Monocle is a speaker, speakerphone and handset in one
Monocle by Native Union is a handy device for your smartphone that’s a speaker, speakerphone and handset and small enough to carry anywhere.
It is a small circular speaker that’s 7.3cm wide and 3.7cm thick with a 1.2m nylon cable and 3.5mm headphone jack on the end.
Whether you want to listen to music, answer your calls privately or out loud, the Monocle can be a useful companion.
As a speaker users simply connect the cord to their device to play their music through the onboard 40mm driver.
And you’ll be surprised by not only the quality of the audio but also by the volume. It certainly punches above its weight in this area.
In this mode it’s also possible to make a receive calls handsfree.
Monocle also has a button on the side that can be used to pause and navigate your music.
And if you want to hear your music on a larger scale, you can daisy chain up to 10 Monocles together for a social listening experience.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the side of the device to easily connect other Monocles.
But for those times when you want to keep your calls and music to yourself, all you need to do is simply twist the Monocle’s wheel.
Now you can hold up the Monocle to your ear and use it as a handset. And because there’s also microphone on the cord it’s like talking into a regular telephone.
You can also quietly listen to your music in this way as well and hold it to your ear like a mini boom box.
Monocle is a compact device that can go everywhere with you. It’s small enough to fit in your bag and also comes with a 3.5mm quick release belt and bag loop so it can fit anywhere.
Monocle is available in several colours – coral red, marine blue, mint, slate – and are priced at $69.95. Brushed black diamond and brushed copper version of Monocle are $79.95.