Review: Wowee One Classic

Looking for a portable speaker with good bass? Typically in order to have decent bass you need a fairly large speaker. Read on to see if this device can break the norm.

Device:

The Wowee One is a portable speaker that uses a gel audio driver to deliver low frequencies through a variety of different surfaces. The device itself is fairly small; about the size of two smartphones stacked on top of each other and weighs about the same. The only connections are on one side of the device, a mini USB port for charging the internal battery and a 3.5mm AUX jack for input. The battery is rated to provide 20 hours of playback. In our testing, we were able to achieve a little over 19hrs of playback so the rating is pretty accurate.

There isn’t an On/Off switch and instead the device turns on when the AUX cable is inserted and off when the cable is removed. While it is a cool idea, having to remove the AUX cable to turn the device off means that the cable could get misplaced. We would rather see a separate power switch so the Aux cable can remained plugged in while the device is off.

Sound Quality:

First impression when we first plugged the unit in and cranked up the tunes was that this is just like any other speaker its size and could only play the higher frequencies. That changed when the Wowee was put on the counter. The sound instantly became richer deeper. The wide range of sound that this device is capable of reproducing is rather impressive. It should be noted that the overall performance of the Wowee is dependent on the surface it sits on. We recommend trying the Wowee on different surfaces to find the one that sounds best. The Wowee can use almost any solid surface to produce great sound such as coolers, tables, counters, or even a cardboard box.

Summary:

  • Price: $79.99 at writing
  • Maker: Wowee

Pros:

  • Impressive Sound Quality
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Perfect for iOS devices, Android smartphones, or any other devices that have a 3.5mm audio jack

Cons:

  • No on/off switch

t3chniq’s final verdict: Buy

Comments (2)

  1. Omar J.