This new speaker from Milool looks a bit like slimmer version of the Amazon Echo but of course lacks the interactive voice functions. It would work well with the forthcoming Amazon Echo Dot, which I intend to use my speaker with.
In the display box was the speaker itself, a USB charging cable, an audio cable and a User Guide. The don’t really need much of a User Guide for a speaker but in fact the supplied guide is very well printed and easy to read. I enclose a copy on the end of my unboxing video, switch to fullscreen and pause when needed to read it.
Build quality is first class. The speaker body is all consists of a metal grill surrounding the 360 degree speaker unit itself with eight proper clicky buttons around the bottom to control tracks, volume, Bluetooth and lamp modes. There is also is a micro-USB charging port together with a TF card slot and AUX in ports. The micro-USB port is just for connecting an external audio source and the built-in 2300mAh lithium rechargeable battery cannot be used to power or charge external devices.
Configuring the speaker for Bluetooth pairing is easy enough due to the voice guided status prompts. It paired first time my Nexus 6P phone and connected automatically when rebooted. One criticism I have of the device is of the huge booming Mr Sulu voice that bellows out at full volume whenever the device is turned on or the audio mode change. There seems to be no way to switch it off or turn it down, a real nuisance when I turn the speaker on early in the morning.
Sound quality from this speaker is good but not fantastic, which given the size and form factor is not to be wondered at. That said, the audio quality is great for normal use and in fact better than I was expecting for the nature of the device. In any case no one would buy a speaker of this type for the sound quality alone.
The selling point for this speaker is the LED light display and this is excellent and rather spectacular. There are five different light modes and the whole speaker apart from the small control bay on the base is transformed into a pulsating light array. There is a button to switch between modes or to turn the lights off entirely.
In other areas it is not lacking in features.It can also play music from a micro SD card or from the audio AUX port. There is no FM radio built in, which is a pity as many less expensive speakers feature this.
This is a fantastic speaker for the bedroom, living room or indeed anywhere you like as the upmarket but restrained looks should enhance any room.. The sound quality is excellent for the device price but the visual display and budget price makes up for all that it lacks elsewhere. The build quality is excellent and very robust and the speaker looks much more upmarket and sophisticated than I was expecting.
The unusual design, superb design and build quality make this an appealing buy and I an genuinely happy to recommend it.
Great Build quality
Spectacular multi mode lighting effects
Good sound quality
TF card slot
Audio in port
No powerbank feature
No carry case
No FM radio
Over loud voice prompts
Device operates whilst charging