Latest trends in portable speakers
In our day and age playing music doesn’t represent anymore the ultimate search of high-fidelity sources (vinyls), playback devices (turntables) and analog speakers. It’s all about streaming albums and songs from our smartphones and tablets; portability is the key to the way we experience music and hi-fi portable speakers are now the latest trend. We’ve selected the three best products available on the market:
Logitech UE Boom 2
UE Boom 2 is a 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Of all the speakers, it excels in personality. Logitech claims it’s crafted from the sexiest and most uninhibited premium materials in the world that makes it tough, resilient and absolutely stunning. It’s waterproof, beach-proof and festival-proof: the ultimate party speaker. You can visit Harvey Norman to learn more about Logitech UE Boom 2.
Beats Pill+ by Dr Dre
This is probably the world’s most famous portable speaker, and the most publicised. Beats Pill+ boasts a rich clear sound field that has as much power as it does definition for shared listening. The stereo active 2-way crossover system creates an optimised sound field for dynamic range and clarity across all genres of music.
Tweeter and woofer separation uses the same acoustic mechanics found in professional recording studios around the world. Neodymium magnets keep the driver size small, yet allow for powerful sound output.
Pair the Beats Pill+ to your phone, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device and play your favorite tracks, videos, and games with optimized sound and ultimate convenience. You can play, pause, skip tracks, and control your phone calls with a touch of the multifunction “b” button.
Bose SoundLink Mini 2
The SoundLink Mini 2 is small and light enough to tuck into your bag. It weighs in at just 0.67 kg. Its low profile lets you place it almost anywhere and provides a low center of gravity that makes it nearly impossible to tip over.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to ten hours of playtime, and charges with most USB power sources. At home, you can listen indefinitely by keeping the unit on the charging cradle. The battery charges as you listen and the speaker is always ready to grab and go.
It has a range of about 9 m, so you can enjoy the sound you want without wires. Voice prompts talk you through pairing with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, making it easier than ever. And the speaker remembers the most recent eight devices you’ve used, so reconnecting is even simpler.
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