"Sony's Bluetooth ball of sound"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Sony's Bluetooth ball of sound
I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for cnet.com and I'm here with the Sony SRS-BTV5.
This is a small Bluetooth speaker.
It's a very quite Bluetooth speaker it's in a shape of a ball.
There's a lot of them out there.
However, this one claimed to fame.
It also has a speakerphone built in as well as NFC pairing capabilities.
NFC is available on a live new phones but not the iPhone just yet.
This does come in a few different colors.
I have the black and white models here.
We'll see that it feels like a nicely built speaker.
Some of these ball speakers are very light.
This one has a little bit of half to it.
However, it only sounds okay.
The sound is pretty thin.
There's a Philips small speaker like this that does sound better and has a little bit more base.
This doesn't sound great.
The one of the big issue I have with the speaker was while it is NFC compatible.
I just couldn't get it to pair using NFC
even using a Sony phone.
You supposed to download a special app called NFC Easy Share.
You read the instructions carefully and I tried to pair twice with both the Samsung phone as well as the Sony Xperia phone and I could not get the device to pair so there still are some kinks to be worked out with the NFC.
In the end, I really thought that strength of this little speaker was its design.
It is well-designed.
However, it is a little bit pricey at $70 and [unk] at other
mini bluetooth speakers in this size that have the speakerphone capability for less.
So obviously this isn't a great deal.
I would like to see that NFC pairing work.
I assume will get it working but for now I wasn't able to get it working.
It's also worth mention the Sony supposed to give another more catchy in the speaker but for now I will have to finish by saying.
This is the Sony SRS-BTV5 Bluetooth speaker.
Thanks for watching.
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