I was looking for a Bluetooth capable speaker that could also be used a small soundbar for use with my computer monitor and this one seemed to fit the bill and at the current price of £24.99 seemed an enticing buy.
Inside the reasonably attractive display box was the speaker itself, a USB charging cable, audio cable and a User Guide. The don’t really need much of a User Guide for a speaker but the supplied guide is 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 excellent. The speaker body is all consists of a front facing grill surrounding the actual speakers unit itself with no front facing controls or LEDs. On one side is the large rotary volume control together with the LED status light. On the rear at the same side can be found the micro USB power in and 3.5mm audio in ports together with the microphone slot and NFC panel. There are no track controls, no TF slot or built in FM radio. The micro-USB port is just for charging the built in 3600mAh Li-ion battery cannot be used to power or charge external devices. I did not ice that the speaker tends to fall forward if left unsupported so take care how you position it.
Configuring the speaker for Bluetooth pairing is easy enough thanks to the voice guided status prompts. It paired first time my Nexus 6P phone and connected automatically when rebooted. The connection is good and I experienced no drop outs in use.
Sound quality from this speaker is good but more bass would have been good, but given the size and form factor is not to be wondered at. That said, the audio quality is perfectly adequate for normal use and in fact better than I was expecting for the nature of the device.
This is a fantastic speaker for the bedroom or office TV or monitor. The sound quality is excellent for the device price. The build quality is good and the speaker looks much more upmarket and sophisticated than I was expecting. Battery life with my limited testing seems fine and it is good for many hours between charges.
The unusual design, great build quality make this an appealing buy and the excellent price makes it a five star one.
Great Build quality
Good sound quality
Audio in port
No TF card
No track controls
No powerbank feature
No carry case
No FM radio