Have you heard of the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker?

This portable speaker is perfect for your indoor or outdoor use, be it in your office, your home library, or even at the park. Commonly known as a bookshelf speaker, the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker is very compact in size making it a device usually placed on bookshelves, desks, table tops, and many more.

The Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker delivers a decent sound and bass output and features an 8-hour battery life, compact and sleek design, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and speakerphone capability.

Philips BT100B/37 Wireless Speaker
To know more about the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker, read our full review below.


Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Performance

Considering the size of this portable Bluetooth speaker, the sound it produces is fairly decent. The Philips BT100B/37 Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker packs a 1.0 channel speaker that handles 2 Watts of power in producing sound. Listening to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” was pretty satisfying and enjoyable because the sound was still clear and full.

But since the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker only handles a 2-watt power, we noticed that the sound it delivers it not that very loud at all. We turned its volume to the maximum but we were still not convinced with its supposedly loud sound. When it comes to bass output, this bookshelf speaker can deliver at par. It does not have a weak bass or a very powerful one either. The bass output was on the right level and this is expected from a 1.0 channel speaker as well as a compact and tiny one.

For its battery life, the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker performs for up to 8 hours of continuous playback. You can recharge it by using a standard micro-USB cable that comes with the whole package.


Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Design

The Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker is truly a “portable” wireless speaker. It is very compact, measuring 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches, and very lightweight at 6.4 ounces only. It is very easy to carry and fit it into our backpacks.

Plus, the look was also eye-catching. When we placed the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker on our desk, many were caught with it, asking where we got it from. This Philips speaker looks pretty plain but for any bookshelf speakers out there, this one is perfectly designed for simplicity and elegance.

On top of it is where the 1.0 channel speaker driver is found. On it sides are where all of the functions are placed. It has the Philips logo, LED light indicator, buttons, and ports. On the back side is where the Power/Bluetooth/Aux slider or switch, 3.5mm audio input for wired connection, micro-USB input for charging, and the speakerphone button are positioned. We love how minimal it is designed and Philips has got it perfect when it comes to how bookshelf speakers are to be designed.

The Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker is available in four colors, Black, Pink, White, and Violet.

Philips BT100B/37 Wireless Speaker

Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Connectivity

For its connectivity, the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker works with any devices via Bluetooth connection and 3.5mm Auxillary/Audio input.

For its Bluetooth connectivity, this portable wireless speaker connects just as easy and smooth as it is supposed to be. To make it work with your device, all you need to do is turn the switch on to Bluetooth pairing mode, search it in your device’s Bluetooth setting, choose and pair.

If you prefer using wired connection or does not have a device that supports Bluetooth, don’t worry because the Philips BT100B/37 Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker has got the answer for it. Just use its Aux input and use a 3.5mm Audio input or cable.

Lastly, the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker also doubles as a speakerphone. It has a built-in microphone that works fine for its size. Trying this feature, both sides of the call found the quality to be decent.

Summary

PROS CONS
Decent sound and bass output Not very loud compared from other compact portable speakers out in the market
8-hour battery life  
Sleek design for a bookshelf speaker  
Speakerphone capability  
Overall, we found the Philips BT100B Wireless Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker to have a good performance, considering its compact and tiny size. It delivers a fairly decent sound and bass quality, performs for up to 8 hours of battery life, has a plain yet elegant look that is perfectly designed as a bookshelf speaker, and is capable for speakerphone functionality.