Creative send us a bunch of Portable Bluetooth Speaker for review. There are many portable Bluetooth-enabled speakers on the market, and they come in many shapes and sizes. While sound quality and portability will always be two of the factors that people will look at to determine which speaker they will buy, other companies will attract consumers with other additional useful features as well.
Creative Woof is a portable stylish Bluetooth speaker. It has an impressive design that makes it unique in looks. It’s all metal and sits well on any surface, as the speaker is pointed upwards. There’s also a standard 3.5mm audio jack to connect it to your PC or any other device with a direct line. And yeah, it has a built-in microphone so you can answer calls.
- Portable Micro Wireless Speaker
- Sleek Metallic Cover
- Integrated microphone for voice conferencing
- Four Colors: Silver, Red, Blue and Gun Metal.
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- 3.5mm Aux-in cable
- Up to 6 hours of playback
- Auto sleep mode
Range of the Bluetooth was as expected – absolutely adequate providing you’re not trying to stream music through thick walls. The Creative Woof cost around Rs. 2,500 in stores.
Creative Muvo 10 and Muvo 20
Creative’s new Muvo 10 and Muvo 20 are portable wireless speakers with a host of connectivity options at the user’s disposal.
Both Muvo 10 and 20 are similar in look with their triangular design. The Muvo 10 is slightly smaller and features a handle which makes it easier to carry, unlike the Muvo 20. The Muvo 10 is also a bit lighter than the Muvo 20; it weighs 953g and the latter weighs 1.02kg.
The Muvo 20 is available only in black and white, while the Muvo 10 is also available in green. The volume and Bluetooth buttons are on the front of both the speakers, whereas the power switch is on the back. The one advantage that the Muvo 20 has over its younger sibling is that it can work as a power bank for smart devices using a built-in USB port. Creative claims that the Muvo 20 can last 10 hours on a single charge while the Muvo 10 can last 8 hours. Both models automatically power down when there is no Bluetooth connection or audio input for 15 minutes. Both models can connect to devices via Bluetooth and Aux-in. They can also make use of the built in NFC feature to enable one-touch pairing. Additionally, the speakers have built-in microphones so that they can be used for making and receiving phone calls.
The Muvo 10 and Muvo 20 is nicely packaged with a microUSB cable, a quick-start guide, and the usual warranty documents. It is available in four colours (blue, red, black, and white) and is small enough (and light enough) to shove comfortably into a backpack for on-the-go audio goodness. At around Rs.4,000, the unit might seem like an expensive proposition for a speaker missing a little off the top end of the sound spectrum. However, good low-to-mid performance, a solid wireless connection, wireless phone call capability, great clarity, and the fact that it is weatherproof all conspire to seal the deal in terms of it being a good value.