There are a lot of portable Bluetooth speakers out there in all different sizes shapes and colors. But every now and then one comes along that is just right. The Bluetune Solo by Divoom is just that. It has a beautiful form factor, and wows with broad expansive sound, 8 hours of playback time, and a built in microphone.
This little guy packs a punch with it’s X-bass sound system that booms deep and rich. The vibration can be felt on the surface it sits on, and impressive feat for such a small device. It is only about 3 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide, in cylindrical shape. The speaker has openings out of the top and the bottom sides all around, sending sound waves to every part of the room, making for a immersive listening experience. I tried classical, rock, and podcasts on it. All of them sounded fantastic, clear and crisp. The Bluetooth range is 10 meters. The speaker only has a music pause feature, the rest, like volume, must be controlled from the device.
Set up is a piece of cake. Just turn it on and go through your device’s routine for Bluetooth set up. Once connected, you can play anything to the device. This makes a great addition to movie watching on laptops or tablets, where the sound is normally quiet and muffled. Use this instead and you will feel like you are in a mini movie theater. Alternatively, you can utilize the microphone and take calls, a feature that may be nice for conference rooms.
Another interesting perk of this model is the Audio Out port. It allows you to turn any speaker wireless. Get a few of these speakers and you can daisy chain them. Their cute and inconspicuous presence would make these a great candidate for an easy spontaneous party speaker system. It is also easy to pop in your purse, and set it up outside at the beach or a picnic.
The Bluetune-Solo comes in 5 colors: Black, Blue, White, Red and Orange for $49.99. We love this speaker and plan on using it heavily.
The Good: Cute compact design, lightweight, great sound for a small speaker, easy to use, great range, can work in a daisy chain mode.
The Bad: It doesn’t have an adjustable volume control on the speaker, must be managed through device.