Featuring an organic “futuristic” style (that would not look out of place in Woody Allen’s 1973 sci-fi “Sleeper” home) the Cocoon Home balances elegantly on a polished metal base that conceals multiple input options including USB, AUX IN, and Ethernet ports. Both versions support wireless streaming from your Apple i-device, Android phone, or home PC or Mac, and offer integrated DLNA Internet radio with three onboard presets.
Playback can be controlled through the similarly bean-shaped remote, or by using the touch-sensitive buttons along the top that only appear when in use. A bright OLED screen displays song title, volume, time or settings, and slides out to reveal the (soon to be out-of-date) iPod dock connector. “Acoustically optimized” sound is delivered via a pair of 25W 100mm drivers for both models, with an additional set of 25W 40mm tweeters on the Cocoon Home.
Available in white, black, or silver, the Cocoon is encased in a clear plastic shell that is painted on the inside for an unusual high-gloss effect. Other notable features include an integrated security cable slot (to prevent your Cocoon from wandering off), and unique to the Cocoon Portable, a rechargeable battery with five-hour playback, splash-proof housing, and integrated carrying handle.
Priced at $599 and $499 respectively, the Cocoon Home and Cocoon Portable speaker docks are available. For more info, visit the Denon Cocoon product page.