185 mm 360 x 150 x 190 mm
Weight 1.8kg 3.9 kg
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Shane Wilson

Price & availability???