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Nillkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth Speaker Review - On The Go Companion

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You are what you listen to. True or not, we all know that music can be relaxing to most. Listening to either jazz, ballad, reggae or even rock, you will be needing a good device that can be your companion to achieve a comfortable and relaxing moment while watching your favorite series, sipping a good coffee or chatting with your friends.
Nilkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth Speaker Review
Nilkin PlayVox S1

Nillkin has recently released the Nillkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth speaker, a portable wireless speaker that could be that all in one audio companion you'll need.

Will this Nillkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth Speaker be that gadget? Let’s find out.

Nillkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth Speaker Specs

Drivers: 42 mm, 3W
Frequency response: 80 Hz - 20 KHz
Battery: 800 mAh
Power Output: 5V / 500 mA
Connectivity: Bluetooth CSR 4.0, A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP, 3.5 mm
Play duration: > 5H
Others: control buttons, call function, microphone, Colors: black, red, blue, green
Dimensions: 100.5 x 93 x 43.5 mm
Weight: 200 g
Price: PHP 1,351

Disclaimer: This unit was seeded by Nillkin for our review.

Unboxing / Accessories

The box
The box

It is packaged in an elegant looking black box with a seal of Nillkin Authenticity. You can find inside the box which divided into two with the speaker itself and the accessories. 
What's inside?
What's inside?

Accessories include the user manual, a USB cable, portable hook, sucker and aux.

Build Quality / Design

Rugged construction
Rugged construction

The Nillkin PlayVox S1 boasts a rugged body made out of rubbery material. You’ll never mind if it fall accidentally as it is so sturdy. It even has IPX4 water resistant function makes it safe for outdoors.

The Nillkin PlayVox S1 is sleek in design!

We tried it in our car and placed it on top of our dashboard which surprises us as it didn’t slide at all. Also, with the rubbery feel of the speaker you will not worry it might slip out of your hand.

Using this speaker is not just for enjoying the music or the sound while watching your favorite series or movies, it can actually be handy in answering incoming calls from your mobile phone or laptop.

Have tried this during our conference call with our Australian client and we can hear them loud and clear. You’ll never think that you’re actually talking to people down under.

It is also very compact in size.


Battery Life

Watching KDrama is not as good if you are listening to it (even if you literally don’t understand). With the 5 hour capacity, you can even finish more than 5 episodes with no interruption.

Charging is not a problem, you can wait for 2 hours to have it full charged.  But wait, you can actually use the speaker while charging.

Features

It's packed with useful features too
It's packed with useful features too

You can play sound and answer incoming calls with an ease with just 2 seconds long press to turn on or off, short press to play or pause. It also supports NFC technology and Bluetooth 4.0.

Lastly, it has a microphone and 3.5 mm aux-in port.

Sound Quality

With the Nillkin PlayVox S1 Bluetooth speaker, you wouldn’t guess where the sound is coming. Why? Because of its high precision sound that can actually be heard in every corner of your room. Soundstage is wide for the small speaker size.

Nillkin PlayVox S1 is so powerful that can captivate your hearing senses with its smooth and relaxing sound.  You’ll enjoy more of its crisp sound while indoor as well as outdoor.

Though it is designed to work on both indoor and outdoor, you will hear a little static sound while the car is moving.

Moreover, it has crisp details and deep enough bass for the price.

Pros - Can be used while charging, water resistant, sturdy design, crisp sound, good price
Cons - Static sound while moving

Verdict

With the quality of its sound for the price, Nillkin PlayVox S1 can be an option for music lovers for the price. Recommended for people who enjoy watching movies using laptop or mobile phone. It can also be an option for conference calls as it give a quality sound with no static feels while inside the conference room.

It is available at Lazada Philippines.

Build / Design - 4
Features - 4.5
Battery Life - 4.5
Sound - 4.5
Average - 4.25 / 5 
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