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Updated - Nice sounding speaker for the price
on October 4, 2013
I am a little surprised to read some of the negative reviews about this speaker. I have not experienced any of the issues others are describing. This is my second BT speaker purchase. I bought a similarly price speaker that got great reviews. MY GF liked it so much I let her take it over. However, I like this one better. It gets plenty loud for its size. While you would never mistake it for a 12" powered sub woofer, it will actually reproduce frequencies much lower than expected, and lower than my other similar speaker. Pairing was easy and bluetooth range is better than my other speaker. The controls can be a little cumbersome. A short tap on the + or - key will move to the next or previous song. You have to hold down the keys for volume control. I prefer to leave the volume at max and control the volume with my phone. One reviewer stated the top of the speaker was scratched. It does appear so at first however this is the removable protective film. So far no issues, I am happy with the purchase, a lot of fun for the money.
Update- After 6+ months of (not heavy) use the mini USB jack has detached from the speaker housing. So basically the jack has now dropped inside the unit and you cannot connect to it to charge the unit. It was not charged that often or used heavily so this is a bad surprise. Without charging it's basically useless. I may try to take it apart and see if it's fixable but I am disappointed with this speaker.