TDK http://www.stuff.tv/tdk/all en-GB TDK Q35 Wireless Charging Speaker cuts the cord http://www.stuff.tv/q35-wireless-charging-speaker/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-cuts-cord/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TDK popped in to visit with its box of tricks – but is the Wireless Charging Speaker magic or tragic? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-02_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TDK Q35 Wireless Charging Speaker – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Q35 undoubtedly has presence – it's a chunky black block featuring TDK's signature gold accents. A bold-as-brass analogue dial controls volume and other settings – as seen on the bigger Soundcube – while two buttons control Bluetooth pairing and treble/bass settings. It all feels reassuringly solid – and it's IPX3 certified splashproof, so it'll sit happily in your kitchen.</p><p>Tucked around the back – discreetly hidden under a rubber flap – is a USB port for charging and an aux in socket. But if you're planning to use them, what are you doing looking at a wireless charging speaker in the first place?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-02_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-06_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_246.png?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TDK Q35 Wireless Charging Speaker – audio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The TDK Q35 packs in four full-range left/right speakers along with a ported subwoofer to bring the bass. While that omnidirectional speaker setup means it's never going to be an audiophile's dream, it does pump out clear sound with plenty of oomph.</p><p>TDK's claims that its engineers aimed for fidelity rather than massaging the audio for more bass – you can adjust the settings to your taste with bass and treble controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-05_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-07_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_195.png?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TDK Q35 Wireless Charging Speaker – Wireless wonder? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The TDK Q35's big selling point, of course, is its wireless tech. It uses Bluetooth 2.1 to sync up with your smartphone – TDK has no plans to introduce an AirPlay speaker, but it has thrown a bone to Apple fans in the form of the latest AAC codec. That means if you've ripped your music in AAC format, it'll compress it for Bluetooth streaming by stripping out inaudible high and low frequencies for better sound quality.</p><p>The Q35 is also set up for wireless charging using the Qi standard. TDK claims that its battery will fully charge an iPhone and give you a couple of hours of music into the bargain.</p><p>However, the wireless charging was a bit flaky in our short time with the speaker – a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nokia-lumia-920">Nokia Lumia 920</a> responded intermittently when popped on top of the cube, while a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/google-nexus-4">Google Nexus 4</a> didn't play ball at all. That may, according to TDK's reps, have been because the Q35 was out of juice – we'll be investigating this issue in more detail in our full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-09_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-04_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tdk-q35-wireless-charging-speaker-hands-on-01_0.jpg?1364398181" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TDK Q35 Wireless Charging Speaker – pricing and availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to cut the cord, you'll have to wait a bit – the TDK Q35 will cost £350 when it hits UK stores in January. 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It's reassuringly solid and as lively as it looks, with plenty of bass and a punchy sound befitting its price tag.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reassuringly solid and as lively as it looks, with plenty of bass and a punchy sound befitting its price tag</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tdk-2-speaker-boombox </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/tdk-2-speaker-boombox/review#comments 2 Speaker Boombox TDK Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:17:52 +0000 Tony Horgan 418758 at http://www.stuff.tv