Ferox means "fierce" in Latin. It's the name given to Razer's latest set of speakers, which also happens to be highly portable. The Ferox uses a highly compact design with hidden drivers that spring out when activated. The speakers use a clever use of technology to generate powerful omnidirectional sound. They also have their own built-in battery, so you can use them while on the move. But will such tiny speakers be able to deliver audio quality that would be up to Razer's high standards? Read on to find out.
Design The Razer Ferox is by far the coolest set of portable speakers we have seen. When closed, they are incredibly tiny and each speaker can sit in the palm of your hand. On top, you will see the Razer logo, the sides are matte finished and the bottoms have rubber grip along with a port for connecting the speaker cable. Inside each of these speakers is a driver, a resonance chamber, amplifier and a battery.
To activate the speakers, you have to press on top of them, which activates a spring loaded mechanism and reveals the driver hidden beneath. The driver is pointed upwards but thanks to an inverted cone place right above it, the sound is dispersed sideways and out through the metal grille. Hidden below each speaker is a resonance chamber which helps amplify the sound from the small speakers.
Underneath each speaker is a cool blue ring surrounding the base. The light turns on when the speakers are connected to a cable and open. If the speakers are charging, the lights blink. If the battery is running low, the lights turn red. Unfortunately, you cannot switch them off if they bother you or if you want to save some power.
The speaker cable has a USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at one end and two mini USB ports on the other end. The USB cable can be plugged into your computer for charging, although Razer doesn't provide a USB charger, so if you don't have a computer around when the battery dies, you are out of luck. The mini USB ports on the other ends go to each of the speakers. They provide the speakers with power as well as sound signal.
Razer also provides a handy pouch, for carrying the speakers and the cable.