|Written by HeavenlyAndroid|
|Sunday, 20 November 2011 06:00|
If you're a fan of Angry birds and you're an Android phone/tablet owner, you'll love the super cute Angry Birds Speaker (the red bird) I had the pleasure of trying out today. It was love at first sight! But it was the sound that first attracted me. What a punch it packed too. Bass was rocking with the best of them and audio was pitch perfect. A whole heap more than you would have expected from this super cute angry hero of the most popular and addictive smartphone/tablet game ever made.
There isn't a sniff of cheap cheesiness about this adorable iconic Android speaker. He weighs in at an impressive 1510 grams, not as lightweight as you'd imagine. He feels sturdy and the plastic is of good, lasting quality... no brittleness here. Measuring 181 x 175 x 236mm (L x W x H, this Android speaker is a perfect size for shelves or small spaces. Hard to believe it sounds so damn good, but don't take my word, take a trip to your local Currys and try it out for yourself. Hurry as these are sure to be flying out of the shops.
Even the box that your Angry Bird nestles in when he arrives is a captivating design that begins to draw you in (like a cute bird in a cute bird crate).
This subwoofer kicks ass as it delivers 30 watts of thumping sound through 3 speaker areas. Enough to fill a large room with music and entertain your friends. Connect either your smartphone or tablet via a 3.5 mm jack. Mount your device on the plastic stand, that incidentally, does look rather cheap and tacky but still seems to be quite stable, although not tested with a tablet.
What's Not to Like?
As much as I don't want to say one bad word about this Angry Birds speaker that's captured my heart, there are a few areas that are a disappointment.
It would be nice if the speaker could be used wirelessly if you so wished, and it would be cool if there was an Android specific version that had docking (for charging). Take a look at Philips Universal Speaker Dock if you particularly need or want docking on your Android speaker.
The 3.5 mm jack lead is a little ugly and somehow messy looking, it would have been fantastic if there was Bluetooth connection. There is no remote control unfortunately, and it is a little inconvenient to find the volume and bass control at the back of Angry Bird opposed to the top or side.
As stated above, the stand deflects from the overall quality, at least in its cheap look but it's by no means a deal breaker.
Irresistable is the one word that describes Angry Birds Speaker. Whether you love or loathe Angry Birds the game, you will definitely be seduced by this little birdie and will love him millions.
Available from Amazon priced £39.99.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:09 )|