Everyone claims their Bluetooth speaker sounds better than the rest, but Soundfreaq actually has had some proven success in the past, with affordable models offering solid performance.
Soundfreaq is showing off its refreshed line of Bluetooth speakers at CES 2014, including the new ultraportable Pocket Kick, an updated version of the Sound Rise alarm clock, and the stylish Double Spot.
Soundfreaq is also showing an updated version of the Sound Rise alarm clock. Like the Pocket Kick, it supports Bluetooth 4.0 and has a minijack input. There's no battery, as it's supposed to live on your nightstand, and it has other alarm-centric features like dual alarm and adjustable screen brightness. The Sound Rise is scheduled to be released in April for $69.
The Double Spot is a revised version of last year's Sound Spot, sporting a textured front panel that's more decor-friendly than your typical black plastic Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth 4.0 is supported, and it's being sold this summer for $119 without a battery or $149 with a battery. You can also add a battery on your own at a later time for $39.