Looking for a mobile Bluetooth speaker can at times be a little daunting, there are so many options out there, where do you begin? Well today we will be looking at the Olixar BoomBrick, which offers excellent sound for an excellent price.
Retailing at £19.99 from MobileFun, it seems like you can’t really go wrong. Olixar boast that the BoomBrick has a “rich and powerful sound” so let’s see how it performs…
Olixar have made waves in the world of gadgets and gizmos with products featured everywhere from the high end department store to the high street gadget shop. Across the world people have begun to wake up to Olixar with reviews from top publications including Wired, The Independent and The Gadget Show.
Olixar believes in bringing you premium, innovative accessories to help you live a little smarter. Olixar will help you stay ahead of the game with accessories and gadgets for every occasion no matter who you are or where you’re from.
The team at Olixar works tirelessly to seek out the latest and greatest gadgets and accessories and only the very best will do. They are always on top of the latest trends for your mobile devices so you have all the gadgets and accessories you need to help make your life that little bit smarter and a whole lot easier.
Upon arrival the packaging looked basic, consisting of a cardboard box. But after removing the speaker, all doubts are erased.
The speaker feels extremely well made, constructed of a tough plastic casing, and a metal grill over the front to protect the speakers.
Two non-slip feet on the base, giving the speaker a sturdy feel, that you can place on any surface and not have to worry about it sliding or easily getting damaged.
On the top of the speaker there are 5 buttons, backward skip, forward skip, volume up and down and the power/call answer button. Another handy feature of this speaker is the built in microphone that allows you to answer any calls whilst the device is in use.
On the reverse of the speaker are two ports, the charge port and the aux in.
Testing & Verdict
To test the speaker we used it over a two week period and listened to a wide range of music. And seen as though there’s a call answer button we also tested it with the odd phone call.
Once the speaker is charged, it couldn’t be easier to use. Simply hold down the power button for a couple of seconds to switch it on. You’ll then need to turn on the Bluetooth on your device, the speaker should then automatically appear. Simply select the speaker from the list and you’re connected. No passwords, no fuss, simple.
The sound quality is very impressive. It was clear, crisp and has no distortions at high volume. The bass was equally impressive from such a small device.
With it housing a 1200mAh lithium battery you get up to 8 hours battery life, which will outlive most portable music players when in constant use.
As I previously stated, earlier in the review, the speaker feels extremely well made and is constructed from a tough plastic. However, I feel that the shape is that of an odd one when trying to transport it around in a bag. It’s small, but bulky resulting in it taking up a fair amount of space inside a bag.
If you’re on a strict budget and are looking for a cheap Bluetooth speaker, the Olixar BoomBrick has a high quality feel, is well designed, sounds impressive and has a decent battery life. Costing only £19.99 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk you’d be daft not to at least give it a go. I’d be very surprised, if you were to purchase this speaker, if you weren’t impressed with what it has to offer.