Review: Soundbox 10 Is One of the Best Bluetooth Speakers

 Soundbox 10 Is One of the Best Bluetooth Speakers

There are a lot of wireless speakers out there, but the Soundbox 10 ($95.95) from PAWW is one of the best Bluetooth speakers you'll find. When you touch and pickup the Soundbox, you feel the quality, heft, and attention to design that sets the Soundbox apart from its plastic competitors. Other distinctive features include the smooth touchscreen surface where the buttons live. The speaker grill is very finely detailed, and the whole unit would look right at home in an Apple Retail store.

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There is one odd design point however—a slit running along the top that makes the Soundbox look like an automatic stapler. Still, it adds to the distinctive look. The Soundbox would be a great companion for any iOS device or iMac or Mac mini, thanks to the aluminum design elements. As a nice touch, PAWW includes an audio cable so you can switch between wired and Bluetooth.

The most important function of a speaker is sound quality and the Soundbox does not disappoint. The bottom of the unit has a rubbery seal gasket design that makes the unit work almost as a subwoofer, adding extra bass. It's not as cheap as most competitors, but if you sign up on the PAWW website, you can snag a 10 percent off coupon.

Pros

  • Premium materials
  • Bluetooth or wired audio
  • Touchscreen buttons

Cons

  • Expensive, but 10 percent off coupon available

Final Verdict

PAWW Soundbox 10 stands out among the best Bluetooth speakers, thanks to its premium materials and clever touchscreen buttons. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.