BlueAnt M1 Stereo Bluetooth Speakers
|BlueAnt M1 Stereo Bluetooth Speakers|
|Features, Specs and More|
|Closer Look and Testing|
A few years ago a person was lucky to have a couple of Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth was relatively new, relatively insecure, and quite expensive. Some notebooks had native Bluetooth support as did high-end cell phones. Today, Bluetooth devices are much more available and Bluetooth has connected more than a mere keyboard, mouse and headset. Today we use Bluetooth technology in remote controls, media players and in stereo headsets and speakers. Today we've got a look at one such stereo speaker set from BlueAnt and will try and find out if it delivers on its promise of "crystal clear high quality audio".
We first laid our eyes on the M1 speakers back in 2008 at CES. They were not available at the time, but have been launched sometime mid-2008. Bluetooth speakers certainly aren't a new idea, but BlueAnt follows up on their tradition of high-quality Bluetooth products and delves into the arena of entertainment instead of hands-free devices.
While the main selling feature of these speakers is their Bluetooth wireless stereo capability, they do come equipped to plug into your wired media player. They have a built-in battery that requires charging via the included 12v DC adapter.
The M1 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers ship in a nice neoprene "wetsuit" that protects it from bumps, scratches and a bit of rough treatment. Although the material may inspire visions of Lara Croft from Tomb Raider: Underworld, don't be fooled the case is not waterproof. The rear of case has holes that allow access to the DC charging and line-in jacks. Also the "subwoofer" has a vented port on the back as you can see below.
Before we take a closer look at the M1, we'll jump over to the next page and cover the features and specifications of this little speaker set as well.