Luxa2 GroovyW Blueooth Speaker w/Wireless Charging - Installation and Testing

Article Index
Luxa2 GroovyW Blueooth Speaker w/Wireless Charging
Features and Specifications
Installation and Testing
Conclusion

Installation:

There are a lot of things that require lengthy installation. Thankfully the GroovyW is a snap to install. If you want to customize the sound, you can download and install the app, but after your device is paired, you're pretty much good to go. Thankfully, the GroovyW is ready to go a lot faster than it takes to set up a new remote for your TV. This App is only available for Android, so if you're an Apple user, you'll have to do without sound tweaking by this application.

On Charging Base

On Charing Base

Lights On

Lights On

NFC Playing

NFC Action

 

Testing:

When it comes down to playing with things at BCCHardware, I sometimes forget it's called testing! As I've previously mentioned, the GroovyW connected to your device via Bluetooth and pairing is super simple. Once you turn on and pair both devices the Bluetooth indicator lights up so you know you are connected. The Near Field Communication feature enables playback from your phone when it is near the speaker and stops playback when it is taken away. That's pretty nifty, although I had some trouble getting it to work properly all the time. With NFC enabled, when you place your phone on the GroovyW, Google Play Music fired up and I didn't even have to unlock my phone. That is very cool stuff!

 

The GroovyW makes noise, lights up and even talks to you on startup. It also uses voice feedback to let you know if your Bluetooth is in pairing mode and connected. You can charge the speaker wirelessly through the Qi Wireless charging dock, but if the speaker is dead, you won't be able to charge with this method and play it at the same time. The charge dock is a battery that requires charging and this battery charges the battery inside the GroovyW and with the wireless charging factor not being as efficient, you'll have to make sure to keep things from going dead - or you'll be without music for a while.

I usually plugged in the charging dock by a USB wall plug. At any time, you can charge your Qi capable Nexus 5 (or other compatible device simply by laying it on the charging dock. If you want to charge any other USB chargeable device, you can plug in the cable to the base of the GroovyW and your phone, media player or tablet will charge from the battery.

Good sound is important, and the Luxa2 GroovyW has pretty good speakers and sounds very good. I played a variety of music from the classical Zelda soundtrack to some harder rock from Skillet and Thousand Foot Krutch. The sound level is nice and loud and you can adjust the volume with your phone or the speaker. As far as range goes, I was able to carry my phone with me upstairs and into other rooms and the device stayed connected without a hitch. While you can plug in with a cable, I like using the Bluetooth connection much more as you're not tether to any cables and you don't have to get up to change the song. This is great if you're sick (or just sick of getting out of bed) and want to play some tunes without getting out of bed.

 

Artist List

Artist List

EQ Settings

EQ Options

Playing

Playing

 

As I mentioned earlier, the GroovyW comes with an App called the Groovy Audio Center. The App is optional of course, but if you want to play around with different equalizer settings, you’ll need it. The app has some presents for different types of music. Keep in mind that it won't work on music played in other applications such as Google Play Music, and it will only work for music played from the App itself.

On the last page, we'll wrap up a few final thoughts in our conclusion.