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Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Speaker Review

Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Speaker Review

Have you been reading reviews of the OontZ speaker, wondering if the good feedback is genuine or not? Like you, we have noticed that the OontZ has been getting a lot of good reviews, but does that mean this is the right one for your Echo Dot? Since it’s difficult to just rely on what ads say alone, we opted to review the OontZ and the following reveals our findings.

Features of the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Speaker

  • The speaker connects to Bluetooth devices quickly, and it is compatible with Windows 10, tablets, smartphones, the Mac OS, and the iPhone and iPad.
  • The speaker comes with a 3.5 mm aux in jack and audio cable so you’ll be able to connect this to a TV, Windows 8, and non-Bluetooth devices.
  • The speaker weighs less than 10 ounces and is 2.8 inches high and 5 inches long, so this a good option for those who seek portability.
  • The speaker uses a 2200 mAh battery. When charged, the speaker is good for up to 12 hours of nonstop use.
  • The speaker has an IPX5 waterproof rating, so it’s going to hold up for long and extended use.
  • The speaker uses the latest technology to provide the best possible audio quality. It is also designed to keep distortion at bay.
  • The speaker uses the patented OontZ angle 3 design that provides crystal clear sound even at high volume.

Pros

  • Constructed from heavy duty materials.
  • Consistent results.
  • No distortion.

Cons

  • Carry case not included.

Performance

We can say a lot of things about the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Speaker, but what it all comes down to is the excellent audio quality. The speaker delivers clear audio for podcasts and music, period. This is possible due to the high-quality acoustic drivers that are installed. Without getting into the technical details, the end result is a rich bass and high-quality stereo sound.

The OontZ makes full use of SoundWorks’ radiator design, ensuring the sound quality is still good even if you place it in different locations. SoundWorks also made sure that you can turn up the volume and it won’t have any ill effects like distortion or voice breaking up.

The superb audio quality makes this even more enjoyable to use. Turn up the volume and you’ll hear the bass without any sound breaking up. We also have to point out that the water resistance level is solid. With a rating of IPX5, the speaker is rainproof, splash proof, and dust proof too.

The speaker is sand proof as well, so you’ll be able to use this on the beach and by the pool. You don’t want to immerse the speaker in water, but for the occasional splash and light water spray, the OontZ will hold up. There are a lot of Echo Dot speakers that claim to be waterproof, but the OontZ is one we can say that really works.

So, taking everything into account, it’s easy to say this speaker from Cambridge SoundWorks delivers the goods. It is well built, durable and it runs fine whether standing up or you set it down. The buttons are easy to use and it is also low maintenance. Unlike other Echo Dot speakers, the OontZ doesn’t ask a lot of you and is easy to clean.

Usage

There are certain features that Echo Dot speakers need to have, like good audio, compatibility, and so on. But it’s not going to be of any use if it’s too complicated. We can say right here that the OontZ ranks among the simplest and most straightforward speakers we have used with Bluetooth devices.

The speaker earns our nod in the compatibility department. With other speakers, you often have to tweak a lot of settings just to get it to work. With the OontZ it’s only going to take seconds to get it ready.

Whether you’re running Windows 10, the Mac OS, a smartphone or a tablet, the OontZ connects to Bluetooth quickly. We also like that the device includes an aux in jack and audio cable so you can link it up to your TV, Chromebook, or a computer running Windows 7 or 8.

The built-in microphone is as dependable and easy to use, just what you need for hands-free calls. With all these features and capabilities, the OontZ speaker is still one of the easiest speakers to use. For new Echo Dot users, this allows you to get the most out of your system with no hassle.

Verdict

Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Speaker has made some of the best Bluetooth speakers, and the OontZ is one that ranks up there. The volume is clear, the bass is deep and it is portable too. With all this going for it, we have no hesitation in recommending the OontZ for your Echo Dot.

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