STK Groovez SMC 970 Bluetooth Speakers Review

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By Jayanta Ghosh

STK Accessories, a division of UK-based Santok Group, hit the Indian markets with yet another addition dubbed SMC 970 Bluetooth Speaker.  This new speaker is an expansion of its product line-up of its existing ‘Groovez’ series.  STK tries to understand the consumer’s need in mobile accessories and given the utmost priority. So they try to hit the right chord with the Indian choices and provide unique experience with this product.

Features:
This has a Bluetooth V3.0+EDR compliant, Frequency range: 2.4G – 2.480GHZ, Radio Performance: Receive Sensitivity of -90dBm, TX Power Max 4dBm, dB: more than 75 dB, Range: 10m (depending on environmental factors and the connection to the Bluetooth device), Optimum calling distance: 1m, Input: DC 5.0V, Speaker Output: 3W, Battery: 400mAh Lithium-ion, Playback Time: 4 hours (if at 50% volume), Weight: 150g, Dimensions: 75mm x 58mm.

Performance:
This new bluetooth speaker is a mini powerhouse. Looks very nice and can be fit anywhere in your office or in your home. Not very jazzy but very well finished and the whole casing has a very ceramic quality about it which adds to the overall feel of this impressive little unit.  It has LED indicators advise you when it is charging – Red and when it is connected and pairing – Blue. It is charged using the USB t micro USB lead that is supplied as well as a 3.5mm connecting cable.  And most importantly can be connected to any source. The portable Groovez Bluetooth speaker can be used with a mobile phone or any other device with Bluetooth. The multipoint feature allows two devices to be paired at the same time and it is possible to easily switch between the music on each phone. The built-in microphone allows the speaker to be used to make and receive calls via a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone at the press of one button.  So this is not just a Bluetooth speaker, you can also use it as a very handy speaker phone ideal for those sudden business meetings and tele cons. The inbuilt 400mAh Lithium-ion battery takes around 2 hrs to fully charge and you can run them around 3-4 hrs in moderate volume. But if you play them in full volume it runs around 1.5 hrs. The sound quality of STK Groovez SMC 970 is ideal for its size, as you can’t expect much more from this size of speaker. But the depth and clarity is satisfying.

This Bluetooth Speaker (SMC 970) is priced only at Rs 2999.
Pros: Looks, Compact, Good sound
Cons: Battery life bit low

Specs:
Bluetooth V3.0+EDR compliant, Frequency range: 2.4G – 2.48 GHz
– Radio Performance: Receive Sensitivity of -90dBm, TX Power Max 4dBm,
– dB: more than 75 dB
– Range: 10m (depending on environmental factors and the connection to the Bluetooth device)
– Optimum calling distance: 1m
– Input: DC 5.0V
– Speaker Output: 3W
– Battery: 400mAh Lithium-ion
– Playback Time: 4 hours (if at 50% volume)
– Weight: 150g
– Dimensions: 75 mm x 58 mm