Sick and tired of listening to the music from the computer speakers or iphone we decided to go on a quest in search for a good quality portable bluetooth speaker. Our requirements were simple, we wanted a small and good looking device that would fill a room with good quality sound and that we could take with us on our kitesurf trips.
After an extensive search we decided to give a shot to our new buddy… the Lowdi.
“He´s small and easy-going – light-hearted but very social. He´s good on the phone and is a massive music fan. He´s a romantic. While he tends to be a little loud, he likes nothing more than to just blend into the background and help set the scene. He looks great in black and he´s not attached … to anything.”
This is how the creators of Lowdi describe this little portable, wireless speaker that connects to any device equipped with Bluetooth (but not only via Bluetooth) allowing you to bring your favorite tunes wherever you go.
Was all what they said true?
Well lets see.. delivered by Amazon, our Lowdi arrived in a very nice package with everything we needed: a USB cord for charging, an audio cable, a carrying pouch and a manual.
So far so good! It measures 156 x 58 x 45mm, so our first requirement, the size was achieved.
Good looking? Check! Well this might be quite subjective, but for us it sure looks handsome. We wanted a classic and discrete design. What maybe even more important that the looks is that the speaker is outfitted in a rubber impact-resistant material which makes it easy on hold and resistant to scratches. Perfect for kitesurf trips where we carry on a lot of stuff and unexpected accidents happen all the time.
What about the sound you might ask. How something so small produce a good sound? Well, according to tech specs Lowdi is capable of producing an output of 80 decibels at 0.5m and is equipped with two built-in 3 watt speakers. The truth is that this little black brick produces sound with more than enough strength we needed and expected. Sound quality is great, I dare to say better than some other, more pricey devices. The sound is cristal clear and fills completely the office and our van.
Right out of the box the battery lasts up to more or less 8 hours. Which is more than acceptable for this kind of speakers. If the battery dies it charges back completely in 3 hours via USB cable.
The Lowdi can be connected to without wires through the use of Bluetooth 4.0 but if you want to use cable or don’t have Bluetooth option available you can connect it to any music player via audio jack using the integrated 3.5mm audio input.
Easy to use? Well 2 button to turn it On/Off, one button to pair with music players and 2 buttons to raise and lower the volume.
After paring it with all our devices we just have to use one button, the On/Off.
Another feature that we just started to use is the “conference call mode”. Thanks to its internal speaker once paired up your iPhone you can use Lowdi in conference calls.
Besides being a great wireless speaker there is another pretty awesome thing about Lowdi. It’s the price. It costs 99€. And believe it or not it performs as good, or even better than other devices (in your face Jambox!)
Do we recommend it? Hell yeah! From 0 to 5 we would rate it with a 4.8! Not five because we had some technical difficulties while connecting it to a Macbook and listening to the videos opened on Chrome browser.
Lowdi is a killer product and this little one just became one of our best friends!
Know more about Lowdi and order it in here http://lowdi.com/