I received an Oaxis Bento to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
Finally! A wireless speaker for people who don’t want to learn how to pair their device to a standard Bluetooth speaker (like my mother and my husband!). Let’s face it, pairing isn’t always easy and it doesn’t always happen the first time, especially if you’re like me and have a phablet as your primary device. Now there’s the Oaxis Bento Magnetic Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker that simply works, every single time.
What makes the Oaxis Bento Magnetic Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker unique is that it doesn’t connect via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC. It works by an induction system that’s triggered when you place your device on top of it. There’s a simple on/off button and nothing else. The volume is controlled via your mobile device and all you have to do is make sure your device’s speaker is near the line printed on the Bento Speaker and it’s good to go. That also means anyone’s device will work – talk about making sharing music easy!
It also charges itself while plugged into a standard wall out so you can take it anywhere. The 1000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery keeps it powered for hours (how long it lasts depends on how loudly you play your music), but it’s rated for 6 hours of continuous play. It’s small and lightweight and very portable, though too large for a pocket, but small enough to toss into a backpack or handbag.
The unique style of the Oaxis Bento Magnetic Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker won it the 2014 iF Design Award. It’s easy to see why. The unique look of the speaker gives it a futuristic look and it’s available in several colors. But the style also means it’s easy to put your mobile device on top and share your music.
The one small criticism I have about the Oaxis Bento is that it requires your mobile device to be at a mid-range volume in order to get the induction speaker to work. For me, it’s too loud to have within 4-5 feet. But I understand it needs that volume to work, so I just place it a little further away. The difference in sound quality between my Samsung Note 4’s speaker and the Oaxis Bento Magnetic Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker is worth having to get up to adjust the volume now and then.
Oaxis Bento – the PERFECT Portable Speaker for Kids & Seniors
While anyone would love the ease of this Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker, children and seniors would likely find it the perfect wireless speaker. It’s so simple to use and there’s nothing to learn, no apps to download, and nothing to pair. It doesn’t get any easier than that! It’s compatible with any device that has an external speaker. It also has a 3.5mm audio cable if you’d like to connect it to your DVD or TV .
You can purchase the Oaxis Bento Magnetic Induction Close Contact Wireless Speaker online at Make The One. It’s currently on sale for $48.90. The regular price is $62 and it’s worth every penny. The Oaxis Bento is available in white with teal accents and black with red accents.
Who do you know that would love the pair-free feature of this Oaxis Bento speaker?