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Friday, 21 August 2015
My latest new toy
Three things kept me awake last night - the furore over on John's blog, too much wine and this: my new, Sony set of remote, Bluetooth speakers which were up and running by about 8.00pm. Too much wine was a result of celebrating the fact that they work.
I can now listen to anything from the iMac in the kitchen - music, radio plays from iPlayer, personal audio files, etc. etc. without wires trailing all over the place. I have been waiting for about 10 years for this.
You charge-up the speakers, turn them on, link them to your system's Bluetooth when it has discovered their existence, then take the unit to the kitchen, blaring away in very good quality sound. It is about 7 inches wide and fitted with really good, digital bass speakers which produce amazing, undistorted, high quality sound, even at high volume. Last night we listened to John Hurt's portrayal of Jeffrey Bernard - all 1.5 hours of it.
I was a bit worried that it would not penetrate the 6 inch dividing wall (they said it might not in the instructions) but once it had locked-on, it worked fine. Before it had locked-on, a few arm-movements from H.I. broke the signal a bit, but it soon got used to her.
I thought I had ordered a black one like the above, thinking that they were only made in black and red, but a white one turned up! Even better. It cost £50, but they do go up to almost £80 in some outlets.
Even this morning's early hang-over has not sullied my excitement about our future audio experiences.
I suppose you could call this an unsolicited testimonial.