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Creative D200

Creative D200

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    • Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

    • $103.72
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  • 3.5 / 5
    • The good:
      Compact, Bluetooth integration, Solid Build
    • The bad:
      It cannot be used as a charging dock for iPhone and iPod

    The Creative D200 boasts of audio clarity and portability, the two being the most sought after features when it comes to iPhone/iPod dock. Like the gadgets, accessories and other gadget enhancements, require portability as most people these days maintain a very active and on-the-go lifestyle.

     

    Audio clarity on the other hand is expected of any music-related gadgets. It can be both for personal use and for sharing music with other people. The unique feature of the Creative D200 is its Bluetooth connectivity which is not offered by regular iPhone/iPod docks in the market. This adds to the flexibility and portability of the device. Also, having Bluetooth means that it’s not limited to Apple products like most docks. It may not be compatible with all devices, but it can serve other brands of smartphones and computers.

     

    The simplicity of the design may or may not work for you. The good thing about its minimalistic design is its faithfulness to what it promises to deliver. What you see is what you get. Since it is only made for playing audio from any Bluetooth enabled device, it follows that you won’t find other stuff to go with it. Measuring over 3.9 inches high, and 15.9 inches wide, and weighing 3.6 lbs., it is already one of the most compact out in the market. The cloth which covers the front side of the device protects the speaker drivers.

     

    The body on the other hand has a nice black glossy like touch to it. The downside of the finish is that it is prone to fingerprint marks, which can be a little too distracting for some. If so, you may opt to cover it with something to avoid such marks. At the back of the Creative D200 is an auxiliary mini-jack which connects it to audio gadgets. The volume controls and the Bluetooth button can be found on the top side of the device. Gently press the Bluetooth button for a while until the blue light flashes. The blue light signals the accessibility of the dock for pairing with the audio device you want to connect it with. Once the audio source is located, it will then start playing whatever you want it to play.

     

    The maximum range between your Creative D200 and Bluetooth device is more or less 30 feet. You may notice the absence of a remote control for the Creative D200. This is not necessary a bad thing, since it lets you use your audio device as a remote control itself. It lets you use your phone for music streaming as well, but you can’t use the device as a speaker if ever you have a call. What it will do is pause the music streaming until the call is finished. As a speaker bar, the Creative D200 stays true to its promise of delivering premium sound quality. For its size, the clarity of sound is amazing.