Creative launched portable bluetooth v3.0 speaker showcased at CES 2014, Sound Blaster Roar with dual amplifier priced at $149.98 USD ( Rs 15,000 ) in many countries including India. This sleek piece of item comes with wide range of features that many portable speakers within this price tag fail to have.
Creative Sound Blaster Roar specification and review
- For all those music lovers out there, roar comes packed with 5 drivers in a small box of dimensions 57.0 x 202.0 x 115.0 mm (2.2 x 7.9 x 4.5 inches) with a weight of just 1.10kg. Out of those 5 drivers one ( 2.5-inch ) is specifically allotted for pumping the sound up in a balanced mode. Remaining 4 ( two located on front and other two on left-right side ) 1.5-inch drivers are meant for bass frequencies.
- Single tap roar button located on the top gives you instant boost in loudness by 3 dB.
- For getting crisp sound experience, the device support high-definition audio codecs AAC and aptX which are available in most of smartphone running android and iOS in addition to normal formats like MP3, WMA, SBC and WAV.
- With the support of NFC ( near field communication ) you can get connected to the portable speaker with a single tap.
- You connect upto 2 bluetooth devices simultaneously to the speaker by default as the mode will be Link Security Mode 2 and 2 more modes namely LS1 lets you to connect with previously paired bluetooth like your friends and family and Off mode obviously the speaker is discover to all with a provision to connect without asking any of those annoying permissions.
- 6000mAh battery lets you to hear your favorite music up to 8 hours. The battery can also act as power bank to charge your mobile and other similar products.
- Available countries
Other built-in features include
- Single tap siren for getting quick attention of the audience
- Bed time mode which gradually lower the volume prior to automatic shutdown
- Can be connected to PC and drivers are only available for Windows 8.1/ 8 / 7 ( 64/32 bit ) and for Mac OS X
- Card reader and MP 3 music player
- Speakerphone and voice calls or audio recording directly to memory card
- It also to be noted that this portable speaker won Red Dot Award 2014
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Sound blaster roar seems to outsmart their competitors with handful of features at just $150.