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Great for what I wanted, good sound, long lasting battery
on August 2, 2012
I bought this for one reason: to use on the golf course. "Music on the golf course?" you might ask, not to crank it up, but to have some enjoyable tunes while chasing a little white ball around a cow pasture is nice. It fits in the cup holder perfectly and minds it's own business.
I was actually fairly impressed with the sound quality, it has great depth for the size of the speaker.
It's pretty loud! True, I'm not going to be able to use it as a hands-free speaker phone in my mustang, but that's not what I wanted it for. While on the golf course, I had to turn it down to below 50% volume so it wasn't overbearing. I also played it in the yard while have a small BBQ and had to turn it down there, too, so people could have conversations without having to really talk over it.
I also used it in the cup holder of my jogging stroller. I have a Jeep overland jogging stroller with the "Music On the Move" thing, and it outright sucks. My answer was to throw that "M.O.M." thing in the trash and use my iHome cupholder speaker. You know what? It worked great there, too! I also had to turn it down to just below 50% volume.
After the jog, I set it on the bathroom counter while in the shower, cranked it up to 100% and was amazed at how loud it was while I was in the shower. Yeah, it's THAT good! :P
Lastly, I haven't had to charge it yet. I charged it once to 100%, played with it a little at work to show my co-workers, played a 9-hole round of golf (about 2.5hrs), another 60-90 minutes out in the yard, 30-45 minutes jogging, 15 minutes on the counter in the bathroom, and it's still going strong!
I wish it had a battery meter so I'd know where I stand on remaining power, but overall, I'm really satisfied with this thing.
It does work as a speaker phone, but I've only used it in testing in an office setting, and a quiet home setting. My daughter loves it, too! She just wants to carry it around while I play music, I almost can't pry it from her hands when she's listening to it.
One thing to note, the description says, "Supplied cable for charging speakers and connection to audio source". It came with a 12v USB adapter that was quite small (a good thing!), and a microUSB cable. It only sticks out from the plug about 1/3 to 1/2 inch, and you plug the USB cable into that for charging. The iHome has a microUSB port for charging, and I've used it on two different chargers fine. I tried to use the supplied cable on my phone and it charges fine, but wouldn't not allow any sort of data sync. What it did not come with was the cable for 'connection to audio source' as stated. It does have the 3.5mm headphone jack for non-bluetooth devices, you'll just have to pick up a cable on your own.