Product Reviews

Bolse SZ-801 Smart NFC Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway

James Bruce 14-07-2014

It’s all very well being able to carry around a few thousand songs in your pocket, but they sound terrible when played through the tiny speakers on a mobile device – and you can completely forget being able hear the output above any normal level of background noise. The Bolse SZ-801 comes to the rescue without breaking the bank. It’s a budget portable speaker with sound quality and output volume that will quite literally blow you away.


The Bolse SZ-801 is available on Amazon for $40 (out of stock at the time of publication). A lot of design comparisons can be made between this and the $150 Jawbone Jambox – but the Bolse SZ-801 weighs in at one third of the price. Other budget Bluetooth speakers at a similar price point simply don’t come close.

Included in the box is a micro-USB charging cable (no AC adaptor though), and a 3.5mm passthrough for plugging directly into devices without Bluetooth.

bolse sz801 - contents


The Bolse SZ-801 is weighty but very small; at just under 500 grams and 4cm deep, it looks deceptively modest.

bolse sz801 - size next to iphone 5


With a matte black rubberised texture, the plastic casing feels solid and certainly ticks all the boxes for not looking cheap; but it’s also accompanied by a rather attractive speaker grill that wraps around the front and the sides. The concentric waves emanating from the centre of the grill probably serve no function, but they make it seem like the SZ-801 is so loud it’s actually managed to make ripples in the space time continuum.

bolse sz801 - grill close up

Make no mistake, this is a classy piece of modern design, and not something you’d expect to see on a bit of hardware that costs less than $50.

On the technical front, two 40mm drivers provide a total of 12 watt output – but there’s also a cavity in the centre (or some other kind of dark magic I don’t fully understand), which gives it the ability to produce such deep bass.


Sound Quality

The modesty implied by its size is shattered when you actually turn it on. From the offset, I was blown away by both the quality and volume. I have absolutely no idea how something this small can sound so good, or so loud.

bolse sz801 - outside plants

Holding the unit in my hand, I almost dropped it from the initial shock of the thumping bass as it vibrated into my fingers – I wasn’t expecting that. Seriously: size can be deceptive, and damn – this speaker is good.


Seated atop the device are 6 low profile buttons: 3 buttons for controlling media, 2 volume buttons, and a “call” button. The call button answers an incoming call, or you can long press to summon Siri on iOS.


A hefty 8-hour battery powers the unit, which is more than enough to last even the lengthiest of barbeque sessions, or afternoons at the beach. For general use, you won’t want to run this at full volume anyway, so it’ll actually last a lot longer – 20 hours at low-medium volume would not be unreasonable. Recharging is done through the micro-USB port at the rear.

bolse sz801 - rear close up

Manually pairing with my iPhone and iPad presented no problems, and the SZ-801 promptly reconnected after a power-off. Unfortunately, I didn’t have so much luck with the smart NFC functionality. I tried with both a Nexus 7 and an HTC One X – placing the NFC-enabled mobile devices onto the SZ-801 immediately paired them with a discreet beep to let me know it had worked; but none of the system audio was actually piped into the speaker. I checked the Bluetooth speaker settings, and both were sent to transmit call and system audio. Eventually, I fixed the problem by power-cycling the speakers – they correctly reconnected to the last known device, and sound transmission worked. I’m not sure if this is an Android error, or a problem with the speakers because they were already connected to another device at the time – but even with a power cycle required, it’s still potentially easier than having to navigate into Bluetooth settings and manually pair devices.

bolse sz801 - outside ground


If I were forced at gunpoint to say something bad about these speakers, it would be that the voice played when connecting, and the beep when you reach maximum volume, is obnoxiously loud. It’s also not waterproof in any way, so don’t throw it in the pool and be a little careful on those beach trips. It’s a minor complaint though – at this price, you’d be insane to not snap them up.

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  1. Stephan H
    August 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Nice review but where can it be bought in Germany? Nowhere to be found, as it seems. :-(

  2. Morrison
    July 26, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Keyboard review seemed comprehensive. I certainly didn't come away after reading/watching it with questions.

  3. Jessica C
    July 26, 2014 at 12:52 am

    the review was very informative.

  4. Jaafarlaila H
    July 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I like it! Great review!

  5. JTT
    July 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The Brydge+ is good for heavy iPad users!

  6. JTT
    July 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The review was straightforward and informative :)

  7. guardian_eyes
    July 24, 2014 at 6:48 am

    i like it.

  8. Judy Thomas
    July 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Love it .The review was great, thanks :)

  9. Wi F
    July 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    It was a good review!

  10. Orange C
    July 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I think you did a good job reviewing it!

  11. Paul Yates
    July 22, 2014 at 6:14 am

    In principle a good idea if your device battery can sustain prolonged bluetooth broadcasting..

  12. Karla Sceviour
    July 22, 2014 at 3:37 am

    It was great,thanks!

  13. Jacques P
    July 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome review !

  14. Joe G
    July 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    The review did not mention Brydge+.

  15. Thalia
    July 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Everything is great!

  16. curiouskit10
    July 21, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I think you did a good job reviewing it, but that keyboards are something a person has to experience tangibly. I think I like it.

  17. Carol O
    July 21, 2014 at 1:20 am

    The review for the Brydge + ipad review was really good, easy to understand. Why was this question with the speaker review?

  18. magykmaster
    July 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Brydge plus keyboard review? Ummm.. it was okay... I liked the review of the bolse Bluetooth speaker too...

    How would you compare this to the the Bose sound link mini Bluetooth speaker?

  19. Justin K
    July 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    As always, a very nice review. I'm always happy with what I read!

  20. orcan tiryakioglu
    July 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    nice and compact

  21. Alan Tong
    July 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I love the reviews on makeuseof because they are thorough and complete as always... and this review is no exception. Thanks!

  22. John D
    July 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Entered to check

  23. Madhav Phophaliya
    July 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Hope this time luck works...!!!!!!!!!!

  24. nitin hassija
    July 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    It was very informative.. good job.

  25. ffckyou12
    July 19, 2014 at 10:23 am


  26. moinulhaqq
    July 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I don’t know about the Brydge+ Keyboard, because this review didn’t mention it all, nor do I know why it would. Yes, the review provided sufficient details, but about the speaker, not the Brydge+ Keybaord.

  27. Ryan
    July 19, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Why is it that on any giveaway whenever I hit "Enter Now!" nothing happens?

    • Athena
      July 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      I have an email address just for contests and it would not accept that email address. When I used another it worked fine. Maybe try that.

  28. Rachel Beltz
    July 19, 2014 at 3:08 am

    The review was great, I had no questions after reading through!

  29. Dave N
    July 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I like the sound of this speaker. The review was adequately detailed.

  30. Herb
    July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I thought you did a good job on the keyboard review, as always. Looks fairly nice.

  31. Alfred Chan
    July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Good review. :)

  32. Peter H
    July 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I liked the keyboard and the review. These speakers are OK if you really need them and have money burning holes in you pockets.

  33. Zak Laughton
    July 18, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I don't know about the Brydge+ Keyboard, because this review didn't mention it all, nor do I know why it would. Yes, the review provided sufficient details, but about the speaker, not the Brydge+ Keybaord.

  34. Varun K
    July 18, 2014 at 2:55 am

    This review and the keyboard were exceptional and definitely provided sufficient details! I even placed the keyboard in my cart after reading your review!

  35. Bob J
    July 18, 2014 at 2:54 am

    I read the keyboard review and it was an excellent and got me interested in that product too. by the way this review was also great!

  36. Elaine Buonsante
    July 18, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I appreciate your balanced review... the pros and the cons!

  37. Anupam
    July 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Great review.Very detailed and interesting as usual.

  38. ken
    July 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    The Brydge+ iPad Keyboard is igreat review was good

  39. James O'Malley
    July 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    The portability would be nice, for so many different reasons.

  40. David S
    July 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    This speaker would be great for the garage when I'm out working on something. I like that it includes Bluetooth, NFC and the 3.5mm connector too.

  41. Raymond C
    July 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    very informative review as usual :)

  42. Stephen
    July 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Great review. Very cool speaker

  43. Rebecca Z
    July 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I didn't know about the keyboard, but then it's fine because I don't own any Apple device. I would want the speaker though. It looks cool!

  44. Lee T
    July 17, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I read it at it is okay but since i don't have a Mac or anything associated to Apple< I probably have no it. Thanks

  45. Gerald S
    July 17, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Precise and with a mic,though I need a gadget to pair it with.It will do when that time comes.

  46. Jeevan R
    July 17, 2014 at 6:40 am

    informative review as always

  47. Marco Quiros
    July 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    A portable speaker would be awesome

  48. c
    July 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    not available on Amazon.

  49. SH
    July 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I have no opinion about the keyboard, but this speaker looks great!

  50. Keith W
    July 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    The Brydge keyboard looks good but I'd need a mini version - the review was great. The Bolse isn't bad either.

  51. Jasmin
    July 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Had a portable speakers then but never had those bluetooth thingie. Would be cool for sure to own one. Thanks for the possibility.

  52. Srikant M
    July 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Going by the review, the Bolse SZ-801 Smart NFC Bluetooth Speaker seems to be a fantastic gadget that I would want to buy for myself. However, I feel your review could have provided more details about how it performs for various genres and frequencies. How does its handling of Hip-Hop compare to that of Jazz? Can it handle high-end frequencies well enough? These are some of the questions I would have liked to see answered in this review.

  53. Mesut Yaver
    July 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Yes, it did.

  54. Anthony
    July 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks you for the giveaway.

  55. Debra S
    July 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I do not think anything of the keyboard, as I do not even own a thing that could possibly use it! LOL But I like the review of this little speaker. I need a speaker like this, as my wonderful HUGE reciever just blew out a while ago and I have yet to bring it in somewhere to repair it, for, alas again, the big speakers I had to go with it, well I blew those out too, the reciever is too powerful for them and they were used anyway. I NEED MUSIC and need it badly.

  56. Mihovil P
    July 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Brydge? isn't this about Bose speakers, but yes i liked it...

  57. Joe Bond
    July 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Yeas and it's awesome

  58. Maarten D
    July 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I like the Brydge, but that has nothing to do with this review though.

  59. Bet
    July 16, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Covered all the bases!

  60. Bill Fleet
    July 16, 2014 at 4:54 am

    The Brydge keyboard makes a lot of sense. So does this wireless speaker. Which one were we talking about?

  61. AlSam
    July 16, 2014 at 2:38 am

    did not check it out....sorry.

  62. Cliff H
    July 16, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I think that's for another giveaway . I haven't read it yet.

  63. holly o'gorman
    July 16, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Good review, love that you point out not only pros, but cons as well, very honest.

  64. John Agwazim
    July 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Excellent. You did very well. Kudos......................................

  65. Edmond L
    July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    OMG, Bose is a great name & would be my first choice of speaker but can never afford it. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the bluetooth speaker to work & eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  66. Dmitriy S
    July 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Very good!

  67. Peter Jones
    July 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Sounds like I need one from the review above.All your reviews are informative.Tx

  68. Tate S
    July 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I really wanted to buy stuffs like this..soon

  69. Mike Maes
    July 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    currently unavailable on Amazon. :-(

  70. Zakkam Raviteja R
    July 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    It was incredibly detailed and useful

  71. Sam K
    July 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    the keyboard review was good. covered sufficient details.

  72. Darwin
    July 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Great review with sufficient enough info. Thanks!

  73. Julio Cesar R
    July 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Yes, pretty much.

  74. Jeremiah Wilson
    July 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    With a name like Bolse it has to sound good right!? :) I've seen and heard a few other small bluetooth enabled portable speakers and most left much to be desired, so it this unit performs as described in the review - than I would love one.

  75. Steve Montgomery
    July 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Yep, I too am not sure about the Brydge keyboard. I DO, however, LOVE this little speaker. I've been looking for a decent little Bluetooth speaker for my Android phone. I think this one is the one I'll be buying--as soon as Amazon gets them back in stock!

  76. Kim
    July 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I'd love a bluetooth would be much better than using a wired one

  77. Madhav
    July 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    your review was very satisfactory as you pointed out the negative as well as positives so in my opinion it was good

  78. chris
    July 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    yeah works for me

  79. Lesley
    July 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    The question asks what you think of the Brydge+ keyboard, yet the review's for the Bolse SZ-801 speaker. Judging by the review, which provided more than sufficient details, this sounds like a great little portable speaker.

  80. joel
    July 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I have wanted a portable Bluetooth Speaker for a while!
    Quite handy to have around.

  81. Deepak Singh Jadon
    July 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I like this product and i want this

  82. Jonathan S
    July 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I think you have a wrong question for this review.

  83. Marek Majky Bujko
    July 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Yes, pretty much.

  84. James Runkle
    July 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    The review was well written and informative.

  85. Ron Ablang
    July 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    The KB is nice and the review seems to provide all the details one needs.

  86. Jesse P
    July 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

    It definitely provided enough information, I still wouldn't purchase one.

  87. sun
    July 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Yes. Like the review. Gave me answers I need.

  88. Boris Gorozhankin
    July 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Read the review. It's great, detailed and infomative.The keyboard seems pretty convenient. Thankee guys!

  89. paulie b
    July 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    yes, it answered all my questions

  90. Joanna O
    July 15, 2014 at 8:09 am

    It seems like a nice addition to a small home office as well :)

  91. Zinovia Obizuyk
    July 15, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I would try Bolse speaker by myself

  92. Victor Obizuyk
    July 15, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Would love to have one of the Bolse speakers

  93. Mukola Obizuyk
    July 15, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Yes, pretty much, thanks.

  94. peppe
    July 15, 2014 at 7:53 am

    the question is for the other review.. I like this speaker but the design is not very cool

  95. Paul-kristjan A
    July 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I thought the article for Brydge+ was done very professionally.

  96. Davide Lombardo
    July 15, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Honestly I don't know the keyboard but I'll check the review later :)

  97. Cindy Conner Bowling
    July 15, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Yes, your review was very informative.

  98. Misel
    July 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

    ... for now! I'll let you know if you've missed anything upon receiving this beauty.

  99. Denis K
    July 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Yes, pretty much, thanks.

  100. Nicolas D
    July 15, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Question is probably. But a Bluetooth speaker is on my wanted list for a long time now

  101. Saad Ahmad
    July 15, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I don't own Apple products so I did not read the review. However, I like the speakers though. A great surprise that they have good bass.

  102. Darlene Wright
    July 15, 2014 at 5:17 am

    The review is very well done. Would love to have one of the Bolse speakers~ Thanks

  103. Paul
    July 15, 2014 at 4:57 am

    I would try Bolse speaker by myself... However it is a great review. Cheers!

  104. Anne F
    July 15, 2014 at 4:35 am

    I think noth reviews were very helpful and I would buy the Bolse speaker!

  105. Joshua
    July 15, 2014 at 4:35 am

    I do not know anything about a keyboard for this, but I could use decent speakers for my devices!

  106. MikeB
    July 15, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Yes, it was informative.

  107. Sampath
    July 15, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Actually i never used this device but After watching the review of Brydge keyboard. I feel its nice to use in daily life and i would recommend people o use it.

  108. michael
    July 15, 2014 at 3:56 am

    cool speakers Bolse SZ less wires.

  109. Stephen D
    July 15, 2014 at 3:23 am

    I don't know nothing 'bout no Brydge+ keyboard.

  110. Souvik Chandra
    July 15, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I think that review was helpful like this one. :)

  111. Rohan
    July 15, 2014 at 3:20 am

    The Brydge+ keyboard is cool, though I'd never use it myself, not using tablets in general.

  112. Susan P
    July 15, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I thought your review of the Bolse speaker was thorough and highlighted the details we would need to consider this for using with our bluetooth devices.

  113. Varun
    July 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

    The review is good and the price was a surprise !!

  114. Joel G
    July 15, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Yes it gave me the information I was looking for.

  115. Sean M
    July 15, 2014 at 2:34 am

    The Brydge+ keyboard review told me pluses and negatives for the keyboard, so yes, it was informative

  116. Nik Aiman
    July 15, 2014 at 2:24 am

    your review always details... wrong question...

  117. Tom S
    July 15, 2014 at 2:17 am

    The review was great and insightful. I liked the fact that James Bruce gave a brief history of it starting off as a Kickstarter. The Brydge+ keyboard is great, I agree that the iPad is more productive with a keyboard such as this one. It also looked sturdy with a secure grip. I'm sold on it!

  118. Hossam El Din Mostafa Mahmoud Mohamed
    July 15, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Yes, it was good & I want one!

  119. Jo-anne P
    July 15, 2014 at 1:52 am

    This is not the review for the keyboard but this review was excellent as always.

  120. Cecilia Warrick
    July 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

    The speaker review was very informative.

  121. Howell
    July 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

    MakeUseOf reviews are very thorough and always provide a lot of details.

  122. Lori P
    July 15, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Re the Brydge+ keyboard: I have a different model, which I like very much, but the built-in speakers on the Brydge+ unit would be a very appealing feature. Information and detail in this review are sufficient, but would also provide a solid basis for comparison for someone who would like to shop around.
    Re the Bolse SZ-801 Smart NFC Bluetooth Speaker: this looks like a great little speaker for the money, and it would probably be hard to go wrong. However, as previously noted, the company name does sound like a sound-alike for Bose, and I'd feel more comfortable if company information were included in the review.

  123. Eugenie W
    July 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Your reviews always provide plenty of details.

  124. Jane S.
    July 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Covered all the bases for me, thanks!

  125. eric wardowski
    July 15, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Loved your review of the Brydge+ keyboard. LOL - think that question was in the wrong place.

  126. Catherine M
    July 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Wrong question! Great speakers, would love to try them!

  127. Eric R
    July 15, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Wrong Review – However It Is Irrelevant Because Makeuseof always
    Gives The Greatest Reviews On The Web

  128. marcelo madeira
    July 15, 2014 at 12:54 am

    nice keyboard

  129. Gayle
    July 15, 2014 at 12:53 am

    The reviews on this blog are very thorough, and they give all of the details you would want.

  130. Christopher Leba
    July 15, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I like it but I want this speaker more!

  131. Vic L
    July 15, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I think the review is enough and complete. I much like the verdict of course :)

  132. Athena
    July 15, 2014 at 12:50 am

    From the sounds of it this would be great to replace my old speaker in my office.

  133. B. Lerner
    July 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Yes, it was good & I want one! :-)

  134. Chris Leba
    July 15, 2014 at 12:40 am

    It was interesting but I 'dont use an iPad.

  135. Brian Kautz
    July 15, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Wrong title card, but I like the speaker even though they seem to be trying to capitalize on the BOSE brand

  136. Susan Jordan
    July 15, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Seems like a good quality small portable speaker - I likee!

  137. Candice
    July 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Don't see a review for the keyboard, but I like the review for the speaker.

  138. Paul Hays
    July 15, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Yeah...Brydge+...yes. No? Now how bout that Bolse SZ-801 and its peculiarly Bose looking name and a model number that ends in -01 (kinda Bose-like). Meh, everybody wants a niche...

  139. Philip Austin
    July 15, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Wrong Review -

    However It Is Irrelevant Because Makeuseof always

    Gives The Greatest Reviews On The Web

  140. Stephen
    July 15, 2014 at 12:11 am

    It is a nice looking device, and the review seems to do a good job in reviewing the device,

  141. Catherine R.
    July 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    This review was for a Bolse Speaker not the Bridge + keyboard, but it was a great review!

  142. Sheldon Phillips
    July 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I am not interested in this at all, I am just entering a contest

  143. ed
    July 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Not interested in the Brydge+ keyboard, but the Bolse Speaker sounds great!

  144. Aaron
    July 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Looks cool and yes, as always, the review is very thorough and verbose.

  145. James P
    July 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Didn't see it but the speaker looks great.

  146. Donald A
    July 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    The review was great, but I don't use an iPad, or any Apple device at that. I'd surely consider this keyboard if I got gifted an iPad though

  147. Aaron Arguelles
    July 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Great review! I love the Brydge+ keyboard.

  148. Robert John A
    July 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I don't have an iPad so i did not read the review

  149. Ruben g
    July 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Skimmed the review didn't seem something I was interested in. Review seemed fine.

  150. Eibert
    July 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Review was ok! If I had a iPad I would consider a brydge+ keyboard!

  151. Sasa K
    July 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    It was a good review,like all others... p.s I really hope that all giveaways are open worldwide..

  152. Kim M
    July 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I thought the Brydge+ review was well done, as usual, and told me everything I needed to know .

  153. Contessabn
    July 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Very noice ruffly speaking

  154. Julian A.
    July 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Not sure exactly how this compares to the many other options that seem to offer similar features. I do like that there are much more dedicated buttons on this.

  155. Joao
    July 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    It seems to be a good product with a solid review.

  156. Sanchay Pahalwani
    July 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Review was good
    But sadly I don't own any Apple products
    They're kind of overpriced

  157. Gregori G
    July 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Was a nice review, like the deep explanation of the clamshell, which looked curious to me.

  158. Jim Alix
    July 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Not interested in the Brydge+ keyboard, but the Bolse Speaker sounds great!

  159. Ted W
    July 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    i did see the brydge keyboard, but that was for an i-pad and I dont own any apple products.

  160. moorandro
    July 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I really liked it

  161. sean callahan
    July 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    i was here for the Bolse SZ-801 speaer but normally all the reviews are quite thorough

  162. Alexandru S
    July 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Great SPEAKER review!

  163. Ryan R
    July 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    The review is for a speaker not a keyboard, but it was a very informative review

  164. Zain
    July 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Looks like a powerful speaker. Would love to try this.
    Thanks for the detailed review!

  165. Jerri Brown
    July 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Not sure about the keyboard, here to see the speaker..

  166. Ryan
    July 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Isn't it supposed to be about the speaker? rather than the keyboard. Someone should check into this :)

    Review is good, i wonder if youll could open it up :) and show a breakdown :D

  167. Royce
    July 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I don't know about some keyboard, but the speaker looks great.

  168. Anant S
    July 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Wrong question... this is review for a different product.

  169. Alexey Petrov
    July 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Good review, i like it and like this speaker!

  170. Joe
    July 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Sounds like just what I need for my tablets - or even for my notebook.

  171. Ajith Sen
    July 14, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Good product and good review! (Talking about speaker not keyboard)

  172. Warren B
    July 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a good speaker, I just hope I can get it to work well with my phone and Galaxy Note

  173. Adly A
    July 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Awesome, both product and your review.

  174. Min Xuan X
    July 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I don't have an iPad myself, I'm pretty much an Apple hater here, so I won't talk much about the Brydge+. The keyboard looks amazing given its price and features, though it would be even greater if it can be connected with a wired connection as well. Also the review is great, even if I still have no intention of buying it.

    Now back to the speaker. Currently the best budget mini-speaker I could think of is the X-mini capsule speaker (lol...). After watching the video review, I was blown away by the bass on that thing, especially on something $10 cheaper than the X-mini.

  175. Kishor
    July 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Good review, but for some reason, I don't like how it looks. :/

  176. Loren S
    July 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Your review of the Brydge+ keyboard provided a surprising amount of detail concerning the Bolse SZ-801.

  177. Daniel V
    July 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Yes! I've been waiting for something like this.

  178. Matthew U
    July 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Good review and if I don't win it (which I won't) I will probably buy it anyway.

  179. Rachel K
    July 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The Bluetooth Speaker review is very concise and detailed. As alaways a top quality report! (You asked what we thought of the "Keyboard" review but I am assuming this is an error)

  180. Ben L
    July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    One, I don’t think you intended to ask about the keyboard so telling about speaker. It looks really great for that price, I would have definitely bought if it was available. Two, about the keyboard, the Bluetooth factor is quite nice, and it's definitely priced right, but all things consider, I don't have an iOS device, so (given the iDevice centric design) it'd be of no use to me.

  181. Antonio R
    July 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I think it's a great product. The review is very good.

  182. Alessio A
    July 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I thought it was sufficiently informative. I want it for my iPad !!! :D

  183. Laurel N
    July 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    nice review

  184. Don
    July 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I'd love to try this out with my raspberry pi-based mini-htpc setup I have in my room. I've got some cheap speakers now, but these would really help.

  185. nachiketa
    July 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I don't think you intended to ask about the keyboard so telling about speaker. It really looks great for that price :D would have definitely bought if it was available :)

  186. Bártfay Meszike Inke
    July 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you very much the giveaway!



  187. Roger C
    July 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hmmmm....the entry question asks "what do you think of the Brydge+ keyboard" but this review was for Bolse SZ-801 Smart NFC Bluetooth Speaker. If you really want to know about the speaker and not the keyboard, then yes it was informative and I'm willing to purchase if I don't win. (but I'd really rather win because who doesn't love free?)

  188. Dan V
    July 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The price seems more than right for the quality.

  189. Miguel Lopez
    July 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Well, you reviewed a speaker here, not a keyboard, so... not really.

  190. Jared Turner
    July 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I thought it was sufficiently informative

  191. Lakshay K
    July 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    considering the fact that the review was for a accessory(no matter how productive it might end up) the details of the review were more than enough.