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£90 Manufacturer Cowin, cowinmusic.com
3 The ‘Lightning mode’ on this portable Bluetooth speaker refers to its vibration feature, allowing it to thump in time with your music, the idea being it turns any flat surface into a speaker. The vibration does make a small difference by adding extra oomph to bass notes, but it means music feels rather empty when in normal mode. The Thunder’s sound quality is generally disappointing; while it works best when blaring bass-heavy genres like hip hop, its muddied mid ranges make rock and punk sound very messy. Alex Blake
The Thunder is a nice idea that is ultimately let down by its poor sound quality. Its vibration could also be stronger.