I have to be honest: I’m just not that keen on Bluetooth speakers. They typically just don’t sound that great, they tend to be a little fussy with connectivity, and they seem expensive for what you actually get. I recently received on loan a review unit of a new Bluetooth speaker that I believe has successfully changed my point-of-view on the entire category, and I like it so much I’m seriously considering buying one once this unit has to go back: The Bose S1 Pro. So what’s so great about it?
For the past few months, I’ve been struggling a bit with mysteriously and intermittently crummy Internet connectivity here at home. The symptoms have varied: Having “unstable connection” warnings playing Splatoon 2 on my Nintendo Switch here and there. Spotify music streaming starts having a bunch of gaps, and eventually disconnects altogether. General slowness and fussiness when trying to access web sites. Attending WebEx conference sessions where the audio starts to sound like a really bad cellular connection. You get the idea. Ultimately, the culprit wasn’t what I was expecting.