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Boompods Downdraft Bluetooth Portable Speaker review


Bluetooth speakers com in all shapes and sizes and sometimes, like the Boompods Downdraft Bluetooth Portable Speaker are very small indeed.

The Downdraft’s wireless technology means you can stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device. It uses Bluetooth v3.0 transmission with an operating range of up to 10 metres. It also supports wired media devices with a 3.5mm audio cable.

Power comes from the built-in rechargeable lithium battery. Its unique pod form gives immense sound with a 3W speaker and up to 6 hours playback. the device is lightweight and small enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase or handbag.

The main problem could be its small size. The sound quality was rather weak and it seemed to emit a hissing noise at most volumes.

The device can be picked up from most retailers for around £26.