Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone with 6 Microphones
Over the years, I have used many devices to facilitate conference calls. Some worked okay while others left me straining to hear exactly what was being said thanks to significant echo or distorted sound. There is nothing more frustrating and embarrassing than asking those on the other end of the call to continually repeat themselves.
$624.99 (currently $499.99)
NHT are renowned for their ‘high end, not high price’ speaker systems, so we were delighted to receive their C-3 bookshelf speaker in their limited edition, carbon fibre finish. The standard gloss black looks sleek but this has the visual impact that matches the layered sound it delivers, and suits the aesthetics of my place far better than anything shiny. In fact, show me something that doesn’t look better in carbon fibre.
Who doesn’t love an outdoor cinema? That was the first thing we enthused over when we moved house last summer, only our old projector and makeshift screen didn’t cut the mustard, so we resorted to sticking a tv in the treehouse, which somewhat detracted from the romance. Watching your favourite film projected on the wall, canvas, or ceiling – of your chosen home (or garden, or campsite) cinema is so much better.
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 Sharpes 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, this makes it super easy for someone to connect and take over as DJ if they disapprove of the music.