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A refined Bluetooth speaker, but limited in volume
on 10 August 2015
Logitech invite you to "pump up the volume" with this Bluetooth speaker. What happens if you do?
First, you've got to pair it with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. I found it easy to connect to my Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013) tablets. Just turn the speaker on, enable Bluetooth on the tablet, press the button on the speaker, find the device, pair and go. Pairing with Bluetooth devices is much easier than it used to be.
You can also connect via an audio cable, but you'll have to provide your own as Logitech don't include one in the package. Nor do they include a charger, although they do provide a USB charging cable. This is pretty common these days and if you've got a smartphone or tablet you've probably already got a USB charger or two as well, not to mention a spare cable. It does come with a nifty cord loop that lets you hang the speaker from, say, a doorknob or a tent post. Pretty convenient and a good idea.
Logitech claim a battery life of up to five hours. This is going to depend on how loud you play your music and how far the speaker is from your phone. I would expect connecting it directly rather than via Bluetooth to give more playing time.
The finish is a kind of rubbery plastic, so you've got some confidence that the speaker won't scratch easily and will survive a minor fall.
So, what about the important bit? What does it sound like? Mostly, it's smooth and undistorted. The bass is reasonable given the size of the speaker (and the actual driver is smaller than the overall diameter of the speaker) but naturally it doesn't go very deep. Highs are fine - it's only the mids that let it down. They're a bit recessed so vocals aren't quite as clear as they could be. All the same, the overall effect is relaxed and reasonably refined.
Unfortunately, pumping up the volume isn't going to rock the block as the maximum sound level isn't all that high. The sound does, however, remain quite clean even with everything turned right up. Just don't try to get the party started with it - this speaker is better suited to a bedroom or study than a lounge.