Take the party with you wherever you go. With its pulsating neon light and booming bass, Sony’s SRS-XB40 will make you an instant hit anywhere friends are gathered.

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I’ve recently had the opportunity to sample some beats on the Sony SRS-XB40 portable wireless speaker. For being such a small unit, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. It’s a well-designed little sound system in both compatibility and esthetics: for visual air, it features a neon light around the periphery of the device’s face that pulsates in time with the music being played.

Flashing lights aside, the sound quality is fantastic. The SRS-XB40 has two full-range speakers and an extra bass function that adds rich, driving volume to whatever you are listening to. In addition, the system automatically adjusts the settings to guarantee incredibly clear sound. It’s not only great for music, but also for providing sound for movies and games.

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Superior Bluetooth connection

Sony’s improved Bluetooth connection allows you to transfer nearly three times more data (at over 900 kbps) than traditional Bluetooth connections.

Being water-resistant, you can take it virtually anywhere: the poolside, the beach or even to hang out with your clumsy friend who always spills drinks on everything. If they happen to have a unit as well, it’s even better because you can connect the two speakers to amp up the sound. In fact, up to 10 wireless speakers can actually be connected using Wireless Party Chain.

Since not everyone might have the same musical taste, you can also connect up to three devices via Bluetooth and take turns controlling the selection. It’s a great way to keep the party going and make everyone happy.

This ingenious little device also lets you hook up your smartphone by way of USB to charge the battery so your phone won’t die before the party ends. Speaking of batteries, the Sony SRS-XB40 has a battery life of up to 24 hours and it also notifies you with voice feedback when it needs to be recharged.

All in all, if you are looking for an incredible buy at a reasonable price, I highly recommend the Sony SRS-XB40 speaker. It will make you the life of the party and the envy of your friends, and with Sony’s reputation for quality, it’s a purchase that you will not regret.


Sony SRS-XB40 Portable Wireless BLUETOOTH® Speaker $319.99 Available at www.sony.ca