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Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker

from  $64.26+
68
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Summary

Even at its price, the small and portable Sony SRS-BTV5 gets drowned out in a sea of affordable wireless speakers. CNET wasn't overly impressed, saying "you get more sound than you'd get from your smartphone or tablet speakers, but it was still fairly restrained and thin." IT Pro Portal also found the sound lacking, pointing out "it doesn't get much louder than a decent clock radio either, and certainly can't fill a room with music." One thing the SRS-BTV5 has going on is its size, and PC Mag said "whether you toss it in your bag or hang it from the drawstring of the included mesh basket pouch you'd hardly notice it's there." At this price point Sony needed to really hit it out of the park to make the SRS-BTV5 stand out, but they swung and missed. For $30 more you can get Logitech's Mobile Boombox, which is just as small with better sound, or pick up the Phoenix from Beacon Audio; while its sound is comparable to the BTV5, it's also $20 cheaper.

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User Reviews

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sandywoo
I LOVE my Sony Ball! I bought it a few days ago and it just works wonderfully....read more
70
amylu
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
mol
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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63
Average Critic Score

Audio quality

50
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Durability

60
 

Portability

87
 

How It Stacks Up

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84
 

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84
 

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80
 

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97
 
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84
 

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97
 
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