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Buy this! I would have paid $20-30!
on July 7, 2010
I bought this after looking at much more expensive options. I wanted something to take to the pool, or beach for background/secondary music listening.. And.. this product will not disappoint for such use. It has much better than expected sound, and lots of features. For starters, my Sony MP3 and headphones fit nicely inside this speaker (zips up, and has a pocket inside to hold your MP3). So, as many have said, it carries and it protects your devise (has a clip for your bag, belt or whatever). Also, at this price, you can afford to toss it around a bit and not worry over it. I have had several friends, who have expensive speakers, and said they like mine. The batteries have lasted a really long time (I assume that they use little power, since your MP3 has it's own power source). So, you won't go through many batteries. I've used mine for several hours (6-12), and still have a bright red battery life indicator light. This speaker does a superb job for background music, and the sound is great for this type of use. I turn my MP3 up about 2/3 of full volume and I can hear music nicely from about 5-15 feet. You should note that this will not compare to a boom-box style radio's sound, and this will not produce big enough sound for folks to dance to, as that's not it's purpose. However, it does produce very nice sound with good bass for close to mid-range patio, or pool listening. It's also fairly loud for it's size (I would estimate about 2/3 as loud your clock radio turned up full-blast, but with a bit better bass response, and a bit better sound quality. You could also store small jewelry and cash etc inside with your MP3/Phone.
On the downside... who could complain for $10. But, if I have to, a larger phone or MP3 might not fit inside this speaker (for carry). So, you might use this with the slimmer version IPODS etc. I still think it's worth it no matter what. It would be nice if there were an external volume switch, and a water-proof design on this. I've taken mine to the pool, and it's been splashed and still works fine. I doubt it would take a large splash though, but think it would protect your devise from damage. Still, for just $10, what do you expect? Hopefully, they will produce even better versions of this speaker, as I would like a larger one with the above
For the price, this speaker will perform with others which are 2-3 times more expensive. And, this unit is more portable with no need to plug it in. You will not be dissapointed at this purchase! I would have paid $20-30 for this speaker and feel it's nearly perfect for it's intended use (not to mention it's price)!