Bluetooth speakers are a great advancement from the wired ones as they are convenient and easy to place anywhere. However, the main problem is that there are so many to choose from so it is rare that these speakers grab my attention. These little Sydneys from Urbanista were some that actually did. They are small enough to dot around my kitchen and have a nice tactile feel about them with their fabric covering. They have a good run charge of 5 hours after a 1.5-hour charge and they are water resistant so great to take out and about.
The Panorama T4 from Nektar is much more than just a keyboard. It can be used with any MIDI music application, and with most major DAWs it also benefits from in-depth integration with the programme which allows advanced levels of control for the user. These DAWs include Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason, Reaper and Studio One.
Firstly, the presentation of these earphones is eye catching, neat, and unique. The look and feel of the actual IEMs are of high quality. Despite their all-metal construction with a nice weight, they do not feel heavy. The depth of the MS4's looks bigger than expected, but they fit perfectly, even though my ears are small, and importantly, due to this construction, they stay - comfortably - put. The sound of bass is clear and concise, vocals are clear, and the treble is extremely crisp.
The Edifier TWS1 has a clever magnetic charging case. It has a single red LED built in front of the case that indicate the battery level and charging condition. It only takes 1 and a half hours to fully charge and can deliver up to 32 hours (8 hours on earbuds + 24 hours with case) The charging time is only 1 and a half hours to complete and it can easily last you a week or two. It comes with three sizes of ear tips for a better fit. Pairing is pretty easy and straightforward. Provides enough bass, vocals and instruments sounds to be of high enough quality.
Soundfreaq’s most powerful Bluetooth speaker is the Sound Platform 2, designed with the intention of being the ultimate home stereo system, you can boost your listening experience by wirelessly pairing two speakers together to create a stereo sound experience. The Platform 2 comes with two USB power ports, which is great if you are using your phone to stream the music, you can ensure you don’t have to sacrifice your battery life to carry on the party.
The GXBT180 is the baby brother to the BT280 but as is so often with the younger sibling, it is better looking, more fun and fits easier into a rucksack, measuring up at 86 x 86 x 110mm it is super compact and only weighs 340g, you can even put it in your pocket (jacket, not jeans). It comes in three colours: Red, Black and Blue just like its older sibling as well as that same, handy attachment loop for fixing it to your bag, bike, tent, whatever you like.
The GX-BT280 is from Sharp’s portable speaker range and is available in three colours: Black, Red and Blue. This wireless speaker can be connected via Bluetooth 4.2 to your phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device. It has a bold design with large obvious buttons, which makes it super easy for someone to connect and take over as DJ if they disapprove of the music. The tough little body is dustproof and water resistant thanks to the IP65 rating, and it is compact enough to throw in your backpack at 67 x 67 x 186mm with a weight of weighs 400g.