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.
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
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