Sound quality - 95%
Design - 80%
Ease of Use - 98%
Battery Life - 95%
When you are looking for an affordable and qualitative levitating speaker, the HONTECH® Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker promises a lot and certainly has a few nice features that work in its favor.
Since levitating speakers are one of the hottest products right now and everybody is excited by them, we have decided to test the most popular products on the market ourselves and help our reader choose the best one for their needs. To this extent, the HONTECH® Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker is one of the medium priced speakers on the market at the moment and it offers users not only the change to listen to music wireless, but also to enjoy a true spectacle of lights, as the floating speaker is equipped with a multi-color Led light which creates an amazing visual effect.
What you receive when opening the HONTECH package:
1 portable Bluetooth speaker;
1 charging cradle;
1 audio cable;
1 USB cable;
Helping tool for levitation;
1 user manual
At a first glance the speaker looks somewhat different than what we have gotten used to. Unlike most speakers sphere shaped available on the market, this one has the shape of an egg and has a grey wire cover on the upper side, offering it quite the interesting look. However, this speaker has a frosted rubber surface on its base, for anti-collision purposes, so in case you are having trouble making it float the first time you use it, you don’t run the risk of scratching it before you even start using it too much. This is a great feature that not too many floating speakers have, because many users complain about scratching their newly purchased levitating speakers in the first days, until they manage to understand how to use them exactly.
Other characteristics worth mentioning(Read full Specs Here)
- It has both wired and wireless charging which is indeed a bonus, because you may not always be able to plug it in, especially if you will use it round the clock and you may not always have time to plug it in.
- It comes with a helping tool to make it levitate easier: few speakers have this and it is indeed a very helpful tool. Many users complain about having a difficult time making their speaker float, especially in the beginning, before they get used to their device. However, we had no problems in making it float within minutes and with very little effort when we used this floating tool. The process is quite simple: you place the transparent disc and the white tube on the base, place the egg-shaped speaker in it, turn on the device, take off the tube and slowly remove the disk underneath the speaker as well. If you have any experience with levitating speakers, you will understand how much easier these tools make this task and if this is your first levitating speaker, you will probably not understand why people are complaining so much about making their speakers float, because you managed to do it without any problems.
- Sound quality: the HONTECH® Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker performs very well, so those who are passionate about technology and want to invest in a qualitative gadget will be happy about their purchase. You will be able to connect it to any device with Bluetooth, so you will be able to listen to music from your phone, laptop, tablet or any other Bluetooth device you might own.
- Technical features: The product has a battery capacity of 900 mAh, which give the user an average playback time of about 10 hours, which is quite impressive, as most speakers only work for about 6 hours. The speaker egg charging input is 5V, 1A while the magnetic base power input is 12V, 1.5A. The product weighs 4.2 pounds, which is considerably heavier than your average floating speaker, but this can also indicate the fact that it is built to last. This speaker also allows you to take phone calls, while you are listening to music from your mobile phone. This way you don’t have to worry that your calls will be rejected, because answering from this speaker is very easy and it has a 10M range, so you can count on always being able to hear what the caller is saying.
Verdict for HONTECH
All in all, this is a wonderful product, so if you are not sure what to buy and you are not set on the sphere-looking ones, it could be an excellent choice. The tools that help users make it float easier are definitely extremely useful, but the 10 hour playback time along with the cool lights created by the speaker are definitely aspects that any buyer should consider. This speaker comes at an average price, especially when considering the features it offers, so it could be the perfect choice for those who are looking for something not to expensive so that they cannot afford, but not too cheap so that it has important drawbacks. If you like levitating speakers with a different design, you should also read our Air 2 CSBT-311-RED Floating Speaker review and compare the two products.