HISENSE HAVE CHOSEN TO NOT RELEASE THE SOUNDTAB IN THE UK DESPITE INITIAL PLANS TO DO SO.
A SECOND GENERATION VERSION IS EXPECTED IN LATE 2015.
Remember the big boombox that use to get carried on the shoulder of the young urbanites of the 1980’s? The SoundTab is the modern equivalent.
The SoundTab from Hisense is a product like no other you will have seen or used before.
This modern and stylish gadget combines and Android powered tablet with powerful speakers and a stand to offer a highly portable, powerful mobile media device for the modern home.
Suitable for use in the kitchen, in the garden, in the lounge, dining room, kids bedroom or university accommodation or even down at the park, the SoundTab has something for everyone.
Do not think of it as a tablet on its own, it is not designed to be this or to replace an existing tablet (unless you choose to). It is a complimentary product to your modern, digital life.
Reasons to buy Hisense SoundTab
- A powerful combination of tablet and speaker that makes for a practical solution in the home and other environments
- 10 watts of combined speaker power to ensure sound is heard in even the noisiest of locations
- The ability to output the content to a larger HD display
- Connect other audio sources to the SoundTab with a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth
- A microSD card slot to further expand the 8GB of internal memory up to a maximum combined stoage of 40GB
- WiFi for connection to the internet through the 7 inch touchscreen
- Android operating system with full access to the Google Play store for all your favourite apps and content
- Sleek design with solid aluminium base that looks good and can act as a handle.
- Remote control for easy control at a distance, no need to actually touch the SoundTab
- Hisense SoundTab
- 3 pin UK DC 5V-2A power adapter
- Remote control
- micoUSB to USB cable
- Instruction manual
Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, the Android tablet built into the SoundTab runs version 4.4 with no heavy add-ons from HiSense.
This is full Android, with access to Google Play Store and more. Download your favourite apps right and use them on the device.
The big draw to this product is that the tablet is surrounded by 2 powerful and very loud speakers, each boasting 5 watts of power. This is all encased in a stylish white plastic casing that in turn sits on a sturdy aluminium stand which can too act as a handle when flipped upside down for transportation.
Inside the tablets 8GB of internal storage provides space for content be it movies, music documents or more to be stored on, but you can further expand the memory thanks to a microSD memory card slot on the back that supports cards up to 32GB in capacity.
The SoundTab offers audio in via a 3.5mm jack, video out via a full HDMI port as well as USB hosting so you can connect memory sticks, USB keyboard and mice. Therefore, if you really wanted to this device can replace your computer. Just connect it to a larger display and connect a keyboard and mouse by Bluetooth or via the USB host functionality.
WiFi is present so you can use this to connect to the internet and this is perhaps why it works so well in the modern home.
SoundTab Usage Scenarios
Here are some but by no means the limit of the options you have with the SoundTab.
- Use it in the kitchen to play music, video recipes, TV programmes, browse the internet and more. The sound of the speakers is loud enough that you can still hear it whilst the kettle is boiling and the extractor fan is on.
- In the garden, this portable solution can play music stored on the internal memory, stream them or take audio from another device connected by a 3.5mm audio cable or by Bluetooth. Make your BBQ or afternoon in the garden that bit more enjoyable.
- Let children use it to play games or complete educational activities on it. The stand means it is will remain upright and should not come to harm. The user account options in Android 4.4 mean you could have a different profile for the children to yours.
The options and choices you have with this tablet are great. The includion of a 3,000mAh battery means you are not tied to a power socket and the volume of the speakers make it practical in a modern home.
Sleek design also means that this SoundTab does not look out of place in most environments.
Easy access physical buttons on the top make it easy to control and the inclusion of a small yet functional remote further aid the appeal of this interesting product.
Excellent value for money at under £150 you are getting a tablet with very powerful speakers and something that is really quite different to everything else you see out on the market today.
Invest in something that could really transform your life and the way you interact with content and media, pick up a SoundTab today from Clove.
|Capacity||Up to 32GB|
|Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Type & Extras||Multitouch|
|Audio||3.5mm line in|
|Hardware Buttons||Power & volume up and down controls|
|Digital Compass and Gyro|
|Formats||MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, OGG, OGA, AAC, AMR, MIDI|
|Formats||MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, DIVX-4/5/6, H.264, H.263, VC-1, MJPEG, VP6/8|
|Standby Time||72 hours (WiFi & Bluetooth off)|
|Battery Life||Video streaming (default volume) - up to 3 hours, Music streaming (screen off) - up to 7 hours, Bluetooth streaming (screen off) - up to 6 hours, Web viewing (using WiFi) - Up to 4 hours|
|Dimensions||326 x 110 x 160 mm|
|Weight||1.5kg with packaging|
|Other||2 x 5 watt speakers, USB hosting, remote control|