Use of wireless peripherals has been on the rise as of late. With a plethora of wireless Bluetooth speakers available, KitSound offers PocketBoom – a versatile, competitively priced, portable speaker – to the masses. And here is our review.
- Bass boost via passive radiator
- Bluetooth v2.1
- Output: 1W
- Up to 10 meters range
- 100 Hz – 15 kHz frequency response
- Aux-in 3.5mm
- Up to 3 hours battery life
- Microphone for hands free function
- Comes in other colors
The KitSound PocketBoom is a small/portable upward firing rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. It has a cylindrical shape and has a passive radiator at the bottom to boost the bass. The hands free button to answer calls is on top of the speaker. Too bad that it doesn’t offer remote play/pause. The rubbery coating gives it a nice matte look, while providing a better grip. It’s made of plastic and is very light.
The PocketBoom comes with a USB charging cable and a quick guide manual.
This side of the speaker houses the mic, aux-in and a mini USB charging port. The power switch is on the other side.
Using the PocketBoom is very straight forward. Just switch on the speaker, pair with your phone and start listening. There is a also a 3.5mm aux-in port if you want to go wired to save on battery, but it does defeat the purpose of using a Bluetooth speaker. The battery life is up to 3 hours, more if you go wired.
The PocketBoom’s audio performance is above average to good. It performs about as well as speakers in its class and size. The small speaker is fairly loud and (surprisingly) sounds rich and pleasant (again, for its small size). You can fill a small room with quality sound if needed. The bass, while not as clean or as deep as more expensive speakers, is at least there. And it definitely sounds better than most phones’ or tablets’ stock speakers.
Retailing for P995 (down from P1,490), there’s a lot to like about KitSound’s PocketBoom speakers. It’s small size, simple design and better sound quality give it an edge above the rest.
You can get it online in Lazada and Tack This, and in Astroplus, Egghead and iStudio boutique stores. It is distributed by Xoti Corporation, a Philippine registered company that distributes power banks, speakers, headphones and earphones. You can visit xtc.ph for more information.