- Built-in Microphone
Antec 73002 Bluetooth Speaker (White)
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- Bluetooth Standard : Bluetooth V3.0
- Wireless Range : Up to 10m
- Microphone : Built-in Microphone
- Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth V3.0
- Wireless Range: Up to 10m
- Microphone: Built-in Microphone
- Battery Type: 750mAh Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Support Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
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The instructions that come with the speaker are ridiculous. They are very hard to read and not very thorough. It took me a while to set it up, so I decided to put MY instructions here to help you out. Once you get it to pair, its awesome!!
Here is what you must do first!
1) You must completely charge the speaker before using or pairing it with another device.
Here is how to charge it:
Plug the USB cord that does with the device to the speaker onto the side of the mini speaker and into your USB connection on your computer. The instructions say that there red light that will come on. I couldn't find this red light anywhere at first. I finally found it on the front of the speaker face that has all the dots on it. It is a very, tiny and very, very small red light. When the speaker is charging the red light will flash and when the speaker is fully charged, the red light will go off.
2) After it is charged:
Press the middle button on top of the speaker to turn the speaker on. The power is located "between" the plus and minus buttons on the TOP of the speaker. You will hear a voice say "POWER ON." Then you will see a white light flashing in the same place where the red light was flashing before.
3) How to pair, this is very important!!Read more ›
In my case, I like to listen to podcasts or audiobooks while lying in the tub or reclining on the couch. The former scenario won't fly with headphones, and the latter is nicer without them. I found it easy to sync both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 via Bluetooth to the SP Zero, and its LED lights and vocal prompts were helpful touches in that regard.
The sound and volume capability are what you'd expect from a device of this size and price-point. While fine for podcasts and audiobooks, the SP Zero won't rattle the windows with power and bass. With that in mind, if tunes are your thing it's best for relaxing to low-key music vs. grooving to party mixes.
As for accessories, the SP Zero comes with an approximately 18-inch USB-to-micro-USB charging cable (but no power plug adapter, so I used my existing Kindle setup to charge it), an equally short auxiliary cable for daisy-chaining two SP Zeroes, a small O-ring clip with snap clasp so you can hang it off something, and a brief instruction booklet.
The SP Zero is a basic Bluetooth speaker that's fine for laid-back listening in a reasonably quiet environment. If you're looking to rock out then you'll have to go bigger; otherwise this device is easy on both the ears and the pocketbook.
Controls are simple, there's the multifunction on-off-pair button and a volume up and down buttons. The "rocky start" I had was with initially figuring out how to pair with it. You need to hold the power button down for quite a while to get it to pair and I wasn't holding it down long enough. When it does get ready to pair it will tell you and once I held the button down long enough the pairing was simple.
During calls it has the ability to let you use it as a microphone to use during calls. This worked well for me when I had the speaker sitting near me but it wont work nearly as well if its a ways away from you. And even more annoying is that every sound my phone made when I got a text or email would annoyingly come through on the speaker. Changing a few notification settings and changing the Bluetooth sound settings take care of this.
I see the new price on this and compared to the others this is a value. Id never pay the 100+ some of these go for but for $50ish its worth it for what I use it for. When the weather gets better and there's more to do outside there will be a lot more opportunity to take it with me and use it outdoors. I don't have anything to compare this too and I'm sure there's better out there but this will do everything I need it to do.
First off you need to charge the SP Zero via the supplied USB cable before using. I did this via a front port on the Mac Pro, and it took less than three hours. A red light flashes at the top of the front speaker grill while it is charging, and it goes out when its fully charged. By the way, both front and back dotted grills look the same, but only the front has the functioning speaker and light. On the top of the unit are two rubber coated volume control buttons around the central function - on/off button.
I paired my SP Zero with an iPad Mini, 2012 Mac Pro, and an HP laptop. While the instructions could be clearer, simply turn on the unit by holding down the central button. A voice will activate after about 5 seconds to let you know it is on. Continue holding the button, and release it when it says it has entered pairing mode. Activate the Bluetooth pairing mode on your device and they will sync. Very easy.
I like that easy syncing. I like the weather resistant rubberized finished and sturdy build quality. The black and red combo look cool. Play time at normal volume is around 6 hours before it needs to be recharged. It comes with a Carabiners that lets you hang it from things. The controls are fairly simple. It's great to be able to use it as a hands-free speakerphone. All good stuff.
The problem is that audio quality vie Bluetooth is terrible. I might as well use my laptop or iPad speakers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This speaker's output is weaker than a Philips Soundshooter I had a year before I got this. After not even half a year & the battery doesn't charge anymore. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dorimon
It was perfect the first couple times. But them it started pausing on its own. And doesn't keep charge for more than few hours.Published 14 months ago by Amanda Rivera
Amazing speaker. The sound is clear and very loud when put it at the max volume.Published 19 months ago by Anderval
I use this little jewel in my kitchen. It's small enough to be hidden [or transported], but loud enough for a large room to hear. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Candra C. Georgi
Works great, once you figure out how to set it up.
Took me quite some time to set it up, and in the end I had to look up how others had set it up. Read more
I currently have 2 portable speakers - one high quality and one very tiny/cheap. I like this one it is portable and has a nice sound. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by cb
Wow! This little box is innocent looking enough, but watch out! These is some power in this speaker! I was very happily surprised by the might behind this little guy! Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by kelfuller77
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