Conclusion: At the price of $89, the Antec SP1 is cheaper than other portable Bluetooth speaker like the Jawbone. The cheaper price does sacrifice some features such as Bluetooth 4.0 and an NFC chip. However, we do not think that many people will care much about these features as long as the speaker produces a decent audio quality.
Pros: Great packagingLight and portableSturdy construction, Good battery life, Easy to use/access button
Cons: No battery level indicator, Bass is not as strong as some other speakers, No Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
Summary: The Antec SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a perfect size. It's not to large nor is it to small and what that means is you can take it just about anywhere and get decent audio. One unique feature is the ability to place and receive calls thanks to it built-in mic. And I don't know about you, but being about to turn your smartphone into a quality speaker-phone is very cool!
Conclusion: When we unboxed the SP1 the first thing which was noticeable was that it is surprisingly heavy, not so much as to make it a problem when travelling but it feels very solid and the rubber casing around four of the sides makes for a very durable unit too; and one which will sit reasonably steady on the desk. The rubber is a bit of a dust/fluff magnet mind you but that is a small trade off for a high quality design.
Summary: Final Thoughts
It seems like everyone is making products for mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are really becoming a part of our lives and Antec wants to create products to complement these devices. The SP1 is the perfect product to do that. We all love music and when we find that awesome song that we want to share with everyone it can be difficult.
Pros: Impressive sound, Microphone for speakerphone capability, Sleek and rubberized design, Easy to setup and use, Rechargeable battery, Available in different colors
Antec a.m.p. SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
1 August 2013
Excerpt: Today we are going to take a look at the Antec Mobile Products SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker which is designed for those who travel frequently and aren’t satisfied with the poor sound quality offered by their laptop or smartphone. It’s available in three colour combinations: black and red, white and pink and green. We have the green version to test today.
Excerpt: Portable speakers fill a very specific gap in the audio market. You want portable music that you can share, so headphones won't do, and you want personal audio in a small room, like a study or bedroom, but your budget won't stretch to something bigger, and arguably better.