DBEST London Transformative Bluetooth speaker system and MP3 player
$249.99 at Amazon.com
Add this one to the long line of odd but attractive Bluetooth speaker systems. The Transformative's speakers can be twisted and rotated in just about any direction to aim the sound where you want it. It also works as an MP3 player, and a speakerphone system.
The Transformative runs off a rechargeable battery which you recharge through the USB port on a computer. It comes out of the box looking like a ring, with its two speakers mounted on either side of its central control panel. Twist the speakers up and around and they'll face forward or to the sides. Fire up the control panel and sync the Transformative to the Bluetooth radio in a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The process is painless, and the sound quality is quite respectable.
There's an SD memory card slot in the back where you can plug in your MP3 tunes if you don’t have a Bluetooth device handy. But if you’re playing music through your phone, the Transformative doubles as a speakerphone system. It’ll shut down the music so you can field incoming calls.
As Bluetooth speakers go, this one is unusually pricey, but the engineers at DBEST can’t be faulted for lacking a sense of style.
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