The Razer Ferox mobile speakers are designed to allow you to maximise your gaming and music sound experience while on the go. They are definitely small enough to carry around with you, but do they live up to the hype as far as sound quality goes?
The speakers arrived in a nice green and black packaging that shows off the speakers design through the clear plastic window. On the back and sides of the box, you are provided with specifications and features of the speakers, including the omnidirectional sound and dual colour LED’s.
The speakers have built in rechargeable batteries that you can charge by connecting them up via the included mini USB cable, which is fully braided (32.5″ from tip to tip). Once fully charged (charges in around 3 hours), the 470mAh battery provides up to 12 hours of playback time. A very nice design feature is the on/off mode. All you have to do is push down on the top of the speaker to open them up to turn them on, and push them back down again to turn them off, thanks to the spring mechanism that is inside each speaker. There is also a snazzy looking blue LED that lights up on the base of the speakers that acts as a battery indicator which stays a constant blue when fully charged, flashes whilst charging, and if the battery is running low, the light changes to red. (also available in green). On the top of each speaker is the Razer logo.
Both speakers include a 30mm driver, that are pointing upwards. This is what enables the omnidirectional sound so no matter where you are sat, it is as if you are straight in front of the speakers, as you have to be with other portable speakers, etc. Sound quality wise, the Ferox speakers are better than most portable speakers that you come across, and are also better than most laptop speakers. Saying this though, they do lack in the bass department due to the 150Hz minimum frequency that these speakers have. They weren’t overly impressive when listening to music, but when watching TV through the PC or my phone, things definitely improved and it was a pleasure to listen to.
The portability of these speakers is definitely one of their strong points. You can pack them up in the provided carry pouch, along with the USB cable for charging and take them pretty much anywhere. Size wise, each speaker sits quite comfortably in the palm of most hands and are very lightweight. When the cable is connected to the speakers, you can have a distance of up to 37″ between speakers.
Overall, these speakers are very easy on the eye, lightweight and very portable. Whilst they may not be overly great for listening to music at higher levels, they definitely provide a better experience than you would expect. For the price of around £51 on Amazon UK they may be worth a try. If you are expecting to be able to blast out your music and be able to hear every little bit of bass, then these are not for you. For listening to TV and gameplay on the go, as well as sharing these experiences with friends and family thanks to the omnidirectional sound, then yes, these could well be for you.