“A cute Bluetooth speaker with An affordable price”
Are you looking for a cute, small speaker that can fit in the palm of your hand? Well, the Creative Woof is definitely the best choice for you in this case. This mini-speaker is designed to sit on any surface and it is covered with a metal case that protects it from bumps and shocks. Actually, the idea was so successful that you can also find the versions 2 and 3 on the market which have a slightly different design. However, we are going to discuss the first version today.
It is actually different, when it comes to shape, than any of the portable speakers available on the market. If you think about it, most producers try to promote either a rectangular shape (like the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 and the Bose SoundLink III) or a fully cylindrical shape (like the Amazon Echo and the Beats-Pill 2). In the case of the Creative Woof, the design is cylindrical in a way but the shape is irregular, making it quite special in the world of portable speakers.
We loved the fact that it is extremely small. Of course, the audio performance can’t be impressive and punchy with only one driver, but it actually sounds well. You can use it in your car, in your office, at home when you want a bit of ambiance, or you can simply pack it up and take it with you on trips. The metal case will protect it and the bottom does sit quite well on any horizontal surface.
Just like most of the models we mentioned above, the Creative Woof has a built-in microphone that allows you to use it as a speakerphone as well. Even more, it knows to switch between phone mode and music mode when the conversation is finished.
Design & Special features
The Creative Woof comes in a range of metallic colors and looks quite dashing wherever you put it. The top side is covered with a grill that protects the driver, while the body is protected by a metallic case. The bottom side is slightly smaller than the body which makes it easy to hold in your hand.
The mini speaker measures 2.6 inches in height, 2.9 inches in width, and 2.9 inches in depth and weighs 8.99 ounces. But don’t be fooled by its size! It may be small, but it has a series of buttons and ports that allow connectivity with other devices. For instance, right at the top, you have a button with double functionality. You can press it to answer and incoming call or you can press it to pair the speaker with a Bluetooth device in range. The device also has the skip forward, backward and play/stop buttons placed at the bottom. The skip buttons can also be used to adjust the volume.
When it comes to available ports, the Woof speaker is equipped with a microUSB for charging the battery and an analog audio input that allows you to connect other devices like an MP3 player, a DVD player, or a laptop.
Another great feature promoted by this great speaker is the fact that it speaks. Of course, you can’t compare it with the Amazon Echo, but it will let you know when it is waiting for a device to pair with. This comes in handy considering that there is no display to let you know what it needs.
Please keep in mind that this device is small and small devices can’t produce powerful sounds and sustain a heavy bass experience. However, the Creative Woof is as loud as possible and will play better audio quality than most of the laptops available on the market.
When it comes to battery, this little guy managed to impress us. The battery will offer 6 hours of continuous music which is very close to the battery performance offered by the Beats-Pills 2.0. Even more, with a USB cable, you can charge your mobile devices from its battery so it does serve as a portable power source in case of an emergency.
When the device is not connected to a Bluetooth network or an Aux device, it will shut itself down to save energy. Honestly, this is a pretty impressive feature!
- Very compact design and very portable
- Metallic case
- Good audio quality for its size
- At high volumes the sound gets distorted a bit
- It is not recommended for audiophiles
The Creative Woof is a powerful device for its size. It is very easy to carry around and it is not pretentious when it comes to scratches or even mild shocks. All in all, this mini-speaker is great to have anywhere you go!