The seamless portable audio, reviewed

Sep 18, 2013, 09:29 IST | Hassan M Kamal

Swan makes for an impressive Bluetooth portable speaker

Priced at `3,990, this egg-shaped speaker offers a complete range of sounds, thanks to its unique open-waist design. The speakers are powerful, with a sound output of 2W. You will love its bass sounds. But what we really liked, and most people will enjoy too, is its range of connectivity, which is over 10 metres.

Swan’s portable audio speaker

However, its signal isn’t powerful enough to penetrate obstruction along the way. Since, it boasts of the latest Bluetooth 4.0, power consumption is less with the in-built Lithium-ion battery lasting for three hours in full recharge. Sadly, there’s no auxilliary-in slot, which limits its usage to only Bluetooth-enabled devices. Swan from F&D also supports hands-free, with the option to accept or reject a call through its touch-enabled control pad mounted on top of the speaker. The controls enable scanning through tracks while playing music.
AT Major e-commerce websites. FOR `3,990

New Note 3 to hit stores by September 25
After its premiere at the Berlin Radio Show earlier this month, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear were finally unveiled in India, on September 10. The Note 3 gets a larger screen, a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor. It offers a massive 3GB RAM and comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The new Note 3 will be available in 32GB and 64GB variants, and is expected to be available in retail stores by September 25. The company also launched its smart watch, Galaxy Gear for `22,990.

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