Reviewed by Nina Holmes
I love listening to music daily, whether that is radio or music stored on my phone, so I was really happy to receive the Sydney Speaker from Urbanista to review. It arrived in smart and easy to open packaging.
The instructions were very straight forward and simple to follow.
The Urbanista Sydney Speaker is a small and portable 3w Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0) speaker that is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It has up to 5 hours playback from a single 1.5 hours charge. It is also rated IPX5, which means that it is water-resistant (splash-proof), so ideal for kitchen, garden or even the bathroom. It is also available in four colour options; Midnight Black, White Mist, Rose Gold and Olive Green.
The speaker connected to my phone without any problems. The speaker I received was the Rose Gold colour, which I think would look nice in any room, the other vibrant colours also look great. The speaker is covered in a fabric which gives it a stylish design. The speaker is small and compact, it can fit into the palm of your hand, which makes it the perfect size for carrying around in your bag or even in a pocket.
There are some simple raised buttons on the top of the speaker for the volume, Bluetooth pairing and the power button. The back of the speaker is where you find the port for charging the speaker (charging is via USB), neatly hidden by a rubber cover. The base of the speaker has 2 rubber feet, making it non-slip and sturdy. It also features a aux connector should you wish to hard wire the speaker using a 3.5mm audio cable.
Once connected and playing music, the sound quality is amazing. For such a small speaker, I honestly couldn’t believe the quality. It definitely does just a good a job as a larger speaker for personal use.
There is up to 5 hours playtime and it only take 1.5 hours to charge and has a standby time of 30 days.
The Urbanista Sydney Speaker can be connected to a 2nd speaker, I am very tempted to by buy a second one. The stereo sounds from 2 speakers would be fabulous!
I think the price is just right for this speaker – for the size and quality I would say that the price is spot on.
This is a very sleek portable speaker that is a great size for being truly portable and the sound from such a small speaker is excellent. It has a range of 10 metres over the Bluetooth so you don’t even you’re your phone that close to it to use it. With Christmas nearly here, this would make an ideal gift for music lovers in your family. Sydney is the perfect travel buddy.
I would recommend this speaker and would rate it 5/5.
For more information or to buy visit www.urbanista.com.