Smart speakers are quickly making their way into our homes. There are two popular options you can either go for Amazon Alexa powered smart speakers, or Google Assistant based speakers. But these speakers need to be connected to a power source all the time. There is Sony SRS XB402M Smart Speaker which comes with a coque huawei p8 lite carbon built in battery, and costs around Rs 20,000. But it is too coque huawei ascend g510 big and heavy, meaning you can’t carry in your pocket. coque iphone xs gta However, you coque huawei p10 lite personnalisé can now buy the boAt Stone 200A via Amazon India for Rs 2,700, which isn’t bad either. It directly competes with Amazon coque huawei was-lx1a Echo Dot (3rd gen), which is available for Rs 3,999. But does affordable pricing and built in battery make it a better option Read my review to find out.
Design and connectivity
Successor to the Stone 200, the Stone 200A is a rugged portable speaker. It carries IP6X certification for water and dust resistance. I dipped the speaker in water for about coque huawei p8 lite love 2 3 minutes, and even after that, it worked flawlessly. The frame is sealed coque huawei y6 dragon ball with a watertight rubber finish, which makes it dust proof, and also makes it shock proof to handle minor falls.
The buttons for power, volume, Bluetooth and Wi Fi at the top. The buttons are a little rigid, and you need to really apply some force on them. Along the left you have a flap under which hides the coque huawei y5 ii swag microUSB charging port, and a 3.5mm AUX in socket. So, if you have a smartphone with a 3.5mm audio jack, you can use the cable to connect with the speaker. You can also mount the speaker on a personnalise ta coque huawei y6 pro 2017 tripod, and the provision for the same is given at the bottom.
The boAt Stone 200A also comes with Wi Fi connectivity to stream music from Amazon 6901443202508 – coque iphone xs max transparente souple case/ coque huawei mate 10 lite black Prime Music, JioSaavn, Hungama Music and Gaana. And of course, Alexa commands and skills are coque iphone xs seat also supported. You can download “boAt Lifestyle” coque huawei p10 one piece app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store to pair the speaker with your phone. Talking about Bluetooth, you have support for version 4.1.
: Alexa smarts
The highlight of the Stone 200A is the built in Alexa, not something you find in this price point. You get support for popular commands to ask for weather updates, general knowledge questions, quiz and more. You can also open Amazon Alexa app and enable skills for the smart speaker.
boAt is using a far field mic, but sadly, during my testing, coque iphone xs max vague coque huawei y6 2019 harry potter I was disappointed. It worked well when asking basic questions and giving commands. But when songs are playing, the speaker does not hear you at all. You really have to go close to where the mic is located, and scream at the top of your voice for Alexa coque pure clear de tech21 pour iphone xs to wake up.
So, when music is playing, there is no way you can skip, stop or play next song. You have to wait till the song ends, and give commands while the music fades. The other option is to tap the Wi Fi button coque huawei p8 lite cr7 to disconnect it, or switch it off completely. I’d just say it defeats the purpose of having Alexa far field mic, but then, for the price point, it’s too much to ask for.
Keeping music aside, you can use Alexa commands to turn on/off the IoT devices such as light, fan and more. The speaker did get a firmware update, after which the mic issue became prominent. I played music over Bluetooth from the Galaxy S10+ coque huawei y330 chat and from my MacBook Air. Songs included different genres, right from pop to hip hop, trance and Bollywood. I found it to be quite bass heavy, and the highs were sharp. Only the mids were a little off, and you could notice that when playing slow Bollywood songs. Otherwise, for the price coque huawei mate10 lite point, there is too little to coque iphone xs max jungle complain.
The Stone 200A comes with a 1,500mAh battery, which coque huawei p8 lite 2017 wolf the company claims to offer about 10 hours of music playback. Full charging takes about three hours. During my testing, the speaker lasted for a little above eight hours, which isn’t bad. But most of my music playback during this time was via Bluetooth. And because of the mic issues, I didn’t get enough time to test while streaming music from Wi Fi.
Verdict: Should you buy the boAt Stone 200A
The boAt Stone 200A is an interesting product. When I used to Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini, I always wished it had a built in battery. It would have coque huawei tablette tactile t5 10 allowed me to use these smart speakers without having to rely on a coque huawei p20 lite ghibli power source. The Stone 200A solves that problem. It comes with both Bluetooth and Wi Fi, making it first in the segment.
With the affordable Stone 200A, Alexa smarts are made even more accessible at coque huawei p9 tete de mort a lower price point. But as I mentioned, the far field mic doesn’t respond when playing music. This makes it practically useless as you can’t even stop music playback. Leave this one important thing aside, and I don’t have many complaints about the speaker. I hope boAt takes note of this and fixes the issue with a software update. And if it is a hardware problem, I hope the next smart speaker from the company is built keeping these factors in mind…