Looking for a gift idea for teens and college students this Holiday Season? Look no further than the new PUNK speaker by Sol Republic. This is a small, feisty speaker that weighs in at 7.5 ounces and designed to be on the go – just like your giftees.
The controls are covered with a rubberized material to protect the speaker, so you can feel comfortable with them bringing it everywhere with them – to the beach, pool, coffee house or any where else that they want to share their music with friends. It can take a beating in their book bag, and play a beat with it’s plug and play capability. Just turning on the power will allow it to hook up to a tablet via Bluetooth.
TheMomBuzz received a sample for review, so we tested it out on a few different songs:
- Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum: Mid range quality was great, but the bass on the song lagged a tiny bit. Overall the sound was crisp and when walking away about 50 feet (this was separated by a wall and a front door), the Bluetooth Sync kept the song playing.
- Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliot (Featuring Nelly Furtado): Sound was great on this song, bass isn’t as deep and with the volume up loud there wasn’t a distortion to the quality of the sound.
- Grim, Grinning Ghosts – Haunted Mansion Song: With the deepest base with the voice of one of the singers, it was clear and non-distorted.
SOUND QUALITY: Essentially with most of the songs, mid-range sound is near perfect with the lower and high’s slightly off, but for size and durability of this device totally worth the cost and ease of this speaker that fits in the palm of your hand.
CONTROLS: The Punk is housed by a rubberized exterior shell, with the controls easily embedded into the sides of the speaker. It doesn’t have an exterior microphone, but has an output port and allows a hook up to almost any device. Also due to the rubberized material its dust and can take a few drops without any damage to the device.
COLORS: And the fun stuff – colors! The PUNK is available in blue, red and a basic black.
FINAL SAY: If you are looking for a portable speaker that can keep up with your on-the-go student, then the PUNK is a durable speaker that packs a punch in sound and quality. It will make a great gift for under the tree or in a stocking this holiday season.
PURCHASING: The PUNK retails for $69.99 and comes in red, black and blue.
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