AC Worldwide's Star Wars Bluetooth speakers are an incredible value for both Star Wars fans and audiophiles alike. The sound quality is superb, as is the sculpt; they are sure to please even the most discerning of consumers. We are proud to have them as an affiliate at Coffee With Kenobi. Let's take a closer look at two of the three options: the C-3PO speaker, and the Darth Vader speaker.
When I first realized that AC Worldwide had a line of Star Wars speakers and that they were in the image of some of the most iconic characters in all of cinema, my first thought was that I would see the Dark Lord of the Sith, and possibly, a Stormtrooper. Both are available (the stormtrooper speaker is not reviewed here), but the one that intrigued me the most was the C-3PO option. C-3PO was the first Star Wars collectible I ever owned, way back in 1978 (thank you, Kenner toys!), but other than a few odds and ins, he's never been a focal point of my personal collection.
That changed when I saw AC Worldwide's Bluetooth speaker. The speaker was released in early 2016 and is an almost life-sized recreation of the beloved protocol droid made famous by Anthony Daniels. Here are some of the specs:
- Output Speakers: 2x3W – 32mm 4
- Frequency Response: 20HZ -20KHZ
- DC input: 9v, 2.5h
- Output Powerful Ported Subwoofer: 10W – 102mm 2.3
- Battery: 8.4V, 2200mAh
- Battery time: 4-5 hours
- Battery Charge Time: 2-3 hours
- Bluetooth Version: CSR 4.0
- Bluetooth v 4.0
- HFP v1.6 wideband speech (HD voice ready)
- HSP v1.2, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4, DI v1.3
Bottom line: it looks and absolutely incredible! The speaker stands at 30cm tall, and has a number of controls, including volume, bass adjustment, pairing (for Bluetooth devices), and much more. You can also get a second speaker (doesn't have to be C-3PO), and you will get stereo sound. It also comes with a pair of white gloves, so when you handle the speaker, you don't have to worry about smudges or fingerprints.
There are a number of entertaining features too. When you pair up your device, C-3PO proclaims, “I do believe they think I am some sort of god”, and his eyes light up. In fact, there are a few different color options, and each one communicates a different pairing mode. It's an amazing purchase for fans.
The Darth Vader speaker debuted in late 2016, and is, naturally, immensely popular (at the time of this writing, the speaker is on back order). At 32cm in height, it is the tallest AC Worldwide Star Wars speaker and is a definite feast for the senses. The Vader speaker also features light up eyes that communicate pairing options, and the famous breathing sound. If you are a Darth Vader fan, this is a unique collectible option that looks beautiful and sounds incredible. Just wait until you hear the Rogue One soundtrack through the AC Worldwide Darth Vader speaker. It's awesome! This speaker also comes with white gloves and may be paired with another Bluetooth speaker. Specs are identical to the C-3PO speaker reviewed above.
Both speakers look as good as they sound, and with the collectible base mounted on the bottom, the felt bag to fit either speaker in, and a power adaptor option for the UK/EU/USA/AUS, you are all set, no matter what part of the globe you celebrate your fandom.
Note: A big thank you to AC Worldwide for providing advanced speakers to review.