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LUXA2 GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Station Review

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   When i first heard that scientists had taken the first steps for wireless charging of portable devices a few years back i was very intrigued since i do think that the future holds complete wireless freedom for everything in the electronics industry. Unfortunately to this day the consumer oriented devices that feature wireless charging are far from what i had hoped to see back then so in order to use wireless charging you need to place your smartphone on special Qi pads which only work with Qi compatible devices (since factory-ready Qi devices are quite rare Qi cards exist that add compatibility). Of course i expect "full" wireless charging in the coming years without such limitations but for now Qi is one of the "hottest" technologies around although it's not really as popular as one would think. Still it's popular enough for many manufacturers to implement it into their latest products to hit the market and one of those is the GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker by LUXA2.

 

   LUXA2- is a Taiwanese based designer and manufacturer of award winning portable accessories. Established in 2009, LUXA2 is committed to creating the best user-experience by consistently designing and innovating each and every product from concept to reality. LUXA2 believes that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; and it is with this belief that our product designs are not only simplistic in nature but also incorporates functionality and premium aesthetic appeal at affordable prices. We promote not just products but total solutions. LUXA2s’ products are sold worldwide in major consumer and electronic retailers and online via www.luxa2.com and www.ttbuy.com.tw. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the LUXA2 team possesses many talented specialists from all around the globe ranging from: sales mavericks, marketing aficionados, design wizards and R&D demons which are all lead by a top-gun management team. With offices in the USA, China, Australia and Germany, LUXA2’s presence on the global stage is ever-increasing to ultimately bring our mission of creating a simple, unique and luxury lifestyle to customers, and ultimately, a uniquely you.

 

   Unlike the Sound BlasterAxx Axx200 by Creative which we had with us roughly a week ago the GroovyW by LUXA2 follows the same path as most wireless portable speakers out there and so it can be used to stream audio onto it via Bluetooth v3.0, make and answer calls and recharge your portable devices via the 4000mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery located in the separate charging station. That's correct the GroovyW is perhaps the only wireless portable speaker out there currently that has its own 2200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and another one in its charging station. Of course you can charge the device directly but for the sake of "wireless charging" LUXA2 added the Qi compatible charging station (this is essentially the part which you need to have plugged into the wall charger) which can be used to recharge both the speaker and other portable devices (both via wires and Qi wireless charging) you may have with you. The GroovyW also features NFC (Near Field Communications) for easier pairing with compatible Bluetooth devices and touch sensitive illuminated controls. So far LUXA2 seems to have released something quite unique so let's check it out more thoroughly.