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EC Technology Rectangular Speaker Review

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EC Technology have produced a number of Bluetooth speakers recently, with this rectangular speaker being the most expensive to date. This time they’ve opted for a rectangular design and glossy black plastic which gives it a nice look but also make this a dust magnet.

EC Technology Rectangular

The front is the speaker grill section which has a random ‘V’ imprinted into it as well as a rather optimistic badge that reads ‘BASS’. On the top are playback controls and indicator light. Round the back is the aux in, on/off switch, and power in socket. Unusually the speaker is charged via a USB to power tip rather than a USB to micro USB plug. While you get a charging cable with the speaker it does mean you’ll be in trouble if you misplace it, the manufacturers really should’ve used the more standard USB to micro USB that most mobile manufacturers make use of.

Setup was very easy, quickly pair it via Bluetooth or plug in via the aux socket. Note this is a Bluetooth 2.1 speaker rather than Bluetooth 4. Sound quality was fairly average for a low cost speaker, it filled the room but didn’t have much bass despite the proclamation on the front of the speaker.

You can control the speaker from your mobile, although during tests the speaker lagged a lot behind the volume controls on the mobile.  Turn the volume down and there is a noticeable delay before the speaker drops in volume.

The portability factor means it’s great for quickly moving around the house and I found it a good speaker to have during DIY projects as it doesn’t get in the way but is easily loud enough for a bit of music while you’re painting a room.

While it’s a good speaker it seems, at the time of review, to be rather pricey for what it is, especially considering the recently reviewed Tecevo S10 offers much better bass for almost half the cost.  While it’s a nice design the high price, lack of lack of bass (despite the ‘BASS’ sticker on the front) and non standard charging cable are reasons to look elsewhere for your low cost audio needs.

However if you’re still interested it’s available on Amazon now: http://amzn.to/1kSdTh7

Logitech Z120 Compact PC Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Input, USB Powered, Integrated Controls, Cable Management Solution, Computer/Smartphone/Tablet/Music Player - White/Black

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  • USB Powered : These compact wired speakers make a perfect addition to your laptop or desktop set up, as they simply just plug into the side using the handy USB plug and can easily be moved around
  • Compatible Audio Input : While you plug the USB cable in to power the computer speakers, you use the 3.5 mm input cable that's compatible with headphone jack slots in most devices
  • Clever Design : Designed to be easy for moving around your workspace, these compact speakers use minimal space and come with fingertip controls integrated - for easy access to power and volume controls to set the right hifi sound
  • Cable Management : Users can adjust the length of the cords on these portable laptop speakers using the cable management solution on the back - eliminating cord clutter
  • Guaranteed Protection : These handy compact speakers comes with a 2-Year Hardware Warranty - so you can enjoy your audio experience worry-free

Logitech Z623 THX 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer, THX Certified Audio, 400 Watts Peak Power, Deep Bass, Multi Device, 3.5mm & RCA Inputs, UK Plug, PC/PS4/Xbox/DVD Player/TV/Smartphone/Tablet, Black

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  • Certified Intensity : These Logitech PC speakers are THX-Certified, so you know you're guaranteed big premium 2.1 sound quality when you're listening to music , watching videos or playing games
  • Custom Sound Control : This 2.1 speaker system gives you complete control of your listening experience, with integrated controls to monitor volume and bass intensity of your favourite music
  • Powerful Sound : Immerse yourself in your favourite music albums, PC entertainment or gaming session, with intense 200 Watt wired speakers and a powerful 130 Watt subwoofer - for big sound you can feel
  • Multiple Connections : These PC speakers provide versatile connectivity, with an integrated headphone jack, two 3.5mm inputs and an RCA input - making multi-device connectivity easy
  • Quality Assured : Logitech are experts you can trust, and for more than 30 years we have created high-quality wired and wireless portable audio products that bring your sound to life, so for extra protection these hifi multimedia speakers come with a 2-Year Hardware Warranty

Logitech MX Sound Premium Wireless Bluetooth Speakers, Superior Sound, 24W Peak Power, Multi-Device, 3.5mm Audio & Bluetooth Inputs, UK Plug, PC/TV/Smartphone/Tablet/Music Player

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Features

  • Versatile Setup : Pair up to two Bluetooth devices and/or connect one device via the 3.5 mm input. The Logitech Easy-Switch technology lets you seamlessly switch between audio sources—just pause the audio on one and press play on the other
  • Superior Sound : 24-watt peak/12-watt RMS power and superior drivers deliver balanced audio that accurately reproduces the sound the artist intended. Well-designed port tubes play notes that most speakers this size cannot
  • Intuitive Controls : Adjust the volume and pair Bluetooth devices with a light touch to the motion-activated, backlit controls on the speaker front. To save power, standby mode is automatically triggered after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • Premium Experience : Elegantly crafted speakers include silver accent rings, motion-activated backlit controls and high-end fabric covers. Designed to complement other Logitech premium desktop accessories such as Craft and MX Master 2S wireless mouse
  • Quality Assured : Logitech are experts you can trust, and for more than 30 years we have created high-quality wired and wireless audio products that bring your sound to life, so for extra protection these portable hifi multimedia speakers come with a 2-Year Hardware Warranty

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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