When I opened the package I just recently received from Sony Electronics, I was excited to find the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker peaking through a bunch of bubble wrap. When Sony revealed this speaker to us at the Sony Club blogger welcome event in San Diego in August, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It didn’t take long before it was out of the box and blasting music throughout my apartment.
When it comes to clean and clear sound, Sony does it very well! The sound and bass coming out of this little speaker will shock you. I must also mention that Siya, who owns an audio visual and DJ service company, also approved of this speaker and was more than happy to get rid of the “horrible” computer speakers I was previously using.
What’s so cool about this speaker is that you can play songs from your phone via bluetooth or NFC (Near Field Communications) one touch connect capability. I brought my new Sony gadget to a cottage party last weekend, and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone was first shocked by the powerful sound blasting from the speaker and loved the fact that we could all take turns being the DJ. Each of my friend took turns connecting their bluetooth and playing music from their phone. Throughout the night, everyone kept reiterating the fact that this Sony speaker was “so cool” and thanking me for bring it.
The Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is also quite the looker with its sleek and modern design. It adds some extra beauty to any living space. It also comes with a nifty lightly padded carrying case so you can through it in your backpack or suitcase without worrying about it getting scratched or banged up. This is great news for an adventure traveller!
I love the fact that I can easily bring this speaker with me anywhere I go. It only weighs 3 pounds, making it an excellent travel companion.
The speaker has approx. 8 hours of battery life however, you don’t need to wait for it to be charged to listen to listen to music. If the speaker loses battery power, grab the adapter, plug it into the wall and continue listening to music while it recharges.
Now, if your listening to music from your phone but your waiting for an important phone call, have no fear! The speaker has a built-in hands-free speakerphone that allows you to have a conversation at the click of a button. Once your done with your phone call, your music will continue to play from where it left off.
Features of the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker system:
- 20 watts audio power with passive radiator of added bass
- Bluetooth® audio streaming
- Simple One-Touch listening
- Built-in AAC and apt-X® codec support (avoids signal quality loss when streaming music wirelessly)
- Portable with up to approx. 8 hours of battery life on each charge
- Hands-free calling via the built-in speakerphone
- USB port allows you to charge while you listen
- Auxiliary audio input for additional audio sources
Specs of the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker system:
- Full Range Speaker Size – Approx. 2-4/5 in. (70 mm)
- Weight – Approx. 3 lb 8 oz. including battery
- Woofer Size(s) – Passive radiator – Approx 4-1/10 x 2-2/5 in. (103 x 60 mm)
- Battery Life – Approx. 8 hours
- Signal Reception Distance – Bluetooth® line of sight, approx. 10 m
- Audio In – (3.5 mm stereo minijack)
- Electret condenser microphone (50 HZ – 10 kHz)
- AC adapater included if you want to plug it in
- Hands-free built in speaker phone
- NFC feature
Since the Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has made its way into my life, I find that as soon as I step foot into my apartment, my phone is connected to my speaker and I start rocking out to show tunes. I also love to listen to music while I type up a new blog post. I’m honestly in love!
While this speaker isn’t the smallest travel companion for country hopping (since I try to travel with only a carry-on), I do plan on taking it with me on every camping trip. A smaller more lighter option is the Sony Spalsh-Proof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker which I literally throw into my purse before every trip.
Do you bring a speaker with you when you travel?
All photos in this post were taken with the Sony NEX-5R[box type=”info”] Disclaimer: I am currently a member of the Sony Club influencer program, an exclusive group of bloggers from several different niches chosen to test and review the latest and greatest gear from Sony Electronics. AS ALWAYS, ALL OPINIONS ARE EXPRESSED AS MY OW[/box]