Tag: speaker

XQISIT XQ S20 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

The Bluetooth speaker market is flooded with different devices – if you don’t believe me, just do a quick search on either Amazon or eBay and it will take about a week to trawl though all the offerings. Prices range from just a couple of pounds, through to …

NatualRays Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Well, this is small. I’ll give it that. You can bag one on eBay for $28.99 in the US or £21.99 in the UK. There’s a blue one or this green one. In the box you’ll get a USB-to-microUSB cable for charging and a 3.5mm-to-microUSB cable should you …

Competition – Win a KitSound Malmö Bluetooth Speaker

Hi guys – the competition has ended and the winner has been notified. _______________________________________ It’s competition time and thanks to the kind people at Kitsound here’s your opportunity to win a Kitsound Malmö Bluetooth Speaker worth about £100. You can  check out our review of the device here, …

RIVA S Bluetooth speaker review

Bluetooth speakers? Where do you start? The market is currently awash with speakers which fill every part of the price point spectrum. I was recently contacted by Say it Loud to ask if I wished to review one of their latest Bluetooth speakers, the Riva S. At first …

KitSound Malmö Bluetooth Sound System – A Review

I’ve become a bit of an evangelist for KitSound over the last couple of years, their pragmatic approach to providing good sound quality at a high value for money has struck a chord with me, and I really like the KitSound ‘sound’. Currently my ‘goto’ Headphones are my KitSound Manhattans, …

1byone Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Review

When you’re young and full of beans you really enjoy writing about tech. Mobile phones, gadgets, gizmos – it lights your fire. Then, after several years of looking a Bluetooth speakers, you start to wane a little. You get sent dozens and dozens of the things. Some are …

Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker – All-new Go + Play coming soon

Bluetooth speakers are available everywhere, but Bluetooth speakers that actually sound good? There’s not so many of those. Harman Kardon has tweaked their Go + Play speaker, with quad-drivers and “room-filling sound”. You connect to it like all other Bluetooth speakers, but then the Harman Kardon audio quality …

Smiling with Triby

We have covered the wonderful kitchen connected speaker Triby before, when it went on sale in September 2015. Now Triby has been updated to handle emoticons! Not a huge revelation but it brings the Triby in-line with every other device that you would expect the Internet of Things …

Have a miniature rave with this LED Cube Speaker

I was never a fan of the Rubik’s Cube as a kid. I think I probably took it out of the box, moved all the squares around and then instantly lost my rag with it. A few weeks later you could’ve probably found it on the floor, with …

Creative Woof 3 Speaker Review

Woof. It’s a strange name for a speaker, granted. Does it bark? Does it give lamp posts liquid refreshment? I hope not. That’d be weird. What it is, of course, is yet another Bluetooth speaker. Here it in Coolsmartphone HQ we’ve started calling it “the shiny one that …

Mini Amp Speaker review

Simple one this. It’s a small speaker which you can attach to anything with a 3.5mm audio port and amplify your tunes. It’s shaped just like an amplifier too, so should prove popular with anyone who like rock ‘n roll or guitars. There’s no Bluetooth here, no FM …

Boomtube – Review

  The Boomtube speaker is definitely larger than the majority of units we get here at Coolsmartphone, although it does pack a 4″ subwoofer and looks like a proper piece of camping equipment. Inside there’s actually a few speakers, including a “horn” which kicks out 2W and the …

Rock on – Mini amp speaker for your smartphone

Simple and easy this. It’s a miniature speaker for £13.99 which you plug into via a 3.5mm audio cable. It’s just like those amplifiers you’ll see on stage at rock concerts, but this mini amp speaker is powered by AA batteries or a USB port instead of directly …

OVEVO Fantasy Pro Z1 Bluetooth speaker – Review

I always tend to start these articles by saying, “we get a lot of Bluetooth speakers”. We do. We really do. This one is a bit different, because it’s got some additional talents. It’s also a rather nice LED light. The people behind this tell me that – …

Edifier M3280BT Home Audio Bluetooth Speakers – Review

This aren’t your usual Bluetooth speakers. You can’t carry them around in your pocket for a starter – they’re just too big. The box alone weighs in at 7KG when it arrives, so these are definitely home speakers which will take up space on a table, cupboard or …

iClever Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Yes, I’ve got me another Bluetooth speaker. It’s fair to say I have been sent quite a number of these recently but this, out of the box, does look a rather polished and classy affair. That shiny mirrored effect around the edge is actually a zinc alloy shell …

I’m raving, I’m bathing.

If you want some tunes in a nice relaxing bath or you want to swim around to your favourite tracks, this floating Bluetooth speaker is just your thing. It costs £24.95 from Prezzybox and supplies 4 hours of music. The floater works with any Bluetooth device and will …

Bluetooth Speaker #4007 – KitSound Hive Discovery

Gah! Another Bluetooth speaker! When will this madness ever end! 🙂 This is a tough cookie though, and is waterproof so you’ll not need to worry about knocking drinks over. It’s also dust and drop resistant up to 1.5 metres. They’ve also added an LED torch, which is …

Bluetooth Speaker #4467 – The Braven BRV-PRO

Why has this guy got a Bluetooth speaker on his surfboard? Just why? We’ll never know. Yeah. Perhaps he wants some music blasting out while he catches some waves or something. Maybe. I think he’d perhaps be better without that attachment on the front, but whatever floats your …

Bluetooth Speaker #4276 – The KitSound Hive

Ahhhh come on. It’s been at least an hour since we mentioned a Bluetooth speaker. We’ve got a box full of miniature speakers here at Coolsmartphone towers but this one is from KitSound, who we quite like because we’ve reviewed their stuff quite a bit and it’s really …

Bluetooth Speaker #2746 – Boomtube

This my friends, is another post about another Bluetooth speaker. Meet the Boomtube.. Sorry. Not Boobtube. BOOMTUBE. I think, due to the amount of emails I get about Bluetooth speakers, I’m going slightly delirious about them. Speakers that is, of course. This is a classy and stylish speaker …

Kinivo BT270 Bluetooth speaker review

So, we have another Bluetooth speaker. This one is made by Kinivo and it’s called the BTX270. In the box you also get a 3.5mm audio cable, so if your device doesn’t do Bluetooth then you can instead plug it into a 3.5mm output and off you go. …

Kitsound Evoke – Review

The Kitsound Evoke is a Bluetooth speaker, but this one is a little different. It needs to be plugged in. Not totally wireless, but it can easily be relocated to another place provided there’s a plug socket within reach. It looks absolutely fantastic. A sleek modern black glossy …

EasyAcc Energy Cube Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Bluetooth speakers are ten a penny, if you need one you have an enormous selection to choose from. While this is quite a good position to be in (chances are you’ll be able to find exactly what you need) it can be a bit a bit of an …

Edifier MP211 Bluetooth speakers review

This is a small and very portable Bluetooth speaker which will fit fairly easily into your pocket and very easily into the likes of a handbag or small bag. First up, the design makes it look like one large black paracetamol caplet but (in the case of this …

ECOXGEAR ECOROX rugged speaker – Review

Ian is our go-to guy for the Bluetooth speakers, but recently I’ve had a few to play with and one of them is the ECOXGEAR ECOROX Rugged Bluetooth Speaker. The ruggedness of the speaker appealed to me, and I like to have things protected. The first thing you …

LugaLake Bluetooth speaker stand price drop with our coupon code

We reviewed the stand / speaker combo that is the LugaLake Bluetooth speaker stand a couple of months ago. The price of this has just taken a significant tumble thanks to a special coupon code we have if you buy it through Amazon. At the checkout just enter …

Boombox iMusic Pillow review

Remember that Boombox iMusic Pillow? We mentioned it last week and we love things like this. For a start it’s not like we’re talking about £600-worth of smartphone that needs to be fully explained in a 2000-word review. Oh no, this is a pillow with speakers in. There …

Lie on top of us. We want to be in your dreams.

Now that, my friends, wins our “weirdest title of the year award”. Honestly, it’s proper click-bait. We’d like to tell you about this pillow we’ve found.. Inside there’s two hidden speakers and an amplifier. Plug your device in via the 3.5mm audio cable and, boom. You’ve got yourself …

CES – Triby – A kitchen noticeboard and more

I’m on the fence with this one, so I’d love to know your thoughts. Called the “Triby” it’s a Bluetooth speaker, Bluetooth speakerphone, notification system, internet radio and communication system. It’ll stick via a magnet to your fridge and then lets you make calls or play music. When …

Olixar BabyBoom Wireless Mini Speaker

It’s that time of year where you start to panic about what to get for the slightly tech savvy people in your inner circle of family or friends. You have trawelled through all the usual shops. You’ve already emptied your wallet/purse and your credit card has melted from …

Review – LuguLake Bluetooth speaker and built-in stand

This is a pretty decent idea if you think about it. Having a Bluetooth speaker is good, but you’ll find that your phone is usually placed on a worktop somewhere. Listening to podcasts, streaming media or internet radio is a little better if your phone is propped up, …

LINDY BTS-360 Bluetooth speaker review

It’s fair to say that there’s quite a few Bluetooth speakers available. I usually put them into three categories. First there’s the many, many Bluetooth speakers you’ll see kicking around for the £15-£30 mark. They usually “do the job” in the sense that they’ll make things louder than …

Flashy funky Bluetooth speaker available

Speakers. They’re great, sure, but not very interesting to look at. How about a Bluetooth one with a funky graphic equaliser on the front? Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Not only is the Helium T900 waterproof, but it can take calls, it’ll blast your tunes out and has these …

New clip-on Bluetooth speaker from JBL

In case you’re wondering, these are definitely made by JBL and they shouldn’t be confused with the perils at JML who make mops and strange foot massage things … Further details below, or get it next month from Currys, John Lewis, Amazon UK and the JBL website.

Rugged rukus – Solar powered Bluetooth music

A Bluetooth speaker powered by the sun? That sounds pretty cool. The makers tell us that 5 hours of sunshine will keep the battery going for 8 hours too, so when the sun goes down you can still listen to that classic Rick Astley tune. OK, at £89.99 …

Retro Touch Speaker Review

At the end of the day your phone probably ends up on the floor by your bed. I usually turn mine off, but it’s always on charge overnight. As it’s off, I usually use a separate alarm clock to wake me from my beauty sleep, but this Retro …