Bluetooth speakers in the Philippines
What are Bluetooth speakers?
Bluetooth is a form of wireless technology standard for exchanging data and information over a short distance among two devices. It was first invented by Ericsson in 1994 and has seen many iterations of Bluetooth connectivity, each one improving over the last in many aspects such as security and reliability.
Bluetooth speakers – as the name implies – are speakers that have Bluetooth as its primary and main connection for audio output. Bluetooth speakers used to be unpopular in the past when Bluetooth connections were not always so stable or reliable. The electronics market also did not see much not see much use for Bluetooth speakers at that time.
Today, however, with the rise of smartphones, tablets and other smart devices, Bluetooth has a great relevance in many devices and its connectivity. The advent of smartwatches has boosted the importance of Bluetooth even more than before, as it is pretty much required for the connection between watch and phone.
Why use a Bluetooth speaker?
The use of a Bluetooth speaker brings a lot of advantages and benefits to us, most of all is the convenience and portability.
- Convenience. That's the biggest reason a lot of people purchase Bluetooth speakers. Everyone wants convenience in their life, not more complications in the form of more wires, cables, or awkwardly large speakers.
- Bluetooth speakers connect to our devices wirelessly, keeping our bags and tables clutter and cable-free. No more fussing about tangled wires or getting them hooked on to something. There are some Bluetooth speakers that have more than just Bluetooth connectivity, such as also having the standard 3.5mm jack to connect to our devices with.
- Most Bluetooth speakers are meant to be mobile and to be easily transported or carried around, hence they are usually designed to be very minimalistic and compact. They are usually small enough that you can carry them in a small bag to the park, office – just anywhere!
- The general consensus for most compact speakers are that they sound bad. It was probably true in the not-so-distant past, but today most of these compact portable Bluetooth speakers can sound ridiculously amazing, even on par on some cheaper home or computer speakers.
- Do not worry about Bluetooth draining your smartphone or tablet's battery! Bluetooth 4.0 has improved a lot on that issue and it now has an LE mode, Low Energy, that will maintain a stable connection, but also retaining good battery life.
Good brands for Bluetooth speakers
There are many different brands of Bluetooth speakers out there, some are bad, some are great, and some are just downright fantastic. These are some brands that make really fantastic Bluetooth speakers:
- Bose is one of the more famous brands that produces more high-end audio equipment, and although they are expensive, they produce really very good high quality sounding speakers. The Bose Bluetooth speaker, the Sound Link Mini 2, is probably one of the best Bluetooth speakers out there right now, even though it is rather costly.
- Sony is also a reputable and reliable brand for their audio products. Their SRS-X5 is a Sony Bluetooth speaker in a compact form factor which has an 8-hour battery life to ensure you get to enjoy your audio throughout the day.
- Logitech is a computer peripherals company that produces everything from speakers to keyboards for computer parts. They also own the Ultimate Ears company, a professional audio company, and they themselves have produced a fantastic Logitech Bluetooth speaker called the UE Boom 2. Although slightly larger, the UE Boom 2 is really very loud.
If you are someone who enjoys music listening on the go, but prefer not to use headphones – and also have the capability to play it out loud, then a Bluetooth speaker is a very suitable choice.