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Not really worth it - try something else
on February 1, 2014
I really wanted a decent speaker for my shower for music and podcasts. Like many, I typically just load something up (again, music or podcasts), set the phone on the counter or toilet next to the shower, and doing that is okay at best, but I wanted something that I could hear better. The reviews for this were pretty decent, and the price was right in that even if it didn't work that well, it was not like I was out too much money. When it arrived, I was happy that it was even smaller than I thought it would be, in good packaging, and even though the instructions are the typical 'broken English' stuff you get from some overseas items, it all made sense.
I want to say this: it does work. It charges correctly, turns on correctly, turns off correctly, connects to your device easily and rapidly, and sound does come out of it.
So what's the bad? The sound is rather awful. The speaker is on the back of the device, so if you suction cup it to your wall in the shower (side note: the suction cup is awful, and I absolutely cannot get it to stay on the wall more than 30 seconds or so. I have to set it on the ledge I have in the shower), the sound is directed down at the cup and wall. I cannot stress enough that I can absolutely hear the audio better from the phone just sitting on the counter outside of the shower versus this actually being in the shower.
I used it for a week, trying a variety of music and podcasts, but it never once sounded good. I could possibly see it for use if you are taking a bath, but if so, you may as well just keep your device close by.
Again, everything does in fact work: audio comes out, all the buttons work as expected (though no volume buttons are on it), but I can promise you that if you intend to use this while showering, you are going to be disappointed.