Value for Money
Inateck Ultra Mini Portable Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for iPhones/iPods/ iPads/Android Smartphones/Samsung Galaxy S4, S3/Laptops/Mobiles/Mp3 players
I am a fan of (almost) anything that uses Bluetooth, I love that technology and this speaker is no different.
It is the BP1002B Portable Bluetooth Speaker from Inatek.
- Compact and ultra mini, easily carry wherever you go
- Dimension: 71.5 * 61.5 mm
- Advanced audio performance offers a unique listening experience
- Built-in lithium battery. The speaker can be charged via micro USB cable
- Connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth device; Compatible with Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth devices – Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3 players, laptops, etc.
- Package: 1x Bluetooth Speaker; 1x USB Charge Cable; 1x 3.5mm Audio Cable; 1x Manual
- Supported wireless modes: Bluetooth v2.1 and EDR
- Output Effective performance: 3 Watts x1
- Weight: 140g
- Size: 5×61.5×71.5mm
- Colour: black
Fitting in the palm of your hand, this speaker can be coupled to any audio output via Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio cable.
It is small enough to fit in any bag or even pocket but loud enough to enhance the audio from your iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, Smartphone, Tablet and so on.
One neat feature is the incredibly small microphone built into the device itself which allows you to take calls as they happen when listening to 360 degree music on your phone, the speaker turns from music output to phone output, which is also great for conference calls.
When you feel the box, you know you have something that has quality built in despite its low price. The box is sturdy and well made, like the more expensive products from Apple for example and the speaker itself is well made too.
Note: The cables supplied are tucked away in the plastic inserts so don’t go throwing them away too hastily.
There is minimal “fuss” on the speaker itself:
3.5mm aux input
This is to cable the speaker to other music devices that don’t have Bluetooth which is handy for those of you still using Sony Walkmans ; )
As I said, there is a cable supplied in the box.
Micro USB input
This is purely for charging (no firmware updates or anything) and a small red light comes on to let you know it is plugged in and charging.
Just along from the charge light, and the same sized hole (tiny), is the microphone for taking calls.
Next is the main dial for volume control (long push to the left or right), changing tracks (quick flick to the left or right to go backwards or forwards through songs and a long push down on the dial to either play and pause tracks or to accept and end calls.
Cool feature: To call the last person spoken to on your phone, just double tap the play button on the speaker.
Turns the speaker on and off (with a cute sound to let you know it is ready). I am not sure how long it takes to charge from flat, as it comes charged, or how long that charge lasts for but so far it has lasted pretty well.
All in all, a great little speaker that does a great job at this price point…in fact I think it punches well above its weight for just £12.99!
It would make a great present for anyone with a Smartphone (that’ll be everyone then) and a brilliant stocking filler for Christmas!
Good vocals, warm bass, no distortion on full volume or loss of clarity when volume is lowered…happy listening.
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