It was only a matter of time before a sound card company would take their expertise and apply it to a portable speaker. Creative, maker of the famous Sound Blaster card, has come out roaring with the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 speaker. This speaker is appropriately named Roar, not just because it can be loud, but because it has more features than any other speaker I can think of. The Sound Blaster Roar is about the size of a thick hardback book – 2.2 x 7.9 x 4.5 inches, and it weighs 2.4 lbs. The Bose-influenced design is classic, understated, and looks more expensive than it is. Its long feature list includes – try to read this out loud without catching a breath – aptX and AAC Multipoint Bluetooth, Bi-Amplified, five speaker drivers including built-in subwoofer, 8-hour 6000 mAh battery, hands-free calling, smartphone charging, NFC-enabled, USB audio, AUX, TeraBass, MegaStereo enabled, MP3 player with micro SD slot, voice recorder, battery bank, bedtime listening mode, ROAR button, voice recorder, USB Sound Blaster, and siren (yes, a siren). And I’m sure I missed something. The Gadgeteer will do a review soon, so stay tuned. The Sound Blaster Roar SR20 sells direct for $149.99 US. Learn more at Creative.
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