This thing is the the closest thing to actual magic i have ever seen. I did not expect a lot, just wanted a wireless speaker to play music. I charged it up for a bit, looked for it in the settings in my iphone, clicked on it and it immediately played music from my phone really beautifully while sitting in the palm of my hand. The sound quality for such a small and easy to use device is very impressive. I love the disc lights toofor this money you cannot go wrongit’s magic. Update: it connects to my mac too. I can now listen to music wirelessly anywhere in my (very small) home.
For the deal price of just a little over £13, this is value for money and surprisingly well made. No cheap plastics but a nice aluminium body. Sound quality as a speaker is surprising good for its dimunitive size, a sharp crisp sound with no noticeable distortion or buzz, the bass is good enough for the size. This comes with partial charge so you can use out of the box, comes with combined usb/aux cable for charging (no plug). The radio is a joke, mine doesn’t work at all but most people will want this as travel speaker anyway. Gimmicky flashing lights can be switched off easily enough.
Absolutely brilliantly little speaker.Lights up different colours when music is playing. I’m rubbish with electrical stuff but it’s really easy to use, just switch bluetooth on your phone and click on the speaker and voila the music plays straight through it.
This a great little speaker and agree with other reviews that sound is very goodi have tested it with a samsung galaxy s2 , tesco hudl and an ostech tablet with no problem on any of the devices. As stated in other reviews the voice announcing each mode as they are selected via the mode button is very loud and very annoying (can anybody hack this it to turn it off). It does seem though that from some of the reviews people are annoyed as they are continually changing modes but i wonder why. I have seen questions asked of how the volume is controlled and the answers been “from the connected device”. This is true when in bluetooth mode but when using the micro sd card the volume is controlled using the plus and minus buttons on the device. One slight shortcoming is there is no indication of the level of battery charge, the speaker just suddenly switches off when the battery becomes empty. I leave it plugged in when using it if possible though on battery it lasts several hours on a full chargei have found that sometimes i need to go into the controlling device and press the speaker name in the list of bluetooth devices before it will connect even if it was paired previously this seems to be true if the speaker has been previously connected to a different device. Mostly it just connects when it senses the device. Another added advantage is being able to use the speaker as “hands free device” to answer phone calls as where i live has a terrible phone signal i could leave the phone on the window sill and have the speaker on my desk. However at the moment i can’t answer the phone by pressing the phone button on the speaker.
Sleek design, sturdy and at a great price what more can you ask fori must admit i was a but sceptical in purchasing this as it was priced very low compared to the other speakers amazon sell, however when i opened the box i was pleasantly surprised. The speaker has a satin finish to it and feels nice in the hand, you can immediately tell it has been made with good quality material. Connecting to the speaker is instant and my iphone found it straight away, the sound is phenomenal and the blue tooth range is very long, we have thick walls in our old house and it still picked up the signal even when it was slightly out of sight of my phone. Customer service from these guys is second to none, i had a query and they answered it within 24 hours, email response was polite and well written, felt very personal and kind. Don’t know who betron are but what i have experienced from the quality to the customer service, i wouldn’t hesitate buying any of their products from them again – great work guys.
I won’t give it a good review, i thought i would be buying a good product and that the price would only reflect the chinese manufacture. In today’s world, a switch for the led lights to be turned off is possible, in 2018 it is also possible to avoid having to use an annoying voice as an indication of which mode we are but a led light for example. The sound quality is pretty terrible, there are no bass at all. Well it is cheap, so it deserves a good 3 stars, however the design could be more clever without taking the price up.
- The best speaker for its size and price
- The gold one looks a tad blingy.
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I have compared it with a more expensive bluetooth speaker that was 99 pounds and you do notice a quality difference. That said for the price i think it’s the best speaker you can get. It is surprisingly small but works really well and has a noticeable bass as well. I use it every morning just after i wake up to put some music on to start the day and i haven’t noticed any change in battery life after 6 months so far.
Kept us entertained around the pool at the villa. It isn’t loud, but i didn’t want it to be. The volume was perfect and just what was needed. I put a load of music onto a micro sd card before i left home, and i mostly just let it cycle through that. It paired easily with the phones, so streaming was also an option. Does it have a radio?it’s also quite robust. It was dropped onto tile a few times, bounced about and even sprayed with water, but it survived it all.
Great gadget – produces good sound so now we can listen to our music on the go. So far just in the garden but you can charge it up and take it anywhere with you. Links to your phone by bluetooth without problems. Nice and loud – turn your phone to maximum sound and then you can use the betron controls to get the required volume. Also has traditional fm radio and controls on the base if your phone is in your bag and you want to change to next or previous track. Apparently it can channel calls from your phone too but have yet to test that. Lights cycle through all different colours changing every couple of seconds or so. We love this and i would recommend it.
A useful wee portable speaker with a built in radio with an automatic scanner to pick up available fm stations. The charging lead must be plugged in to act like an arial otherwise it won’t pick up the stations. It’s very easy to connect devices via bluetooth. The only small issue i have is that when you switch it on or change modes the voice control is very loud to get around this i plug the ear plug jack in which mutes the voice, then i remove it to play music. There may be a way of disabling the voice control but i haven’t had time to try to work that out yet. Overall i’m satisfied with it, it only cost £12.
Great little portable speaker. Wanted something small but with good sound quality to take away on holiday. Connected right away with my iphone and was impressed with the sound. The led lighting changing colour was a pleasant surprise feature. Another review suggests putting on a wooden table for best sound which i agree with. It adds depth but can’t complain either way given the size of the unit it delivers great sound. Yes, the nasal american accent ‘connecting’ when it links to your phone is annoying but you get over it.
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- Unique Alloy housing KBS Wireless Speakers are compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices as well as NonBluetooth devices with 3.5mm jack.
- Betron Bluetooth speakers are equipped with built in microphone for Handsfree calling, Builtin TF slot support MP3 Music Play and Built in FM Radio.
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Betron kbs08 wireless portable travel bluetooth speaker gold. I can highly recommend this bluetooth speaker. I wasn’t expecting much for the price but was surprised when it burst into life with a nice deep rich rounded sound. I bought this to listen to podcasts and music from my phone. Setting it up was easy just turn bluetooth on, on the phone and flick the on switch on the speaker and the speaker speaks to you as it starts up and pairs with bluetooth devices. The build quality, in my opinion, is good for the price all switches feel good and it has a reassuring weight to it in the hand. The pros for me are:good sound and volumegood build qualityexcellent value for moneyvery portableeasy to usethe cons:it would have been nice to be able to turn the led lights off.
This beast arrived yesterday, so not had a great deal of time to road test it. However, very impressed so far. The sound quality for a relatively small device is terrific. Pairing the speaker with my phone was extremely quick and straightforward and it came charged up and ready to go out of the box. It looks and feels robust although not exactly light. It’s not ‘heavy’ but i guess not as light as you might expect. One thing that may not be for everyone is the lighting effect round the edge of the speaker which changes colour as you play music. (my wife likes it, i can take it or leave it. ) anyway, in a family full of critics we’d had the speaker paired with 3 different i-phones (1 at a time) within 10 minutes of me trying it out.
Every now & again, you find a little gem. Well here, you are looking at one. Ok, its not in the league of say, bose or sonos. However, it’s a tough little critter, ready to use the muscle it’s got. So in in it’s league, it’s punching well above it’s weight. I have this plugged in 24/7 to an alexa echo. It works well from speech to music, very well in fact. A few reviewers have dropped stars for the lighting this thing emits. I have this in the kitchen & hve to add its quite therapeutic. It’s like the ufo in close encounters.
I do have a jbl flip 3 which i prefer to not carry to all places. This was bought before the conspicuous pozzz bombs were seen in their advertising. This speaker is good for the use case scenario i had in mind. Bought the case to protect it from scratches and other damage. Bluetooth for tablet use or mobile. Line in for fm or dab radio. Fm radio built in which is an added plus, but seems to have stopped tuning in. The sd/tf card reader is a big plus as even a 16gb sd card offers copious storage for samizdata podcasts which is handy. Also sd cards are swappable hideable and copyable.
If you’re expecting something with the room shaking audio of bose soundlink or taotronics 20w speaker you’ll be disappointed but for something that’s less than a tenth the price of bose you get a tiny, lightweight speaker that is solidly built, doesn’t have the tinny pitch of many small speakers and has the best sound of any of its size and price rivals. For anyone who wants a speaker they can pop in a bag for travel or listen round the house it’s ideal and it does get pretty loud without distortion.
The sound is clear its quite powerful considering its size its heavy-ish due to the (steel ring around it?). Battery life is good also, all around well worth it. Put it on a wodden surface and it acts as a speaker box which sounds even better than it already does. Inputs are weird though, as it it uses a usb connector for charging and it uses the same connecter as a aux audio in and not the 3. 5 mm female earphone connector on speaker – (the connector is the same as a samsung phone charger connector or ps4 controller usb cable) not normally used as an audio in but hey, it works. Grab one of these kb-s08 speakers its worth it.
Unique Alloy housing KBS Wireless Speakers are compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices as well as NonBluetooth devices with 3.5mm jack.
This bluetooth speaker works very well, and sounds great; but the voice prompts for ‘change of state’ are much to loud (as far as i can see they can not be turned down in volume), ie. ‘bluetooth connect’, and ‘bluetooth disconnected’, etc. If you use it at night, the prompts can wake you up. I have mailed the manufactories and they are going to pass the comment onto their developers. Also the instructions supplied with it are not that useful, in that they don’t explain how to use all its function. Other than that it is a good product imo.
I must confess i had reservations about purchasing a cheap, mono speaker, but it seemed like a good travel solution and was pleasantly surprised though at how good this was. The build quality was more sturdy than expected – the micro sd card slot is a welcome addition too that i didn’t realise it had at the time of purchase. The volume output is more than you would ever need for a hotel room etc and surprisingly for the size of the speaker, the sound is never muffled. Audiophile it is not but is still extremely acceptable. At three times the price, this would still be good value for money.
If what you’re looking for is smartly designed little speaker that gives the tunes on your phone or tablet a nice little boost, then look no further. Seriously though, this actually is surprisingly loud for something so small, and the sound quality is very good too. Not far of some much more expensive products in larger shells that you’d expect to be much better – i know because i bought one, and then took it back because i preferred this little gadget. Perfect for taking on your travels, popping on some music when you’re doing the washing up or the ironing, and even outside on a still day.
Great sound from a neat little unit which is heavier than you expect so feels substantial despite small size. It makes a good sound but not very loud just quite loud but good enough for what i want it for. Its not going to be loud enough for a big party or where there is a lot of background noise but if you want to do that buy a bose but for a fraction of the price this is a good little unit for travel.
This speaker is a solid weighty product designed and manufactured to the highest quality with a finish without blemish. The sound quality for its size is commensurate or better than some speakers of a larger nature. Sadly i returned this item due to it not having the bluetooth range that i was looking for. It stated ten meters but after five meters it lost its connectivity. Overall though a great solid product and recommended and if kept close by to your proposed bluetooth tie up then you can expect great sounds and satisfaction.
Seems like a well made item and nice to look at. The after sales service from betron though is very poor. Had an issue which i hoped they would help with. Wrote an email to them and got no reply. Wrote a second email, got a reply, but useless, like a lot companies today, they obviously do not read the message sent properly. Wrote a third time and got no reply useless after sales service.
Betron Bluetooth speakers are equipped with built in microphone for Handsfree calling, Builtin TF slot support MP3 Music Play and Built in FM Radio.
Surprised at quality and volume of this mini speaker. Got it out of the box and immediately connected it via bluetooth to my amazon fire tablet. Had to go on-line to tune in the radio part but soon did that. Very pleased with this product so far and good value. ( to tune radio press mode button to radio, make sure usb cable supplied is in and press and hold >|| button in and then press >>| button. Should start finding stations then. Takes a minute to tune in to all available).
Its not a big sound, obviously, the unit is only the size of an aerosol lidbut its a nice sound, and the bass is present and balanced. With careful siting you may even get a small thump out of itits a weighty device, and seems very sturdy and engineered. It feels more expensive than it is in the hand. Lights up nicely too :-)at this price it has to be a 5 star rating.
Purchased the black unit as it was slightly cheaper and didn’t really want something all colourful. Sync’ed up with phone without issue and playback is clear and crisp with an impressive level of base for such a small device. I have fully charged the unit and so far its lasted well but have not used it until its died. I also loaded the unit with an micro sd card sandisk ultra 32 gb microsdhc class 10 memory card up to 48 mb/s – white/grey with some tracks and playback from that seems to all work too with no issues. – the voice on the unit that says its linked and such is very annoying. Kind of robot american sounding. I wish it was just had some option to turn off. – the 2 ring lights both on top and the side. Although very cool looking and funky you can’t turn these off. For those that love the party feel its great but say you just want some relaxing music at night then you still have the disco going on in the corner. Some black tape has solved this issue but would have preferred ability to disable the lights or just set one colour. On the whole its a good bit of kit at a decent price. Very happy overall and the negatives are just niggles really.
The image of the product appears to be one of a matt finish gold outer casing but the one i received is most certainly of a high shine finish which is very susceptible to showing every finger mark when handling. . Which you do a lot of coursebit disappointing really. Having said that,it works really well and the sound is remarkable for its size (although clearly lacking in bass performance)but that’s not surprising. It feels like it’s a well made quality item. Operation of the controls is not for the clumsy as the buttons are very small. Its range is good in a domestic environment and it works extremely well with amazon’s ‘alexa’ dot offering slightly better sound than that product but it’s nowhere near as good as the amazon echo,again,not surprising given the cost comparison and physical size differences. Overall though, the kbs08 is a well made,fairly easy to use,inexpensive,attractive and nice sounding unit. A headphone socket is provided(unlike the taller betron a3 model. See my separate review) a slightly fuller bass sound is achievable with careful placement of the unit,say in a corner or on top of something hollow if possible. Trial and error here might be worthwhile.
This is the first bluetooth speaker i’ve ever bought or used. How can that much sound come out of such a tiny thing?. It’s so neat and sounds really good. It feels solid and well made, the controls and bluetooth connection are all easy, i’m definitely happy with it. I would say it’s an excellent speaker for the price. One comment, i bought the ‘titanium’ colour and the photo doesn’t really do the colour justice. So in case you’re wondering about it, the nearest i can describe it is as a glossy gunmetal grey. It’s really smart and i like it.
The betron wireless speaker is solid and appears well made, it comes with a combined charging and speaker jack, and reasonably concise instructions. The product arrived as promised on time and bluetooth connection could not have been easier. I like the coloured lights, very cool, and even when turned off the speaker has an attractive finish. I am not as impressed with the sound quality though, i had hoped it would have a better base, produce a more balanced sound, but it is a little tinny for my liking. I realise it is physically only a small speaker so there is a limit but my daughter’s anker speaker – admittedly a little more money and possibly twice the size has amazing sound.
The sound quality is fairly loud and clear with a decent bass. It’s not incredible, it’s no replacement for a non-portable speaker obviously. It’s loud enough for a room to hear the music but not suitable for a party. Maybe for a camping trip or something. It’s small and light and does everything it says on the box. Unfortunately, checking the battery percentage is hard but it lasts about 4 hours. The radio mode is basically useless and it has a really loud voice when talking about what mode you’re on which is annoying but not that bad.
With most popular KBS08 Travel Speakers enjoy your music anytime and anywhere .Betron Wireless speakers Bluetooth connection can be easily paired with devices within 10 meters range.
On arrival i did not think it would do what i wanted it to do. The sound, is totally awesome. Everyone who has visited me have seen & tried it and have said they want one. It’s reasonably priced a a briiliant stocking filler. I will be purchasing one for my daughter as she loves it too.
Perfect, got it, switched it on, found it on my phone and hey presto, music filled my roomi haven’t used all its battery yet so i can’t say how long it lasts or how long it takes to recharge, it came pre-charged bu it is so simple to use i would recommend it to anyone, only down side is when using it with a phone, the phone also rings though it and you have to get up find your phone, disconnect the speaker before you can answer unless you want the entire room to listen in. But maybe there is a way around it i just haven’t figured out yet.
The betron kbs08 wireless speaker is a solid little performer. It is quite heavy as it has a metal casing and the tone is very good and clear. I have not used it yet with my mobile phone so can’t comment on that side of things. One thing i will say is that the volume is not nearly as loud as my other portable speaker, which is a sound square. I would say that the betron was 30% less loud which is a bit of an issue.
It seems to work well and produces good quality sound. When on maximum volume it can be quite loud (especially considering it’s size). One thing i didn’t know before buying is that there is an automated voice which speaks (in questionable automated english) when you change the settings from bluetooth to aux etc. I know this would have annoyed me as it seems you cannot remove this feature. But thankfully the recipient finds it quite entertaning. I would recommend this based on functionality, plus it looks good and the light ring is pretty neat.
I bought two of these as i was so impressed. You can choose between 7 colours for the outer casing. Small and compact this speaker packs a punch. If you put this on a wooden floor or table the bass is powerful enough to fill the room with quality sound. I would advise pealing off the plastic protective cover on the bottom of the speaker, otherwise when in full volume mode the speaker will move slowly along the floor. Once the plastic is peeled off it grips the surface well. I like the subtle lights along the side and the top which change colour when in use. This speaker also speaks to you to let you know that bluetooth is connected and disconnected. Whilst playing, if you get a phone call it will also start speaking the number of the person who is phoning you so you can recognise the number. You can connect to the speaker via bluetooth or using a 3.
First thing i noticed was the size of this speaker how it produces the sound is amazing. It’s tiny which is perfect for me just to take down the beach or on site. It’s really well made and i just can’t knock it for the price. I don’t get why others have rated it down on the sound quality i mean come on it has one tiny speaker in it so you are not going to get deep bass and good mid range and tweeters. That said it’s a good sound and it does go pretty loud, you can’t compare this to any high end bose speaker because it’s about 12 x less in price and about 4 x smaller with one speaker.
Betron speakers Bluetooth connection can be easily paired with devices within 10 meters range.
I love this little speaker – i use it in my car so i can listen to dab radio via an app on my phone as my car stereo doesn’t have dab. It’s really easy to pair it to a phone and the sound quality is excellent, although the volume could do with being able to go a bit louder at times. I also use it to listen to the radio at the stables, and i was pretty gutted when my little boy knocked it into a bucket of water while we were there as i thought that’d be the end of my speaker – but no, after drying out in the airing cupboard for a couple of days i’m delighted to say it’s working fine. I bought it on a lightning deal, but i think it’s excellent value at full price.
I was really impressed with this little speaker. The sound quality is really good. On a wooden table really gives a nice quality to the music. You can go a good distance from the speaker with your phone and it just carrys on. Only cuts out when walking through doorways if you have thick walls. I’m not to impressed with the radio. Though you can’t really get a good signal where i live anyway. And that’s with the charging cable being used as an airial. And i’m not so keen on the flashing led light show that comes with it. But not to botherd as long as the sound is good.