NudeAudio Move Bluetooth speakers – GadgetyNews at The Gadget Show Live
NudeAudio is a relatively new name in the Bluetooth speaker game but judging by its looks and styling I can see that it has the likes of Beats in its sights.
The classy nutral shades off-set by an accent colour shows that the designer, Peter Riering-Czekalla, has an eye for simple contemporary lines. Previously working with Motorola and IDEO he knows a thing or two about that, but there’s also a bit of San Fransican cool about these speakers.
NudeAudio Move L
The top-of-the-line, £99.99 Move L portable speaker comes in two colour choices: a light grey with mint green highlights, and a black version with red highlights. The Move L isn’t your garish attention grabber and will easily blend into your surroundings, which is always welcome.
I dig that NudeAudio has also armed it with a thick piece of rope instead of a carrying handle whilst the body of the speaker itself is clothed in a thick, protective silicone sleeve. This makes the whole thing quite a tactile set-up with the rubbery speaker and rope handle.
I got my phone to pair up with the Move L in moments, even in the Gadget Show Live hall with all the other Bluetooth signals pinging around. You can also plug in a non-wireless audio source via the 3.5mm aux jack.
The sound quality from this 9-inches wide by just over 4-inches tall and 2.4-inches deep music machine is pretty darned good thanks to its two drivers and a passive subwoofer radiator around the back which is enough to kick out the jams. OK, it’s not as bass-heavy as some of its rivals, but the sound is balanced and I prefer that to over-bassy noise.
Move S is the simplest model in the bunch, a rounded near-square shape measuring roughly 3-inches by 3-inches by 1.4-inches and is available in either light grey/green or dark grey/coral red colour combinations.
The upper corner features the knotted ring of thick coloured rope attached immediately alongside small power, volume, and Bluetooth pairing buttons. There is a wired version if you haven’t got/don’t want the Bluetooth feature.
A thick silicone ring lines Move S’s side edge and wraps around its back, protecting it against drops but not water intrusion. Although it looks like it could be hung in a shower, it’s really designed to be pocket-safe, with small audio-in and micro-USB holes on its edges.
Nude Audio Move M
Move M has the same shape and general design as Move S, but boasts a 4-inches by 4-inches footprint with around the same thickness, corner rope size, controls and ports.
Unlike S, which has a very plasticky front speaker grille with varying-sized holes, Move M has a more traditional fine-perforated grille that feels like painted metal, plus a tiny hole on top to let a small microphone breathe through.
Not surprising given the single-driver designs, the Move S and M aren’t as dynamic sounding as the L and seem to be focused on mids and bass unless you hold them upright and point their front grilles directly towards you.
I must say though, NudeAudio has crafted itself a winner with the Move L. It looks good and has a design that stands out from the pack and presents clear audio quality at a fairly low price-point – £99.99. I think that with its clean design and top-notch sound, you’ll be hard-pressed to find much better for the picnic and beach season.
The Move S Wired costs £19.99, the Move S is £29.99, and the Move M is £39.99. They also have an iPhone/iPod Lightning dock called the Studio 5, but I didn’t have chance to play with that.