The $69.99 DBEST London Duo PS4003BT Duo wireless Bluetooth speaker offers a sleek and innovative design and best-in-class battery life.
A small strip of black plastic with the DBest logo spans the speaker, protecting it from damage. The speakers are rounded at the top, but have legs on the bottom to maximize sturdiness.
The coolest part? Although you'd think you'd be twice as likely to lose these tiny speakers since there are two of them, the interlocking bases are magnetic so they snap together for easy transport.
One speaker has an aux-in jack, and the other has a USB port for charging, an On/Off switch, and a volume dial. Unlike competing Bluetooth speakers, though, there are no controls to advance tracks.
When we turned on the DBEST PS4003BT Duo, it made a multi-toned ringing sound. Once paired with our iPhone, the speakers made another ringing sound. We appreciate that DBEST wants to give us so many alerts to indicate when we're ready to go, but we could do without so many tones. To use both speakers, we plugged the audio cable into their respective Input/Output jacks.
According to DBEST, the speakers work up to 45 feet away from your device. When we traveled with our iPhone 4 around our apartment, we noticed only slight breaking in tracks when traveling between rooms.
As far as battery life goes, DBEST boasts that this speaker pair gets 20 hours of continuous wireless playback. When we tested this out, we got just shy of 22 hours of listening time. That's pretty impressive when you consider that the next longest battery life we've seen was about 16.5 hours from the Genius SP-900BT (with the volume automatically cut in half).
DBEST says the speaker set takes four to five hours to charge, but when we tested it out, it took only 3:24 to get them fully juiced.
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|Accessories Type||Bluetooth Device|
|Battery Type/Life||22 hours|
|Size||2.4 x 2.4 x 1.7 inches|