Accessories: Nokia Play 360 Speaker

| February 10, 2012 | 25 Replies

I know these have been out for a while, but I hadn’t seen too many reviews of it. Thanks to Nokia Australia’s PR Agency, I was able to get one to trial and bring you a review on. I have a video that re-iterates everything I say in this post so if you prefer to watch a video (and hear the audio), scroll down to the bottom, or you can keep reading. The choice is yours.

The Play 360 comes in Black, White and Blue. (We just need Pink and it completely compliments the N9 and Lumia 800 range.) The speakers are equipped with Bluetooth and NFC and for the size the audio quality is outstanding. I was skeptical that it would sound good, considering most other speakers I have used sound tinny, mainly with high pitched or bass intensive music.

I demo the speakers with higher pitched music (Adele), bass intensive music (Skrillex), R’n’B/Hip Hop (Labrinth) and Pop (Don Omar). Although these variety of genres and music styles aren’t all demonstrated over the same means (Bluetooth/NFC or AUX Cable), the speaker performs roughly the same, and the sound coming from the device is still amazing.

The Speaker has good battery life, and according to Nokia specs, can run for up to 21 hours. Pretty impressive in my opinion given the size of the speaker. As shown in my video, spinning it around, the audio quality and volume stays the same (except for the top, as the sound is emitted straight out and not in a circular path).

Sadly, I only had the one speaker and couldn’t demo the surround sound capabilities of having two in conjunction with one another. I would suggest if you want to buy one, try it out for yourself, but I doubt you’d be disappointed.

It does have a price tag you’d expect for a iPod docking station (AUD$150) and for me, it is worth it.

Here’s the video, and when you watch, please consider the fact that the audio you hear has been recorded through an N9.

Give me your thoughts in the comments below.




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Hi! My name is Michael. I currently live in Sydney, working on all things Digital Marketing. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]