The BlitzWolf F1 Bluetooth speaker is a pocket sized portable speaker that’s designed to go wherever you go – thanks to its water-resistant design you can safely use this portable speaker around wet areas without worrying too much about the speaker surviving – just don’t submerge it.
BlitzWolf have designed the F1 to deliver top-quality sound in outdoor environments and to withstand heavy use without losing out in key areas like performance and functionality.
Protected by a solid but lightweight metal casing and compact enough to fit in your pocket, this BlitzWolf speaker comes with shock-proof and splash-proof properties and has an unobstructed wireless range of up to 33 feet, as well as hands-free call support so you can take calls without even touching your mobile phone.
Its core features make it the perfect choice for those who are always on the move and do not want to give up their favourite music.
What’s in the box?
This BlitzWolf Bluetooth speaker is delivered in a box that includes the F1 speaker itself, a 3-feet micro USB charging cable, a 3.5mm audio out cable, a user manual and a wrist strap. Total shipping weight is in the region of 14 ounces, with the speaker and the cables making up about half of the total weight.
BlitzWolf F1 Design
This BlitzWolf speaker is characterised by a sturdy and rugged yet attractive and modern design. The rectangular aluminium alloy body has been created using innovative laser-carving techniques for added durability.
The casing has also been given a sandblasted finish that helps keep the surface dust and debris-free. Rubberised feet prevent scratches and there is a set of 5 rubberised buttons on top of the unit that facilitate volume control, skipping between tracks and answering hands-free calls.
As for the product’s dimensions, its 7.87 x 3.54 x 1.97 inches places it in the pocket speaker category without affecting audio quality in any way. Quality details are evident not only in the design of the actual speaker, but also in the charging cables, which have been designed in compliance with MFI standards – not something you commonly find in a budget Bluetooth speaker.
BlitzWolf F1 Audio
Audio playback on the BlitzWolf F1 Bluetooth speaker is definitely one of the speaker’s strong points, the overall clarity is superb even at 100% volume. Usually small portable speakers start to distort at around the 80% mark but this remained surprisingly clear and crisp even when cranked up to maximum volume.
The F1 does pack a fair bit of bass for a speaker that’s designed to slip into your pocket. Realistically, it’s unfair to expect any portable speaker of this size of have “BOOMING” bass but in my opinion the BlitzWolf F1 Bluetooth speaker does pack a fair punch for its size. If you want something with a lot more bass check out BlitzWolf’s latest portable speaker – the BlitzWolf BW-F4.
The speakerphone is another very useful feature that’s hard to flaw, I was able to take calls with the push of a button and the call quality was no different from using my Samsung S6 speakerphone. This function is especially useful if you plan to use the F1 as a shower speaker like I’ve been doing – you can easily control the volume, skip songs and take calls from the speaker itself.
BlitzWolf F1 Connection Options
As with most Bluetooth speakers within the £30 range, the F1 has both wired and wireless connection facilities. Older non-Bluetooth devices can connect easily through the built in 3.5mm audio jack whereas Bluetooth 4.0 provides the wireless streaming capabilities for the F1 speaker.
BlitzWolf F1 Main Features
Quality audio – Exceptional dynamic audio quality made possible thanks to a couple of 5 Watt drivers, a built-in digital amplifier for crystal clear sound even when the device runs low on battery, and 18-core dual speaker drivers measuring 45mm each, which deliver a great audio performance without needing to turn the volume all the way up.
Bluetooth 4.0 – Equipped with the latest Bluetooth version (4.0), which translates into stable wireless streaming capabilities and improved connectivity options that range from smartphones to game consoles and desktop computers regardless of their operating system. Additional connectivity options are available via the 3.5mm cable provided.
12 hour playback – A long-lasting battery life that gives you anything between 10 and 12 hours of continuous playback. The speaker’s 1,800 mAh battery is fully charged in 3 – 4 hours using the micro USB cable provided, so you won’t need to worry about charging it anytime soon once it’s fully charged.
Water-resistant – Being an outdoor speaker, BlitzWolf designed the F1 to withstand water splashes so if you’re caught in a quick shower – the speaker will survive absolutely fine.
Go anywhere speaker – Ultra slim and portable design at just over 9 ounces (270g). A practical wrist strap is also included for extra portability.
BlitzWolf F1 Specs
|Dimensions||7.87 x 3.54 x 1.97 inches|
|Playback Time||Up to 12 Hours|
|Battery Charge Time||4-6 Hours|
The F1 Bluetooth speaker is an extremely well-built wireless speaker that’s great for both indoor and outdoor uses. Its got a more than generous battery life, speakerphone facilities in addition to a reliable audio streaming experience at an affordable price. A brilliant speaker indeed, highly recommend if you’re in the £30 budget range.
The BlitzWolf F1 Bluetooth speaker is definitely one of the best budget Bluetooth speakers on the market today. It fits easily into your pocket and has a more than generous 12 hours battery life to keep you entertained when out and about.