We are not the only ones who felt this kind of saturation with respect to usual portable Bluetooth speakers. The company, named ‘ICE’, also felt the need for a different portable Bluetooth speaker. A portable Bluetooth speaker that is unique and out-of-the-ordinary.
At present, you must have already heard of a floating Bluetooth speaker? If you have heard of that, it must have been the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker. The ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker changes the way we listen and look to portable speakers. It has great product design, a floating speaker, which is truly an innovation with respect to audio electronics. Plus it also has other amazing features such as impressive 360-degree sound quality, long battery life, up-to-date connectivity features, and an additional function as a charging dock for other devices.
ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker – Performance
When a portable Bluetooth speaker has something unique or different to its features, you would actually expect it to have an astounding sound quality.
The ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker has that impressive sound quality to it. Surprising as it is, the Orb, which is the spherical object of the whole portable Bluetooth speaker, has a small size but also has a decent sound quality. And because it is designed to have a spherical shape, the sound coming out from it can be heard at 360 degrees. This means that with the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker, you will absolutely hear clear and detailed sound at all directions. Aside from having clear and detailed sound, we also found it to have clean output and no distortions even at maximum volume.
The Orb can deliver sound while floating on its base or it can also do its part by being a standalone portable Bluetooth speaker. Although one thing we did not observe from this portable Bluetooth speaker is its bass response. We expected that the base of this portable Bluetooth speaker is built with a passive radiator which enables bass performance, but we did not notice one.
The ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker is built with a rechargeable battery that enables itself to function for up to 10 hours. This is already a long battery life for a unique portable Bluetooth speaker like this. You must also know that its base also serves as a charging dock that does not only allow the Orb to float on it. While being plugged to a direct power source, you can also connect your smartphones or other devices via its USB port. It is nice, right?
ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker – Design
No doubt that the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker has a very unique and out-of-the-ordinary design. When we see portable speakers displayed on stores’ racks, we are usually faced with the usual rectangular, circular, or box-shaped ones. The ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker is different.
This portable Bluetooth speaker is designed with a standalone Orb (or the part that produces sound) and a 25mm thick circular base (that allows the Orb to float on it). When we tried using it, the Orb actually floated while playing our tracks saved in our smartphone. This is enabled by ICE’s design which focuses on its revolutionary next generation Dynamic Stabilization Mechanism. This Dynamic Stabilization Mechanism indicates the stability of the orb while floating on its base at a height of around 10mm. As the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker’s Orb is mainly or commonly used while floating, you can also use it as a standalone speaker so you can bring it anywhere you want without including its base.
ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker – Connectivity
You can use the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker via Bluetooth, NFC, or an Aux input.
For us, we didn’t find any problem while connecting our devices with it. We really appreciate its connectivity functions because of its convenient and easy access and control. Aside from the usual Bluetooth support, the ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that allows for easier device pairing. This means that in order to connect your device (that must support NFC also), all you need to do is tap it to the portable Bluetooth speaker. If you prefer using it as a standalone speaker, you can connect your device via its 3.5mm Aux/audio input.
|Unique design||No bass response|
|Impressive sound quality||No speakerphone functionality|
|Long 10-hour battery life|