Pebble, the gadget and smartphone accessories manufacturer, has announced Storm, a portable speaker in India. The Storm speaker is already listed on Amazon India well as on Pebble’s India website. The Bluetooth speaker is compact and can be taken anywhere. Among the two variants launched in the country, the Storm is the more expensive one. The Pebble Storm speaker is priced at Rs 1,899 in India with discount. The actual price of the device is Rs 2,750.
Storm speakers come in a cylindrical design with a clean and neat look. It is a wireless speaker that supports Bluetooth 4.0. Storm boasts of a 10W speaker for better volume and supports Bluetooth range up to 25 meters. The entire cylinder is blank with just the Pebble branding whereas the mesh grille covering the speaker is on either end of the cylinder. There are the red/blue color accents covering the edges on both the sides. A small elevation helps balance the speaker on flat surfaces. The controls for the Storm speaker are on one of the sides, between the mesh grille. ALSO READ: JBL Clip 2, Creative Muvo 10, Zoook ZB Rocker Mini, and more: Top 10 portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs 5,000
The controls consist of physical volume buttons as well as the forward/play/pause options. There are also multiple connectivity options available with the speakers. The Pebble Storm speaker comes built-in with FM Radio. The speaker also USB, headphone/AUX input, and MicroSD cards with audio in MP3 format. The speaker is powered by rechargeable batteries and Pebble has promised a play time of five to six hours on a single charge. The speakers are available in Blue and Red color variants. ALSO READ: Toreto Aqua TBS 325 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Waterproof and impressive sound
Commenting on the launch, Komal Agarwal, Director Marketing, Pebble said, “When it comes to non-stop music, this solid, high-performance Bluetooth speaker is the ideal choice. Designed for music aficionados, Storm is a smart multi functional speaker that promises extraordinary sound quality.This is the ultimate gadget for a raging house party or an outdoor extravaganza with your friends.” ALSO READ: SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Good sound, but a bit short on features
The portable Bluetooth speaker market in India is expanding with many Chinese smartphone makers too, entering the market. Back in June, Xaomi quietly launched its wireless portable speaker Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini in the country. The tiny portable device comes with a CVC 6.0 noise reduction technology to improve outdoor performance. The speaker is made entirely of metal and comes with a built-in microphone and a lanyard hole. The device is available in Gray and Gold and priced at Rs 1,299 in India. Sony, Zoook, JBL, and other offer budget Bluetooth speakers in India.