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Bluetooth Speaker Review: FAVI Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker Review
      #46436 - 05/12/14 03:34 PM

We've seen quite a few Bluetooth speakers but the FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker is one of the most unique looking wireless speakers on the market. The boomerang style design allows you to wear it like a neck pillow, put a strap on it and wear it like a bag or you can put your tablet or smartphone in the speaker's built-in holder and prop it up on a table. The unique design offers unique flexibilities to face the speakers at any direction.



Design

The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker has a form of headphones but instead of earmuffs at the ends, it has two 6W speakers. You can fold the FAVI speaker the same way you'd fold headphones when store it in your bag, and you can also extend the arms to make the span wider to hold a 10" table in landscape orientation. The arms are made with metal and the folding hinges are heavy duty. The FAVI Boomerang has just a power on/off switch, an AUX in port and a micro USB charging port conveniently located on the top of one arm, and a mic for voice calls and a LED light on the inside of the arm.



The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker has two strap holders, one on each speaker arm. You can tie the speaker to your car's headrest or other places using the holders, or carry it with a shoulder strap like a messenger bag. The FAVI speaker has two padded groves that can hold your smartphone or tablet on a table while playing sound. The full sized FAVI can hold any smartphone and up to 10" tablets in both portrait and landscape orientations, and you can slide the speaker up and down on your device to tilt it in different viewing angles.



The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker is compact measuring 7.83 x 8.2 x 2 inches and it weighs 13.6 ounces. FAVI offers the speaker in two sizes, the full sized one and a mini sized one that works better with smartphones and smaller sized tablets. The FAVI speaker comes in white, black and yellow color options.

Bluetooth

The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker has built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and supports hands-free calling and stereo profiles for music, video and game playback and control. The speaker doesn't have volume control, so you'll need to control the volume from your devices. Pairing with the FAVI is easy. The first time you turn on the speaker, it'll put itself into pairing mode automatically. The speaker will remember the last pairing partner after power cycles, and when it's not paired with anything, it'll go into pairing mode again when you turn it on. With NFC enabled devices, just put the NFC chip on your device near the NFC symbol on the speaker to pair. We tested the speaker with several smartphones and tablets, and found it paired with all easily.



Sound

The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker has 2 6W drivers with frequency range of 50Hz - 20kHz. Two drivers offer good stereo audio and they're powerful enough to fill a room with sound, though they're not the loudest we've heard. The speaker has good balance in dynamic range and highs and lows have good separation and clarity. The bass is reasonably powerful, and in some tracks, it can sound a little muffled, but doesn't sound badly. The tremble sounds full and clear. Even when the volume is turned to high or max, the speaker doesn't blow out the audio and keeps the integrity of each track. The speaker sounds reasonably powerful for movie FX and game sounds. The speaker is also a very good voice and conference call device with clear incoming and outgoing voice quality.

Battery

The FAVI Boomerang Wireless Surround Sound for Tablets and Smartphones speaker has a built-in rechargeable Lithium ion battery that should last you a day of music and movie playback and voice calls. The speaker comes with a USB charging cable and it takes several hours to charge it via a computer. The LED light also helps indicate charging status.



Conclusion

It's not everyday you see a unique portable speaker like the FAVI Boomerang. The folding design makes this speaker a nice addition to your travel gear bag and the extendable arms can work with your 10" tablet. The speaker has enough power to produce loud sound and offers clear and balanced audio when playing most music genres. It's a good speaker for voice calls, movie and game audio as well. It works with any Bluetooth enabled device and any device with a 3.5mm audio output jack. At 13.6 ounces, the FAVI Boomerang is reasonably light and it does give you several creative ways to carry it with you conveniently.

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Unique design, good audio balance and sounds full.
What's Not: Not very loud.
Price: $149.99
Web site: FAVI Entertainment

Reviewed by: Tong Zhang









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