Veho bluetooth speakers for Nexus 7

The original Nexus 7 (2012 model) is a fantastic tablet but has the constant criticism of its limited mono back facing speakers. Though the audio output level is decent, compared to the iPhone 5 or Nexus 10 (with front facing speakers) it’s quite lacking

Enter the Veho bluetooth speakers from the nice guys at MobileZap. These device has 2 speakers and dramatically increases the audio output volume of the Nexus.

The Good

Straight forward to pair and connect vie bluetooth, the Veho just works and with 2 decent speakers gives output similar to a small portable CD player. If you need to fill a room with sound the Nexus 7 speakers aren’t going to do the job - but with these connected using your Nexus 7 with a number of people in a room is not a problem.

The Veho looks great and given its very small size produces decent sound. Quality of the sound is questionable - but if you don’t care to much or compare against a Bose system its does the job and works great.

The other main selling point of this device is the SD card slot. It accepts MP3 format so you can load it up with music and it works fine without connecting to the Nexus 7 or any other device. This feature has proved rather useful as I can give these speakers to my 4 year old son filled with kids music and it can play it wherever he wants without having worry about the Nexus getting dropped

The Bad

MiniUSB is a pain point for this device, given that the Nexus and most other devices are now powered by Micro USB rather than the old Mini USB connections it means you need more cables lying around to charge the device. Its not the end of the world though.

The only other issue with the Veho is that sounds quality is good for the price but can’t compare to against premium bluetooth speakers.

Conclusion

There are a number of high end bluetooth speakers around (jambox, beats pill etc.) for $200 - $400 but if your after a cheaper option that works great I can higly recommend the Veho

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly

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