We recently reviewed Creative’s Muvo 20 and though the speaker is portable, you don’t expect it to lug around everywhere you go. For such instances, Creative offers the Woof range and the latest instalment in the lineup is the Woof 2 speaker.
Right from the logo of the sub-brand to the design, Woof 2 tries to attract attention and we must say the design is interesting. Instead of going with the tried and tested rectangular form factor, Creative opted for a triangular one, thus trying to offer an omni-directional sound. The speaker grill is surrounded by the Call button at the top while the LED indicator, physical controls, microUSB and aux-in ports are placed at the lower side of the speaker. The bottom side hosts the Power slider.
Speaking of the bottom, the Woof 2 has a nice rubberised surface at the bottom that ensures the speaker to be firmly in place even on a slant or a smooth surface. To distinguish the speaker further, Woof 2 is encased in a glossy metallic body and comes in different colour options, including gunmetal. Overall, design of the Woof 2 is attractive and certainly sets it apart from the horde of Bluetooth wireless speakers available in the market.
If design can be termed as one of the positives, the performance leaves a lot to be desired. The music when played on the Woof 2 is loud but it lacks the crispness when we tried the same song on the cheaper JBL Go. The Woof 2 has a large bass radiator and offers decent bass performance for its size. The built-in microphone allows to speak hands-free and works pretty good.
There’s no NFC in the Woof 2, which means you have to manually connect the speaker by searching for it on your mobile device. For non-Bluetooth devices, Creative Woof 2 also features an aux-in port for users to connect with a 3.5mm aux-in cable.
Another issue we faced with the Woof 2 was the absence of dedicated volume buttons. The fast forward and rewind buttons act as volume +/- when you long press the buttons but there’s a fair chance you will accidentally fast forward or rewind the song.
The Woof 2 boasts a battery life of up to 6 hours and supports auto sleep mode that shuts down the speaker if no Bluetooth or aux-in connection is detected for more than 10 minutes.
To wrap this up, we feel the Woof 2 performance is underwhelming and becomes more evident when you pit it against cheaper offerings like JBL Go.
The Woof 2 retails for Rs. 3,999.