- What's Included
The Blazar from Beacon Audio is slightly larger than the Phoenix 2, but still brings you an affordable, compact, and portable Bluetooth speaker that has an excellent balance of quality and sound for a speaker its size. Though there is currently a slew of portable and attractively sized Bluetooth portable speakers on the market with big sound and big quality, the Blazar features an even sleeker look paired with great sound and exceptionally balanced lows, mids, highs, and bass.
The Blazar's classy, stylish, and pristine look and substantial feel is not distracting and is attractive enough to leave anywhere without being an eyesore on your desk or side table. But the Blazar doesn't just come with a clean look, it has an easy user interface to advance through tracks and adjust the volume without using your Bluetooth device. Beacon Audio doesn't skimp on providing improved sound quality and battery life as the Blazar is expected to have 10 to 12 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, and the inclusion of two side speakers and a bottom subwoofer provides complete, rich, and full 360-degree sound projection so you can hear everything you're listening to.
The Blazar goes above and beyond aesthetics, sound, and functionality as it is also designed to work with another Blazar for true and complete Dual Stereo left-right pairings and sound; NFC Pairing for "tap-to-pair" Bluetooth device syncing; and a built-in microphone with speaker-phone capabilities.
The Blazar is a sleek, colorful, and a well thought out audio device perfect for any kind of music aficionado.
Hands On Research
When I first received the Blazar, I was taken away by the sleek design that looked classy and was backed up with a substantial feel from the smooth aluminum shell design and silicone covering. I knew the Blazar would meet many of my portable and stationary music needs. As a university student, I am always looking for ways to help streamline my life and make sure everything from school, work, and leisure is done with the most comfort and ease as I live a very mobile lifestyle as my "office" can be in a variety of locations at any time.
One of the hassles of a mobile lifestyle is that of music: I want music that plays loud, with good audio quality, but without the inconvenience of having to haul around a large or bulky stereo and tangling cords. I connected my laptop to the Blazar via Bluetooth (a very simple process), turned on some music and podcasts, and was blown away at how loud and clear the Blazar can play.
Similar to the Phoenix and Phoenix 2 products, the Blazar definitely takes it up a notch and gives me everything I love about listening to my music: sound, bass, volume, and clarity. Since the speakers and subwoofers are larger than other models, the Blazar easily made music sound and feel more present, and the louder I turned it up, the more I felt like I was at a concert. As soon as I started playing music with heavy beats and complex sounds, I felt the speakers vibrating through the table to the the other end and knew that this speaker is perfect for on-the-go music enthusiasts.
Noah R - Smarthome employee
Specifications Manufacturer Beacon Audio Manufacturer Product No. BCN_blz-rp/alum UPC 022099724209 Product Dimensions 3.8 inches x 3.6 inches Weight 22 ounces Color Silver Device Status Colors Blue- device is searching and, or, connecting to Bluetooth device
Red- device is charging via USB
Power Supply Built-in 1300 mAH Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery or direct power supply via USB Battery Life Between 10 hours and 12 hours of continuous playback Battery Charging Time 2 hours to 3 hours Bluetooth Compatibility Connects to any Bluetooth enabled tablet, laptop, smartphone, or MP3 player Bluetooth Connection Time 6 seconds to 10 seconds depending on Bluetooth device Audio Input Wireless Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack Sound Projection 360-degree room-filling surround sound projection Speakers 2 side speakers
1 bottom subwoofer
1 microphone for speakerphone functionality
Microphone Omnidirectional, Noise Cancelling Play/Pause Control Yes Forward/Back Control Yes Volume Control Yes Manufacturer Warranty 1000-day limited warranty
- 1x - Blazar Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- 1x - Blazar Leather Carrying Case
- 1x - 3.5mm to 3.5mm Audio Cable
- 1x - USB to Micro-USB Cable Charger
- 1x - Owner's Manual
- 1x - Owner's Safety Manual
- 1x - Blazar Portable Bluetooth Speaker