There are fewer and fewer things you can do when you design a Bluetooth speaker these days that will make it stand out from the crowd, but giving it a casing that looks like it was pulled from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and adding a multicolored light show will get my attention.
The Yantouch Diamond+ Bluetooth Speaker is a amazingly portable device that pumps out sound through an N-class 2.1 system. I could lie and tell you I know exactly what that means, but from my experience using it for the last month, what it means to me is incredibly full aural results. This speaker doesn’t send out tinny or thin music. It will fill the room, yard or nearby park with a surprising mix of bass and treble.
Adding to the show are the millions of colors at you fingertips. You can set the lights to respond to the bass or to the treble, or just to go on cycle-shifting their way through all the hues of the rainbow. You can also set it to just give off a natural light, so you can read while listening to relaxing tunes.
There is also a sleep function that will slowly turn the light down as time goes by, letting you drift off to sleep without worrying about turning the speaker’s light off.
So far my favorite usage is in the bathroom during my morning shower. If I keep the bathroom lights off, the Yantouch Diamond+ completely fills the room with a brightness almost too brilliant to look at directly. It’s like showering at Studio 54 in its heyday. (I wasn’t born then, but I imagine it was totally the same.)
The Bluetooth 3.0 pairing works flawlessly every time and can hold on for a distance of around 30 feet. That’s good enough for you to take it outside and still play frisbee without causing audio hiccups in the Top Gun soundtrack streaming from your phone.
At $150 it’s a solid deal and will likely be a go-to device in your audio collection for all types of trips, parties and other excursions.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00JFGIVWE]