Boat Rugged Shock Proof Bluetooth Speaker with Inbuilt Power Bank
The Boat Bluetooth Speaker is made for those listeners work in extreme conditions. Its body is capable of resisting tough environments and rugged usage. Moreover, it is not just a speaker but also acts as a power bank. This multipurpose speaker can be purchased for an amount of 1,999 rupees in the market.
Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity: I was really surprised to know that this speaker comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which consumes significantly less power than earlier versions. Moreover, up to two devices can be connected to this device simultaneously. Apart from that it also sports a 3.5-mm audio-in jack. The speaker comes with an inbuilt microphone, which will allow you to receive calls.
Shock Proof Body
As I said in the introduction, this speaker is made for rugged usage. Its outer shell is made of stronger and durable materials. This device is capable of resisting small drops and light collisions. Another surprising thing is that its body is splash-proof. Truly speaking, it will be a perfect choice for army men and those who do mountaineering. The speaker is really easy to use. Track controls are located at the top while other control buttons are positioned on the back. It also sports a multi-color LED indicator that shows power and battery status.
Produces Immersive Audio: The driver unit of this speaker supports a frequency response range of 100 – 20000 Hz, which is enough to generate sharp treble and reputable bass levels. The Total RMS output of Six Watts produces really loud audio and makes the users feel like at home. Even at higher volumes, this speaker delivers un-distorted audio at all frequencies.
Extra Long Battery Life: This speaker model houses a massive 1800 mAh battery inside that promises at least 12 hours of power backup. Once fully charged, you can listen to music all night. Also, this speaker can be used to charge other devices using a USB cable.
- Shockproof body
- Can resist water splashes
- Produces loud and immersive audio
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Two devices can be paired at the same time
- Features inbuilt microphone
- LED indicator light
- Also works as a power bank
- Bass levels are good but not immersive
Verdict: The manufacturer has done an amazing job of making such a great speaker in a low budget segment. You can go ahead and purchase this device without a second thought.
|Dimensions||16.4 x 7.3 x 5 cm|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Aux-in and microSD Card Slot|
|Inbuilt Battery||Yes, 1800 mAh|
Philips Your All in one SBM100 Portable Speaker
Philips makes some of the best portable speakers in the market. Its products are always durable and come with great features. The Philips SBM100 portable speaker was launched recently and has impressed many customers since then. It is small, durable and produces good quality audio. However, to take this device home, you will have to spend at least 1693 rupees.
Looks Really Cute: This speaker comes in a plastic mesh body that provides a nice appeal. It is lightweight and made of durable materials. There is also a strap attached on the left side of the speaker that helps in carrying this device. All the controls buttons are placed at the top and are easy to access.
Average Audio Quality: For normal usages purpose, this Philips sound system can be a great choice. You will enjoy listening to the favorite light music collection on this compact speaker.
Nevertheless, I do not find it a suitable sound solution for a home party as the driver unit gives just 1.5 Watt of RMS output. This also hints to the fact the speaker cannot produce loud audio. However, Philips tries to cover audio weakness with wOOx Loudspeaker technology that enhances bass levels and offers immersive experience to the end users.
Lacks Wireless Connectivity: While Bluetooth connectivity is most common medium to share data it is really disappointing this speaker does not have the one. When someone spends more than 1500 rupees on a speaker certainly expects minimum all basic connectivity features. The only way to connect this sound system with a music player or a smartphone is the aux-in wires, which remains an inconvenient task many times.
However, this speaker is not as useless as you are thinking right now. It sports a micro SD card slot, which also means it features an onboard media player. But you might face some difficulty in changing the tracks as there is no display indicator strip. You also get FM Radio functionality on this speaker.
Really Impressive Battery Performance
This Philips speaker might disappoint you on the front of audio quality and connectivity, but when it comes to battery life it will prove itself a beast. On a single charge, the speaker can play music for more about 6-7 hours. Another great thing is that its battery does not take much time to get fully charged.
- microSD card slot
- Inbuilt FM Radio
- Compact and portable design
- Comes with an attached strap
- Onboard media controls
- Good battery backup
- No display panel
- Low volume audio
- Lacks Bluetooth connectivity
Verdict: Besides all good & bad the Philips speaker also impresses a lot on the design front. It looks great and can be easily carried along. However, you should not buy it if audio loudness and connectivity options are on the top of your priority list.
|Dimensions||10.7 x 4.2 x 7.1 cm|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and microSD Card Slot|
Pill Bluetooth Speaker
The problems with most portable speakers are they do not offer premium level audio quality. However, electronic brand Pill has specifically focused on this problem. Beginning of this year, it launched the B1135 Bluetooth Speaker in the Indian market. It is really a unique product that will give you an immersive audio listening for sure. Moreover, the price tag of just 1399 rupees makes this device affordable to a large number of Indian customers.
Four Channel Audio
I do not know any other speaker in this price segment that offers 4 channel audio as this device does. It is like a dedicated music system packed in a compact body. While watching movies, users will get theatre like experience. The speaker offers total RMS output of 12 Watts, which is not even offered by some highly priced Smart TVs. This speaker is suitable for both small and large size rooms.
Bluetooth and NFC Connectivity: It lives behind all other mid-range devices out of the competition on the front of connectivity. Bluetooth V-2.1 offers a range of 30 feet and supports all types of devices. The most surprising feature is NFC connectivity using which you will be able to set it up with an NFC-enabled phone within a few seconds.
The speaker also sports a 3.5 mm audio input jack to support a wide range of devices. One of the main highlights of this speaker is its built-in microphone that lets the users receive calls wirelessly.
Compact Design: As the name suggests, this speaker carries the looks of a pill. It comes in a really compact body and can easily fit inside pocket of any jeans.
Decent Battery Life: The battery that this Bluetooth speaker packs is powerful enough to run for many hours. It charges pretty fast and gives at least 6 hours of music playback.
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Eye-catching design
- 4 driver units for loud and clear audio production
- Equipped with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity
- Lasts more than 6 hours on a single charge
- Call quality is not much impressive
Verdict: This Pill speaker offers amazing features at such a low price. I do not remember any other Bluetooth sound system that sports four speaker units and NFC connectivity in spite of low price tag. Other brands have a lot to learn from this device. However, there is room for improvements, especially when it comes call quality.
|Dimensions||19 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and microSD Card Slot|