Crystal Acoustics goes portable with £40 Bluetooth speaker

13 Aug 2012

Crystal Acoustics Ovale speaker

Just launched in the UK is the Crystal Acoustics Ovale Bluetooth stereo speaker, designed for listening on the move.

Selling for £40, it has combined controls for volume, play/pause and track forward/back skip, operates over a range of up to 10m, and as well as playing music will also allow handsfree calling when used with a Bluetooth phone, thanks to a built-in microphone.

The twin 28mm full-range drivers are driven by a 2x1.5W amplifier, and backed up with a passive bass radiator, and the company says the Ovale's large-capacity rechargeable battery 'guarantees 8 hours of non-stop portable use' from a 2.5 hour charge.

The speaker has a 'sleek, low-weight construction and soft rubber finish' to make it easy to carry around – it's 22cm long, and weighs 220g – and comes complete with a USB charging lead, plus a 3.5mm stereo interconnect to fit its auxiliary input.

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Thanks for the informed comment.  I've just ordered mine from Amazon!

I can confirm that this can be charged with any USB mains charger. I charged mine connecting the mini USB cable to the HTC charger. This is also clearly mentioned in the manual: "You can charge the OVALE with any mobile phone charger with a 5V USB jack".

i emailed the company and asked them to clarify regarding the charging,  i even quoted them what is in the product's user manual and they came back to me & told me it can only be charged by connecting it to a computer... if its the case that they are wrong about their own product,  that would put me off buying a product from a company that dont know their own product & or give out incorrect information

gar1975 wrote:
i would of ordered one of these if it wasnt for the fact you can only charge it via usb cable connected to a computer. . .

Given that it's a USB charging system, you could use any aftermarket USB charger. These start from well on the right side of £10, or any phone charger with the right plug will do the job.

i would of ordered one of these if it wasnt for the fact you can only charge it via usb cable connected to a computer. . .

Ordered it today - will report back my findings. Smile

It's available for £33.99 for a limited time, on Amazon as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crystal-Acoustics-Ovale-E-portability-speakerpho...