Reviewed by Anna McKernon
I was lucky enough to be selected to review the Mini Bluetooth Stereo System from August International.
The stereo system comes boxed with a number of accessories, which includes a USB cable, a 3.5mm audio cable and an instruction manual.
The music system has a retro style and is available in four different colour options: Black, White, Blue and Red. The music system can be powered directly from the mains or from its rechargeable Li-ion 3.7v battery, which takes approximately three hours to fully charge which will then provide you with seven hours working time.
Sound quality is crystal clear from its 2x 3w speakers whether you’re listening to music on volume number 7 or the maximum 30, no matter which music function you are using.
The one function which impressed me the most was its ability to wirelessly connect to Bluetooth devices. Its Bluetooth range is approximately 30 meters; to test this I left the device plugged in, in the house and I was able to walk to the bottom of my garden before any interference was experienced. Not only was I able to use my iPhone as the Bluetooth device but also my Laptop.
The music system has many other great functions including the ability to play MP3 audio files from either a USB device or a SD card. The music system also has a FM Radio Mode, a FM radio alarm function and an Audio-In mode. I found the Audio-in mode very useful as my unfortunately my iPod Classic isn’t Bluetooth but through the use of the provided 3.5mm audio cable I was able to connect my iPod and use the music system as a speaker system.
Its small, condensed size of 150 x 125 x 85mm enables it to be used throughout the house as it takes up very minimal space. This gadget is also the ideal travel accessory for a music lover like myself, without impacting too much on your luggage limit as the device weighs in at 320g.
The music system comes guaranteed for twelve months with the manufacture August International.
I would rate this as a solid 5/5. Its recommended retail price is £34.95 but is currently available on Amazon for £20, making this music system a fantastic purchase.
Bluetooth V3.0 + EDR | Speakers: 2 x 3Watts | USB and SD card port: up to 16GB card or USB in FAT format | File format: MP3 | Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion 3.7v 800mAh | Working Time: Over 7 hours | Charging Time: 3 hours | Charging voltage: DC 5V | Dimensions: 150 x 125 x85mm | Weight: 320g
Available to buy from Amazon here.