Sony SRS-BTV5 Bluetooth Speaker Review

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Sony announced this little ball that the Sony President and COO Phil Molyneux carries around wherever he goes at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year. It is a cute ball shaped speaker that is no bigger than a tennis ball.

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Here is a photo of the items that come with the speaker in the review set. The speaker (BTV5), the carry pouch, a charging cable.

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One good thing about the BTV5 is that it is small (68 mm x 65 mm) and light (130g) to fit in one hand. Slide to the right to turn it on, the blue light will blink.

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The mic and the call button. The BTV5 can double up as a handsfree speaker to answer your incoming calls or outgoing calls.

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The connectors, audio in and the usb port for charging.
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It is very easy to connect, simply turn on the NFC function (if available) and tap your phone on the speaker. Here is my Sony Xperia V (just so coincidental that my phone is a Sony mobile 😛 ) trying to connect to the speaker. If you do not have a NFC equipped mobile phone, you can always do the pairing manually by turning on the bluetooth and go to the settings.

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Playing SHINee’s Dream Girl through the speaker. It is loud enough to be audible in my living room, competing with the sounds coming from my TV.

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Another shot from another angle!
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Verdict? 4/ 5 for its portability and size!

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