This speaker does just what you want. Easy connectivity, linked easily with my phone and amazon echo and looks pleasingly like a mini version of that system.
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.
The sound is decent although it could be a little louder, the bass is alright. The loudness isn’t that bad but it just could be a little louder and that’s with holding the volume button down as you can increase the amplitude a little from the device. The voice you hear when you connect with bluetooth is a little weird, when you connect it says ‘bluetooth connected’ which is fine but it sounds like it says something weird when you first turn it on but it ends in bluetooth. For the price this is a really nice little speaker. I did buy another little speaker in the past for around £15 and this one is far better so for me it seems like this is a great product.
Comments from buyers
“The best speaker for its size and price, Good quality sound., Cant go wrong for the price :D”
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
Amazing sound from such a tiny speaker. Easy to pair with a phone- clear sound and lasts quite a few hours on a full charge. Just don’t forget to keep your phone within the same room. We only discovered after the party that although you can adjust the volume with the phone, you can make it louder on the actual speaker.
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.
I am very impressed with the sound clarity on this compact bluetooth speaker. I’m so impressed i’ve ordered two more. One to pair up with my echo dot in the kitchen as i feel it has superior sound quality in comparison. The other one i intend to pair up with my amazon fire tablet while i use my currently purchased one as an extension speaker for my laptop. An awesome little speaker at more than a fair price in my opinion.
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.
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.
This speaker is very well manufactured and the sound reproduction is nothing short of superb. So far i’ve tried it out on my phone, laptop and tablet and it works just fine. It doesn’t take long to charge, either, and the usb cable that comes with it gives you the wired option as opposed to the wireless should you prefer it. A friend of mine spent over three times as much on another brand, and now regrets it. This one is light years ahead.
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.
I was so surprised at how good this tiny (and kinda heavy) little speaker sounded that i went ahead and bought one as a gift for a friend almost immediately. I’ve owned mini usb and/or bluetooth speakers before, but none that have packed as much of a punch as this lil’ thing. It’s even a little bit bassy. I took it on a weekend break so that we could listen to music in the room, and now it has replaced the expensive brand-name wifi sound system / speaker in my room, as i only listen to music in my bedroom when things start to get sexy. Which is to say that i mostly just play downtempo chilled out stuff vs. Drum n’ bass, so a £12 speaker does the job pretty much just as good as the £160 one that i was using previously. Obviously it’s nowhere near as good generally, but for the purpose it does a fantastic job and i’d rather pocket the £148 difference.
I’m absolutely over the moon with this piece of kit. It’s very well constructed and is nice and compact, so it’s great to take out in your bag. I also love the colour changing lights on the speaker as you listen to your music. I wasn’t sure how good the sound quality would be as i haven’t used betron before, but i wasn’t disappointed. The balance between stereo and base is just right, no distortion or tinny sounds. I can highly recommend this product. Customer service was fantastic too with super fast delivery.
Bought the netron kbs08 a matter of days ago and before i mention the product can i just say that betron are probably the best company i’ve had dealings with, thank you. The speaker, to be honest i wasn’t expecting great things when being such a very cheaply priced product,, however after contacting the company for advise i had the thing up and running in seconds, so what do toy say of a speaker so small it fits into your pocket with ease??what i say is, the sound that comes from the speaker, bearing in mind you have no sound changing buttons to mess with, is unbelievably good, i was amazed at just how good this was, good deep bass without overpowering and a crystal clear sound. Truly took me by surprise, in fact so much so i purchased another betron speaker for my son. Well done betron in my book you have a winner.
It does the job it claims to with a minimum of fuss. I am not enamoured with the weirdly accented voice that is built in, but the reproduction of my audible books once bluetooth has connected it to the echo dot cannot be faulted. It requires charging more frequently than i expected from the write up, but the 4 hours continuous use that i get is probably as much as i should listen at any one time. Nice to handle, and heavy enough to stay put on any surface.
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.
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.
The speaker itself is amazing, only things i can say about it are that it could do with a non-slip base on it as when you have something with a lot of bass going it tends to vibrate around and i nearly lost it off the side of the scaffolding i was working on and it does distort a bit at max volume but to be honest i don’t like to have it on that loud in public anyway. Delivery however was a different thing i don’t know if this is amazons fault or the company supplying but the box was open at one end so i could have lost my speaker to the royal mail at anytimeaside from the speaker gives great value for money.
I don’t normally buy two of the same product but i’m so impressed by this little product that i’m thinking of having one for the home as well as work. Nice base sound and the quality is good. Just right for ambient background music but not for having a party or listening to at full pelt but it stood up to a decent noise level. 3w speaker and i found it easy to turn off the lights. They flash different colours repeatedly, i thought you had a choice of which colour to have on as a static light but this is not the case.
Not used this product a lot yet, mainly to be able to listen closer to certain ipad audio, iphone radio, or have some music in the back garden. Had no problems connecting bluetooth from ipad, iphone or mac computer, no dropped connections, range is good. Not used the call/mic, sd card port, 3. Sound volume and quality is as you would expect from a 3w unit of this size. The usb charging cable is quite short. The bottom plastic ring with the buttons doesn’t look premium, but overall the unit has a good weight to it with a good finish, and doesn’t feel flimsy.