Thursday, 9 September 2010

Edifier OnTheGo if350 Review

Rating: 8/10

Best Price: £93.05 here.

+ Decent sound quality and radio reception.
-      Not the cheapest of docks out there
+ Built in rechargeable battery
-      Prone to scratches in areas not covered by neoprene case
+Remote and carry pouch as standard

     Ease of use: Very simple and well laid out buttons on the top of the speakers. The remote has a fair few buttons; however it is also very intuitive and straightforward.

-         Design: The back of the speakers are a nice iPhone white, and black at the front. The LCD display is a little on the small side.

-         Sound quality: The Edifier has a very impressive sound quality for its size. Bass strong enough to give depth to the music and the volume goes to a good level, easily enough for a BBQ or small garden party. Here are a couple of recordings of the speakers.
     The dock supports itself with a flip down leg at the back released by a catch. When the leg folds down the iPod dock folds down at the front. At the back of the if35o is a line in jack and a slot in which the remote fits in.
     The neoprene pouch is a nice extra, but as it does not cover the entire system, over time the speakers may get scratched and bumped.
     The LCD is readable but gets hard to read in direct sunlight. When in standby mode the screen displays the time, in aux and iPod modes it displays the volume and battery level.
     The radio picked up all the main stations no problem, and it was easy to store them into one of 18 pre-sets.

What’s in the box:

-         OnTheGo Speakers
-         Remote
-         AUX Cable
-         Neoprene carry case
-         AC cable
-         Manual

Tech Specs and Features:


  • Portable speaker for iPod or iPhone.
  • Two 3-inch speaker drivers deliver smooth, clean, uncompromised audio.
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-on battery – up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge.
  • Full function wireless remote allows navigation of iPod songs and playlists. When not required simply store in the slot within the unit.
  • Fold away dock and neoprene carry pouch.
  • FM radio with up to 18 presets.
  • Black LCD screen – displays radio station, volume and battery status.
  • Switching power supply for worldwide use.
  • Total power output: RMS 12W (2 x 6W)
  • Input Type: iPod / Aux / FM
  • Power supply: Full range universal 90V – 240V, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Gross weight: Approx 1.5kg

On balance the IF350 is a petite yet solid portable speaker, well designed with added extras such as a carry case and remote as standard. For the price, it would be nice to have DAB on top of FM radio. However it is a nice package with lots of functions.  

Feel free to ask a question or leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    In aux and iPod modes, is it possible to view the time (by hitting a button maybe)?