STAR WARS BLUE­TOOTH SPEA KERS

No match for a ghetto blaster at your side?

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased OUT NOW! Out­put Two 3W driv­ers, 10W sub­woofer Man­u­fac­turer AC World­wide

The Bri­tish com­pany who pre­vi­ously brought us a TARDIS-shaped speaker has now launched a new Star Wars range, which kicks off with C- 3PO and a clas­sic Stormtrooper hel­met.

When first con­nected, the speak­ers an­nounce them­selves with sam­ples from the films: C- 3PO de­clares, “I do be­lieve they think I am some sort of god!” while the Stormtrooper says, “You can go about your busi­ness. Move along… move along.” They’re both quite loud on boot- up, so beware!

Each unit fea­tures a recharge­able bat­tery, a USB charg­ing port and AUX- in for con­nect­ing to more tra­di­tional au­dio sys­tems. Sound qual­ity is good, with pleas­ing re­pro­duc­tion across the range and plenty of bass from the four- inch sub­woofer. Things get a lit­tle shaky at high vol­ume, but that’s to be ex­pected with speak­ers of this size and con­struc­tion. Con­nect­ing with your phone, tablet or com­puter is easy over Blue­tooth, and you can buy two matched speak­ers for £ 250, and pair them to pro­vide de­tailed, room- fill­ing stereo sound. ( Pair­ing is the process of link­ing them via Blue­tooth.)

The busts are both fan-pleas­ingly ac­cu­rate, al­though as the larger of the two, C- 3PO is the more im­pres­sive. The pol­ished golden sur­face is eye- catch­ing – and you even get a set of white gloves to pre­vent scuffs and scratches when trans­port­ing it around the house. The Stormtrooper hel­met is nicely de­tailed, with phys­i­cal grilles and pan­els, al­though it lacks the glossy, pure white sur­face of the orig­i­nal. We can eas­ily see th­ese speak­ers nes­tled amongst your beloved Star Wars mod­els and fig­ures, blast­ing out the Im­pe­rial March and not look­ing in any way out of place. Steve Jar­ratt

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