You might remember our interview at the Gadget Show with OrbitSound, an innovative British audio technology company. They invited us to look at their latest offering – a combined soundbar and mini speaker dock – the T9. OrbitSound are pretty passionate about sound quality and to prove it they crowded a room full of tech journalists into a swanky London club to watch a football match. And it sounded fantastic. The T9 is incredibly compact (it’s only 30 cm across) and almost looks like a big bluetooth speaker but thanks to their spatial sound technology, you still get high quality audio and theoretically an infinate sweet spot. I shuffled to various points of the room (to get away from the sweet spots) but the sound remained consistently good. We’ll hopefully be getting one in to review in a more conventional setting soon.

The T9 soundbar will be available from mid-July 2012 from John Lewis and selected independent retailers, priced £199.99.