Sunvalleytek reached out to me this week to ask if I was willing to review their PULSE X Bluetooth wireless speaker <-LINK and I said sure will be happy to test it out. So, now that I am done testing, I am giving it away to a reader. But first my thoughts on the unit.
First off the packaging is nice and the unit comes well protected. Included in the box is the speaker itself as well as a reasonably long micro-USB power charging cord and a standard headphone cord so that you can, if you don’t want to run it on Bluetooth, plug it in to your phone or other device. The one thing I see missing so often with tech is a wall-to-USB adapter and there is not one included here. Not a deal breaker just something I wish more gadgets would default include. Oh, you also have a tiny manual in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.
Now on to the physical demensions of the unit. This is not a small device nor is it light at over 1 pound. It is advertised as a “portable” unit and it is, but it will take up a bit of space.
If you compare the PULSE X to a smaller unit like the TaoTronics TT-SK05 or my audiosnax in the photo above you can see what I mean. Now the sound quality is clearly not the same as you are looking at 3W vs 14W.
So how much “big” sound does this “little” unit pump out? I turned my phone up to about 75% as above that level there was real distortion. At about 10 feet from the unit I was just under 70db and the quality was very good to my ear. Plenty loud to enjoy the music. The unit also “feels” like a quality design.
The unit has more features like the ability to be used as a Bluetooth speaker for phone calls as well. When using the music player, and you get a call, my phone muted the music and allowed me to use the speaker for the phone call. When I was close to the speaker the call quality was not bad but poor at a distance of 6-10 feet.
So now the real question – would I travel with this unit? On short trips I would say no due to weight and size. However, I find my smaller unit just does not produce enough volume to be impressive when say on a vacation or when I want to watch movies on my laptop and this unit would be perfect for that and especially at this price point range.
Now it’s your turn for a shot at winning this unit. I will use Random.org to pick the winner Sunday night the 10th of July. You may enter only once per person any you must live in the USA to enter. You will have one week to respond if you are the winner and if you do not respond via e-mail a runner up will be chosen. Please leave a comment below on the blog and say anything you want.
Have fun! – René
EDIT: We have our winner – no more comments – per Random.org and it is #6 – Congrats – I will email you soon!
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