The Philips Fidelio SoundRing Speaker is a stylish high quality speaker that features 4 audio drivers: two front-firing and two side-firing. This design allows for 180 degree of audio output throughout the room. The Philips Fidelio SoundRing is compact and ultraportable. The rechargeable speakers allows for up to 8 hours of operations and it can also act as a charging station for your device. Overall, the style and performance of the SoundRing is worth the high price tag. It almost seem like a decorative art piece as it sits on top of your desk.