I've found the perfect wireless speaker for my study and playroom. We've been looking at Bluetooth speakers for a while but not quite liking what we saw on the market.
And then MobileFun, the site for all mobile-friendly accessories, sent me this Olixar BoomBrick Bluetooth Speaker (one to test, one to give away):
It's very affordable, only S$52.99, but I was really pleased with the quality.
Firstly, it worked right out of the box. The Bluetooth pairing using iPhone 6 was simple and instantaneous! Good start. With minimal but well thought out buttons, operation is fuss-free.
And the sound - smooth bass with decent treble and mids! Very nice!
The Bluetooth coverage is excellent - works in 5-room HDB flat; you can control it from one end to another (unless you have too many walls in between).
We tested the speaker with MacBook Air for movies and YouTube. Wow, the sound experience becomes much more immersive. For S$50+, this turns your bedroom into a small media lounge. It should work with the iPad and other mobile devices with Bluetooth.
This doesn't take up too much space (180 x 65 x 48mm) but it's a good front-firing speaker equipped with a passive radiator to enhance the bass of such a small speaker.
The small size also makes it totally portable. Charging is via a standard Micro USB cable, and the battery gives you 8 hours playtime.
On the back, it's smooth and clean, with just a line-in port and the micro USB port for charging.
It's got a nice bonus: a built-in microphone for hands-free calls and even conference calls. Many expensive speakers don't even have this.
This is a sturdy brick speaker too; it doesn't vibrate or tremble even at loudest volume.
You can check out the full specs and more photos online:
The reviews from other users are also extremely positive. People have come back and bought more for others as gifts or for themselves.
The item is out of stock already at the moment. Well I'm not surprised. It's a good product. They tell me they are restocking soon. Meanwhile feel free to browse their other items - they have quite a few interesting things that work with most mobile phones.
Now for the Olixar Boombrick Speaker giveaway! All you have to do is:
1. Share this post (make it public)on your social media platform(s), tag friends who may like this, and leave me the link(s) in the comments.
2. You can also get extra chances on the Facebook Fan page or Instagram:
As I'll be away in Hokkaido 15-21 December, the deadline is will be 23:59hrs, 21 Dec 2015. I will pick a winner (by random draw) for the prize to be given out before Christmas. However, I may prefer to award this to someone whose page is not filled with contest entries.
Many thanks to Mobilefun for sponsoring the review unit and prize.