STAR WARS BLUETOOTH SPEA KERS
No match for a ghetto blaster at your side?
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