Soen Transit: A slick Bluetooth travel speaker
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Soen Transit: A slick Bluetooth travel speaker

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Soen Audio makes some of the speakers inside today's TVs and laptops, and now it's got it's first stand alone audio product. Soen Audio makes some of the speakers inside today's TVs and laptops, and now it's got it's first stand alone audio product. A slickly designed $200 potable bluetooth speaker called the Transit. A slickly designed $200 potable bluetooth speaker called the Transit. Hi I'm David Carnoy, I'm gonna give you a quick tour of this product which hit the market in late 2013. Hi I'm David Carnoy, I'm gonna give you a quick tour of this product which hit the market in late 2013. As you can see the speaker has a trapezoidal shape. As you can see the speaker has a trapezoidal shape. And one of its endearing design elements is a retractable switchblade style stand that springs out with a touch of a button, allowing you to prop the speaker up at a perfect angle. And one of its endearing design elements is a retractable switchblade style stand that springs out with a touch of a button, allowing you to prop the speaker up at a perfect angle. It also ships with a magnetic cover that protects the front and sides of the speaker. It also ships with a magnetic cover that protects the front and sides of the speaker. While it isn't water resistant or ruggedized, the Transit seems well built. While it isn't water resistant or ruggedized, the Transit seems well built. It's finished in the type of TPU rubber armor that you'd find on an iPhone case, and has some brushed aluminum trim that ups the sleekness quotion. It's finished in the type of TPU rubber armor that you'd find on an iPhone case, and has some brushed aluminum trim that ups the sleekness quotion. I really like this look and feel. I really like this look and feel. And keeping with the minimalist design, the Transit doesn't have much in the way of buttons or added features. And keeping with the minimalist design, the Transit doesn't have much in the way of buttons or added features. It has a built-in microphone for speaker capabilities, but that's about it. It has a built-in microphone for speaker capabilities, but that's about it. There are volume controls and Bluetooth pairing button, unfortunately its labeled with an Infinity icon as well as a power switch audio input for non Bluetooth devices. There are volume controls and Bluetooth pairing button, unfortunately its labeled with an Infinity icon as well as a power switch audio input for non Bluetooth devices. The speaker charges via micro USB and is rated for eight hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. The speaker charges via micro USB and is rated for eight hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. That's about average for a speaker this size, but some portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range, particularly the UE Boom, are able to exceed that number. That's about average for a speaker this size, but some portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range, particularly the UE Boom, are able to exceed that number. For a small speaker, the trend sounds quite good. For a small speaker, the trend sounds quite good. Some of these speakers can end up having a harsh edge to them. Some of these speakers can end up having a harsh edge to them. This one sounds pretty smooth and well-balanced with decent clarity. This one sounds pretty smooth and well-balanced with decent clarity. It has two drivers and is described as being a stereo speaker that is with all these super compact Bluetooth speakers, you get little to no stereo separation. It has two drivers and is described as being a stereo speaker that is with all these super compact Bluetooth speakers, you get little to no stereo separation. If the speaker has a shortcoming, it's in the bass department. If the speaker has a shortcoming, it's in the bass department. The low end actually holds together pretty well at higher volumes, but the speaker just doesn't have all that much kick to it. The low end actually holds together pretty well at higher volumes, but the speaker just doesn't have all that much kick to it. And while it plays pretty well and filled my small office with sound, it sounds more restrained when I took it to a larger room like the room you see that I'm shooting in here. And while it plays pretty well and filled my small office with sound, it sounds more restrained when I took it to a larger room like the room you see that I'm shooting in here. In all, I like the Transit. In all, I like the Transit. It's a really nice little speaker. It's a really nice little speaker. The only problem is that for the same price you can pick up the equally slick and impressive sounding Bose Satellite Mini, as well as the UE Boom which offers even bigger sound and a water resistant design. The only problem is that for the same price you can pick up the equally slick and impressive sounding Bose Satellite Mini, as well as the UE Boom which offers even bigger sound and a water resistant design. It's hard to give this speaker the nod over those models, but as I said it's well designed and worth considering. It's hard to give this speaker the nod over those models, but as I said it's well designed and worth considering. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Soen Audio makes some of the speakers inside today's TVs and laptops, and now it's got it's first stand alone audio product. Soen Audio makes some of the speakers inside today's TVs and laptops, and now it's got it's first stand alone audio product. A slickly designed $200 potable bluetooth speaker called the Transit. A slickly designed $200 potable bluetooth speaker called the Transit. Hi I'm David Carnoy, I'm gonna give you a quick tour of this product which hit the market in late 2013. Hi I'm David Carnoy, I'm gonna give you a quick tour of this product which hit the market in late 2013. As you can see the speaker has a trapezoidal shape. As you can see the speaker has a trapezoidal shape. And one of its endearing design elements is a retractable switchblade style stand that springs out with a touch of a button, allowing you to prop the speaker up at a perfect angle. And one of its endearing design elements is a retractable switchblade style stand that springs out with a touch of a button, allowing you to prop the speaker up at a perfect angle. It also ships with a magnetic cover that protects the front and sides of the speaker. It also ships with a magnetic cover that protects the front and sides of the speaker. While it isn't water resistant or ruggedized, the Transit seems well built. While it isn't water resistant or ruggedized, the Transit seems well built. It's finished in the type of TPU rubber armor that you'd find on an iPhone case, and has some brushed aluminum trim that ups the sleekness quotion. It's finished in the type of TPU rubber armor that you'd find on an iPhone case, and has some brushed aluminum trim that ups the sleekness quotion. I really like this look and feel. I really like this look and feel. And keeping with the minimalist design, the Transit doesn't have much in the way of buttons or added features. And keeping with the minimalist design, the Transit doesn't have much in the way of buttons or added features. It has a built-in microphone for speaker capabilities, but that's about it. It has a built-in microphone for speaker capabilities, but that's about it. There are volume controls and Bluetooth pairing button, unfortunately its labeled with an Infinity icon as well as a power switch audio input for non Bluetooth devices. There are volume controls and Bluetooth pairing button, unfortunately its labeled with an Infinity icon as well as a power switch audio input for non Bluetooth devices. The speaker charges via micro USB and is rated for eight hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. The speaker charges via micro USB and is rated for eight hours of battery life at moderate volume levels. That's about average for a speaker this size, but some portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range, particularly the UE Boom, are able to exceed that number. That's about average for a speaker this size, but some portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range, particularly the UE Boom, are able to exceed that number. For a small speaker, the trend sounds quite good. For a small speaker, the trend sounds quite good. Some of these speakers can end up having a harsh edge to them. Some of these speakers can end up having a harsh edge to them. This one sounds pretty smooth and well-balanced with decent clarity. This one sounds pretty smooth and well-balanced with decent clarity. It has two drivers and is described as being a stereo speaker that is with all these super compact Bluetooth speakers, you get little to no stereo separation. It has two drivers and is described as being a stereo speaker that is with all these super compact Bluetooth speakers, you get little to no stereo separation. If the speaker has a shortcoming, it's in the bass department. If the speaker has a shortcoming, it's in the bass department. The low end actually holds together pretty well at higher volumes, but the speaker just doesn't have all that much kick to it. The low end actually holds together pretty well at higher volumes, but the speaker just doesn't have all that much kick to it. And while it plays pretty well and filled my small office with sound, it sounds more restrained when I took it to a larger room like the room you see that I'm shooting in here. And while it plays pretty well and filled my small office with sound, it sounds more restrained when I took it to a larger room like the room you see that I'm shooting in here. In all, I like the Transit. In all, I like the Transit. It's a really nice little speaker. It's a really nice little speaker. The only problem is that for the same price you can pick up the equally slick and impressive sounding Bose Satellite Mini, as well as the UE Boom which offers even bigger sound and a water resistant design. The only problem is that for the same price you can pick up the equally slick and impressive sounding Bose Satellite Mini, as well as the UE Boom which offers even bigger sound and a water resistant design. It's hard to give this speaker the nod over those models, but as I said it's well designed and worth considering. It's hard to give this speaker the nod over those models, but as I said it's well designed and worth considering. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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