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Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with NFC (Red)

4.1 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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  • Features Near Field Communications (NFC) technology which allows for easy, one-touch pairing by simply tapping your NFC-enabled Bluetooth smart device on the speaker
  • Smart devices that are not NFC-enabled can easily be paired to the Creative Airwave HD via Bluetooth using the conventional method; speaker also features Creative Multipoint, which allows you to connect two Bluetooth stereo devices to it
  • Enjoy your music by connecting directly to the speaker via the integrated analog Aux-in connector
  • Built-in Li-ion battery, so you're free to place your speaker almost anywhere you please. The battery can be easily charged via a standard micro USB connection or using the included power adapter
  • Up to 7 hours of playback time
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Technical Details

Color: Red | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Contains External Power Adapter
  • Microphone Included

Product Description

Color: Red | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Experience audio made clever with the Creative Airwave HD! This unconventionally designed Bluetooth wireless speaker possesses a range of features that can simplify your life. Experience the simplicity of one-touch pairing with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Another clever touch is the Creative Super Charged Amplifier, which enables the speaker to deliver sound louder than speakers twice its size. We’ve added in an invisible microphone for calls, and with its built-in Li-ion battery giving you up to 7 hours of non-stop playtime on a single USB charge, it’s fully portable. Lastly, with Creative Multipoint, you can connect up to two smart devices with the Creative Airwave HD, simultaneously.

From the Manufacturer

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
Simple one-touch pairing with NFC technology. View larger.


Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC

Experience the simplicity of one-touch pairing with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Another clever touch is the Creative Super Charged Amplifier, which enables the speaker to deliver sound louder than speakers twice its size.

We’ve added in an invisible microphone for calls, and with its built-in Li-ion battery giving you up to 7 hours of non-stop playtime on a single USB charge, it’s fully portable. Lastly, with Creative Multipoint, you can connect up to two smart devices with the Creative Airwave HD, simultaneously.

Three Ways to Play Your Audio

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
1. Tap and Play

The Creative Airwave HD features Near Field Communications (NFC) technology which allows for easy, one-touch pairing by simply tapping your NFC-enabled Bluetooth smart device on the speaker.

2. Pair and Stream

As for your smart devices that are not NFC-enabled, you can easily pair them with the Creative Airwave HD via Bluetooth using the conventional method. The speaker also features Creative Multipoint, which allows you to connect two1 Bluetooth stereo devices to it.

3. Integrated Aux In

You can also enjoy your music by connecting directly to the speaker via the integrated analog Aux-in connector2.

Go Places with Your Audio. Bring Your Music Along

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
Bring music along wherever you go with the Creative Airwave HD. View larger.


Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
7 Hours of Non-Stop Music

Party all night long on a single charge! The Creative Airwave HD gives you up to 7 hours3 of playtime, so don’t stop the music!

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
Built-in Li-ion Battery

With a built-in Li-ion battery, your Creative Airwave HD is truly portable and you’re free to place your speaker almost anywhere you please. The battery can be easily charged via a standard micro USB connection or using the included power adapter.

Hear and Be Heard

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
Small Size, Huge Sound

The Creative Airwave HD houses a Super Charged Amplifier which works in tandem with two premium full-range drivers. These enable the speaker to produce sound louder than speakers twice its size!

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC
Clear Voice Calls

Turn your speaker into a speaker phone with the built-in concealed microphone for dialog clarity in your voice communications.

Make a Statement

The Creative Airwave HD's unique design is a radical departure from the usual rectangular-shaped speakers. Available in black or red, its unique and compact triangular-styled construction, geometric face panel design and smooth curves make it a refreshing addition to any setting.

1Music playback is on a turn-by-turn basis, with one source playing at a time. 2Aux-in takes audio priority over Bluetooth streaming audio. 3Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.


Product Information

Color:Red  |  Product Packaging:Standard Packaging

Technical Details

Brand Name Creative
Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.6 x 6.1 x 5.2 inches
Item model number 51MF8165AA005
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Power Source Type AC & Battery
Connectivity Technology Wired & Wireless
Number of Items 1

Additional Information

ASIN B00CNZP7N0
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #414 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Speakers > Surround Sound Systems
#4,746 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Accessories > Electronics
#5,507 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Shipping Weight 3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available May 6, 2013

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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Package Type: Standard PackagingColor: Charcoal Grey Verified Purchase
For those expecting audiophile sound from something this small with only two tiny drivers and battery operated, well it's small with only two drivers and battery operated. For those that paid over$100, I understand why you would be upset.

The sound is "ok" at moderate volumes. The sound gets muddy/distorted at higher volumes. The speaker is more suited for acoustical, live concert or folk songs. It cant handle rock/pop and electric music well at all. The are other units at this size, jbl,tdk that produce a better overall sound. Like others noted, sound slightly improves over the aux in cable but I haven't found any device in which the Bluetooth sounds as good as a hard plug.

If you want to fill the room with sound, look elsewhere. If you want something that sounds 50 times better than the ones selling for $20, get it as long as you don't pay more than $50.
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I love this speaker system! It pairs easily with your devices-there is a place on the back where you can just tap any NFC enabled device and it will pair instantly-I do not have a NFC device.
I have paired both the iphone 4 and 5 to this going through the iphone settings: general settings then blue tooth ON then you should see the Creative device show up saying AIRWAVE HD, but you have to make sure that you do this AFTER HOLDING DOWN the pairing button on the speaker device until it flashes! If you do not hold the (multifunction) pairing button down on the device until it flashes it will not pair with your device.
Once you do this very quick set up, it plays whatever you are playing on your iphone (device) from pandora to a ted lecture to your music or itunes files. I am so glad I waited to get the perfect speaker system for my apple devices because not having to worry about any cables makes it so much better and more portable. It says to fully charge you may need to change it for 7 hours but I found that it took far less time to fully charge out of the box.
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Within 10 minutes of use, one of the speakers popped. I was testing the volume by increasing it on the speaker. Usually the speakers will begin to distort before they blow out, there was no warning it was getting louder and then - POP. I have requested an exchange. I am hoping it was only a bad unit, I have not read about any similar problems.
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If your phones/devices all have NFS (Android, anyone?), then you won't have any problems with this. If you've got a couple iPhones, though, prepare to be opening your settings frequently to disconnect one device and connect another.

Sounds is fantastic. Loud for such a small unit. Battery hasn't run out yet, I've charged it a couple times just in case.
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Package Type: Standard PackagingColor: Charcoal Grey Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
With excellent ~ balanced sound ~ this little speaker is great for my PC.~ ipod ~ Zen and Walkman
at home or on the go and I can listen for 3 plus hours at full volume before Creative battery gets low.

It's suppose to last 7 hr, but that's not what I experienced so I phoned the marketing coordinator who had put their card
in the box and was told that the speaker lasts less hours if used at 80% ~ to full volume.
The speaker will run plugged in an out-let ~ which or course isn't relying on length of battery life.

I don't have an interest to pair the speaker with my smart-phone ~ but for those who do ~ it's SO simple!
Turn the speaker on & tap your NFC-enabled smart device on the NFC receptor which is located in the center
of the back side of the speaker and they're paired. (Can pair up to - two smart devices)
If your Smartphone isn't (NFC) ready Near Field Communications, it still can be paired manually.
You can listen to music ~ pick-up or reject incoming calls.

When I received the speaker the battery was so low it wouldn't play, the booklet says to charge for 8 hrs,
but using the included wall charger it was fully charged in 3 1/2. DC input 100 volts ~ output 1 amp
The embedded battery can be replaced but is to be done by returning the speaker to a regional support office for replacement.
When the multifunction button is push twice - quickly - a voice speaks the battery status.

This is a quality, compact, convenient size and style. Only 10 1/8" long 3 5/8" high. Weights = 2lb 4oz.

The only feature I don't care for is the volume control.
Every time you turn the speaker on/off it starts at approx 6 - 7 notches
(no matter where it was left at) on a volume control scale of approx 24.
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I had been watching out for this speaker to go on sale, then out of nowhere woot puts it on sale. Total after shipping and taxes was less than $30. Since i didnt have Amazon prime, this was the best deal for me. When i got the device, i was stunned by how large it was. its not one of those tiny speakers. A good comparison is when you line up 4 cans of soda standing up. Yeps its that big.
Pairing is the easiest thing about it. i paired it with my Nexus 7 and NFC worked simultaneously thereafter. You don't need to switch Bluetooth on and off before and after pairing. Its just that easy.
The sound quality is amazing. you can leave it down stairs and you'll still hear a good detail upstairs in your room. i have had it for just a few hours now and i'm seriously loving it. This thing is super amazing. For less than $30 dollars, it really is a STEAL!!! i would buy another in a blink of an eye. Don't waste your money elsewhere.
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