The Cambridge Oontz Speaker is a highly portable bluetooth speaker system that was made available to amazon on the 22 September 2012 and has been getting some good quality reviews from consumers, so we opted to take a look.
I do use portable speakers quite frequently as i travel a lot and like the simplicity of just connecting my Ipod and relaxing. This review will look in detail on how well this performs and a comparison to my current portable speaker the Altec Lansing IMT 288. They both offer very good sound quality but both at very different prices, this review will help you to make a informed choice as to which to go for.
- Doubles as a speaker phone
- 10 Hours Battery Life
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Rechargeable via USB
- Speaker Phone
- Battery Life
- Bluetooth pairing can be hit and miss
I was quite surprised at the size of the Oontz Speaker and truthfully didn’t expect that much from it so i proceeded to get this little thing charged up and run it through it’s paces. The initial pairing with Bluetooth took a few tries and got me quite annoyed as i couldn’t see what the problem was then it just magically worked, i think it was down to having my Mac Bluetooth active at the same time as my Ipod and that confused it.
Anyway we were up and running and time to get some sound through it, and boy what a sound this emits, a nice balanced and clean sound with a good level of bass with little or no distortion and a moderately high volume. As to compare it with my IMT 228 the sound is slightly better on the Cambridge Oontz Speaker but the IMT is smaller. As for the battery life i am yet to run it down Cambridge Soundworks say it will run for 10 hours plus and that looks about right. A nice little feature is the Oontz Speaker doubles up as a speakerphone which is quite useful if paired with your smartphone.
Overall the Oontz Speaker is very impressive small enough for the frequent travellers to carry and loud enough for pool partys or BBQ’s. As a comparrison to the IMT 228 the ontz just pips it due the speaker phone feature, but this all depends on what you need in a small portable speaker the Oontz cost less than $70 and the IMT is below $40.