Al­tec lansing Geemel

Take Two!

HWM (Philippines) - - Test - Yrda Veanssa Sy Fer­nan­dez

Blue­tooth speak­ers have al­ways been a good idea to pop a party wher­ever you are. It be­came a norm for us to bring th­ese por­ta­ble speak­ers and con­nect our smart­phones with them eas­ily. A known brand of speaker sys­tems, Al­tec Lansing in­tro­duced in 2017 the Geemel, a Blue­tooth au­dio de­vice which con­sists of two mini speak­ers.

The Geemel is a very handy speaker that will not cause any much weight on your bag. Each speaker has a rounded body with a matte-fin­ished back and an alu­minum grille sur­face with a logo on the bot­tom part.

The Blue­tooth ac­ti­va­tion and bat­tery level in­di­ca­tors ap­pear in the form of blue or red light in­side the grille sur­face of the speaker.

The Geemel is com­pli­ant with Blue­tooth 4.1 stan­dard. When we tried pair­ing the Geemel with a smart­phone, we had a hard time mak­ing the two speak­ers work as one. To make the speaker set con­nect, we held the MF but­ton un­til the speaker said “Power On”. Next, we held the MF but­ton for five more sec­onds un­til it pro­duced a beep sound, an indi­ca­tion that Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity is ac­tive. On the smart­phone, se­lect “Geemel” and the speaker should say “pair­ing”. The Geemel should say “pair­ing Suc­cess­ful” once the Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity is es­tab­lished.

The Geemel al­lowed us to en­joy lis­ten­ing to our mu­sic playlist and even re­ceive phone calls. With al­most a week of us­ing the Geemel, it did not dis­ap­point us in terms of au­dio qual­ity. Tak­ing into ac­count the small size of the Geemel, its scope is enough to oc­cupy a small room.

The Geemel speaker set pro­duced sat­is­fy­ing au­dio qual­ity across dif­fer­ent gen­res, from acous­tic to pop mu­sic, it man­aged to play songs well. Push­ing its vol­ume to the max­i­mum level, the Geemel did not give any dis­torted sound. Do note that you can only con­trol the vol­ume from the sound source, which could be a smart­phone or a tablet.

In­side, each Geemel speaker comes with a 500mah lithium poly­mer bat­tery. Run­ning a bat­tery test by fully charg­ing the speaker set and drain­ing it by play­ing con­tin­u­ous mu­sic, the Geemel man­aged to last up to five hours and three min­utes. Recharg­ing the Geemel took up to three hours by us­ing the mi­cro-usb port and the con­nec­tor bun­dled with it.

While a dual speaker Blue­tooth setup is not a bad idea, it might have some dis­ad­van­tages just like what is men­tioned in this re­view. Nev­er­the­less, the Geemel stayed true to what Al­tec Lansing’s main pur­pose of cre­at­ing speak­ers, and that is to pro­duce good au­dio.

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