Soundfreaq Shrinks Portable Sound with the Pocket Kick

The Pocket Kick is a “honey-I-shrunk-the-kids” version of Soundfreaq’s already popular Sound Kick. However, unlike Soundfreaq’s usual sharp, straight lines and edges, the Pocket Kick has rounded edges. Much more pocket-friendly, don’t you think? The Pocket Kick is just about the same size as an iPhone 5 but slightly thicker to accommodate the speakers. (Dimensions are 5.9” x 2.5” x 1.2”.) The Pocket Kick has a slight stereo sound with two speakers powered by a 5-watt amplifier. It’s a rugged little thing, with steel grills on the front and back. The “kick” is provided by a passive bass radiator on the back of the device.

The Pocket Kick has built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and a rechargeable battery that provides up to 10 hours of playback time. It charges via a micro USB port. There’s a built-in microphone for taking calls, a 3.5mm headphone jack to plug in a non-Bluetooth device, and it comes with a carrying strap to keep it handy.

The only thing that would have made this a more ideal speaker for an iPhone is if it were available in the ubiquitous silver and white. Although, in black, it’s a much better fit for all the other phones out there. There are other phones besides iPhones, right?

The Soundfreaq Pocket Kick will retail for $99 when it goes on sale late spring of 2014.