Picture this: you want to share some hot tracks with your friends. You pull your smartphone out of one pocket, and a compact speaker system out of the other. You set the speaker on the table and start streaming music from your phone and impress your friends away with some great sound. That's what it's like with the Soundmatters foxLv2 portable speaker system.
Bluetooth connectivity for music and talk
The foxLv2 system works with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including Android phones, iPhones®, iPads®, Blackberrys®, and PDAs. The system uses Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth technology to ensure the best quality wireless signal from your device.
Small system detailed sound
Four high-performance amplifiers provide up to eight watts of total power to give your music some punch. The are two 1" speakers and each is an ingenious combination of woofer and tweeter, delivering solid mids and clean high tones. There's even an ingenious "BassBattery." The system's lithium-ion battery, encased in rubber, doubles as a bass radiator to pump out the lows.
And Soundmatters includes a small "yoga mat" to place the foxLv2 on, to keep it from vibrating across the table when the bass kicks in. But if that's still not enough, a line-level output lets you connect the system to an external sub.
For more than music
Built-in microphones let you carry on hands-free conversations through the foxLv2. You can even use it as an impromptu speaker phone for conference calls.
There's also minijack input, so you can connect the foxLv2 to your laptop or other portable devices through their headphone jacks. Watch videos on your PC or play games with your handheld and enjoy them with bigger, better sound from the foxLv2.
The foxLv2 is made for on-the-go listening. It features a removable hinged grill that swings out to serve as a stand. Its built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 5 hours of operation, and can be charged either through its AC adapter or a USB connection to your computer or other device. And with the included international power adapters you can always keep the foxLv2 charged wherever you are.
When you're ready to go, just slip the foxLv2 into its travel pouch, and tuck it into your pocket. Or carry it by the included lanyard. Either way, you're ready to relocate the party.
From the review Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth: Can go from pocket to party in under a minute
"Slipping the slender foxLv2 into my pants or jacket pocket seemed natural to me as natural as doing the same with my phone. And what a great combination. I'm hard-pressed to think of a portable speaker system this small that sounds this good."
Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer