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Z 01 Audio Solo PP Bluetooth Speaker review

Today I’m writing about the Z 01 Audio Solo PP Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker is of the smaller variety of Bluetooth speakers we can buy today. So small in fact it sits nicely in the palm of my hands.

Design:

Despite its tiny size this speaker is actually quite the looker. It’s got the shape of a cuboid and is finished with a white coating. There’s a downside to this white coating though and that’s that it gets dirty very easily, which unfortunately means it starts to look like it covered in a layer of black soot. Otherwise, though the design is gorgeous. At the top is a series of tiny holes that basically make up the speaker grill, while at the bottom is a rubber base that acts as a grip foot to prevent the speaker from vibrating to its doom over an edge. At the back of the speaker are another series of holes that I presume are a rear grill. In between these holes is a MicroUSB port for charging the built-in battery. Finally, at the front of the device is the power button. Sadly though this speaker is missing an AUX port, meaning the only way to use it, is with Bluetooth. It also lacks any buttons with the exception of the power button, meaning all control must be done with the host device.

Despite its tiny size this speaker is actually quite the looker. It’s got the shape of a cuboid and is finished with a white coating. There’s a downside to this white coating though and that’s that it gets dirty very easily, which unfortunately means it starts to look like it covered in a layer of black soot. Otherwise, though the design is gorgeous. At the top is a series of tiny holes that basically make up the speaker grill, while at the bottom is a rubber base that acts as a grip foot to prevent the speaker from vibrating to its doom over an edge. At the back of the speaker are another series of holes that I presume are a rear grill. In between these holes is a MicroUSB port for charging the built-in battery. Finally, at the front of the device is the power button. Sadly though this speaker is missing an AUX port, meaning the only way to use it, is with Bluetooth. It also lacks any buttons with the exception of the power button, meaning all control must be done with the host device.

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Setup:

As is normal with any Bluetooth device in this day and age, pairing this with my phone was easy. It’s a job that takes less than 30 seconds to do. If you do struggle or have never paired two Bluetooth devices before, have no fear as the included explains clearly how to do this.

In terms of signal strength and reliability, I found this speaker to work great even when it was in a different room than my phone. Even in a different room, I was still able to enjoy faultless audio.

Battery:

This speaker comes with a built-in rechargeable 1800 mAh battery that can last up to 12 hours, for a small device, this is pretty impressive. Of course, whether or not you get 12 hours or not is down to a few factors such as the volume in use. I myself found at higher volumes I get roughly about 9 to 10 hours, which again for a speaker this small is pretty decent.

Audio quality:

The audio produced by this speaker is pretty decent, considering the size of the thing. It’s loud and packs a punch with enough bass to please my ears. The audio produced is clear and crisp, with each word and lyric easily heard. Check out the video below to see it in action.

 

Overall:

A fantastic little speaker that certainly packs a punch considering its small size. I would only change two things, though, I would certainly prefer it if it had an Aux connector and, of course, some control buttons.

DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free in return for my honest and unbiased review. This has had no effect on my overall opinion of the product.

Check it out here:

 

 

Z 01 Audio Solo PP Bluetooth Speaker

9.7

Design

9.0/10

Battery

10.0/10

Audio

10.0/10

Pros

  • Brilliant audio
  • Great battery life
  • Looks stylish

Cons

  • Gets dirty rather easily
  • No control buttons
Dominic_Chapman
I am a reviewer based in the North of England, I have been writing reviews since 2015. I have recently written reviews on another site that I had co-founded. I started Northern Reviewer as a solo experience based on my previous website experience, which was literally none other than writing reviews and doing a few changes here and there behind the scenes.

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