Libratone TOO Bluetooth Speaker, Epic

I love it when it’s clear there’s been some thought put into how people will actually use a product. I’ve owned quite a few bluetooth speakers and none are as adaptable and utilitarian as the one click. First impressions:=============the packaging is simple and attractive. I usually hold onto the boxes of valuable electronic products in case i have to return or store them, so it’s always nice when they don’t take up too much space. The one click comes with a micro-usb cable, but no adapter, so you’ll have to use one from your phone or even plug it into a laptop/pc, which i expect would take a long time to charge the big battery in this speaker. The cable itself is braided and looks high quality. I’m glad it isn’t the newer usb-c standard, since i have a lot more micro-usb adapters lying around, which is important for a device that’s going to be used all over the housealso included are attachments for the lock and handles, which i’ll describe in more detail in the ‘use’ section. Design and build quality:===================i thought maybe the bird motif would be a bit too twee for me, but i find it charming. The speaker manages to look both tough and friendly, which a design language of rounded corners and generous plastic bumpers that seems like a mashup between appley-dieter rams minimalism and a toy intended for hard use by toddlers. That’s my kind of bluetooth speaker.

This is quite simply a solidly built and impressively sounding speaker with a handle so you can carry it around. It arrived really nicely packaged in a padded oval box which contained the speaker itself and a small manual and charging cable. It is simple to set up, but works better with the app (available for both apple and android) which means you can have a few radio stations and a facility to tweak the sound to your own preference. The 360 sound works well, giving great clarity and bass from such a (relatively) small speaker. The speaker is water resistant to a point but not suitable for taking into the shower with you and it has a nifty carrying handle to give you a nostalgic ‘ghetto blaster’ feel. The speaker has both bluetooth and aux connectivity and both produce quality sound.

The build quality is really impressive with a rubber top and fabric sides, its not the lightest of things but when the battery lasts around 10-12 hours and a decent speaker you can understand why. The packaging is exactly like an apple product and even the instructions come in a white little packet like an iphone. As far as connections go you have a micro usb slot to charge the thing and a 3. 5mm socket to connect if your device doesn’t have bluetooth. Connecting via bluetooth was easy, all i had to do was turn it on with the big button on the top and search for the device on my phone and click connect. Changing the volume on my phone would then be indicated around the power button with little leds showing you how loud it was. One other thing to mention is its got some really cool like sounds when you turn it off and on, sounds like a pod racer from star wars. My wife couldn’t connect with her phone via bluetooth but my phone did and they are the same phone so couldn’t figure that one out so she used the 3. One thing i found was the sound and mainly the base would change depending on what surface you sit the speaker on, sitting it on our wood floor would make the base sound louderwhen i 1st got the speaker i charged it to full and the battery has lasted a very long time so far, i would say well over 9-10 hours at a loud volume so very impressive.

Comments from buyers

“Liratone One Style Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
, High quality sound and design
, Lovely speaker, lovely sound, but rubbish instructions.

I have used this speaker for a number of weeks now (i own the cloudy grey one style option), and i really do love it. The rubber has a lovely soft feel to it, and the fabric seems very durable. Overall, it feels like a very high quality item. Also, it has a good weight, without being too heavy. The sound quality is excellent (i also really like the 360 degrees reflector meaning the sound comes from both sides of the speaker). I haven’t downloaded the libratone app yet (however, i will, as i want to keep the firmware updated), so i am literally plugging it into my phone and playing music at the moment, with no fiddling with the sound. It’s very easy to connect to devices via bluetooth (i use it with my samsung galaxy phone), but if you don’t have bluetooth enabled devices, you can also connect it via an aux cable. I do think the sound quality is very slightly better if you connect the speaker to your device via an aux cable rather than using bluetooth, but i believe this to be the case with any bluetooth speaker (i use the anker 3. 5mm premium auxiliary audio cable (4ft / 1.

As stated in the title the sound from this speaker is very clean and crisp compared to other bluetooth speakers i’ve used for around the same sort of price range. However i must point out that that the bass isn’t the best i’ve hear but from such a compact speaker it was never going to be too powerful. The fact that it gives a 360 degree sound output is nice, so it can be placed in the middle of a room and moving around the room won’t take away from the quality of sound you’re hearing. It was extremely easy to connect to my iphone, a lot easier than some speakers are and the touchpad volume control featuring the libratone logo is a nice touch that gives it a more expensive feel and appearance.The battery life could be better but it depends how high you have the volume but it’s always lasted fairly well for mei’d recommend one of these to any of my friends or family.

What a beautiful and versatile little speaker. It is packaged beautifully – very much like an apple device, with everything neat, tidy and organised – with clean lines and beautiful design. It links seamlessly by bluetooth to your device, whether it be tablet or mobile and, thanks to its downloadable app, it plays your music wherever you are – or allows you to talk on the phone. I love that aspect of it as it allows hands-free conversation and you can hear everything clearly. It works really well with my phone and my ipad and it is great to be able to access your playlists wherever you are – and share your music with your friends. I am no expert on speakers but i find the sound excellent and very clear. The options for hanging your speaker up are great as well – from the top with a hook or handle. My only issue – and it is the reason for the missing stars – is the difficulty involved in removing the pads (on side or top) – and replacing them with the fittings for the handle and/or the hook. It is, to be honest, a complete nightmare. I was afraid i might damage the unit trying to get them out (which ended up happening) but in the end i had to dig them out with a (blunt) knife and had a monster of a job getting them back in again.

A straightforward, easy to connect bluetooth speaker. Sound is really good – fills my kitchen easily. I suppose it’s not cheap but it feels really solid and long-lasting.

For the sheer size of this unit it is very impressive. The bass is acceptable given its size but when you move away from it past a meter or so it’s fairly non bass music you’ll hear. It’s ideal to take anywhere with you and the battery is very long lasting, it came with 88% life in it and after 10 hours use required its first charge. Connecting the unit for the first time was a doddle via bluetooth and also easy using the libratone app for ios (even ios 10). Overall for the size this is very impressive, a bit more bass and this thing would be 5 stars.

This feels right, looks right and sounds amazing due to speakers on both sides. The claim that the sound fills a room really is true and full volume is as loud as it can be without distortion. Due to the weight of the speaker there does not seem to be much vibration and the bass and treble range is hugely impressive (as good as my bose soundlink mini). Probably too easy as no security code was required from either device (am i missing something or could someone close-by pair with the speaker without permission?). There is the option to attach a sturdy strap or loop which involves removing the band and inserting the attachment. Took me a while to figure this out as there are no instructions in the box other than those that tell you how to connect via bluetooth. Common sense got there in the end.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this libratone one speaker as i have never heard of the company. But, i have wanted a speaker for my kitchen for a while and one that was portable to let me take out on family picnics etc. Whilst the weather has turned and the family days out will have to wait until next spring when the weather improves, this portable speaker was rather tempting so i gave it a go. I am not overly impressed with the colour but it isn’t so awful as to put me off. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all and in the end i was more interested in its audio performance. Out of the nicely designed box i switched on the unit and within 1 minute my ipod had found and paired with it. Suddenly it was producing music. I had the free app downloaded shortly after too, but was already listening to music at this point. I was taken aback by its performance. The bass is rich and deep and the units volume control (swipe with your finger to the right to increase volume, to the left to turn it down) was soon in use to see if i could sense any distortion.

Gives a good rounded bassy sound that is rich and not distorted. Its easy to pair with smartphones and tablet devices and set up is quick and easy. My only negative point is that its quite expensive, but i think you do pay for quality. The battery holds its charge well and it looks sophisticaed and smart and with the added bonus of it being splash-proof what more do you need.

I love the sound quality, and my younger brother has been eyeing this up and saying how great it would be in his kitchen, so it isn’t just me. I think the price point is fair given the market and the quality of the sound. As another reviewer mentioned, it can be hard to get the bluetooth connection to work, but after some initial issues, this seems to have worked out just fine, but this is one of the reasons for 4 rather than 5 stars. Another slight issue, is that there is no carry case, apparently if you want to transport this safely you will need to do so in the original box, which isn’t massively bulky, i grant you, but still no the most efficient space-wise. Given the price point, and that other similar devices tend to come with a travel case, this does seem like an omission. But overall, very happy, and good value for money in my opinion.

Libratone are onto a winner bluetooth speaker here. It’s packaged extremely well. Reminiscent of unboxing a new iphone. This copies the entire experience down to the minimalist user manual. However the boxing isn’t the only place it shines. The unit itself is a lovely fashionable green colour. I’m not a bright colour person, but i would have no issues turning up with this device under my arm. The unit itself is covered front and back in a nice caribbean green cloth. The outsides are a thick scratch resistant rubber. There is a touch sensitive button on one side of the speaker that you can use for volume control and play/pause.

First impressions are good, the speaker design is appealing and it feels solid yet small enough to be truly portable. Set up is straight forward through a bluetooth connection so it should pose no problems to get up and running quickly. It is not a wifi speaker but it does have bluetooth +1 which allows you to pair it to another speaker for a stereo sound. The real test of a speaker isn’t the software, it isn’t the look and it isn’t ease of use, it’s all about the sound quality of the product. If a speaker was hard to set up, difficult to operate and ugly as sin and it produced audio perfection, no one would complain. This is 360 degree omni directional portable speaker, the design is such that the speakers inside point upwards and the sound is diffused all round by the plastic top cover. It works really well sit it in the middle of a room and walk round it and you will hear the same quality of sound in any place you stand. 5” drivers and a passive driver under the bonnet. The choice of surface you stand it on can have a surprising effect on the quality of sound.

Really superb sound quality – i have heard things on some tracks that were not apparent on other quality bluetooth speakers. However i have some reservations about the so called 360 degree surround sound aspect but this is not really important to me. All in all, plenty of good quality sound from a small package. Well worth a try especially at some of the bargain prices available at the moment.

Bluetooth speakers are ten-a-penny these days, ranging from ones that cost a few pounds, to ones that are pretty expensive. In our house we use sonos speakers (which connect via wifi, not bluetooth), but we’ve wanted a decent bluetooth speaker to use when staying away. We’d seen libratone speakers in john lewis and thought they looked (and sounded) good, so we’ve given the libtratone one style speaker a go. Libtratone is a scandinavian company, and, as one might expect from a speaker from that part of the world the one style looks quite minimalistic and chic. It’s light grey, and comes with almost no visible sockets or buttons, just a rigid plastic hook on one corner that seems to flow out of the speaker’s surround. 5′ deep and, unusually, both sides (front and back) act as a speaker. This means that it is designed to be used when upright or hanging from the loop; if it’s laid down, you’ll lose much of the sound. There is a single power button that you use to turn the speaker on and off; there’s also a round button that you use to initiate pairing on your device, and to control volume. If you run your finger around the button, this activates little leds round the button, and you then run your finger round it again to turn the volume up or down.

This latest bluetooth speaker from the scandinavian maker libratone is certainly stylish, although the sample i received in caribbean green would not be my first choice of colour. It comes beautifully presented in a rounded box which reflects the contours of the product itself. It was fairly easy to set up, apart from the second phone i tried it on took several goes for no apparent reason. It is modular in approach in that different handles can be attached to the rubber / metal frame. The click has more options than the style in that respect. The sound compared to my bose mini (which costs about 10 quid more) was disappointing. Rather flat and lacking in bottom end when playing rock music. It also needs to be stood on its end to get the best out of the 360 sound projection. That makes it’s a bit unstable unless it is hanging, which i think is a weakness. However it seems stable enough even when played at high volume – no discernible movement, so full marks on that front – and it hasn’t fallen over yet.

Having had the speaker that i used with my phone/ipod ‘borrowed’ by my son when he went back to uni this year, i was delighted to have the opportunity to test this. There are three different styles of libratone speakers – one click, one style and too. The one i received was one style, in cloudy grey, which is about the size of a clutch handbag, or radio. In design, this looks sleek and modern. Unlike the one click, which enables you to change the handle, the one style has a fixed handle. This is really a finger loop and you can only put it through the strap of a bag if you can undo the strap to link it through – obviously you can also hang it on a hook. The whole idea of this is that you can use it outside (it is splash proof, so ideal for by the beach or pool on holiday) and you can link up other speakers to get a sound system throughout your house, if you so wish. Most of these kind of speakers are cylindrical in shape, whereas this is more book shaped. The problem with this is that the base is not very wide, making it unsteady if you are out for a picnic and want to put it on the ground – although it is stable on a flat surface. It would be nice to put this flat, but obviously, if you do so, you are covering half of the speaker.

Firstly this product is packaged very well, has a very much apple feel about it. I wasn’t familiar with the libratone brand therefore i wasn’t sure what to expect. The design is very modern and stylish. I am not sure about the carry handle feature. When is comes to sound i was pleasantry surprised. Having only had bose before i was comparing to this and there is not too much of a difference, i think the bose has a little strong base. The libratone is easy to set up and connect, with a nice dial/touch pad feature on the actual speak to pause, amend volume and answer calls. Overall it looks great and would buy the libratone brand again.

Only states android and iphone on packaging, but works with my windows phone. Sound quality when playing music is epic. Sound quality when using interactive features over bluetooth (cortana) not so great. Sounds muffled and hard to understand. May just be the way the assistant works over bt but it loses a star for me. Was charged on opening, and lasted almost its full advertised time. And does feel rather light, so it really is ideal for travel usage.

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Libratone TOO Bluetooth Speaker (360° Sound, Touch Operation, IPX4 Splashproof, 12h Rechargeable Battery) - Graphite Grey
Rating
4.6 of 5 stars, based on 63 reviews