Libratone One Click
Libratone has managed the near-impossible: making a wireless speaker that seems genuinely different. It’s not the shape that stands out, although its ‘large paperback book’ style is a refreshing change.
The One Click’s transformer-style features are the real highlight. The rubbery side can be yanked off, and you can put a rubber strap or loop into any of the five little mounds that pop out of the sides.
Tiny sound handbag? A wall-hanging speaker? Musical briefcase? You can turn the One Click into whatever you like, or just leave it as a bare speaker. The fabric on the front and back is soft too, giving it a tactile edge most lack.
The light-up Libratone logo on the front isn’t just for show either. It’s a multi-function touch panel. Tap to play or pause and circle your finger around it to change volume. You can always trust Libratone to come up with something natty.
The Libratone One Click’s sound quality is good in most respects, but there’s a hole you might not expect. It has sweet-sounding mids and clean, non-harsh treble. It can also go pretty loud, typical of a unit with larger drivers than some.
However, its bass is surprisingly conservative given it has a 3in main driver and a passive radiator. It’s not so reserved the One Click sounds thin, but it doesn’t have the real low-frequency drive to work well as a party speaker. For tunes while you’re working or chilling out, it’ll do the job in style, mind.