Being born into a generation who was brought up to embrace the digital era, radios have been set aside for podcasts, TVs have taken second place to laptops, and big bulky stereos have been replaces with small, sleek iPods. The guys at Nude Audio have embraced the changing tides (they’re been changing for quite sometime now), and have successfully melded convenience, portability, and a kickass bass to their collection of sweet, sweet speakers. This Christmas, I got to test and try their newest Move Collection, which included a Move M model, and it’s bigger brother, the Move L.
Nude Audio’s Move Collection is just the thing I could use when at an out-of-town trip, puttering about the kitchen or lounging around in a beach hammock somewhere. This is the Philippines, after all, and access to a beach is only a drive away.
The first thing one notices about the Move Collection is it’s odd shape. It may seem weird at first, but you get why it’s designed that way once you tie it to your backpack or oversized tote bag. The thick, protective silicon sleeve is smooth to the touch, making these Bluetooth speakers feel at home in your hand while also defending against knocks or bumps. A nylon carrying cord makes the Bluetooth speaker both portable and versatile — hang it, clip it, toss it, lean it or lay it flat.
The shock-proof silicon sleeve warrants worry-free travel and the rechargeable battery boasts at least 8 hours of play, which is more than enough time to be laying out in the sun and rocking out to your tunes at the same time. The speaker also allows you to make hands-free calls between playlists with the speakerphone feature.
I unboxed the Move M (P2,250) first. This has a nicely-sized acoustic chamber so you get a nice, hefty sound. The bass-to-size ratio is quite impressive, I was surprised at how rich the sound was when I synced this with my phone and tried playing music, video, and games.
Shaped like a fat squoval, this really is the go-anywhere, do-anything speaker with audio chops to match. Stream audio to this speaker with any Bluetooth-enabled device, for 8 hours of entertainment for your ears.
A thick, protective silicon sleeve is smooth to the touch, making these Bluetooth speakers defend it against against knocks or bumps. A nylon carrying cord makes the Bluetooth speaker both portable and versatile – hang it, clip it, toss it, lean it or lay it out flat. If you’re the type who likes to listen to music in the shower like I do, you’ll really appreciate the nylon chord – hang it anywhere and let the music take over your bathroom!
The Move L (P5,990) on the other hand, is three times bigger than it’s M counterpart. Nude Audio comes in two colors – the black + neon red and the gray + seafoam green. I like the lighter shade a lot more since it looks really clean.
The L model has more or less the same features as the M model, including the 3.0 Bluetooth. Pairing only needs to be done once per device, and takes just a few seconds. The Bluetooth will remember up to eight devices and reconnect with the touch of a button.
3.0 Bluetooth wireless streaming technology provides a range up to 30 feet or 10 meters. Good to go with most smartphones, tablets, laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, including the iPhone and iPad. The built-in, high-performance Lithium-ion battery provides 8 hours of continuous listening and can be charged from any USB source.
The main difference between the two devices is that the Move L has two powerful full range drivers and a proprietary passive sub-woofer. The wireless speaker can deliver room-filling sound with crisp clean highs and bass-rich lower tones starting at 100Hz at 85 DB. It’s almost like having a home entertainment system in my condo when I tried watching a movie with this as my source of sound. Sweet.
The Move M and Move L of Nude Audio’s Move Collection can be found at Digital Walker branches nationwide: Shangri-La Plaza, SM Aura Premier, Eastwood, VMall Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Magnolia, Abreeza Davao, SM City Cebu, Harbor Point Subic, The District Cavite, Centrio Mall CDO, and 1 Manila.