When I was presented with the NudeAudio Super M speaker, it was under less-than ideal circumstances, none of which were anything reflecting on the product itself, but just to say I was stressed. When you’re backlogged on projects of various kinds and working to make a dent in the stack mounted on your desk (or in your brain and list-making app), sometimes you have to pass on some good things of the present so you can fulfill the commitments of the past.
And I passed.
I passed initially on trying the Super M, just knowing that it might be a project to fulfill that might not have my full attention. Well, boy was I wrong.
After opening what was shaped like a luxury jewelry box housing what you might expect to be a gemstone necklace, I saw the speaker. And there wasn’t a ton to read, which at first disappointed me (I like instructions) and the simplicity of it seemed a little too good to be true, because let’s face it — good stuff usually comes with little stuff. And as much as you may not like having to keep track of the little stuff, you can rest that whatever it all is adjoined to is probably a reasonably satisfactory thing.
Well, beyond a flash drive and a couple simple notes and a cord, all I had was the speaker, but little did I know that that was all I needed.
First thing that I immediately loved, when I powered on the Super M (which feels absolutely great in my hands, and I have small hands for a man), it didn’t dull off. I had actually been charged, which already was a win, but then … then came the real good stuff.
After syncing the Super M to my Samsung Galaxy phone, it wasted no time in delivering automatic sound. Startlingly loud. And clear. I was really surprised. But still, I needed to give it the test that you have to give all your speakers and music players, analog relic and digital godsend alike — I had to play an album that I knew would could max out the speaker’s potential and show itself true with immediacy. And so I cued up Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album.
Now for those of you that don’t know, MCHG is an album that absolutely POUNDS and yet, is charged with an abundance of melody, thanks to one Justin Timberlake guesting. So between Young Hov rhymes, Timbaland rhythms and beats, and JT taking care of vocals, it’s since made itself a kind of paragon of high-quality sound. And if you’re like me in thinking that, try hearing it from the Super M.
With quick impact, the Super M blasted through its dual-sided speakers with dexterity in its volume ranges, while also delivering on clarity of word and crispness that I hadn’t expected to hear. Volume control was no problem and the silicon-like gel trim of the Super M made it comfortable to handle, but what’s really great about the speaker is that it has a knotted cord to hold it from; you can wrap it around your wrist and let it dangle a bit, or you can secure it over your wrist while you hold in hand, but one thing is for sure — the Super M defines portability.
If you carry a lot of music on your phone, having a Super M handy would really turn up whatever ecosystem you’re inhabiting at the moment. Need to charge it? It comes with a thin cord that easily plugs in. Wanna hide it while playing? Well, it’s matte black and it’s not going to distract you or anyone else with its appearance.
Needless to say, I wanted to immediately show off the Super M after just hearing the thing work its magic after five minutes.
Which, in the end, has made me grateful that I didn’t pass up the opportunity to review the Super M twice. I would’ve missed out on fulfilling a very worthy commitment of the present.
(Below is a release on the Super M from NudeAudio. Read on for more information on how the Super M works and where it’s currently available.)
· 4 full range Neodymium drivers
· 2 passive subwoofers
· True 360-degree sound
· Bluetooth 3.0
· High capacity 8hr Lithium-Ion battery
· Small enough to fit in the back pocket of your jeans
· Water, sand and snow proof
· Shockproof high grade silicone sleeve and grab and go cord
· Surprisingly simple Bluetooth interaction
For more information visit www.nudeaudio.com/kickstarter.