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Shuts down over and over again
on July 4, 2012
Update: I contacted the company about the failed speaker and they quickly sent me a new one. I'll use this new one for a while to see how it holds up. If it works OK after a few months, I'll come back to add some more stars to this review.
I've used this speaker for about a month and it initially worked great with my MP3 player. Now, though, the speaker suddenly shuts down when attached to this MP3 player, even though the speaker is fully charged. Very bothersome. (This is definitely not an MP3 player problem as the player works fine with headphones.)
If you turn this speaker off and on, it resumes playing -- but only for a short while and then the shut-off problem starts all over. The speaker works OK when it is plugged in via USB port to my laptop and therefore is drawing power; however, it conks out if USB power is not employed, making it pretty obvious this is an issue with the speaker's battery.
Reading other Amazon reviews, I see other buyers are having the exact same problem with their units as I am: The speaker works for a few weeks, then this sporadic shut-down problem starts. One reviewer using this speaker with his Kindle Fire writes that the replacement unit he received for his returned unit is also exhibiting the shut-down issue. Not very confidence-inspiring.
There are more reliable mini-speakers on Amazon. Learn from my mistake and avoid this model. It seems relatively inexpensive, but keep in mind it'll probably only work for a few weeks. I'm giving this product one star. Wish I could could give it zero.