Powertech Asia Pacific Incorporated the company behind the Promate brand that specialized on electronics peripherals solutions has a product called TimeBase-2 its Multi-Function Stereo Bluetooth Speaker and Wireless Charging Station.
The TimeBase-2 is a great multifunction home appliance. We got a chance to play with this new product from Promate and here’s our review of this amazing product.
The TimeBase-2 is a compact and portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker, it’s a well-built product with a hard plastic body. The package includes the TimeBase-2, power adapter, 3.5mm audio cable, and manual.
At the front there is a digital LED display, it shows the digital clock, temperature, and icon for alarm and Bluetooth. Both sides have a 5-watt stereo speaker.
The Top of the TimeBase-2 are the button controls alarms, clock, music controls, FM, AUX, and Bluetooth control. It’s also where you can charge your smartphone wirelessly by simply placing it at the top.
Going the back is where the DC-in port, AUX-in, and the 2x USB port with 1A and 2.1A output for charging.
Using the TimeBase-2 is simple, just plug it into a power source and it will automatically switch on, setup of the clock is also easy simply press the clock button and use the – and + button to set it to the correct time. You can also set an alarm by using the alarm button and the – and + button for adjusting the time.
Using it as Bluetooth speaker is also easy, simply paired the TimeBase-2 to any smartphone that supports A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and once paired you can now play your music wireless at the TimeBase-2 and you can even use it as a speakerphone.
The TimeBase-2 has 2 speakers at the side with 5 watts each and 4-ohm impedance which is loud enough when placed in a living room and you can get good sound too. It has AUX connection at the back if you want to add amplifiers or additional speakers.
Charging and NFC
The TimeBase-2 has NFC and wireless charging at the top, and 2 USB port at the back. It features a Qi standard wireless charger so just place your smartphone that supports wireless charging at the top and it will begin to charge it. We tried charging the Samsung Galaxy S8 and it took a long time to charge it, maybe because where also using it to play Spotify via Bluetooth connection.
It can also charge additional 2 more devices using the USB cable, there are 1A and 2.1A output for charging port, you can use the 2.1A port for faster charging. The power output adapts to your devices to provide the safest maximum charging output per port and it has a smart circuit which ensures protection from over-heating, over-current & short-circuit.
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Bluetooth Frequency: 2.4G~2.48G
- Bluetooth Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP
- Wireless charging
- USB (2x) port charging
- Power Input:5V 3A
- Speaker Output:5Wx2
- Impedance: 4 Ω
- Operating Distance:8 meters
The Promate TimeBase-2 is a great multifunction appliance, it has loud and good sound output, the wireless charging feature is great if you have a smartphone with this feature. The additional 2x USB charging port is another notable feature of this device. Using it is also simple and easy if you unplug the power for some time and decide to use it again you won’t need to set the time again it will automatically adjust to the correct time.
What we like
- Compact design
- Wireless charging
- 2x USB port
- Bluetooth connectivity
- FM Radio
What we don’t like
- wireless charging tends to get hot
- speakerphone needs noise canceling
The Promate TimeBase-2 is priced at Php3,495 and it’s available on Lazada and Shopee online stores and at Villman stores.