At last year’s IFA Blaupunkt presented the PVA 100*, a small Bluetooth speaker with integrated speech assistant from Google. The device has been available in stores for several weeks now. We have subjected it to an extensive practical test – the results of the test and our assessment of the device can be found in the following lines.
Scope of Delivery, Design and Workmanship
Already shortly after unpacking the device it is clear that the setup will not take very long. In addition to the assembled loudspeaker, there is a power plug for the socket as well as an operating manual. The device is therefore delivered almost ready for use, which is certainly an advantage for many users.
With regard to design, Blaupunkt does not venture any experiments. With dimensions of 10 x 10 x 8.5 centimetres, the loudspeaker is small, square and absolutely unobtrusive. The device is dominated by white high-gloss plastic. Due to the white colour, the small size and the square shape, the loudspeaker can be easily accommodated in a wide variety of facilities. It can be set up quite independently of the design of the living space, since it does not attract attention and is therefore not disturbingly noticeable.
It should also be noted that the device is plugged directly into the socket. Further wiring is not necessary. This also makes it much easier and quicker to place the loudspeaker – there is no need to consider annoying cables when looking for a suitable location.
The workmanship appears to us to be of high quality in the test. The loudspeaker is mainly made of plastic, which is not optimal, but it was processed perfectly. All in all, the design and workmanship are good.