November 22, 2014

Supertooth Disco 2 review

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The SuperTooth DISCO 2 is a portable speaker that connects to all of your Bluetooth devices. Like its predecessor, it also offers a 3.5mm audio jack for direct connection to MP3 players, laptops, and other products. Regardless of how you opt to connect to the Disco 2, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience – we sure do.

As fans of the initial Disco speaker, we were anxious to get our hands on this year’s model. We got our first glimpse of the Disco 2 all the way back in January at CES and have been patiently waiting to try things out.

If the previous model’s form factor (4 x 14 x 4 inches ; 2.5 pounds) calls to mind a thick paper towel tube, this one reminds us of the squarish tissue box (4.2 x 2.8 x 7.2 inches ; 1 pounds) that many have on living room tables or night stands. It’s probably no coincidence then that these are the perfect locations to place a Disco 2.  The model we tested was black however we have no problem imagining that the other colors would look as classy and unobtrusive.

The front side of the Disco 2 features a pair of speakers  while the backside houses the bass system. You don’t really see these unless you look closely.  At the bottom of the rear you will find a power plug, indicator light, and 3.5mm plug. As was the case with the first Disco, the light tells you the status of the battery (red = charging, green = full) when you plug in the power source.

The Disco 2 has an internal battery that lets you go completely wireless and allows up to 10 hours of playback but varies depending on volume levels.  If you’re the type who likes to turn it up to 11 then you might get a little under half of that. Charging only takes about 2 hours, on average, to go from empty to full.

One of the features we enjoy most is the A2DP as it lets us control our music playback from the speaker. In cases where we advance tracks, pause, or resume, this is much handier than waking up the phone or tablet. To us, this is one of those options that, once you have used it, you miss it in other models.

Pricing for the Disco 2 is right around $90 which we consider to be a great price. Considering the previous edition actually sells for more than that, this is a quart-sized bargain.

Details:
  • Bluetooth version 4.0
  • Operating range : 10 meters
  • Frequency : 2,4 GHz
  • High volume: 3 to 4 hours
  • Medium volume: 10 hours
  • Stand-by time: 1,500 hours
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery type: NI MH power pack

What we liked: 

  • Internal battery lets us go totally wireless
  • A2DP and Bluetooth 4.0 give us more control than other devices.
  • More portable than previous model
  • Variety of colors to suit taste

Where to buy:

You can purchase the SuperTooth Disco 2 at Amazon for around $91.00 as it’s not yet available on SuperTooth’s website.