Author: Bob Buskirk
It seems like everyone is making products for mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are really becoming a part of our lives and Antec wants to create products to complement these devices. The SP1 is the perfect product to do that. We all love music and when we find that awesome song that we want to share with everyone it can be difficult. If you are at a friends house no one wants to use a crappy speakers on your device and you sure don’t want to have to share headphones. The SP1 solves this problem by allowing anyone that has a device with Bluetooth to play and share their music with everyone around.
The sound quality on the SP1 is really impressive and I was actually very surprised at how loud and clear the sound was. Again, with the SP1 you shouldn’t have a single issue filling a living room-sized room with music. If you a fan of rap, R&B or music with a lot of bass you are really going to enjoy the SP1 as it really has a lot of bass for its size. Another thing that sets the SP1 apart from other Bluetooth speakers out there is that it does have a microphone on it so it can be used as a speakerphone.
I really like the design of the SP1. It is not the smallest Bluetooth speaker out there, but not the largest either. I really think that it is the perfect size. While it may not fit in your pocket it can easily be carried in your laptop bag or backpack. The rubberized design makes it a little more rugged and durable. Since you are not locked down by a power source you can put the SP1 pretty much anywhere and use it wherever you are. The Li-lon battery should give you around 10 hours of playing time. It can be recharged by any device that has a USB port.
The only thing really missing from the SP1 is a carrying case. It would have been nice to have had a small cloth bag that would hold the SP1, audio cable and USB charging cable.
Right now the MSRP for the AMP SP1 is $99, but looking online I found it for $89.99. At that price you are getting a great Bluetooth speaker / speakerphone with impressive sound and an attractive design. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Antec AMP SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
- Impressive sound
- Microphone for speakerphone capability
- Sleek and rubberized design
- Easy to setup and use
- Rechargeable battery
- Available in different colors
- A carry case / bag would have been nice