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Creative Airwave HD Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC (Black)
Simplify your life with the clever features of the Creative Airwave HD. Enjoy easy one–touch pairing to your smart devices via Near Field Communication (NFC), or with conventional Bluetooth® pairing. With its rechargeable Li-ion battery, this compact yet powerful speaker lets you take your music everywhere with you!
The Creative Airwave HD features NFC technology which allows for easy, one-touch pairing by simply tapping your NFC-enabled Bluetooth smart device on the speaker.
As for your smart devices that are not NFC-enabled, you can easily pair them with the Creative Airwave HD via Bluetooth using the conventional method.
The speaker also features Creative Multipoint, which allows you to connect two1 Bluetooth stereo devices to it.
If wireless is not your cup of tea, there is always an option to connect your device directly to the speaker via the integrated analog Aux-in2 connector.
Party all night long on a single charge! The Creative Airwave HD gives you up to 7 hours3 of playtime, so don't stop the music!
With a built-in Li-ion battery, your Creative Airwave HD is truly portable and you're free to place your speaker almost anywhere you please. You can check your battery levels with voice prompts and the speaker LED also alerts you when you're low on battery. In addition, the battery level icon is displayed when paired with selected smartphones4. The battery can be easily charged via a standard micro USB connection or using the included power adapter.
The Creative Airwave HD houses a Super Charged Amplifier which works in tandem with two premium full-range drivers. These enable the speaker to produce sound louder than speakers twice its size!
Turn your speaker into a speaker phone with the built-in concealed microphone for dialog clarity in your voice communications.
1Music playback is on a turn-by-turn basis, with one source playing at a time.
2Aux-in takes audio priority over Bluetooth streaming audio.
3Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.
4Currently supported on iOS devices only.
The Creative Airwave HD's unique design is a radical departure from the usual rectangular-shaped speakers. The chassis is constructed to minimize vibrations and the optimal 30-degree front baffle tilt projects audio directly to the listener. Available in black or red, its unconventional triangular-styled construction, geometric face panel design and smooth curves make it a refreshing addition to any setting.
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4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Not bad for $50 but there are better close to this priceJun 28, 2014
By Jeff Record
For those expecting audiophile sound from something this small with only two tiny drivers and battery operated, well it's small with only two drivers and battery operated. For those that paid over$100, I understand why you would be upset.
The sound is "ok" at moderate volumes. The sound gets muddy/distorted at higher volumes. The speaker is more suited for acoustical, live concert or folk songs. It cant handle rock/pop and electric music well at all. The are other units at this size, jbl,tdk that produce a better overall sound. Like others noted, sound slightly improves over the aux in cable but I haven't found any device in which the Bluetooth sounds as good as a hard plug.
If you want to fill the room with sound, look elsewhere. If you want something that sounds 50 times better than the ones selling for $20, get it as long as you don't pay more than $50.
11 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Excellent sound with simple set up!Aug 18, 2013
By A. Brink
I love this speaker system! It pairs easily with your devices-there is a place on the back where you can just tap any NFC enabled device and it will pair instantly-I do not have a NFC device.
I have paired both the iphone 4 and 5 to this going through the iphone settings: general settings then blue tooth ON then you should see the Creative device show up saying AIRWAVE HD, but you have to make sure that you do this AFTER HOLDING DOWN the pairing button on the speaker device until it flashes! If you do not hold the (multifunction) pairing button down on the device until it flashes it will not pair with your device.
Once you do this very quick set up, it plays whatever you are playing on your iphone (device) from pandora to a ted lecture to your music or itunes files. I am so glad I waited to get the perfect speaker system for my apple devices because not having to worry about any cables makes it so much better and more portable. It says to fully charge you may need to change it for 7 hours but I found that it took far less time to fully charge out of the box.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Speaker blew outDec 26, 2013
By Timothy Dejohn
Within 10 minutes of use, one of the speakers popped. I was testing the volume by increasing it on the speaker. Usually the speakers will begin to distort before they blow out, there was no warning it was getting louder and then - POP. I have requested an exchange. I am hoping it was only a bad unit, I have not read about any similar problems.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Sounds great, frequent pairing issues.Apr 02, 2014
If your phones/devices all have NFS (Android, anyone?), then you won't have any problems with this. If you've got a couple iPhones, though, prepare to be opening your settings frequently to disconnect one device and connect another.
Sounds is fantastic. Loud for such a small unit. Battery hasn't run out yet, I've charged it a couple times just in case.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Little Speaker!Aug 26, 2013
With excellent ~ balanced sound ~ this little speaker is great for my PC.~ ipod ~ Zen and Walkman ~ at home or on the go
and I can listen for 3 plus hours at full volume before Creative battery gets low.
It's suppose to last 7 hr, but that's not what I experienced so I phoned the marketing coordinator who had put their card
in the box and was told that the speaker lasts less hours if used at 80% ~ to full volume.
The speaker will run plugged in an out-let ~ which or course isn't relaying on length of battery life.
I don't have an interest to pair the speaker with my smart-phone ~ but for those who do ~ it's SO simple!
Turn the speaker on & tap your NFC-enabled smart device on the NFC receptor which is located in the center
of the back side of the speaker and they're paired. (Can pair up to - two smart devices)
If your Smartphone isn't (NFC) ready Near Field Communications, it still can be paired manually.
You can listen to music ~ pick-up or reject incoming calls.
When I received the speaker the battery was so low it wouldn't play, the booklet says to charge for 8 hrs,
but using the included wall charger it was fully charged in 3 1/2. DC input 100 volts ~ output 1 amp
The embedded battery can be replaced but is to be done by returning the speaker to a regional support office for replacement.
When the multifunction button is push twice - quickly - a voice speaks the battery status.
This is a very convenient size and style. Only 10 1/8" long 3 5/8" high. The triangle shape allows for a larger variety of placement.
This is a quality ~ compact product which weights only 2 lb 4 oz.
The only feature I don't care for is the volume control. Every time you turn the speaker on/off it starts at approx 6 - 7 notches
(no matter where it was left at) on a volume control scale of approx 24.
(I only know it may be 24 because of holding the button down and counting the times the green light blinks)
The button has to be held down all the while the volume is being adjusted. There's nothing that tells where you're at on the scale.
When it's at it's highest and/or lowest level the green light starts blinking faster.
This is a very annoying volume control design.
But I was so impressed with the quality of this speaker ~ the variety of uses we have for it ~
and the freedom and ease of use that to me this is still a 5 star product.
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