|Soundfreaq Sound Rise Unboxing and Review, Alarm Clock Reinvented|
In this world where almost everything is going digital, is there still a room for an alarm clock? This is probably one of the questions that the people from Soundfreaq asked themselves when they conceptualized the Sound Rise.
With the positive numbers they are getting from this product, we believed that they able to harness the right formula to attract consumers, especially the Millennials - it is a dual alarm clock, a Bluetooth speaker and it can charge your device too! Curious about this gadget? Read our full review to know more.
The retail package contains the Sound Rise unit with model number SFQ-08, power adapter, FM radio antenna, backup battery (pre-installed) and paper documents.
|Front & Back|
The Sound Rise is a rectangular box wherein about 2/3 of the front is covered by a fabric-like cloth and the remaining 1/3 is where you can find the display. The back is completely plastic, the upper part has a large marking of company logo while the bottom houses the USB Charging Port, DC Power, Auxiliary Line In, Screen Dimmer and Tone Control.
The left ad right sides have nothing on them, like the front, the 2/3 portion is covered with the same fabric. The top has all the main controls while at the bottom houses the battery backup.
Overall, it has a fairly good build quality while its minimalist design gives it a more sophisticated and premium look.
USAGE and PERFORMANCE:
The display indicates lots of information, it shows the music source (BT, Aux In or FM Radio,) alarm frequency (weekdays, weekends or everyday,) and more.
The SFQ-08 dropped the docking port found on the previous SFQ-05 Sound Rise model and trade it for USB charging port. It has a 5V/1A output and can be used to charge almost any device you have, it can fast charge a smartphone or slow charge a tablet. Just be sure to use the supplied USB cable that comes along with your gadget.
One way to enjoy its speaker is by connecting a standard auxiliary cable to your phone or tablet and to the Aux In of the Sound Rise, although it is a bit old school, it is still a good additional option.
Speaking of old school, it also has an FM radio tuner, just connect the supplied antenna cable and you are all set. Selecting the radio station is done by using the << or >>. If you want a more convenient way of listening to your favorite musics, you can use the modern way of connection - via Bluetooth. It is compatible with iPhones, iPods, Android and Windows devices as well as with a MAC or a Windows computer.
In terms of Alarm Clock function, it offers dual alarms that are working independently of each other. You can use one alarm for everyday or weekdays and the other alarm during weekends. You also have the freedom to choose from which source you want for the wake up sound, you can use Bluetooth, FM Radio, Line in or the built in chimes. In addition, you can also set the level of loudness and it has a snooze button too.
This alarm clock/speaker also has a sleep timer to enjoy the music while you are falling asleep plus you can adjust the brightness of the display or even complete darkness. Meanwhile, the speaker output quality is near excellent, smooth and well-balanced, especially in a small to mid-size room.
The Soundfreaq Sound Rise is an all-in-one bedside companion, it is truly an alarm clocked re-imagined, it is smarter with tons of features and capabilities.
Numerous audio source
Above average audio quality
Lots of functions
Compatible with multiple devices
No app integration
The Soundfreaq Sound Rise has a retail price tag of Php4,450 and available in leading tech stores in the country.