The CERA portable Bluetooth speaker by Tego Audio certainly stands out from the rest of the crowd. When looking at Bluetooth speakers in this size range the market tends to make the same old rectangular boxes reminiscent of the “boom box” of the 80’s. Tego certainly went a more modern route with the design of the CERA speaker. This contemporary little sphere gives you that sophisticated modern look while not losing out on the sound you really want. This powerful little speaker is only 3.5 x 2.4 in diameter and weighs in at barely over a third of a pound while still delivering quality sound in a 360 degree fashion.
For those of you interested in the “specs” take a gander at these from Tego:
- Powerful Wireless Portable Speaker with Version 3.0 Bluetooth® Technology for a faster connection with better sound quality
- Compatible with iPad®, iPod®, iPhone®, MP3, MP4, Laptop, PC and most Bluetooth® enabled devices
- Voice notifications when CERA is on, in pairing mode, and pairing complete
- Simple pairing with most Bluetooth® enabled devices
- Stream audio from your Bluetooth® enabled device from approx. 33ft (10m) away
- Plugs into any non Bluetooth® enabled device with supplied 3.5mm (1/8) headphone jack as well
- New Daisy Chain function allows an infinite number of CERA’s to play at the same time
- Illuminated Touch Control Panel
- 360° Expanding Sound Chamber illuminated with blue lighting
- Internal Lithium Ion Battery recharges over USB
- Up to 5-7 hours playtime on a full charge (approx. 2-3 hours to fully charge)
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
The listed technical specs are as follows:
- Speaker: 40mm
- Amp. Freq. Range 100Hz- 20Khz
- S/N > 80dB
- Power Output: 3W
- Charge Voltage: 5V + 0.5V
- Charge Time: 2 hrs
- Transmission Distance 33ft (10m)
- Playback Time: 5-7 hrs
- Bluetooth Model V3.0
So now you are asking, what is it that makes people turn their heads? Well if the form factor wasn’t enough for you then prepared to be wow’d! To turn on the CERA you press down on “Tego Audio” and the top of the speaker lifts up to reveal the soul of the CERA, the sound tube! (You can see what this looks like in the top image vs closed in the image to the left)
When you open the CERA it will welcome you with “Turning On” and will also give you verbal audio queues for paring and connecting. Once opened you have access to the touch sensitive buttons on the top which allow for volume control as well as back/forward control.
Overall I highly recommend this powerful little speaker as it truly brings together form and function that so many speakers on the market truly lack. You can purchase the Tego CERA (in white, black or red) for only $89.99 directly from Tego and get FREE shipping! Also available is a Three Pack of CERA’s (that can be daisy chained) for only $199.99 with FREE shipping!
Disclosure: I received the Tego CERA speaker in order to review the product. I did not receive additional compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.