It is that time of year again! Where the thought of Jingle Bells or snow becomes sickening and the summer daydreams begin. Picture yourself sitting poolside, relaxing; meanwhile a speaker from the background is playing your favorite playlist. Sounds pretty good does it not? Well Samsung has produced that speaker you want to join you poolside, or anywhere else for that matter.
The Samsung DA-F60 wireless speaker is an excellent choice for those looking to drop a few bucks on a great sounding speaker. Especially one that does not restrict you to your audio cord length, and comes with a bunch of other features as well.
The DA-F60 box leaves nothing to the imagination, as inside are the DA-F60, power adapter, and instruction manual.
At the first glance of the DA-F60, we can see that the woven textile cover cloaks the wireless speaker. This cover is primarily used to protect the underlying metal grill. As we continue to tour around the elaborate and almost luxurious wireless speaker, we can see a Hi-Fi Dial, which is used for adjusting the volume, as well as the mute, function and bass buttons. The function button can be used to enter the DA-F60 into pairing mode, if it is not already connected to your smartphone or mobile device. The base button will dramatically increase the amount of bass that will be pumped out of this little speaker. Finally, at the bottom of this side of the DA-F60 you will find the power button.
As we swing the device around 180 degrees, the opposite side is clear of all buttons, but does display the mysterious “N” symbol. This symbol identifies that the DA-F60 is compatible with near field communication (NFC). NFC is a wireless technology that allows for users to position their mobile device near another device or object, and perform a specific function. A NFC chip may be used for scanning information from an identification badge to a mobile device, or it can be used to tell a Bluetooth speaker to play a specific song. This is the case with the DA-F60, as you simply take your NFC-supported Android phone and position it near the “N” and pick your song, album, artist or playlist of choice.
The front of the DA-F60 features four hidden LED indicators on the right bezel of the speaker. The first one you will find is the mute LED that will probably be flashing if you have silenced your music. The second is the input LED, which will notify you of which input is currently being used for sound playback. The next is the Bass indicator, which will only illuminate if you turn on the additional bass feature. Finally, the last one you may notice is the battery indicator, which has four colors to signify the battery level.
The back of the DA-F60 is relatively straightforward. There are three ports, the top being a USB port used strictly for service by Samsung, a 3.5mm audio jack so that you can plug your mobile device into the DA-F60 if it does not support Bluetooth or NFC. The last port on the wireless speaker is the power input. Just overlapping this input panel, you will find the stand to hold this little, but powerful, speaker up to help with audio projection.