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Arctic S113BT Bluetooth NFC Portable Speaker Review

By: Chris Smith | WiFi / Bluetooth Speakers in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 13, 2015 3:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Arctic

Long playback time and large sound experiences


With a long 8-hours of playback time and surprisingly good sound coming out of this tiny unit all set at the reasonable price of $49.19, it means that this product is almost unbeatable when it comes to the mid-range market. This is coupled with an amazing 70 hour standby time and easy NFC connectability ensures this product will provide all-round performance at a low cost.



What's Hot


Rubber coating: Often not considered with new-age designs, the Arctic S113BT gives you a little extra protection thanks to the rubber shell around the exterior of the product. This helps against general bumps and bruises and also gives it a very nice sleek feel.


Big Sound: For only a small unit in stature, it's able to light up a lounge room with the drivers that it has on offer. If you're looking to play some beats solo or to a small gathering of friends, this unit will do the trick for only $50.


Long Battery Life: I'll say it again - 8 hours playtime, 70 hours standby time. How often do you forget to switch off your products? Now you can go a few days without worrying about the charge running out the window.


NFC: With better NFC pairing that most other devices I've used, the Arctic S113BT is super easy to use.




What's Not


There's nothing exactly wrong with the Arctic S113BT, you just need to make sure that it suits your needs. If you're wanting to play music at a party or a campsite, you're going to have to look into purchasing bigger models with more grunt and battery life, such as LUXA2's Groovy W with included wireless charger. Otherwise, this unit is a stunner and is recommended.



Final Thoughts




We recommend this unit for anyone who's looking for something compact and portable, however, if you're willing to up the investment and have some spare money to throw around, take a look at LUXA2's Groovy W with included wireless charger for louder sound, deeper bass and a longer run-time.



PRICING: You can find the ARCTIC S113BT NFC/Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.


United States: The ARCTIC S113BT NFC/Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker retails for $44.66 at Amazon.


Canada: The ARCTIC S113BT NFC/Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker retails for CDN$49.99 at Amazon Canada.

Product Summary Breakdown

Performance (Amount of mAh)80%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features85%
Bundle and Packaging80%
Value for Money80%
Overall TweakTown Rating83%

The Bottom Line: Sitting at roughly $50, the SB113T Bluetooth NFC portable speaker from Arctic provides any general user with an easy to use, entry-level speaker system worth considering for the price.

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