Bluetooth Speaker Teardown

Teardown

The speaker: before

Flash™ Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Light Show (Brookstone)

The speaker: after

Components & their materials:

1A – 1c : Speaker shell

  • 1A.1. Hard wire outer mesh (front)
  • 1A.2. Plastic gridded cover (front)
  • 1A.3. Material cover
  • 1C. Main speaker frame

2. Motherboard

Top, bottom and side view of motherboard
  • 2A. 3-pin sliding switch
    • (turns the power on/off)
  • 2B. charging port
  • 2C. stereo headphone jack
    • allows for and auxiliary cable to be plugged in
  • 2D. speaker mode button
    • Enables the user to switch between bluetooth mode and audio jack mode
  • 2F. kh25l1606em2i-12g – serial peripheral interface
    • Enables data exchange between two devices
  • 2G. ATS2805B
    • Enables a bluetooth connection to be established between two devices
  • 2H. Realtek 8761ate915h2ge45
    • I couldn’t find a data sheet. My assumption is that it’s sound related
  • Speaker connection

3. Power button

4. Screws

5. 2200mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Battery

6. Speaker

7. LED attachment motherboard

Tools & techniques

The primary tool I used in the teardown was a screw driver. I used it to to lift the mesh front cover (this was rather difficult) and to remove the 9 screws which held the speaker together.

Interesting design elements

Responsive LED display

I think the designer added this feature so that the speaker can be be visually engaging. Seeing which colours are displayed with certain sounds and rhymes may make the listening experience more interesting.

Materials

Very rugged materials were used for the product and although not stated specifically, the design implied that the product is waterproof. The hard plastic, wire mesh and rubber gives the impression that it was built to be durable in outdoor environments and could take absorb a lot of impact if dropped from a considerable height.

The rugged materials from which the product is made

One thought on “Bluetooth Speaker Teardown”

  1. I really like how this device integrates the sound driver within the circuit and does not rely on the streamed bis from the phone.

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