Bangalore: July 19 2016: The Singapore-based Creative has long been a respected name for audio accessories. Sound Blaster Roar is their Bluetooth speaker range and the latest -- Soundblaster Roar 2-- is smaller and lighter than its predecessor but belts out the same sound from its 5 speakers.
Creative has bundled a host of useful functions that makes this the Renaissance Man among Bluetooth speakers: a built in power source: a 6000 mAh battery; a one-touch voice recorder; Near Field Communication ( NFC) technology that makes Bluetooth pairing a simple tap; a speakerphone mode that will be useful if you do a teleconference and something that is always useful in a speaker-- a built-in player for MP3 and WMA formats that plays directly from a microSD card.
All go to make this one of the most versatile Bluetooth speakers at this price bracket ( Rs 16,999). And in a throwback to its PC card days, the Sound Blaster 2 also works as an external sound card to a PC or Mac, if you connect it through USB.
But ask me what I found most useful. the speaker's Bedtime mode, which gently reduce the volume before it switches off. Sweet dreams! - Anand Parthasarathy