The NudeAudio Move S is as nude as any bluetooth speaker can be. Stripped out of any bells and whistles, it is straight out a basic bluetooth speaker that’s made to be affordable and portable. I’ve been using the NudeAudio Move S for some time and took it with me on a couple of trips. Can this finally be the ultimate travel speakers?
Build and Design
The NudeAudio Move S fits in the palm of my hand. It’s that small and light, that it can also fit right into my pocket. The silicone material used feels smooth. The build is compact yet sturdy that it can take several low drops.
The design is modern with rounded edges. I had the Crimson and Chrome color with the Crimson screaming out of the speaker grill. There’s a lace to hook up the speaker. There are minimal interfaces on the sides for the wire and USB charger. There’s the power button, volume and bluetooth search button on one side that feels very responsive. Indicator lights turn on with the power.
Operation and Performance
The NudeAudio Move S has a factory charge so I was able to try it out immediately. Pairing the device with my mobile phone was a easy and takes only a few seconds. My Android devices had no problems with the bluetooth connection even my Apple iPad. There seems to be a compatibility problem with my MacBook though. NudeAudio Move S promises a 30 feet range but for my Mac it needs to be really close to the device as it would already drop connection by 3-4 feet. Something I hadn’t experienced with more expensive BT speakers. For my mobile devices, it seems to work fairly well aside from the occasional interference when the speakers is moving around.
It claims to have an 8-hour playtime and from a whole day of cleaning my room it seems to deliver on its promise. When not in used it retains 50% of its power up to 3 months. It takes more than two hours to fully charge the speaker once drained.
As for audio quality, I wasn’t expecting loud and crisp sounds as this speaker is not really stereo. But it does churn out average to good sound quality but not on full volume as the treble can get annoying. In the outdoors its a good personal speaker but can get muddled out by ambient noise.
For a bluetooth speaker in the affordable price range, the NudeAudio Move S is not bad nor exceptional either. It does churn out average quality for general use but for those looking for richer audio, it is probably better to get the more expensive NudeAudio Move M or L or probably go for the Braven. As a travel speaker it does works well. There were some issues on occasional bluetooth connection drops but if you can go way past it, the NudeAudio Move S still a good speaker to bring around. Besides, with its portability and neat funky design, I wouldn’t hesitate to show it off while on the beach or on the road.
The NudeAudio Move S has an srp of Php 1990. NudeAudio is available at Beyond the Box, Digital Walker, Digital Hub, Astrovision, Astroplus, iStudio, Mobile1, Rustans, iGig, iStudio, Switch, Technoholics, District 32, Sencolink, iCon, SM MAV