Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04

The Good The Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04 is a compact, attractively designed portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds decent and plays loud for its size. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers 7 hours of play time, and a USB port for charging smartphones and portable devices.

The Bad The speaker's sound is a little thin, and there isn't a speakerphone capability. Its retractable Xkick bass chamber converts into a stand that's nifty but a little wobbly. While portable, the Sound Kick is bigger than some other small Bluetooth speakers in the same price range.

The Bottom Line The Soundfreaq Sound Kick portable Bluetooth speaker is a good value, with an attractive design and good performance for its size.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04

A year or two ago, a good portable Bluetooth speaker would cost you $150 to $200. Since then, as more companies move into the space, the price has been dropping and now you can do quite well for $100 or less.

Case in point: the Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04, which retails for an affordable $99.99 and has some nice features and good sound quality for its price level.

This is not the first Bluetooth system that relative newcomer Soundfreaq has produced. The company also sells the pricier and more substantial Sound Platform ($179) and the Sound Stack ($400), both of which include an iPhone/iPod dock. And rounding out its current lineup is the $150 Sound Step Recharge, an iPhone/iPad audio system that incorporates Bluetooth.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Twine International LTD
  • Type Speakers
  • Color Black
  • Connectivity Technology Wireless
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