Compact speakers for on-the-go have been equipped with Bluetooth for connecting to smartphones for quite some time. This allows music to be transferred from the smartphone to the speakers without annoying cables. Wireless music transmission is of course particularly convenient when partying with friends, for example at festivals, at the swimming lake or in the outdoor pool. In the meantime, however, more and more speakers are also additionally equipped with NFC.
What are the advantages of NFC for Bluetooth speakers?
NFC is the ideal technical addition to the conventional Bluetooth function, because the technology simplifies pairing with the smartphone. NFC technology is comparable to Bluetooth, but has a much shorter range (1-4 cm). However, exactly this limited range is a big advantage, because the NFC speakers only have to be brought close to an NFC-enabled smartphone for a short time and the pairing process is already completed. When connecting via Bluetooth, you would have had to select the right device from a list of possible connection partners first. You would also have had to confirm the connection by entering a PIN. However, the short range of NFC ensures that it is clear to the smartphone which device it should connect to.
In which situations are NFC speakers particularly practical?
Connecting via NFC is very practical for speakers, especially on the go. If you want to listen to music in crowded places, such as an outdoor pool or a park, there are probably many Bluetooth-enabled devices nearby. When pairing via Bluetooth, you would therefore first have to awkwardly select your speakers from a list of all possible connection partners. NFC also makes it much easier to change music. For example, if a friend spontaneously wants to transfer music from his smartphone to the speakers, he only has to touch them briefly with his smartphone and music from another phone can be transferred.
NFC-Loudspeakers by VendorAvantree Dockin Ninetec Sony Xoro
|Producer / Name||Released||Details|
|Sony SRS-XB10||02/2017||Details for SRS-XB10|
|Dockin Solid||08/2016||Details for Solid|
|Ninetec Impulse||07/2016||Details for Impulse|
|Avantree Cyclone||06/2016||Details for Cyclone|
|Sony SRS-XB3||04/2016||Details for SRS-XB3|
|Sony SRS-X11||03/2015||Details for SRS-X11|
|Xoro HXS 900||09/2014||Details for HXS 900|