Creative D100 review: Creative D100

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.7
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Sound quality: 8.0
  • Value: 8.0
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The Good Dual 3-inch drivers carry impressive bass output; runs on four AA batteries; four color options.

The Bad Lacks remote control; can't use it as a speakerphone.

The Bottom Line The Creative D100 speaker plays music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-compatible music player with impressive low-end range from its dual 3-inch drivers, making it a worthwhile addition to your next outdoor get-together. And although it doesn't have a remote control or speakerphone functionality, the price is right for this portable speaker and it earns our recommendation.

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Editor's note: Due to the changing competitive landscape, we've lowered the D100's overall rating to a 7.6.

The Creative D100 is a wireless boom box that connects easily to any device with a Bluetooth connection, and its versatile connectivity options and lightweight design make it easy to bring along to your next barbecue or outdoor gathering. At $80, it's priced favorably next to the more expensive SoundMatters FoxL v2 and Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515, while delivering better sound quality and more bass thanks to the dual 3-inch drivers prominently displayed across the front of the speaker. If you're on the hunt for a portable music player to free your music from a Bluetooth smartphone, the Creative D100 is a great buy.

The cylindrical shape of the Creative D100 is physically larger than the Logitech Z515, but it actually weighs just 2.2 pounds so you can easily move it around your house or stuff it in a picnic basket to add tunes to your outing. Creative offers it in blue, pink, green, or black to accommodate a variety of palettes, but we wish that it came with a protective case like the one included with the Logitech Z515.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Color blue
  • Speaker System Type portable speaker
  • Speaker Type portable speaker
  • Wireless Technology Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Amplification Type active
  • Connectivity Technology wired