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    Sound Joy: Huawei and Devialet enter the portable speaker market


    After the Sound X and the Sound, Huawei and Devialet are renewing their collaboration around a brand new portable speaker: the Sound Joy.

    Huawei Sound Joy Introductory price €149

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    The partnership between Huawei and Devialet seems to be fruitful since two years after their first collaboration and the release of the Sound X connected speaker, the Chinese giant and the Spanish start-up give birth to the Sound Joy, a portable, robust Bluetooth speaker with many features.

    The Sound Joy does not reinvent the wheel in terms of design and comes, like most of its competitors (Boom 3, Charge 5, SRS-XB23…), in the form of a cylinder with an elegant and sober look. It is completely covered in fabric and has two rubber tips at the ends to absorb shocks. On one of them is a light ring flashing to the rhythm of the music, which is reminiscent of the LG XBoom Go PL7. The Sound Joy is IP67 certified, indicating increased protection against sand and dust, but also the possibility of submersion up to 1 m deep for 30 min.

    The speaker comes with a kind of lace to facilitate its transport.

    As for the Sound X and Sound, Devialet took care of all the acoustic part of the enclosure. The Sound Joy has a 10 W tweeter, a 20 W woofer and two passive radiators on the sides to support the bass. In particular, it incorporates SAM technology, owned by Devialet, which is supposed to improve distortion management and provide it with fuller bass. The Huawei speaker also has three microphones used to adapt the sound reproduction according to the position of the speaker (standing or lying down), but also as a hands-free kit or to chat with your favorite voice assistant.

    The speaker communicates via Bluetooth 5.2 and it is possible to connect two devices to it simultaneously. Huawei wanted to simplify pairing as much as possible by integrating an NFC tag that allows you to connect your smartphone to the Sound Joy with a simple gesture or thanks to the appearance of a connection window on MateBook PCs, like of Google Fast Pair. “Classic” pairing is still possible using one of the buttons on the back of the speaker. Huawei announces an autonomy of 26 hours, which is about double what is done on the market for portable speakers. We will be sure to verify this exploit in a test to be published soon.

    It is possible to pair two Sound Joy together to obtain a stereo rendering simply by shaking the two speakers next to each other. However, you will have to wait for an update to be able to pair more than two.

    The Sound Joy is now available for pre-order at a price of €149 and will go on sale from November 10, 2021.

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