NudeAudio has currently raised over $800,000 on KickStarter to create a line of pocket-size wireless speakers. The Super-M is a $100 portable Bluetooth speaker that comes in four colors. It will fit in most guys back pockets as advertised, but women can easily stash it in a purse. Plus, it is drop-proof and waterproof to be used just about anywhere, except you shouldn’t completely submerge it. It will survive a shower, splash, or spill and is basically unbreakable, although I’m sure someone can prove me wrong.
Since the Super-M is so small I wasn’t expecting much in terms of sound quality, but I was surprised that it offers a decent musical experience. Since there are speaker drivers on both sides, sound comes out everywhere — which can actually fill a room. I can best describe sound quality as impressive for its size, but not great if compared to bigger speakers. Bass has OK extension thanks to two passive radiators, but it’s easy to spot limitations. Four more speaker drivers (two on each side) handle mids and highs. Treble is tinny like most everything in the same class, and mid-range can easily break up on complicated tracks. On the other hand, I can see how kids and teens would enjoy using this speaker.
Battery life is rated at 8 hours of use, and standby time is much longer though I’m not sure exactly how long. It turned back on after weeks of non-use. Bluetooth pairing was quick and seamless, and it always remembers your last paired device. The Bluetooth button doubles as speakerphone call answer, or as a play button to start listening to music from an already paired device. It will just start playing where you left off. Otherwise, there are no track controls, but you can control volume up/down. I tested it with iPhone 6 and had no Bluetooth issues to report. Even its 30 foot wireless range worked as expected.
Most people would be happy owning the Super-M. It’s easy to travel with or take with you, and is quite simple to use. You can definitely spend more to get better sound with something bigger that is just as rugged. The TDK Trek Max is a $50 step-up option that comes to mind, or the UE Boom for double the price. Although, neither of these competitors will fit in your pocket. The closest head-to-head competitors include the TDK A26, TDK A28, or Sol Republic Deck.
I am not sure why the company is called NudeAudio, or why we had a naked girl test out the speaker. Nonetheless, the Super-M is a go-anywhere, well-built fun speaker with good battery life that may surprise how good it sounds for its size. Although, its limited edition colors can be hard to find. Find it on Amazon.com