For music lovers who are looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that is also light on the pocket, the Zebronics UFO makes a serious case for itself.
If you’re an audiophile, you must already know that Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days. Given the popularity of these wireless sound devices, it’s not surprising to see more and more products enter the market. What we’ve got here is a one of these latest entrants called the Zebronics UFO. Now while it may have an outwardly name, managing to get hands on isn’t all that difficult. You can buy one for just Rs. 2,999! As affordable as it may be though, the real question is this — is the Zeb-UFO worth the money?
When you hold the UFO, the first thing you notice about it is that it indeed looks like a flying saucer. It’s compact, neatly designed and has a rich feel to it. Tipping the scale at 605 grams, it’s quite light as well. Apart from Bluetooth, the speaker has slots for USB, AUX and TF card. But what sets it apart is a cordless handset that’s nicely integrated on top of the unit. It’s like a normal handset with a number pad, although it also houses control keys for the speaker. At this point you may be wondering what the purpose of a cordless in a speaker is. Well, that’s there so that you receive or make a call directly from the speaker when your phone is connected through Bluetooth. We, however, think that it’s of little relevance here.
Now coming to the crux of the matter – the sound quality of the Zeb-UFO. Pairing to the device is quite easy and the range within you stay connected is decent, too. The sound quality is impressive with clear vocals, although the balance is more in favour of treble. Bass is quite flat. Also, when you turn the volume up to maximum, it starts sounding grainy and distorted. But then, most of the speakers behave in a similar manner when played on the limit.
Barring a few shortcomings, the Zeb-UFO is a pretty decent product. If you are on a strict budget, there’s hardly any other product in that price bracket that comes close to this jiving saucer!