boAT Rugby Review- An Antique Design In Affordable Price

boAt Rugby review

boAt Rugby Review

  • Eye-Catching Design
  • Include AUX Cable
  • Passive bass radiator
  • Great Connectivity
  • 1800 mAh Powerfull Battery
  • No Water-resistance, No Waterproof

Dimention

19 x 8.1 x 8.1 cm

Weight

490 Grams

Battery Backup

7 Hours approx.

Charging Time

3 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.4/5

Sound Quality

4/5

Battery Backup

4.1/5

Value For Money

4.5/5
boAt Rugby review
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 AUX Cable
  • 1 Waranty Card

Are you looking for a Bluetooth speaker with an out-of-board design with decent performance at an affordable price, boAt Rugby 10W speaker is the answer.

Here is the boAt Rugby Review :

The speaker is available around one thousand and five hundred Indian rupees, and you will have almost all decent features. The boat rugby is made of a rubber material hugging the metal grille on both sides which hides two drivers, a passive radiator, and a LED indicator. 

The rubber is supposed to be not glued-like; nevertheless, it’s sturdy, well-built, and has no flex.  The speaker itself is not really big, and it’s pretty portable. 

The top of the speaker features the power button, volume up & down, a multi-function Bluetooth answer/decline, and a play/pause button. 

On one side of the speaker, you can find the micro USB charging port and auxiliary port. There is no protection flap to cover this port. Hence you need to take some extra care to secure these ports from dust and water too.

Talking about the cables, boAt rugby is bundled with a short charging cable and an auxiliary cable, which I always appreciate. 

The speaker has an inbuilt Microphone to make calls. You can receive or reject the calls from this speaker. Call clarity is also up to mark.

Pairing is simple, as always. Turn ON the Bluetooth speaker, and it goes automatically into a pairing mode, and the fast blinking blue LED turns into a slow blinking blue LED with the vocal confirmation. 

The speaker is not waterproof or water-resistant. So, it’s not an outdoor speaker, and you can not listen to music in the bathroom.

When it comes to sound quality, I was pretty impressed by its performance. The bass was excellent; it’s pleasant to hear without overpowering. The mids and highs were good without being too sharp. Instrumentals also sounded good.

Unfortunately, the boAt Rugby doesn’t get loud even at 60 percent volume, which was shocking considering it has a 10 watt output. I had almost to crank up the volume to 80%. It gets loud at 100%, but all the speakers I’ve tested thus far were very listenable at just 50 to 60% of the volume on my phone and speaker. The speaker doesn’t disturb that much at the highest volume, which is really lovely. Maybe it’s because of the low volume I don’t know overall it’s an excellent sounding speaker for the price.

The Bluetooth range was also good, doing my usual test of leaving the speaker in my bedroom and walking around my house so it didn’t lose connection. But when I try to take it to my car parking, it lost contact, but that’s pretty normal without direct line-of-sight.

On the boAt Rugby is nothing except it works as it’s claimed as always. With most Bluetooth speakers, there is no way to tell the exact battery life. The company claims around 8 hours of battery life, and in my testing, at 55 percent volume, I got an extra hour than what was claimed before it finally died. The speaker from the dead to full takes around 3 hours, and the red LED indicator will turn off once charged. You can use the speaker while it’s charging. 

Overall, BoAt Rugby is a decent Bluetooth speaker with a unique design.

If you want a speaker that has excellent battery life, sound quality and doesn’t mind a little bigger size or a unique design, go with the boAt Rugby you’ll love.

boAt Stone 1400 Review | Experience The Real Monster

boat stone 1400 review

boAt Stone 1400 Review

  • 30 Watt Powerful Output
  • Twin EQ Mode
  • Type-c Charging Port
  • Multiple Connectivity Modes
  • Experience The True Bass With Outdoor Mode
  • Poor sound quality with aux connectivity

Dimention

31.9 x 11.8 x 11.9 cm

Weight

3 Kg

Battery Backup

5 Hours approx.

Charging Time

3 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.5/5

Sound Quality

4.6/5

Battery Backup

4/5

Value For Money

4.5/5
boat stone 1400 review
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Type-C Cable
  • 1 Aux Cable
  • 1 Waranty Card

boAt Stone 1400 is an unexpected guy from the series Stone. If you see their previous models like Stone 190, Stone 650, Stone 260, etc., they are just primary Bluetooth speakers like normal. But this monster is complete out of box product. I am also shocked when they release this Bluetooth speaker.

Inside The Box

boAt Stone 1400 arrives in a large box. The box consists of a lot of protection foam that secures the Bluetooth speaker. It includes a Bluetooth speaker, USB type-c charging cable, Aux cable, some instruction manual and, a warranty card. The way they pack this speaker is awe-inspiring.

Design and Build Quality

When you look at the speaker, it gives you a premium feel. The speaker seems very sturdy and has some weight. The whole speaker is made up of high-quality plastic except the front grill, which is made of metal. At the front side, you will get a metal grill on which a boAt logo is present.

Underneath the grill, there are two 10 W built-in massive subwoofers and two 5 W twitters present. It means it gives you a 30-watt powerful output. On top of the speaker, you get a strong, durable, flat adjustable strap. Also, there is a microphone, five control buttons and LED indicators are available. The buttons consist of a power on/off, volume down, play/pause, volume up, and an indoor/outdoor mode button.

Two passive bass radiators are present on the left and right sides of the speaker. Three ports i.e., type-c port, aux port, and USB port, are present at the backside, covered under a rubber flap. Overall, the speaker seems premium.

Sound Quality

If we talk about sound quality, it is brilliant. In terms of the highs, this handles the highs like a boss. If you heard this speaker up to 90% volume, nothing was tampered with, and the highs never crack. But after a 90% volume level, it feels a little bit distorted. Vocals are rich, smooth, wholesome, and sound so good and so pleasant. You know it’s such an enjoyable experience to listen to vocals.

As soon as you go to the outdoor mode, it amplifies all three frequencies about 20 to 30%, so highs amplify their sounds even sharper, the vocals get even more explicit, and the bass gets a bit punchier. 

But I think in the outdoor mode, it mainly caters to the highs & mids, and the bass is unaffected. So it’s like it was in the indoor mode. I would suggest unless you have a huge hall where you have to get the sound across the back of the room, leave an indoor mode, and you’ll have the best audio experience. But if you need to really rock the house, go for outdoor mode.

Battery Performance

This speaker has a battery having 2500 mAh capacity. The boAt has claimed 7 hours battery backup, but at the volume of 70%, it can survive up to 5 hours. I think this speaker deserves more than 5000 mAh battery so that we can enjoy this monster for a long time.

Others

The speaker is water-resistant, and you can enjoy it in the bathroom and even in light rain too. 

Call quality is up to mark, and you can hear a clear voice on both sides.

The only disappointment with the speaker is its sound quality via aux cable connection. The sound quality via aux cable connection is poor, and it will disappoint you.

Conclusion:

So the question is, is it worth spending around five to six thousand on this beast?

I would say a big YES.

See, this speaker satisfies you in all manner. If you go for the same specifications in JBL or Sony, you will not get the same deal in this budget. The speaker is genuinely made for bass lovers. Don’t think much if you need a real monster to enjoy bass- riched songs.

boAt Stone 260 Portable Bluetooth Speakers Review

boAt Stone 260 Portable Bluetooth Speakers Review

boAt Stone 260 Portable Bluetooth Speakers Review

  • IPX5 Water Resistant and Shockproof
  • Durable Silicon And Rubber Matte Finish 
  • 1000mAh Battery
  • Great Noise Cancellation
  • Highly Portable
  • Poor Loudness

Dimention

10.3 x 4.3 x 9.3 cm

Weight

442 Grams

Battery Backup

7 Hours approx.

Charging Time

2 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.5/5

Sound Quality

4/5

Battery Backup

4.2/5

Value For Money

4.5/5
boAt Stone 260 Portable Bluetooth Speakers Review
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Waranty Card

The boAt Stone 260 is a rugged Bluetooth speaker with unique fabric design. 

It is retailing for around thousand and four hundred, but if you keep an eye out, you can get it for about thousand and hundred on Amazon. 

Inside the box, you will get a Bluetooth speaker, A micro USB charging cable, a warranty card, and a user manual.

The boat Stone 260 is made of rubberized material on the back, which makes it kind of shockproof, and also, the speaker is IPX5, which is nothing but water-resistant. 

The front side is made of a fabric with some excellent music-related designs on it. Personally, in a boring world of the ugly old speaker grille, I really like this design. You get the usual multifunction controls like play, pause, volume, etc. on the speaker’s side.

Now I do wish the buttons were a little more raised but not a deal-breaker. Since the speaker is water-resistant, the micro USB charging port is covered with a rubber flap. Unfortunately, there is no aux input. The design is good, and it is circular, small, decent, lightweight, and really portable. 

You will be impressed with its performance. It’s not going to be mind-blowing, but it’s perfect for its price. It’s a very bass-heavy speaker. The base is right; don’t get me wrong, but to be honest, it was too tight for my taste. Vocals, mids, and everything were excellent.

The one thing that I hate about the Stone 260 is loudness. It doesn’t get loud even at 60% volume. I had to crank it up to almost 80% or sometimes even 100%; otherwise, I wasn’t able to hear anything.

Now I am not sure if I got a bad unit, or this is how it’s designed to sound, though the speaker doesn’t dance around a lot at 100% volume and has very little to no Distortion. Overall for the price, this is a good performing speaker with good enough bass for its size. I wish the loudness at lower volumes were much better. 

Fortunately, you do get the typical Bluetooth range of most speakers with some occasional choppiness.

Being a small speaker, it consists of 1000 mAh. I didn’t have high hopes for the battery backup, but I got a pretty good 7 hours and 15 minutes of playback at around 65 percent volume and took me about 2 hours to fully charge from dead. 

Now, there is an annoying thing I need to mention if the speaker is turned ON and not connected to any phone then it turns off within like two to three minutes, which becomes pretty annoying at times. 

When I order boat Stone 260, I ordered it just for the looks. Still, it turned out to be a pretty good performing speaker: excellent design, good build, quality of the microphone, water-resistant, shock-resistant, and pretty good battery life.

If you are looking for a water-resistant speaker with a budget of thousand and three hundred, I recommend the boat stone 260.