Anyone with an ipad will know the difficulty in finding an effective dock that also has speakers that can be used for music playback etc. Cue this superb unit which not only charges the ipad using the apple standard connector but also has bluetooth capability whereby you can easily connect your ipad (or indeed any bluetooth device) and have your music played through the soundfreaq’s speakers. You can download an app but for ipad/iphone/ipod users running the latest ios update from apple, connection using , for instance, the ipad’s native connection and music controls was easy and completely effective. The dock itself is a very neat and tastefully designed good looking unit that would easily sit in a lounge, kitchen/ bedroom or indeed office and has a rechargeable battery so is also fully portable. The unit comes with a remote control that offers basic track progression / pause/ on-off / volume control capability and seems effective at some distance. Music reproduction is, considering the unit cost, good. Build quality appears good with thoughtful touches including places to store accessories when not needed. The one small criticism is that the mains cable could ideally be longer to give greater flexibility in positioning. We also have a bose sounddock and this compares favourably with that at a much lower cost.
I bought the soundfreaq sfq-021rb and have to say i love this. The bluetooth is really useful for using with ipod or ipad etc and even through a lap top which is good for that extra sound if you are watching a dvd. Other useful points are that it can dock an ipad and there is a neat space in the base to store the remote. I contacted soundfreaq direct when i had a problem and the customer service was excellent and dealt with it instantly.
Excellent product just what i needed good sound and plenty volume easy to use remote control very handy makes things very convenient.
Key specs for Soundfreaq SFQ-02IRB Sound Step Recharge Bluetooth Wireless Audio System:
- High Fidelity Sound Signature sound profile crafted for natural bass response and vocal clarity /2.1 Channel (2 x 2″, 1 x 3″ drivers), acoustically tuned chamber / UQ3 spatial enhancement processor enhancement processor
- Bluetooth Wireless Pair & Play to wirelessly stream audio from any compatible A2DP Bluetooth device including: iPhone, iPod, iPad, smart phones, mobile phones, tablet PCs, netbooks and computers / Free remote control app available for iPhone and iPad
- Battery Power Rechargeable Lithium battery with 6hr+ battery life
- Composite Video Out Display video from iPad, iPhone or iPod device on external TV or monitor display
- Docking Apple 30-Pin Connector supports docking iPad, iPhone and iPod devices Additional USB charging port provides variable power up to 2.5V to charge mobile phones, smart phones, headsets and other portable devices with USB charging interface
Comments from buyers
“Cracking little speaker, Excellent, ideal for iPad, Really good product, Functional sound dock”
Firstly, got this for £20 from the recent crazy tesco’s clearance event. If amazon ran crazy promos like this then i would be in like a shot. Sorry amazon, i had to spend my well earned somewhere else for a change. :)for this price alone, the unit is worth 100 stars. Very good sound, very good build, easy as pie to use. Connected up my playbook, nook hd+ and lg 4xhd without any issue whatsoever. I personally like the look of the unit very much.
I selected this unit after a fair bit of research, it’s been on my wishlist for a while. I received mine in the last few days and i am impressed with it. It’s a portable speaker that can create nice quality of sound (for its size). Having a built in rechargeable battery makes it eminently convenient for little gatherings where-ever you end up. It’s perfect for the bedroom, kitchen, study, conservatory, or whereever and when you are heading out for that impromptu beach bbq or picnic just stash it in a bag for some mobile music, it’s built in battery lasts plenty long enough.
I don’t usually write revues but in this case. It does what it says on the tin,ilike the blue tooth,no need to dock your player,you can charge your player via the usb connected at the back,neet. An enhanced stereo separation button on or off is great. It comes with a full function remote control although you can download for free their app. What else can i say,the sound is pretty good too,you guessed it,i love it.