Thursday, 7 July 2016
ZAGG Speaker Case review: A perfect iPhone companion
When I used to live in hostel, every fortnight we used to have an after-dinner get together in our room, and there were times when my roommates didn’t even bother that my old speaker has fallen to the ground— taking my iPhone along with it, while they were busy doing their moves. Those werebasic older AUX speakers where I had to physically connect an audio cable to it. With technology advancing, Bluetooth speakers have replaced the AUX ones since a few years now. ZAGG has rolled out a Bluetooth-enabled ZAGG Speaker Case, designed especially for the iPhone 6 users, which is actually a great alternative for a small party or crowd. The Speaker Case has a pretty loud audio output, enough to entertain a small group or to be played in a small room.The USP of the Speaker Case is that the built-in Bluetooth speaker doubles up as a powerbank and while the speaker is powered by the internal battery, you can also use it to charge your smartphone when you run out of juice. The speaker sports an 1800mAh Lithium-ion battery within, which sports an audio runtime of around 8 hours. However, the internal battery is barely sufficient to charge an iPhone by about 50 per cent or a little more. The speaker has a metal grill towards the bottom (on the rear), a triangular battery status button, three basic audio control buttons, including power, play/pause and mute/microphone (so you can take phone calls hands free), and four status LEDs to indicate the battery capacity. Press the triangular button once and the LEDs power up accordingly to show you the internal battery status.Sadly, there are no volume buttons on the speaker itself and you would have to rely on the smarpthone's volume controls itself to increase or decrease the volume. Though a volume button is not essential in this case, it would be a nice feature to have.