I’ve partnered with KitSound to give away a Malmo Bluetooth speaker (worth £100 / $140) to one lucky winner. It’s an international giveaway so anybody can enter, and it’ll be live for a month. About the KitSound Malmo With 30 watts of power, two 3 inch drivers and a very clean design, the KitSound Malmo could make […]
The Good: Huge sound, decent looks, good connectivity The Bad: Poor trebles, plasticky build quality, expensive for its features The Bottom Line: For the audio perfectionist, the Boom Evolution may fail to impress. For bass lovers, it will probably be unrelentingly pleasing. Any speaker with “Boom” in its name tends to fall into one of two categories — […]
The Good: Decent design, wireless connectivity, good remote control, loud and bassy sound The Bad: Lacklustre looks, plasticky parts, poor touch controls, sound quality degradation at high frequencies The Bottom Line: At £200, the Cayman is far from the worst speaker you could buy in this price range, but neither is it the best Modern […]
KitSound is one such outfit, and the Pocket Hive is the most portable speaker in the British firm’s range. It is unusually shaped — hexagonal, mimicking honeycomb — and competitively priced at a R.R.P. of £40.
The Liberate BT has Marley’s signature look, and at £99.99 it fits into the firm’s usual mid-range price point. But can it deliver the sound quality and usability to match?
The Good: Nice range of colours, decent sound, impressive battery life The Bad: Poor build quality, confused remote, no music sync The Bottom Line: The colours are pretty and the sound is decent, but it looks and feels seriously cheap When we review speakers, sound is often studied and contrasted as a standalone medium. But vision can […]
The ECOXBT Bluetooth speaker is meant to be completely waterproof, but can it really be that protected from H2O and still produce good sound? Time to find out.
Braven’s claims of 12-hour battery life and mobile phone charging are certainly impressive; but can an open-air specialist make it in the crowded mainstream? I took the 705 for a test drive to find out…
Leading this charge is the eco-conscious House of Marley. The company’s portable Get Together speaker is predominantly decked out with sustainably-sourced bamboo, giving it a slightly retro, weather-beaten look – but does it manage to avoid sounding rustic?
If you’ve only ever tried smallish, cheapish speakers, it’s very difficult to describe the VISO 1 to you in words. It’s a bit like trying to describe the feel of a live gig to someone who has only ever experienced MP3s.