PCR's guide to speaker docks and Bluetooth speakers

A round up of the latest speakers on the market
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You can’t get a party started with tinny music blasting out of a smartphone, so we've rounded up the latest speaker docks and Bluetooth speakers to help your customers turn their tunes up to 11.

VIEW QUEST RETRO RADIO
SRP: £99.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Retro Radio is designed to have a classic feel and style, wrapped in a quality imitation-leather exterior with a strong carry handle. Although retro in appearance, the functionality is that of modern technology, featuring DAB+/DAB, FM radio, iPod/iPhone Lightning connector and an auxiliary input, catering for all your audio needs.
SPECS: 10 DAB+ and 10 FM preset stations, 3.5mm AUX-In, mains or battery powered, up to 15 hours playback, dual alarm and sleep timer, EU/UK switchable plug.

OTONE SOUNDSHIP
SRP: £179.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Gem
THEY SAY: Play anything from anywhere. Charge your phone and play music simultaneously, or remove the dock from the speaker and use it as a desktop charging stand whilst streaming your music wirelessly to the Bluetooth speaker.
SPECS: Lightning, 30-pin and micro- USB interchangeable connectors, Bluetooth, FM radio, alarm, two two- inch drivers, three-inch subwoofer.

CREATIVE AIRWAVE HD PORTABLE SPEAKER
SRP: £129.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Enjoy one-touch pairing to your smart devices via Near Field Communication (NFC) or Bluetooth. With its rechargeable Li-ion battery, this compact yet powerful speaker lets you take music everywhere.
SPECS: Li-ion battery with seven hours of life, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, integrated analog aux-in connector, built-in concealed microphone.

MOBINOTE MINI BLUETOOTH WIRELESS SPEAKER
SRP: £24.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The MobiNote Mini
Bluetooth wireless speaker has a suction pad so you can stick it to the back of your device and use it as a stand or stick it to a table, wall or window. It can also be used as a speakerphone for voice calls.
SPECS: 10m range, volume buttons, disconnect call button, supports any Bluetooth device.

VEHO 360 M5
SRP: £129.95
DISTRIBUTORS: Peak, Target Components, Westcoast
THEY SAY: The 360 M5 features high quality sound with a unique set of specifications that mean you can stream music wherever you are. Highly tuned dual acoustic drivers and powerful stereo speakers provide a fantastic wide audio spectrum.
SPECS: 10m range, two 4W stereo speakers, 50mm driver, built-in microphone, microSD card slot.

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BEEWI BLUETOOTH STEREO SPEAKER
SRP: TBC
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The BeeWi Bluetooth
Stereo Speaker is a high performance wireless speaker allowing both music streaming and hands-free communication. It includes Digital Sound Processor (DSP) for echo cancellation and noise reduction. It is compatible with all Bluetooth compliant devices using HSP, HFP and A2DP profiles.
SPECS: Built-in microphone, 2.5W speakers, Digital Sound Processor (DSP), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR compliant.

TDK ULTRA-PORTABLE TRAVEL SPEAKER
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Gem
THEY SAY: Play your favorite music on the go or at home with this sleek, ultra-portable travel speaker. Just flip it open for the ultimate in high-quality audio with rich, robust sound. Fold it closed and it fits easily into a bag or other small space for easy transport or storage.
SPECS: Alarm clock app, powered by mains or four AAA batteries, works with iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th gen, and iPod Nano 7th gen.

JAWBONE MINI JAMBOX
SRP: £149.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Mini Jambox by Jawbone brings beautiful, wireless sound to any experience. Get the most out of every moment with the speaker that goes wherever you go. It’s the perfect way to play music, movies, games and more, no matter where you are, so you can make every experience complete.
SPECS: Up to ten hours playback, Bluetooth 4.0, built-in speakerphone.

SAMSUNG DUAL AUDIO DOCK
SRP: £121.50
DISTRIBUTOR: Direktek
THEY SAY: The Samsung DA-E650/1 Dual Audio Dock is a great home audio solution that allows you to dock two devices at the same time. Its eye-catching horn style adds a touch of style to your home’s interior decoration. Not only that, but its unique shape produces a sound experience that is pleasing both to the eyes and ears.
SPECS: AllShare and Airplay wireless connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, built-in subwoofer bass, comes in two colours: Wine and Black.

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EDIFIER BRIC CONNECT BT
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Bric Connect BT combines Edifier’s legendary sound with the latest technology. Using a Bluetooth phone connection, the user can answer phone calls and end a conversation with the simple push of a button.
SPECS: Built-in microphone, hands- free, wireless remote control, battery and AC power options, bass reflex port, class D amplifier with two 70mm full-range speaker drivers.

BAYAN AUDIO SOUNDBOOK
SRP: £149.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Soundbook is ready to play when you are – simply open the cover and in seconds you’ll be amazed by the crisp, clean audio. Soundbook performs brilliantly with incredibly rich sound and also works both as a speakerphone and FM radio, perfect for whether you’re on the move, in the office or at home.
SPECS: Up to ten hours battery life, Smart Bluetooth 4.0, external aluminium and ballistic nylon casing, hands-free calling, integrated FM radio, NFC support, works with iOS, Android and Windows.

LOEWE SPEAKER 2GO
SRP: £269
CONTACT: Loewe UK
THEY SAY: For top-quality sound wherever you go, meet the new Loewe Speaker 2go. Simply wirelessly connect your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player to the portable apt-X capable Bluetooth speaker and you’ll be up and running in no time. For even greater convenience, the Speaker 2go is compatible with NFC equipped devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4.
SPECS: Hands-free speakerphone facility, eight hour batter life, 3.5mm stereo jack, USB port, NFC, apt-X Bluetooth streaming.

OTONE SOUNDSHIP MICRO
SRP: £99.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Gem
THEY SAY: The Micro’s ‘Push and Pop’ mechanism opens up to reveal an integrated micro USB connector which as well as working as a dock, charges your smartphone. Inside the base is a retractable USB charging cable and a stereo jack connector for an aux line-in. The Bluetooth functionality means that whatever device you have, you’re covered.
SPECS: Bluetooth, integrated stand, stereo jack connector, neoprene carry case, two 40mm full-range drivers.

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ZAGG ORIGIN SPEAKER SYSTEM
SRP: £199.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: Origin is a two-in-one desktop and portable speaker system. The small speaker is a portable Bluetooth speaker that allows you to take your music with you everywhere you go. The portable speaker docks in the desktop speaker to provide robust room-filling sound.
SPECS: Remote control, track forward/back, treble and bass, USB power output, built-in charger, built- in rechargeable battery, ten hours of playtime on the portable speaker.

XTREMEMAC SOMA BT
SRP: £83.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Gem
THEY SAY: The Soma BT lets you listen to your favourite music anywhere without docking your device. Play with your favourite app, text your friend or scroll through your photos – all while your music is playing from the same device.
SPECS: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR stereo speaker, two two-inch front drivers, downward facing passive radiator, 1150 mAh internal battery, up to six hours playback time, high power mic for hands-free speakerphone, LED battery status indicator.

CREATIVE AIRWAVE PORTABLE SPEAKER
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The Creative Airwave houses two efficient three-inch full-range drivers that produce stunning, room-filling sound despite its small size. Turn your speaker into a speakerphone with the built-in concealed microphone for dialog clarity in your voice communications.
SPECS: NFC technology, Bluetooth, integrated Aux In, 12 hours playback, built-in Lithium polymer battery.

JABRA SOLEMATE MINI
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: Designed to go anywhere, the Jabra Solemate Mini is the wireless speaker that’s made to move. Ultra-compact size and surprisingly big sound make it the perfect travelling companion.
SPECS: Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, built-in microphone, up to eight hours of wireless playback.

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XTREMEMAC TANGO AIR
SRP: £209.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Gem
THEY SAY: The XtremeMac Tango Air features five active drivers and one passive radiator for staggering sound quality in a design that maintains its audio integrity, whether the speaker is positioned vertically or horizontally.
SPECS: Two tweeters, two full range drivers, one subwoofer, one passive radiator, piano gloss finish, satin plated buttons, rear USB slot, auxiliary line-in.

NGS ROLLER DOCK
SRP: £44.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
THEY SAY: NGS Roller Dock is a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that enables users to play music straight from their mobile devices and comes with clips for smartphones and tablets. It also includes a built-in microphone for hands-free calls.
SPECS: Bluetooth 3.0, rechargeable 800mAh battery, LED function indicator, built-in mic, up to five hours playback.

SOUNDFREAQ SOUND KICK
SRP: £89.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: Not only does Sound Kick bring music to life, it plays any audio from your mobile devices to enhance your mobile audio experience for music, movies, TV shows, videos, games, internet radio and apps. Its small size makes it the perfect portable companion to take great audio wherever you go.
SPECS: Bluetooth wireless A2DP compatible, aux-in 3.5mm line jack, universal USB power port, rechargeable Lithium battery, up to seven hours battery life.

CARBON AUDIO POCKET
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Exertis Micro-P
THEY SAY: Don’t let its small size fool you – the Pocket Speaker was designed specifically with loud sound in mind. Equipped with a 360-degree audio architecture, the pocket speaker brings a fully immersive sound experience to your Bluetooth-enabled device.
SPECS: Party pairing mode, micro USB/3.2mm hybrid cable, built-in mic, 360-degree sound, up to eight hours playback.

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CONTACTS
DIREKTECK: 01494 471 100
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
EXERTIS GEM: 01279 822 822
EXERTIS MICRO-P: 01282 776 776
INGRAM MICRO: 0871 973 3000
LOEWE UK: 0207 368 1100
MERONCOURT: 01462 680060
PEAK: 01489 796979
TARGET COMPONENTS: 01977 739 300
WESTCOAST: 0118 912 6000
VIP COMPUTERS: 0871 622 7500

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