A Closer Look
Now we're going to take a tour around the GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker, moving from the front to back.
Starting at the front, we have the LUXA2 branding down the bottom on the silver trim. There's an overall black and silver look to the GroovyW speaker, something I really loved.
Spinning it around, on the back we have the power button, microUSB port for charging, and a 3.5mm jack for plugging in your audio device, such as your smartphone, tablet, or iPod.
On the bottom of the GroovyW speaker we have some information: the Product No., Input, and Capacity. The round part is what docks to the Wireless Charging Station, something we're going to take a look at soon. Up top, we have a bunch of buttons and features. From left to right, we have the NFC part of the GroovyW, this is where you would tap your smartphone. Then we have the battery meter, microphone, Bluetooth light to see if it's enabled or disabled, play/pause for music and phone calls, and then some volume buttons.
Moving onto the Wireless Charging Station, something that is quite simple. We have some LUXA2 branding on top of the Qi-powered charging circle.
Laying it down for use, to the far right we have a power button. On the side of the Wireless Charging Station, we have a full-sized USB port, a microUSB port where you can plug in an external charger, and battery meter above it.
Together, they make quite a good looking couple, wouldn't you agree?
The black-and-silver theme looks great with the blue lights that LUXA2 has baked into the top of the GroovyW speaker, something that looks spectacular in a dark environment.
This continues, with some close up shots of the beautiful lights on the GroovyW speaker.
When it comes to features standing out on the GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Station, it has a few. For one, it has NFC technology, which allows you to simply place your NFC-powered smartphone next to the NFC part of the GroovyW speaker (in the image above), which will sync your devices together. The touch buttons placed across the GroovyW speaker are also great, something you don't see much of on mobile speakers and audio products.
The biggest feature that makes LUXA2's product stand out from the rest would have to be, for me at least, the Wireless Charging Station. Not only does this charge up the GroovyW, but you can lift the GroovyW speaker off when it's charged and get some juice pumped into your Qi-compatible smartphone or tablet.
I actually did this a couple of times during my testing, where I would charge up the GroovyW speaker until it hit 100%, then I would move it to another spot with the music still playing, and then dock my Nexus 5 smartphone onto the Wireless Charging Station to get the battery on my N5 charged up.
LUXA2 has made a new Audio Center app, something that I gave a quick spin with the GroovyW speaker. I installed it onto my Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to play around with.
Starting with the home screen to the app, we have four option to choose from.
The first two options, EQ and Music Player are just that - an EQ and Music Player. The EQ lets you turn the EQ itself on, select a preset, or play with the levels yourself. The music player is a very basic music player with basic options like random play, previous song, play/pause and next song.
The next two options, Bluetooth and Radio aren't much better. Bluetooth simply disables or enables Bluetooth connectivity between your device and the GroovyW speaker, while the Radio option is probably the best of the four parts of the Audio Center app. The radio will let you play various Internet radios from around the world, which is a nice touch.
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