Typically Sony’s entry-level mini Bluetooth speakers have started at $50. But the upcoming SRS-XB01, due out in October, lists for $35. That’s pretty inexpensive.
I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but it has a water resistant design with an IPX5 rating and its battery life is rated at 6 hours, which is fairly standard for this type of tiny Bluetooth speaker.
It also has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling and includes a strap for attaching it to backpacks or hanging it from a tree branch.
The SRS-XB01, which is part of Sony’s Extra Bass speaker line, also has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling and will come in four color options (blue, red, white and black).
I’ll let you know how it sounds as soon as I get my hands on a review sample.
No word yet on international pricing but we’ll add it as soon as we get it. For now, the $35 price roughly converts to £25 and AU$50.
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