Def Tech’s newest speaker system is the high quality answer to our convenient-sound-on-the-go prayers. The Sound Cylinder has ultra-easy Bluetooth connectivity and weighs in at under a single pound, making it just right to go everywhere your tablet or laptop goes.
As far as portable sound goes, until now, our options have been pretty limited. Nobody really looks forward to lugging around a docking station with a bulky power adaptor, most portable speakers out there now leave much to be desired in audio quality, and headphones just aren’t always a great option (let’s face it, those ear buds that came with your tablet are not one size fits all), and what if you want to share? This is where the Sound Cylinder steps in. Relatively light-weight, measuring about 7.5” x 2”, and with a 10 hour battery life (10 hours!), the cylinder is poised to be your go-to speaker system.
Not only is the Cylinder super convenient, it sounds amazing. Definitive Technology has consistently proved that they know how to bring you the best sound, and this compact system is no exception. Packing in a 2.1 channel bi-amplified audio system, it delivers consistently superior sound quality. Two front-firing midrange/high frequency drivers and a side-firing woofer combine to provide high clarity and rich bass.
Maybe the best feature, it connects wirelessly via Bluetooth, meaning you can use it with your tablet, your MP3 player, and laptop; anything Bluetooth enabled. Even more than that, it still includes the ability to connect using an audio cable, just in case. No need to worry about having the correct adaptors for each of your devices. The retractable kickstand holds the Cylinder at the ideal angle and the attached clip securely attaches it to your device, so you can listen while you watch hands-free. No more headphones and no more taxing the speakers of your device at full volume.
Ringing in at just $199, the Cylinder, with its amazing audio quality, super usability, and refreshing design, is right at your fingertips. Needless to say, Definitive Technology’s Sound Cylinder is our favorite new accessory of the year.
Bryan Gorog is the owner of BCG Concepts Audio & Video in Los Angeles, CA
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