Review: Stylish, Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

I had the opportunity to try a prerelease version of GoDuo Speakers ($79 via Kickstarter) from KNZ Tech.  These are really clever for a number of reasons. First, they are beautifully designed and remind me of the transparent Mac speakers Steve Jobs introduced, but these are wireless. In fact, they can work together, to deliver stereo sound, or you can use them individually and you essentially get two Bluetooth speakers at a reasonable price.

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A neat twist is that the base is magnetic and the two speakers can connect to each other, or you could stick one on your refrigerator or steel desk. When it's time to travel, they snap together and fit inside a compact rubber case. My only complaint is that it needs two special cables (which are included) to charge or to connect to an audio jack.

Pros

  • Works wirelessly as two stereo speakers
  • Works independently as two distinct speakers
  • Compact for travel
  • Beautiful design 
  • Reasonably priced
  • Spoken prompts for pairing

Cons

  • Needs two special cables (included)
  • Discount price for a limited time, via Kickstarter

Final Verdict

The GoDuo speakers from KNZ Tech are a neat way to bring stereo sound anywhere and look good doing it. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.