Tuesday 4 June 2013

Soundlogic Wireless Receiver and Speaker Review

Soundlogic Wireless Receiver and Speaker
Buying yourself a simple audio solution can either be a very expensive proposition if you choose to go big-name, or it can be affordable, if you look beyond the guys that advertise a lot. Something like this speaker from Soundlogic.
The Soundlogic Wireless Receiver and Speaker is designed intelligently. It’s got a fairly effective suction pad that lets you clamp it to a wall or glass surface. This is especially useful if you want to use it in a car or in the shower. Oh yes, you can use it in the shower, since it is splash proof. We tried it out, and sure enough a few odd splashes didn’t really bother the system while it was working.

Sound quality
We decided to try out the speaker with some bass-heavy tracks, first off was a classic club anthem ‘Drop The Pressure’ by Mylo. The Soundlogic speaker is capable of loud volumes, far more than its size suggests. It isn’t the last word in definition or even punch and power for that matter, but it does a decent job when you consider the price and features that they’ve packed into this little device. As mentioned earlier, we did use this in the shower, and considering that isn’t somewhere we’ve had access to music before, we were happy on the whole.

Detachable receiver
Here’s where the Soundlogic is different. The tiny Bluetooth receiver in the center snaps right off. Connect that to any speakers or system through the 3.5mm jack and you’ve given that speaker the gift of Bluetooth. This is particularly useful, because there aren’t too many similar options in the market at this price. The battery on this receiver isn’t very large because of its size and naturally didn’t last too long, but that isn’t too much of a problem.

Using it in a car
The size, capabilities and suction pad mean this Soundlogic speaker is ideal to use in cars as a Bluetooth speaker device. The only problem here is the fact that it doesn’t have an in-built microphone, and your phone’s microphone would be needed if you aren’t the type who just listens. It’s a shame, because the addition of that one measly mic could have made this such a versatile product.

To conclude…
At this price (Rs. 2999), the Soundlogic speaker and receiver set is immense value if you’re looking for something portable and flexible for your car, room or bathroom. If you’re looking for something with more precise audio capabilities, you’ll have to up your budget and look elsewhere.