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OC Acoustic Receives 2022 Red Dot Award For Newport Lifestyle Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth 5.1 Speaker Produces Crystal-Clear Sound with Simple Operation

Irvine, CA, March 29, 2022– OC Acoustic, a lifestyle audio company dedicated to developing high-performance products with a distinct aesthetic appeal, today announced it is a winner of the 2022 Red Dot Design Award for product design for its Newport plug-in speaker.


The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. The Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design. To appraise the diversity in this field in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into three disciplines. Competitions for each of these disciplines are held once every year.

In 2022, designers, design offices and manufacturers from around 60countries entered products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Followingthe motto, “In search of good design and innovation”, the 48 internationalmembers of the Red Dot Jury assessed each product entered professionally,individually and comprehensively. Only those products that won over theexperts with their outstanding design quality won a distinction.


“The Red Dot Award is one of the most challenging and prestigious design competitions on the planet,” said Kenji Kawaguchi, Founder and CEO, OC Acoustic. “It’s an incredible honor to be cited for what we know is one of most unique and practical lifestyle Bluetooth speakers at any price.”


The Newport’s 2” speaker is housed in a 3.62” x 2.48” x 3.35” enclosure that nearly disappears. Though compact, the Newport pumps out a powerful sound for such a small speaker, thanks to countless hours of research and fine-tuning that results in sonics that contradicts its small form factor.

Mr. Kawaguchi designed the Newport plug-in speaker as a convenient and affordable approach to replacing expensive, unsightly wall-mount and tabletopspeakers with a product that is wire-free and clutter-free, and always on. Bluetooth 5.1 ensures maximum reception range with multiple connections


A “Party Mode” makes it easy to spread the music across multiple speakers with a push of a button. Up to 50 speakers can be added to the single stream, if they are within range and sight of the source’s Bluetooth transmitter.

The Newport Plug-in speaker is available in four appealing color combinations: orange/black, charcoal gray/black, light gray/white, and champagne/white. The suggested retail price is $79.99.

About OC Acoustic

Founded in January 2020 by a talented group of audio industry veterans with an extensive background in acoustic engineering, OC Acoustic is committed to delivering audio lifestyle products that put high-quality sound within reach of consumers who only care about enjoying their favorite music without the clutter and inconvenience of typical streaming products. For further information about OC Acoustic, visit

About The Red Dot Design Award

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the biggest design competitions in theworld. In three disciplines, participants submit products, communicationprojects and brands as well as prototypes and concepts. The distinction “RedDot” is an internationally recognized seal of excellent design.For further information about the Red Dot Award, visit

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