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Featured Review: Geneva Sound System Model XS

May 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today, we’re taking a look at the Geneva Model XS, which is a high-quality speaker, radio, and clock all in one. Think of the old-school clock radios, with Bluetooth, and that’s basically what this is, but with a better build quality. It’s inside a leather-like clamshell, which the speaker folds out and looks rather cool. It’s a great travel speaker and it’s plenty loud, so you’ll be able to use it outside with no problem. It does not appear to be waterproof (and I surely didn’t want to try it out in that aspect).

It is Bluetooth so it can connect to just about any device you have that has Bluetooth. I tested it connected to many devices. From the Chromebook Pixel, to the Galaxy S4, to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. All of them worked great. I also tested it outside and I could hear it while I was far away, which is great. The speaker has two tweeters and a subwoofer all in that small case. Which you’d probably never know, unless you checked out Geneva’s website.

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You can also listen to the radio, if you’re one of those that still does that. I hadn’t listened to the radio in quite a while before I got this. It has a built in battery, which lasts quite a while and is rechargable. It is your typical DC outlet and the cable comes with the product.

So would I recommend this to others? Yes and no. It is a great speaker and ultraportable, but I’m pretty sure you can find other speakers that do the same thing for less. This retails for about $250 (at the time of writing this) from Geneva’s website. If you don’t mind dropping that kind of cash, then by all means go ahead and pick one up. It’s a fantastic speaker and you’ll love it.