- Brand Name: Logitech
- Model Number: 984-000181
- Item Display Weight: 6.50 pounds
- Tuner Technology: N
- Color: Black
Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
- Wireless speaker for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch: Stream and control stereo audio from your touch screen tablet or smartphone
- Long-range Bluetooth wireless connection: Place the speaker up to 33 feet/10 meters from your tablet or smartphone. (Actual wireless range will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.)
- Rechargeable battery: Listen up to 6 hours straight on the internal NiMH battery (Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles.)
- Custom-tuned audio: Eight speaker drivers deliver big, rich sound with deep bass
- Go-anywhere design: Easy to take around the house, to parties and on the road
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|•||Wireless audio streaming from your tablet or smartphone|
|•||Bluetooth connection with 33 ft. wireless range|
|•||Six-hour rechargeable battery for music listening on the go**|
|•||Eight custom-tuned drivers for high-fidelity sound|
|•||Portable design moves easily from room to room|
*Actual wireless range will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
**Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles.
|Logitech Wireless Boombox |
Big mobile sound for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
Music. Movies. YouTube videos. Whatever you listen to on your tablet or smartphone, this portable Bluetooth speaker makes it easy to turn up the volume, fidelity and fun—around your house and wherever you go with your mobile devices.
iPad sold separately.
| Package Contents ||Works with |
Tablets, smartphones, music players and other audio sources with Bluetooth capability [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm out
Which Logitech Tablet and Smartphone Speaker Is Right For You?
|Tablet Speaker For iPad ||Wireless Speaker For iPad ||Clock Radio Dock s400i ||Wireless Boombox|
|What do you get?||Convenient clip-on speaker for iPad and other tablets||Rechargeable portable stereo speaker for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch||Charge-and-play bedside stereo speaker and alarm for iPod/iPhone||High-fidelity rechargeable portable speaker for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch|
|Key Audio Features|
|Power (total RMS)||2 watts||3 watts with AC power||7 watts||20 watts with AC Power/ 6 watts on battery|
|Speaker design||Stereo||Dual drivers||Dual drivers with ported acoustic chambers||Eight custom-tuned drivers|
|Inputs for computer, music, movie and game devices||0||1||1||1|
|Wireless range* (maximum)||N/A||50 ft./15 m||33 ft./10 m|
|Tablet/smartphone charging||USB charging||Apple Dock Connector charges iPod or iPhone (also plays iPod classic or iPod nano)|
|Rechargeable battery**||8-hours of unplugged power/charge||10-hours of unplugged power/charge||6-hours of unplugged power/charge|
|Type||Power||On-speaker||On-Speaker, remote control||On-Speaker|
|Functions controlled||Volume, power||Volume, power||Volume, Power, Play/ Pause, fast forward/ rewind, track forward/ back, Audio source selection, FM tuning, Alarm on/off/set||Volume, power|
|Windows XP, 7, Vista|
|Mac OS X|
|iPad, iPhone, iPod touch|| |
(no iPad support)
|Android tablets/ smartphones and Blackberry via Bluetooth|
* Actual wireless range will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
** Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles.
Top Customer Reviews
Loudest and clearest portable bluetooth boombox in it's price range. Very good deal. Bluetooth range is good (fully covers my 1200 sqft condo), sounds good outside by the pool even in the wind. Simple pairing and on/off/volume buttons. Reliable connection and operation.
Definitely could use a case or decent cover of sorts (Logitech, sell it as an accessory!)
The real meat here though is this: I tried LOTS of external battery options to deliver the 12V-2Amp necessary to keep that full-bass "plugged-in-sound", and finally found the solution. We're talking a 10-pack of AA NiMH recharges, LiON 12V packs off eBay, etc. etc. Lead acid battery for video camera lights worked but too big & heavy.
Without further ado, search Amazon for: Anker Astro3 10000mAh battery. It has 2x full 2A (ipad-strength) USB outputs, and a 9V/12V switchable output, which is what I used with included adapters to plug into the Boombox. Worked like a charm blasting R&B at full iPhone & Boombox volume!! And charged my iphone at the same time, which is perfect for the beach, etc.
Note: It was out of stock and not showing up when I just searched amazon again, so inventory might come and go. Or google for it. I emailed LaptopMate (the seller) to restock it. The Astro2 doesn't seem to have 12V output.
A backup option could be the nearly-identical EZOPower 10000mAH one, but I didn't test it. Same specs and similar pictures.EZOPower Black 2-Port Ultra High-capacity Portable External Rechargable Backup Battey Pack -10000mAh (2A/2A) for IPhone, IPOD, IPad, MP3 Players, Tablet, GPS, Mobile Phone, Android Phone, Cell Phone, Blackberry, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony Ericsson, P...
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I also got these units from Amazon:
1. Logitech wireless Boom box $109.96
2. Supertooth disco $100.45
3. Monster clarityHD $63.57
For ~$49 more for the above 3 units, I decided to return the Bose - it sounded good but muddy overall on some of the music I like to listen to (pretty much everything but country).
The Supertooth sounds good overall and the 28 watts RMS stay the same level when its plugged in or unplugged.
The Supertooth is only a total of 3 speakers - right, left and sub so the sound isn't quite as full as the logitech unit.
The logitech unit isn't built as well as the Supertooth Disco but it is lighter so its easier to carry around.
The logitech sounds best when plugged in as it gets 20 watts RMS plugged but the power output drops to 6 watts unplugged to conserve battery (the Supertooth disco battery still lasts longer than the logitech though).
The Monster clarityHD sounds really clear on most music that doesn't have much bass to it but the passive radiator doesn't really produce much bass response at all (compared to what the logitech unit can produce with its twin radiators).
The Monster unit is a good, small portable speaker that I can carry on my motorcycle and not have to worry about breaking a more expensive, less portable unit.
This gives me three speakers for slightly more than the sale price I paid for the Bose with more rewarding full sound on 2 of the 3 units and the benefit of a "super portable" speaker.
Overall comparing all 4 units, I like the bass, mids and trebble on the logitech unit the best.
Sound (wireless and wired): A and A
Bluetooth Connectivity: A
Size/Weight (portability): B+ (3.75 lbs. and easy to hold and carry, but lacks a carry handle as on the newer Logitech UE boombox)
Battery: B+ (may not outlast an 8-hour workday, but will come close)
Build Quality: B+ ( very solid, but plastic)
Value: A+ (the later model, the UE, is at least $130 more expensive -- at that price it better sound like a concert-hall-in-a-box)
This is a great product, but it can no longer be reviewed solely on its own merits. A comparison is now necessary. Logitech has released a newer wireless bluetooth boombox since I purchased this one. However, the new boombox (Logitech UE 984-000304 Boombox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)) weighs 6.6 pounds (versus only 3.75 lbs. on the original), and is priced currently at a prohibitive $250.00. Meanwhile, the original model's MSRP previously was $100 less at $150.00, but now is discounted to slightly more than $100.00, making it an almost irresistible value. I have never auditioned the newer UE model of the boombox, but I can report with enthusiasm that the older model is an absolute gem as to sound quality, especially given the size and the power requirements for a portable, battery-operated bluetooth sound system.
The music that comes out of the older Logitech bluetooth boombox is simply phenomenal. We often play the boombox in our family room/den where it shares space with a very good home theater/music sound system.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rechargeable battery would not charge.
Bought a new chargeable battery and that would not charge either!!
I absolutely love this speaker. I purchased it in Best Buy in 2012. I have taken it to countless BBQ's, beaches, parties, friends houses, I blast it at home all the time, I just... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Charlie
Worked for a while but then stopped pairing with Bluetooth devices. Now, it only works if plugged into devices. Unfortunate. Seems built to break. I won't buy from Logitech again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Flabbitydoo
Loved this for a few years. Upgraded my phone and it stopped. Cannot locate anyone who can help me with it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kara Small
This bluetooth speaker's sound is like no other. It is perfect for any genre of music. Pairs easily with bluethooth compatible devices. Has great bluethooth range with the device.Published 4 months ago by Manoj Mathew
This thing is pretty awesome. Works great - sounds great. Replaced a previous Logitech that I also liked, but this has more power and sound.Published 5 months ago by Erick Robertson