Cobra Electronics Announces General Availability of Cobra AirWave 360 Portable Surround-Sound Speaker and Hands-Free Calling Solution

February 18th, 2014 | Cobra Electronics | Chicago, IL

CHICAGO, IL — February 18, 2013; Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced the nationwide general availability of the Cobra AirWave™ 360. This newest addition to the Cobra AirWave series of Bluetooth®-enabled lifestyle products is a portable 8” Bluetooth surround-sound speaker ideal for the home, office or while on-the-go.  It can be used in your vehicle for hands-free calling and also features Siri®/S Voice enablement, gesture control, 360-degree sound quality and up to 20 hours of music play.

Designed in a unique cylinder shape, the Cobra AirWave 360 easily slips into most vehicle and bicycle cup holders, as well as backpack side pockets, for added on-the-go convenience and functionality to both play music and be a speakerphone for hands-free communication. With its portable, cup-shape design, it works as a hands-free speakerphone in your car and users have the ability to easily pause music and answer incoming phone calls with the wave of a hand. Taking it from the car, users can enjoy the AirWave 360 at home or on-the-go while roaming with a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device within about 30 feet from the AirWave 360 without losing connectivity.

Pairing with the built-in Bluetooth capabilities, the AirWave 360 integrates smart features such as speakerphone capabilities that work with Siri/S Voice, top-mounted gesture controls to answer calls and change songs the swipe of a hand, a noise-canceling microphone for clear, uninterrupted communication and a large volume knob around the top of the device for simple volume control. As well, the AirWave 360 incorporates an LED status light, rugged outer casing with UV protection and a rechargeable lithium ion battery.  

“The Cobra AirWave 360 is the ideal travel companion for anyone who enjoys listening to and sharing music on-the-go while also easily making and receiving hands-free calls,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics. “As we continue to expand our lifestyle offerings to consumers both within and outside the vehicle, the Cobra AirWave series represents our unique take on music playback and mobile device integration.”

The Cobra AirWave 360 is available now at Cobra.com for a retail price of $129.95.

About Cobra Electronics:

Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at www.cobra.com.  Follow Cobra on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CobraElectronic and Like Us at www.facebook.com/CobraElectronics.

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