Posted: Jan 28 2014
by: Andrew Rafter

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Loewe Eyes Portable Speaker Market With Speaker 2go

The name Loewe is a by-word for quality and price, so it might be a surprise to see German manufacturer chasing the portable speaker market with the recently released Speaker 2go.  

Simplicity is what the Speaker 2go is about, you simply connect a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player, wirelessly to the portable Bluetooth speaker and you're ready to go - it's that easy.

Despite its svelte looks it does pack a punch thanks to two full-range speakers, a woofer and a specially folded bass reflex tube for a total 40 watts of music power.

Power is provided by two built-in lithium polymer batteries which will provide up to eight hours of undisturbed music.

Elsewhere the Bluetooth speakers can double up as a mobile speakerphone thanks to the inclusion of an integrated microphone with automatic echo cancellation, allowing users to turn the device into a fully-fledged hands-free system, ideal for telephone conferences. 

Despite its compact dimensions (24 x 10.5 x 5.1 cm), the Loewe Speaker 2go delivers rich 2.1 stereo sound across a wide frequency range of 80 Hz to 20 kHz. To produce this effect, it incorporates three digital amplifiers (Class D) for 40 watts of total music power.

The speaker system consists of two combined mid-range speakers and tweeters (10 watts each) and a woofer (20 watts). The space-saving bass reflex tube ensures the correct presence of music in low frequency ranges.

The robust solid aluminium frame supports undistorted sound reproduction. What's more, at the blink of an eye, an integrated voice-optimised microphone turns the Speaker 2go into a portable hands-free system for incoming or outgoing calls, with optimal sound quality thanks to the integrated echo cancellation. For telephone conferences on the move, with just a smartphone and Speaker 2go.

Thanks to inclusion of NFC, the Speakers 2g0 is easy to connect a wide range of modern mobile devices. Simply place your NFC-compatible mobile device on the contact point indicated on the speaker to create the Bluetooth connection and you are ready to start playing music, with no need for complex settings in the device menu.

To ensure optimal music transmission quality when using Bluetooth, the Speaker 2go uses the apt-X codec to meet even the highest demands. The Bluetooth connection covers a range of up to 10 metres.

The 3.5 mm stereo jack can of course also be used for sound reproduction - a cable is included with delivery. The device also has a USB port to charge mobile devices. Ensuring, for example, that your mobile phone is ready to use at all times during your travels.

Price: £269.99

Available now.