In our order got interesting novelty, Creative Sound Blaster Free, presented in mid-summer. This column attracted the attention of not only the technical characteristics and design, but also an interesting realization that improves ease of use on the bike. Incidentally, this is the first such execution earlier manufacturers were limited at best snap.
And immediately, looking ahead: this column will be interesting not only for cyclists, this adaptation does not impact negatively on the common usage scenarios.
Creative Sound Blaster Free comes in its original packaging in the form of a tube of light cardboard. It looks interesting and fresh. On the faces of the available all the necessary technical information and specifications. A useful image is the main operation panel with a description of the buttons and connectors. Inside the column is fixed in the foam that protects against damage during transport.
Earlier I noted the possibility of fixing this column in the standard mount for bottles on bicycles. Case Diameter Creative Sound Blaster Free matches this mount, but here it is not cylindrical.
Some corners are smoothed, some sharp corners. When viewed in cross-section is a hexagon. Looks impressive column, it is clearly aimed at a young audience. Use a good combination of deep red and black. Available will be even and bright designs.
The three faces takes metal grille that protects the two speakers of 4 watts. On one of the faces of a logo Sound Blaster. These exposed surfaces are made of matte plastic, it is non-staining, fingerprints are not visible, grip is excellent.
On the opposite face has rubber feet. Due to their improved grip when placed on a flat surface.
In general, in terms of practicality, there engineers have thought through every detail. For example, the side faces are coated with a rubberized. Perhaps as a horizontal or vertical placement.
On one of the faces of the four control buttons are displayed. They are responsible for inclusion, volume control and answer a call. Immediately three LED indicators that show the charge level of the Creative Sound Blaster Free. Selection successful, committing to a bicycle frame, this zone is within easy availability.
The remainder is given over to the brink of the basic controls and connectors. There is a button for controlling the built-in player and remote control of the connected smartphone. In the center is a passive radiator for bass boost.
The connectors are hidden under a rubber flap. Here microUSB, audio jack, a slot for memory cards microSD.
Buttons are conservatively. Creative Sound Blaster Free can comfortably be operated without an external source, you simply throw music on memory cards microSD.
Another scenario – the connection as speakers for your PC or laptop. This can be done by micro USB-cable and audio cable. It is available to set up the utility. Its detail we saw earlier.
The system is protected by the standard IPX4, is protection against splash water and dust. Accidentally started to rain will not be a problem for the user.
A wireless connection uses the Bluetooth 4.0 with support for A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP. Can immediately connect the two devices, listening will alternate. The process of connecting traditional, compatibility problems should not be.
For sound reproduction meet two speakers of 4 W and a pair of passive radiators. The frequency range of 80-20 000 Hz. The main emphasis is on the mids. Soundstage and rich volume. The stock volume is very high. It is possible in a single click on the button Loud enhance volume.
The low and high frequencies at the Creative Sound Blaster Free less pronounced. This model is suitable for a variety of music genres, from dance to vocal tracks.
Cycling and walking will be interesting scenario of using this column as a player. In this case, does not need an external source. In fact, the column can be called a radio bicycle. Supports memory cards up to 32 GB.
One charge lasts approximately 10 hours of battery life. Charging takes about 3 hours.
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Creative Sound Blaster Free – this is an interesting and practical solution for those who like listening to music on the beach, cottage, outdoors, in the campaigns and during cycling. In normal times it can be used as speakers for a home PC or a speakerphone for your smartphone. This demonstrates the high sound quality and long battery life. Additional advantages we assign support IPX4, built-in player.