Sunday, 22 August 2010

Devotec Industries Solar Sound 2 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Rating: 8/10

Best Price: £69.99 here

+ Wirelessly play music via Bluetooth
- Not great quality bass
+ Potentially infinite playback, weather permitting.
- Very long charge time from empty on solar power
+ Doubles up as a hands free speaker phone
- The case is very snug, not allowing the cables to fit in the side pouch
+ Touch screen controls

What it does

An innovative speaker system with a green conscience to it.
It’s a portable speaker with wireless technology and a solar panel, so no more mountains of dead batteries filling landfills.
Gloriously simple piece of kit. Simply plug in and play whether via Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack.
Sleek black design with responsive touch screen controls and a solid build quality.
Good sound quality for a portable device, but a weak bass sound, which is very common for these types of small speakers.
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What it’s up against

Nothing quite frankly. There is not one other product in the market which has a solar panel, playing music wirelessly, with an integrated microphone and a touch panel.


16.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
2 x 2W RMS power
Bluetooth range of 10 meters
Playback time: On Bluetooth 5-10 hours. On analogue 5-20 hours. Longer playback possible using the solar power.
Charging time (from empty): Mains power 5 hours, Solar power 12-24 hours (full overhead sunshine)
Capacitive 3 button touch panel
Integrated microphone

In the box

AC Plug
Charging Cable
3.5mm retractable cable


At £69.99 it is a little pricy, but I would not be put off, build quality, the quality of sound and the wireless and solar technology are worth the money.
A flexible and high quality unique product, great for use on a beach, a camping trip or at a barbeque. Wonderfully simple to use and set up, with surprisingly good quality sound for its size. A slight lack of bass at higher volumes, however a great piece of innovative green thinking, perfect for use outside.

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