The Philips Shoqbox Mini BT2200B-37 is a compact, portable, water resistant and wireless speaker. The Shoqbox Mini offers a solution for those who wish to listen to their music without fair of causing water damage to their mobile devices.
Philips Shoqbox Mini
- Water Resistant
- Waterproof Test (Video)
- Built-in Mic
- Rechargeable Battery
- Wireless Specs
- Connectivity Details
- Wired Inputs
- Wired Outputs
- In The Box
- Frequency Response and Distortion
- Power and Volume
- Physical Specs
- Speaker Dimensions
- Release Date
- Water Resistant
- Built-in microphone for calls
- Rechargeable battery
The new Philips wireless portable speaker has Bluetooth connection, so there is no need for cables. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 (although it is compatible with older Bluetooth 2.1 or higher devices) and with the anti-clipping function, it will play music without breaks or distortion, ensuring high-quality audio. In addition, it also incorporates an audio input so that users can connect other equipment.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication technology that is both robust and energy-efficient. The technology allows easy wireless connection to iPod/iPhone/iPad or other Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones, tablets or even laptops. So you can enjoy your favorite music, sound from video or game wireless on this speaker easily.
Anti-Clipping lets you play music louder and keeps its high quality, even when the battery is low. It accepts the input signals from 300mV to 1000mV and keeps your speakers safe from damage by distortion. This speaker handles anti-clipping through a dedicated audio limiter IC. This monitors the musical signal as it goes through the amplifier and keeps peaks within the amp’s range, preventing the audio distortion caused by clipping without affecting loudness. A speaker’s ability to reproduce musical peaks decreases along with battery power, yet anti-clipping reduces peaks caused by low battery.
Although some portable speakers include water resistance with IPX4 level (splash), the highlight of Shoqbox Mini is that it is one of the first Philips Speakers to have a level of IPX6, so it can survive jet skying or falls overboard, since it floats, so users can also use it at the beach, pool or camping. The Shoqbox Mini is also resistant to falls, which also makes it ideal to take hiking or camping.
Waterproof Test (Video)
With its built-in microphone, this speaker also works as a speakerphone. When a call comes in, the music is put on pause and you can talk via the speaker. Call for a business meeting. Or, call your friend from a party. Either way, it works great.
Play music out loud – anytime, anywhere. The built-in rechargeable battery lets you enjoy your personal music without the fuss of entangled power cords and the inconvenient search for an electrical outlet. Enjoy great music with the freedom of portability now.
The Philips Mini Shoqbox BT2200 follows the style of other products in this category, namely, fashionable designs, often aimed at young audiences. Its exact dimensions are 107 x 58 x 69 mm, and its weight is 200 grams. The Shoqbox offers the same design on both major sides, protected both by a reinforced grid, and the whole is surrounded by a protective bar with two reinforcements on the sides of which users can attach a strap. In one of these reinforcements, there are the main controls, with the power button and two buttons for volume control.
As for its technical characteristics, the Shoqbox incorporates a 1.6-inch internal speaker that gives off sound in mono configuration and has an output of 2.8 watts RMS. Cranking up the volume will also activate the anti-clipping system to correct the output level to avoid cuts or distortion.
The Bluetooth 4.0 is fully compatible with any Bluetooth device such as a DVD, smartphone, tablet or a computer, and has a range of ten meters.
The Shoqbox also has a built-in microphone, so users can also use it as a speakerphone for answering phones, and if users want to connect a computer that does not have Bluetooth the Shoqbox offers an auxiliary 3.5 mm audio input minijack connection.
Finally, the rechargeable lithium polymer battery has a usage time of five hours, enough for a beach morning or afternoon relaxing by the pool or garden.
The Philips Shoqbox Mini hit stores on April 1 2015
The Philips Shoqbox Mini sells for 50 EUR or 56.88 USD