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Published on February 16th, 2017 | by Greg

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Soundmatters Moment Bluetooth Speaker: Great Sound, Thin Body

Grand romantic gestures have their place and time- like yesterday, and hopefully you were able to spend it with someone special. And while some couples rely on classics like chocolates and flowers, a nice meal or a few glasses of wine, there is another aspect to setting the mood shouldn’t can’t be overlooked. A good playlist is essential, wherever you may be, whether you need some tunes for the bedroom or to liven up a picnic.

The Soundmatters Moment Bluetooth Speaker is the latest model from the company that specializes exclusively in truly portable audio, and this one is slightly more compact than their previous generations. And while none of them are built to power a party, the entire family is amazing at near-field listening, like when you are trying to brighten up the room with some ballads rather than aim for a boombox-on-the-lawn sort of scene. And sure, they brag about the ‘patented carbon-poly acoustic driver’ and ‘the carbon-fiber infused body’, but the most impressive aspect is that they still manage to get great acoustics into an ever-smaller package.

We checked out the foxL Dash7 a couple of years ago and their v2 way back in 2011, but things have only improved. The newest feature is Energizer wireless charging, and they’ve built into an optional charging stand- the speaker simply magnetically snaps onto the stand, and it angles appropriately for convenient listening even while plugged in. We did miss the pop of color on the Dash7 and the nice folding case/stand though, which offered some protection. The Moment can provide seven or so hours of battery life, lasting through even the longest movie or TV binge-watching session- and it connects and pairs easily to your laptop or mobile device for streaming. There’s a microphone inside for speakerphone use too, though like the siblings, not a lot of EQ settings or readouts to display battery life.

Now, the Moment isn’t built for use in inclement conditions- it’s not waterproof, shockproof, or the like. It is easy to travel with though, at only 7 ounces and easy enough to throw in a pocket to take to the office. Where many smaller speakers usually sound boosted and artificial- bright, tinny, a bit jagged- this one has a natural, fairly flat and neutral tone that makes for audible dialogue during cinema and clear vocals during music, while not losing any detail or bass richness. Available now, online and in stores, expect to spend around $169 for the Soundmatters Moment.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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