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The OontZ Angle review

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  • The OontZ Angle

The OontZ Angle wireless speaker features a slick design and surprisingly high-quality sound, making it a great choice for a wireless speaker.

- Top Ten Reviews team, Top Ten Reviews 

Specs / Features


New version now available search Amazon.com for the OontZ Angle PLUS The Water resistant indoor outdoor shower speaker. Enhanced Bass louder volume longer battery playtime OontZ Angle PLUS | UP TO 10 HOURS OF PLAYTIME from single charge of the rechargeable battery; handsfree personal speaker phone with built in mic | WIRELESSLY CONNECT TO YOUR BLUETOOTH DEVICE: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, smartphones, Tablets; listen to laptops, PCs and non-Bluetooth devices with included 3.5mm audio cable connected to the speaker AUX-IN jack; | CLEAR HIGH QUALITY AUDIO - 2 precision neodymium speaker drivers... More

New version now available search Amazon.com for the OontZ Angle PLUS The Water resistant indoor outdoor shower speaker. Enhanced Bass louder volume longer battery playtime OontZ Angle PLUS | UP TO 10 HOURS OF PLAYTIME from single charge of the rechargeable battery; handsfree personal speaker phone with built in mic | WIRELESSLY CONNECT TO YOUR BLUETOOTH DEVICE: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, smartphones, Tablets; listen to laptops, PCs and non-Bluetooth devices with included 3.5mm audio cable connected to the speaker AUX-IN jack; | CLEAR HIGH QUALITY AUDIO - 2 precision neodymium speaker drivers | STYLISH DESIGN & ULTRA-LIGHT WEIGHT at only 9 ounces; this version is NOT water resistant - for water resistance, enhanced bass, more volume and higher audio quality search Amazon for the OontZ Angle PLUS Edition; official Cambridge SoundWorks Carry Case also available sold separately

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Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Warranty (Months) -
Size 13 x 7 cm (5.1 x 2.8 in)
Weight N/A
Reviews summary section

What's good

  • Compact design
  • Angled speakers for better sound
  • Fairly loud for its size

What's bad

  • Uses mini-USB instead of more popular micro USB
  • Lacks stereo separation
  • Sound doesn't carry
  • Sound distortion at higher volumes

The Oontz Angle is yet another addition to the growing Bluetooth portable speaker market. Despite its small size of 13.4 x 6.8 x 7.62 cm (5.3 x 2.7 x 3 inches), weight of 255 grams and relatively low price, reviewers found that it stacked up to more expensive competitors like Jawbone's Jambox in almost every area.

Design-wise the soft touch, rubber-coated plastic enclosure and wavy grill texture give the speakers a fairly industrial feel. The grill comes in comes in a nine different colors from standard black to neon green. What stands out the most, however, is its distinctive triangular design. According to critics, this shape angles the two front-firing speakers slightly upwards, allowing sound to travel slightly better than if it were facing straight forward.

Due to this shape, all of the buttons are on the back. Normally experts find issue with this placement, but iLounge states, "OontZ Angle places them high enough on the rear surface that they’re easy to reach with a finger…" At the bottom are a 3.5mm audio-in jack and a mini-USB port. Critics were a bit turned off by the mini-USB port as most non-Apple devices utilize a micro-USB port instead.

While the sound quality of the speakers didn't blow away reviewers, they generally categorize it as having decent sound for its price point. CNET describes it as playing, "fairly loud, with a reasonable amount of detail and some bass, though not quite enough to keep it from sounding a little thin." Others generally agree with this assessment and go on to add that there is no stereo separation and sound distorts at higher volumes. The Droid Lawyer chimes in, stating, "I've found that these small speakers don't have the ability to carry sound across great distances."

While the product isn't flawless, most critics can recommend this device thanks to its low cost of entry and relatively decent sound. Wireless Speakers Review says, "…the Oontz Angle wireless speaker features a slick design and surprisingly high-quality sound, making it a great choice…"

 


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