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193 of 202 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2014
Looking for a shower speaker, I wasn't sure if I wanted to get this KLTECH or the Digix miniBoom, so I decided to purchase both and test them out. There is most definitely a clear winner. I purchased this version of the Digix miniBoom -- Digix miniBoom Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Great Sound, Water Resistant with Built-in Microphone - Purple

I won't list the specs for each because they can be found on the product pages, but let me mention a couple of things that are not in the product info.

Size:

For one, the KLTECH miniBoom is bigger than the Digix -- not that it's huge, but it is bigger -- I would say about the size of a round beverage coaster. The Digix miniBoom is about half the size of the Digix speaker. The suction cup is significantly bigger on the KLTECH as well -- a clear super suction cup. For me, the larger the suction cup, the better the suction. In fact, once I got it on the wall, I had to really dig my nail to break the seal. The Digix has a much smaller suction cup that was not as strong as the KLTECH suction cup. I had to really push to get a good suction and it was really easy to pluck the speaker right off the wall.

WINNER: KLTECH

Sound:

The sound comes from the rear of the KLTECH whereas on the Digix it comes from the front. I was actually wary that the KLTECH would sound worse because the sound came out of the back versus the front, but the sound actually is much more robust coming from the KLTECH. The KLTECH speaker is also designed so that the device itself acts as its own boom giving it a much deeper sound. The Digix has a really canny sound and when you increase the volume the sound gets distorted and crackly.

WINNER: KLTECH

Controls:

The KLTECH has a lot more controls on the front of the interface. You can control volume up (long press the forward button), volume down (long press the back button), forward through songs and play / pause songs as needed. In addition, there is a power button and a call button. For some reason, my phone (HTC DNA) doesn't work with the phone button, so I can't answer calls but I really don't expect to do that while in the shower. The Digix has a volume up / down and a play button which are placed on top of the device and identified by raised bumps. As another reviewer said, every time you adjust the volume up / down, the sound "pauses" which I found to be very annoying.

Also, KLTECH has a light indicator on the front of it that allow me to quickly see that the device is powered on and also connected to the phone. The Digix has a light indicator, but it's on the bottom of the device and cannot be seen once it is suctioned to the wall.

I LOVE the control features of the KLTECH. Not just for the forward and back buttons, but more importantly... the POWER button. I can easily turn the speaker off and save the battery when not in use. The Digix has a power switch, but it's inside a protective cover and cannot be easily accessed -- you would most likely need to remove from the wall to access.

WINNER: KLTECH

Battery:

I have not yet had a chance to test the length of the battery on either but can update this review when I do. But with the ability to power off the KLTECH speaker and easy accessibility to the power button, I would expect that its battery would last much longer.

Overall, the KLTECH is the clear winner for me and I'm returning the Digix miniBoom.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
This is a good Bluetooth product. Works as advertised. The only issue that I have is that it isn't loud enough. I mean it's for the shower not for taking a bath. There is no way that you're going to listen to anything that isn't music. If you want to listen to talk radio or an audio book, not going to happen. You might be able to hear 50% of what you are listening to. If all you plan on listening to is music it is great but even then sometimes you want to crank up the music too...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2014
GREAT SPEAKER!!! This might be wordy, but I'm handing out specifics, because I can't stand reading generalized reviews..."like it"...Really?, would it kill you to expand on that? I first saw this - or a version of it - on interest & decided to look into it further, read the reviews of various similar models of different brands, and honestly landed on this one because it was in the middle of the price range of $16-20 that these all seem to fall into. 1) Upon opening & glancing over about 7 short lines of instructions (amongst other things, very simply states to short press either direction to change a track, long press to lower or raise the volume - so anyone saying you can't adjust it obviously couldn't part with 15 seconds of their time to figure out how), plugged it in - charged very fast, 2) Bluetooth paired to iPhone 5 very simply & quickly, 3) First use was in the living room just as a test, I was impressed by the volume & decided that although it was purchased for the shower, it would be perfect sitting out on the patio while reading, grilling, laying out, etc. Additionally - for the heck of it, without adding any moisture to the suction cup, I pressed it to the back of the phone & it stuck perfectly, and in effect the speaker then also became a kickstand of sorts for the phone. 4) I don't know if it's my ears or my particular iPhone, but unless I'm in public, I use speaker phone for my calls because I find that the volume of standard phone to ear on my phone is substandard. I put this to the test on a real call & it worked great. There was a reviewer who said they used it during a call & claimed neither party could hear each other, specifically the person they were calling. This couldn't have been further from the truth in my case for both parties (the phone & the speaker were sitting on the same table - did the other person walk across the room or something?...you still need to speak near the mic of your phone....). 5) Finally - the shower test - and it produced the best sound yet. Another reviewer complained about suction or lack there of, and another said the sound could not be heard over the water. My shower is glass and tile, and I suctioned it to the upper corner of the glass - which is where it remains from a shower 3+ hrs ago... It delivered LOUDLY over any noise the water had to offer.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2014
Used only one time and not working anymore... It was charging but can't turn it on. Only used one time.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2014
I plugged it in for the initial battery charge and the charge light did not come on--ever! I plugged it into several outlets around the house, and that made no difference. It just was not going to work. So I packed it up and shipped it back the very next day.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2014
I left it charging for 24 hours and it still won't hold a charge. When it's plugged into the charger it works great. I like the sound quality and it's easy to connect to bluetooth.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2014
Won't even turn on unless its plugged in to a power source. Ruins the point of these speakers since I won't be able to use them in the shower, where it was intended to be used for. Do not buy. Waste of money. The rubber cap for the usb port also fell out and its impossible to put it back in.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2014
It never really got wet. It was handled by wet hands but it was never in direct contact of water. It worked for two days then it stopped. Now all it makes is a loud static noise and you can't even turn it off.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2014
If i could give this product 0 stars I would. I ordered two of these speakers. One won't charge right out of the box. The other will only power on for about 20 mins. Then it needs another couple hours to charge. Both are being returned.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2014
It just can not use only after two days! So disappointed about this bluetooth shower speaker!
Hoping to give others a kind remind, think twice to buy this.
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