After seeing the image of the LuguLake Swan Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker online I was expecting something quite a bit larger than the apple-sized speaker that came out of the box. The Swan speaker is a beautiful, compact design that is both pleasing to the eye and portable.
- LuguLake Swan Bluetooth 4.0 speaker: 3.4″ x 3.4″ x 3.2 inches and weighs 2.1 lb.
- MicroUSB charging cable: approximately 10″ in length
- User manual
As usual, you should fully charge the Swan speaker before using it for the first time. When the cable connects the speaker to a USB power source, a small red light will come on beside the USB port and will remain on until charging is complete.
Turn on the tablet, PC, or smartphone you wish to pair with the Swan, and turn on Bluetooth. The find the power switch on the bottom of the Swan and switch it on. The letters BT will appear on the control panel on top of the speaker. The instructions say to press the blue BT to initiate the pairing process but my devices paired so quickly that I never had a chance to press the blue letters. The process simple, fast and didn’t require and code or password for setup. Once connected, a red light glows and pulses gently from inside the speaker.
Once the Bluetooth was turned on and the volume adjusted to my liking, I watched a movie trailer, listened to some music, and played a game with music in the background. The Bluetooth remained firmly connected to the tablet with no interruptions or anomalies. Sound quality is very nice when playing music but is even better when playing vocal content. This is especially important if you plan to use it with your smartphone for answering calls. My own test of the microphone and voice properties was done with the voice control function on an IdeaUSA 10+ Windows tablet. Sam, the voice assistant entity on the tablet, immediately understood my voice command through the mic on the Swan and took me to the correct location on the Internet. I was expecting some kind of learning curve but it worked the first time and every time without the need for repetition.
The control panel on the top of the speaker has the blue BT in the center. Above is the button for increasing the volume and below is the decrease volume button. To the left and right are the buttons to navigate music tracks forward and back. The volume controls work in conjunction with the volume controls on your device. Adjust the volume on your device and then do the same on the Swan. When turned up to the maximum, it produces a beep to alert you that it has no more sound to give. When the volume on the tablet was turned all the way up, it was more than adequate for my personal listening pleasure but the volume through the Swan was not as loud as I would have wanted if giving a presentation for a large group. I repeated the test with my Windows 7 laptop which has a USB Bluetooth adapter and the sound was much louder and more robust. I am learning that not all Bluetooth adapters are created equal. If you don’t like the results, try a different adapter or a different computer.
The lovely design of the Swan speaker creates a 360 degree Sound Field for the most pleasing listening experience with rich, clear Hi-Fi quality sound. The built-in microphone and NFC compatibility make it a perfect accessory for iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, Samsung, Tablets and Laptops. NFC is a new technology also known as Near Field Communications, which makes it easy to pair your Bluetooth devices with just a tap on the top of the speaker.
As you might expect, the apple shape of the Swan, does give it the tendency to roll if not on a level, flat surface. There is a rubber ring on the bottom surface of the Swan but that doesn’t do much to stop it from sliding or even rolling off an uncompromising surface.
The LuguLake Swan Speaker is a work of art which produces exceptional sound. It’s unique shape is beautiful to look at and fun to use. Built with a sturdy Zinc alloy body and 2 full range Neodymium drivers for rich and clear sound quality for years to come. The Swan speaker is available on Amazon for $14.99 and is eligible for 2 Day free shipping with Amazon Prime.