Rating: 8/10

Best Price: £69.99 here

Pros

Cons

+ Wirelessly play music via Bluetooth

      Not great quality bass

+ Potentially infinite playback, weather permitting.

      Very long charge time from empty on solar power

+ Doubles up as a hands free speaker phone

      The case is very snug, not allowing the cables to fit in the side pouch

+ Touch screen controls

 

 

What it does:

An innovative speaker system with a green conscience to it.

It’s a portable speaker with wireless technology and a solar panel, so no more mountains of dead batteries filling landfills.

Impressions:

Gloriously simple piece of kit. Simply plug in and play whether via Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack.

Sleek black design with responsive touch screen controls and a solid build quality.

Good sound quality for a portable device, but a weak bass sound, which is very common for these types of small speakers.

To listen to the audio quality follow these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlxYm0-OoDE&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgLHCultkqA

What it’s up against:

Nothing quite frankly. There is not one other product in the market which has a solar panel, playing music wirelessly, with an integrated microphone and a touch panel.

Specs:

16.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

2 x 2W RMS power

Bluetooth range of 10 meters

Playback time: On Bluetooth 5-10 hours. On analogue 5-20 hours. Longer playback possible using the solar power.

Charging time (from empty): Mains power 5 hours, Solar power 12-24 hours (full overhead sunshine)

Capacitive 3 button touch panel

Integrated microphone

In the box:

Speaker

Case

AC Plug

Charging Cable

3.5mm retractable cable

Conclusion:

At £69.99 it is a little pricy, but I would not be put off, build quality, the quality of sound and the wireless and solar technology are worth the money.

A flexible and high quality unique product, great for use on a beach, a camping trip or at a barbeque. Wonderfully simple to use and set up, with surprisingly good quality sound for its size. A slight lack of bass at higher volumes, however a great piece of innovative green thinking, perfect for use outside.

 

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