SKULLCANDY SCS7BUGW-447 Soundmine 2015 Rugged Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker – /Grey : Five Stars

Needed a bluetooth spaeker for my phone and this one is a great little unit for under £15 pairing it to my phone took a while but once its done, just switch on and enjoy quality sound with good bass.

Excerllant product and so powerful for its size.

Good sound given its small size.

Not bad, not exactly the best sound quality.

Bought this for my daughter’s ipad. Very easy to connect and good sound. Not too loud but excellent for her bedroom where she can listen to her tunes without worrying about headphones. Most importantly she loves it.

Very loud, good sound quality, i love it.

Great quality, very easy to use.

The sound is amazing quality, and it is very loud, for such a small thing.

I have just received this little speaker and i’m already in love with it. Excellent sound and quite compact.

Good sound, but difficult to pair with many devices including apple and samsung phones and tablets.

Very good design, easy to use but no perfect sound.

Its a strong little speaker, not much to say about it really. The design is fun and the sound quality is excellent.

This speaker is hands down the best bluetooth speaker i have ever owned. It gets really loud, and on max on both the speaker and my phone, it doesn’t distort the audio. This item is a must have for and audiophile.

Sounds good and volume is decent. Can only connect to one device at a time. Everytime you want to connect another device you have to keep holding button which is annoying if you have to change device.

Doesn’t connect to my laptop. But connects to my phone okay. Using it at first was a little confusing – buttons seem to be on top but its actually the bottom.

Amazing speaker :d for 12 pounds this speaker sounds like it’s worth much more x3.

Good product, fast delivery.

Ideal for taking on holiday.

Use it almost everyday for watching things on the laptop.

Exactly as described , quite powerful and good looking.

Cant wrong for price most social even are ne wit out one of these, better in small plaes thou.

CREATIVE Airwave Portable Bluetooth Wireless NFC Speaker : Triangular stunner

There is something really great about a speaker that you connect to your phone and it plays via blue tooth add to that the portability aspect and your onto a winner. I always think that when you buy a speaker it can be very hit and miss. I purchased a similar very well known brand paid an arm and leg and have to unplug it and cart it around the house when a want music in another room add to that its connected via a jack and you are already struggling. This speaker charges via a lead but will unplug and if you want you can take it out into the garden and it will still work. Add to that it connects via your blue tooth. You either put your device to the rear of the speaker or connect via the blue tooth search button on your device and hey presto instant music without a plug socket in sight. It provides its owner with amazing clarity and volume it is really really amazing. You can also wonder away from your speaker with your phone in pocket and the music is uninterrupted. My hubby spent hours tinkering in his shed at the weekend listening to pink floyd and working hard, all this he did without the necessity of an electricity socket and he could hear me if i shouted because his ears were not covered with headphones or buds. He had the freedom to move about unencumbered his phone safely to one side or on his person and no chance of clipping a lead or socket and dragging his iphone onto the floor.

A nice compact speaker with functionality beyond its price when bought through the black friday discount process. Its lound enough for a kitchen or bedroom.

Creative Airwave Portable Bluetooth Wireless NFC Speaker with Built-in Microphone and Aux-in – Pink

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  • Pairs seamlessly and shares your music wirelessly from most stereo Bluetooth devices
  • Fuss-free one-touch pairing with NFC-enabled devices
  • Featuring apt-X audio codec for high quality low latency wireless music playback
  • Up to 12 hours of playback on a full charge (based on moderate volume playback) and charges via standard micro USB connection
  • Answer your calls with built-in microphone

Pretty good sound, even in the bass frequencies. Weighs a bit more than i thought it would, but that’s probably why it feels solid.

Great speaker at a very cheap price (in green).

You probably won’t buy this if you want top notch sound quality, but it can sound pretty good if you play with the equalizer controls on your sound source. If you want bass, you’ll need to boost the lower frequencies on your phone, mp3 player, or laptop before transmitting it. It can quite capably kick out the bassline to goldfrapp’s ‘ride a white horse’ and bjork’s ‘there’s more to life. It can also be very good at vocals (e. Folk) – these can really stand out, depending on the mix. Where it struggles is when there’s a lot going on in the mix – then the bass and vocals can suffer a bit. For the controls – the fact it only has two buttons is just daft. And why it has to announce every action with a beep or voice is beyond me and could be really annoying if you just want it to shut up – you’d have to wait eight seconds then put up with a sort of flumping noise.

Creative Airwave Portable Bluetooth Wireless NFC Speaker with Built-in Microphone and Aux-in – Pink : The sound was really good nice and clear, really pleasent to hear, so in terms of the main thing its supposed to do yes it wins, far better than my xmini (not a fair comparison i know but its what i had to go on). I’ve always preffered listening to things through a speaker things are much clearer for me, and its far more comfortable, i just dont like having pads pressing against my ears for a long time. In terms of portability it is rather large, doesnt offer much better volume as my xmini, but far superior sound quality, if you dont mind carrying in a bag than its great. Than comes the mic to answer phone calls, a pointless gimmick that im not going to even give any credit for. The design also isnt bad, but not nice either something which a lot of other speakers have a lot of thought put into. Their is the multifunction power button, which is just annoying as you have to hold it to power off/on or activate bluetooth. The usb cable that comes with this is quality, it is sleeved which ive not seen before for just a simple usb cable, it has a nice length. Their is also an aux in port, which im going to suppose is so that you can input audio into it otherwise, you can use it for example as a wired speaker for your phone or even your pc and not as headphone port. Please dont take my word for it this is just a possible point in a direction, i would of tested this out but ive lost my 3. Hope my review gave a good insight.

The sound quality is very good if used with a gold-plated 3. 5mm lead (about a tenner), and almost as good with a one pound cable. Sounds pretty darn good used with bluetooth too. Range is excellent, the bluetooth signal can go through two of our walls and at least 10 metres. It is a better speaker than most televisions, and most low cost (under 100 pounds) stereos. I mostly use it for radio 4 from the macbook or ipod, and the tones are pleasantly ‘bassy’ and rich. I was surprised at the battery life, it really does do 12 hours or more from a charge. Excellent value for money, i’d certainly purchase it again, and will definitely be happy to buy other creative products. Oh and you can stand it up on either end, to resemble the iconic ‘flat iron’ building in new york.

I think in an ever increasingly competitive market for such speakers this is lovely. I have many wireless speakers now and i think creative was my very first one some years ago. They have kept ahead of the rest for the price and i think this is a lovely design as well as really good sound quality, definitely better than tdk and sony units priced the same.

Wireless or bluetooth speakers are the latest must have accessory for your tablet/ smartphone and this is creative’s latest entrant into an increasingly crowded marketplace. It comes in different colours ( review is of the anonymous looking grey one) and first impressions on lifting it from the well designed packaging and removing the protective wrap were favourable. Clean lines, good build quality, perhaps a little plasticky but good enough for bedrooms, studies etc. Lightweight for portability ( considerably lighter than other so called portable speakers that i have tried), charging of the built in battery was easy. Jconnect the charger cable to a usb socket and after an initial recommended 8 hour charge, you are ready togo. Disappointing that creative didn’t also include a usb/ mains adaptor and wish you to buy one separately. I used my tablet’s usb/charger adaptor and that seemed to work just fine. The unit boasts nfc which basically gives easy connection to your bluetooth device. Sadly,my iphones and ipads don’t have nfc so i can’t verify that function.

I recieved this speaker as a christmas present, first thought wow, what a great little thing, after using it for a couple of days i realised it was a decent sound quality but not good enough for party’s or other functions. Such a fantastic battery life also. I do love it though and definetly reccomend it.

Okay so, unlike most of the portable speakers i tend to opt for, this isn’t cheap. It is, however, very goodthere’s excellent definition at low and high volumes regardless of whether you’re listening to music or spoken word and unlike the majority of popular choices this speaker isn’t bass heavy. The bluetooth connectivity is, of course, a bonus as it negates the need to carry wires and the battery last a decent amount of time too.

Really great value for a great performing portable speaker with bluetooth and nfc, the pink version is nicer to own than it looks.

If you are looking for cool budget bluetooth speaker – this is a good choice.

Was a bit worried as it was really cheap but i just can’t say even one bad thing. High quality & really fast delivery.

Bluetooth seems to be really popular at the moment, probably to do with our friends at apple changing their docking ports. The speaker itself gives quality sound and is easy to use, just pair it up and away you go. After charging you get plenty of portable play, i’ve used mine a few time and haven’t had to recharge yet. I haven’t tried the nfc feature yet as i dodn’t have anything it will work with, but it looks good. The speaker is quite large and chunky, about 10 inches long, but ok for your suitcase if you are going away. Overall, a good speaker, priced towards the top end of the mid-range of bluetooth speakers.

Creative airwave creates great sound and looks good. Also very good value for money.

Quick delivery, item as described, very easy to operate, well rounded sound production, definitely recommend it.

I love the idea of a wireless speaker than can play music via bluetooth/nfc without the need for any power source. It’s brilliant for taking into the garden when entertaining, or if i fancy listening to music around the house. It’s quite compact and lightweight and simple in appearance. I’d go so far as to say it’s a bit boring in its appearance – even just a piano black finish might have made it look a bit more expensive or exciting. It looks a bit plasticky, though. The sound quality is ok, just a slight distortion at maximum volume which, when up to full, is a good level. Not much depth to the sound and it’s not party-level volume, but enough for casual entertaining or general listening. To connect a device, either pair it as you normally would via bluetooth or, if you have an nfc device (some android phones have this, e. Samsung galaxy s3, but not the iphone), just hold it to the back of the speaker and it’ll automatically connect.

I got this sleeper on offer. I use it in my kitchen mainly and have been impressed with it. Especially for the price i got it for under £40. Reasonable sound which i think is slightly better through bluetooth than wire. Only used nfc once with my smart phone (galaxy s 3) works well with both me phone and my ipod touch. For the price i think its a good speaker. No it won’t sort out a big party but i didn’t expect it to take the role of my stereo.

The sound quality on such a small device is phenomenal, especially considering the price. As per usual with creative, the build quality and quirky design are simply superb. The bluetooth strength is great, can connect all around the house. Not the simplest of interfaces to use, but once you have a quick glance at the manual, you figure it all out and you get to appreciate it. Would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a portable speaker.

This is my first nfc enabled bluetooth speaker, and surprised how easy it was. Just tap the phone on the back (google nexus 4 in my case) and it pairs up instantly and loads up your music app, no mess, no fuss. For less advanced phones like the iphone that don’t have nfc, you can pair it up the conventional bluetooth way. Sound quality is very good, as is battery life when fully charged, i got over the quoted 12 hours between charges. I wouldn’t personally call this portable, it’s larger than i imagined, it’s portable around the home perhaps, but that’s really it, you wouldn’t want to take it anywhere outside the home, there are smaller bluetooth speakers available if you want a portable speaker for travelling. The speaker itself comes with phone controls for answering calls (if it’s your thing), but for me, i only have it paired up for media audio, turning off phone audio (on android, long press the bluetooth connection and you can untick the phone audio pairing). The design is ok, it’s not going to win any awards for sure, and it’s available in other colours, some rather garish, thankfully i went for the dull and boring grey, i don’t need bright coloured speakers to brighten my life :-)all in all, a good all-rounder, with better than most battery life and good sound.

Omg i love this s so much it can go so loud and it makes music so clear i love it so much i think everyone should buy this xxx 👌🏻.

AZATOM® AZATOM Xstream Premium Stereo Portable Bluetooth Speaker 10W – Stereo sound – Excellent product. great sound good base

Not very big but packs a punch.

Easy to pare with anything really.

When i took it out of the box it looked so small, i was thinking it will be another small speaker with low sound. The sound is so rich with bass, and highs too. Don’t try to use this on the full volume in the flat. Summary:on the lowest sound it has a little of distortion, but don’t mind it (it’s normal for every speaker with passive radiator :)use it with bluetooth (the sound is x2 higher, than with aux cable). Try to touch the bottom of the speaker with your ear ( the passive bass radiator).

Originally looking to get another droid but saw this and decided to give the extra power a try. What a bargain, great sound and oodles of power. Really like the ability to pause and change the tracks from the xstream. Highly recommended and a british firm too.

After owning the azatom droid & been impressed with excellent sound quality & bass i decided to buy azatom xstream. It is a little bigger than the droid but still quite small, connets to bluetooth quicker than droid & is easier to set up. Bass is good again, it uses bass creation disc on bottom instead of the two bass ports on the droid. Gives a fuller sound as it has two speakers, it has a rich clear sound & goes loud epsecially when playing dance club tunes. Ive not noticed any distortion at full volume, my phone has equalizer settings which affect how it sounds through speakers which is a nice touch. On a last note it looks really nice & has good build quality plus price is cheaper on amazon than azatoms own website, definetly 5 stars it wont be beaten at price for sound or the bass.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Speaker with huge, powerful bass sound
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  • Five Stars

So, i’ll start off with the good. Good – looks very sleek, love the design of it. – the bass is i’d say, very good for a small portable bluetooth speaker, it does make whatever surface its on vibrate decently. – it does sound very nice and full with the bass, but see issue below. Bad- you’d really be expecting a lot more power from the 20w of power, having owned a few 6w speakers in the past i’d saying even one of my previously owned 6w speakers is actually louder, i know volume and w doesen’t scale linearly like you’d expect, but i did expect more. It can just about fill a small – med sized room with sound at max volume. Not to say its bad, i just expected more. -i bought this for the bluetooth 4. 0, the first thing you’ll see on the box is that it’s bluetooth 3. -very annoying hiss/crackle very noticeable from the speaker. You’ll notice it at low-med volumes and any vocals. So yeah, i am slightly disappointed.

Excellent sound quality would highly recommend perfect size for taking away on holiday.

Good quality bluetooth speaker for the price.

Bought this speaker from reading the reviews. The saying is right big things come in small packages.

Amazing little speaker with great sound quality for the price. I recently added all my music onto my d-link nas drive and can stream all my music via my ipad to the speaker. Loud enough for the party but quiet enough not to annoy the neighbours.

Battery life is excellent and the bluetooth connection has so far worked instantly without fuss. Sound quality is good for the price and build quality is excellent.

Our son thinks its great he can hear his music above the noise of the tractor.

Gear 4 Gear4 Espresso Cup Portable Wireless Universal 3 : BIG SOUND

Great speaker for the size of it. I was disappointed in the colour though which is like a turquoise blue rather than pastel green. Apart from that i have no regrets in buying.

Handy little speaker, sound not amazing but great for what it is. It goes every where with me.

Very good quality of sound, nice colour and design. Bought as a present for friend.

Fantastic speaker, big sound small item, just right for taking anywhere with you.

  • Great value for money
  • Little speaker but good sound
  • Very good quality of sound

Gear4 Espresso Cup Portable Wireless Universal 3.0 Bluetooth Speaker (Pastel Green)

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  • Gear4 Espresso Portable Wireless Universal 3.0 Bluetooth Small speaker – powerful sound, 4 hour rechargeable battery, 10 metre Bluetooth range
  • As well as the small but perfectly formed mono-driver, the acoustic quality is further enhanced by a passive radiator to deliver a surprisingly big hit of sound from such a compact speaker.
  • Gear4’s Espresso Wireless Speaker allows you to stream music from your phone, tablet, computer or mp3 player via Bluetooth and provides fantastic volume and crystal clear acoustics.
  • The Espresso Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is incredibly simple to use with just one button as well as an automated search function that makes Bluetooth pairing quick and hassle free.
  • Carabiner handle to attach to keys, bags and anything else! Fun and colourful

Love this so much we all have one.

The ease of use is incredible with only one button at the bottom of the speaker which triggers instant connection. The sound isn’t the best quality, but that is to be expected for the price. However the volume in which sound is released helps hide the lack of quality, with the max volume being very loud. The demographic of people who are interested in this product are probably. Looking for something cheap, loud and easy to use, this 100% gets the job done, packing a powerful sound.

CREATIVE Sound Blaster FRee Portable Bluetooth Speaker – : UNBREAKABLE LOUD SPEAKER!!! 100% RECOMMEND

These speakers are great the sound is good.

Go back even a couple or more years and the thought of having a powerful sound emanating from small, portable speakers, let alone wireless capability would have been a wonder. To be fair it still is and many of the newer models still have the impact to surprise and for many new to portable speakers a sure wow factor if this is the first one tried. That’s part of the headscratcher – there are so many tune releasers to choose from and the price point is coming down significantly. So how does creative’s new sound blaster fare?it’s a robustish, multi position speaker – standing up like a pc speaker on its end and horizontally; stable enough in both positions. Volume, on/off and bluetooth connection are on one end, with three charge indicator lights whilst on the bottom / side is mini usb (cable included for charging), aux in, micro sd slot (nice touch for loading tunes but in reality probably not to be used by many) and buttons for play / pause, track selection, shuffle, mic on / off (can be used for hands free) and a loud button. Sound wise it’s just ok, nothing special, goes loud to carry a mid size room but really little to differentiate itself from either smaller speakers (try the excellent tdk a08 trek mini wireless speaker – black at a third of the current price of the creative and infinitely more portable. Quite where creative are pitching the sound blaster in a crowded market is questionable. Desk speaker with carry round home usability, yes, but an expensive option for that; take on hols or to the beach / park, yes, but smaller cheaper speakers do it better. . So ?despite the strong creative brand, a bit of a miss and not enough to differentiate from better value elsewhere.

Creative Sound Blaster FRee Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black

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  • The Sound Blaster Free delivers powerful audio and enhanced bass response, despite its diminutive size, with its twocustom-tuned 40mm Neodymium drivers and dual passive radiator design.
  • Take the Sound Blaster Free wherever you go for awesome wireless music on the move.
  • IPX4 certified -Its splash-proof, dualorientation form factor gives you the flexibility to use it vertically for 360 sound, or horizontally for great direct stereo imaging.
  • Multifunctional with versatile connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0 / microSD-card / USB audio streaming from PC or Mac
  • Battery life of up to 10 hours (varies with use, settings and environmental conditions).

Very impressed with quality ,and performance.

I have a bose mini blue tooth speaker, and i tend to compare similar sized speakers such as this one to that – and they come off very badly i am afraid – lacking in bass and any definition of the sound. However the bose is more than twice the price of this one – so i know that is not really a fair comparison, and given this only puts out 2×4 watts, i think creative have done an ok job here with the spatialized loud button, and the bass ports. It is not high fidelity, or room filling sound – but it is a lot better than trying to listen via lap top or phone speakers and perfectly acceptable if you are listening to a speech podcast for instance. If you like some deep bass with you music you will need to look elsewhere. It is easy to use, paired easily with phones, and with pc/ lap top via the usb link. One area that it does score is the microsd slot – which means you don’t have to have your phone linked up. This works well if you want to load a card with few of your favourite tunes and play on random. Navigating a large card with lots of content but no screen can be difficult. You can skip between folders – but i found it tricky to work out the order it place the folders in. This is a nice looking unit – solid but not too heavy.

Positivesit is very versatile and enhances the sound on my phone, tablet and laptop. Bluetooth pairing to my phone and tablet was simple. A standard usb cable makes it a laptop speaker pair and a 3. 5mm socket is good for anything else. The usb socket is also used for charging. It comes with a short cable which is convenient for charging from any charger. A single charge has lasted two weeks since first unpacking the device during which time it has been well used by three of us in the family. It is an unobtrusive size when sitting with laptop or tablet. The soft pads and nice weight means is sits well on a flat surface such as desk or bathroom shelf, and does not easily roll about. However the hexagon shape means it will roll a little on soft surfaces such as bed covers.

I found the creative sound blaster free in an amazon warehouse deal for less than £18 and thought i would treat myself to a reputable brand name speaker for the price and mostly favourable review on amazon swayed me to its purchase. Initial impressions were good. The speaker feels pretty solid, has a nice weight to it – helps the overall sturdy feeling i had when handling it. It has some nice features, including an sd card port and (yay) shuffle mode toggle. I haven’t gotten far in my testing, however. When i started playing music via this speaker, regardless of whether it was via bluetooth or its auxiliary input, i could hear some of the deeper tones easily enough (though still not the really deep ones), but overall sound seemed tinny and lacked clarity across the tonal range. This was considerably improved upon when i used an equalizer, however, still not quite as good as some of the other speakers i’ve bought and i generally prefer to use the equalizer as a tool to fine tune a speaker, rather than to render it listenable to. If you don’t require its enhanced ruggedness, there are alternatives that sound much better right out of the box. Sound-wise, this was probably one of the two worst speakers i’ve recently tried (out of about 14, of which i kept 4) and was the reason why i chose to return it. I could have trialled it longer and ‘burn it’ in, but i felt it would have to take a small miracle to make it sound good without an extensive equalizer use.

Bloody good music sound blaster it’s a pity didn’t have it long enough got stolen the music that came out of this device was unbelievable it was so handy to carry it around whenever i needed to listen to my music.

Superbhave it for two years now and decide to share my opinion. Speaker has been dropped splashed with water,covered in mud, as i camp a lot. (it can be seen in the pictures below)made of good plastic. When i was buying a speaker i looked for good sound quality (bass and loud)and also the battery. To fully charge it tales about 3hrs. The battry lasts 8 hrs,listening non stop. Sound quality is the same if you were using bluetooth or sd card. I usually use this speaker when watching movies on my laptop via aux cable. A+++ would recommend it for all.

I’ve not used all of the input options so far, just connection by bluetooth which was as simple as all other bluetooth connections. The sound is clean, clear and crisp and the volume is certainly enough to fill a room. I current have a beats pill and bose wireless speaker and there is minimal difference between this and those – the bose costing double the price. I love the fact it has a microusb input so you can put all the music you want on it and leave it play, no draining of phone/laptop battery – however, i’ve not had the speaker on long enough to test it’s full battery capacity. Over all this a very nice, well built speaker that produces a good sound – the power ballads were blasting out in the week. A good price for a good device.

This is another in the long-line of portable bluetooth speakers. This one is medium sized , has an integrated mp3 player (so not reliant on external connectivity to get something out of it) and when horizontal gives out ‘wide stereo’ and 360 degree sound when vertical. I have to say in regard to both of these i didn’t notice a great deal of difference. In fact it has ‘loud’ booster , bass and other features which to be honest didn’t make a huge difference to me when i connected – trouble free- to my samsung galaxy edge smartphone. That said, i liked the display panel which shows you which features you have turned on and allows you to adjust from it, what you can’t do from your connected device. I liked the solid feel of the speaker and that it appears well-made. The device is chargeable and has 10 hours battery life (this is a guide and will depend on how loud you have it and which features you are using etc). As for the sound – it is pretty good but nothing special. I would say that this is good for indoors in small or medium sized rooms but very large rooms or halls or outside, not so good. All in all this is decent though probably not quite worth the price being asked for it – around £80 at the time of writing.

Just got this today as it was on offer for 30. It is not amazing, it`s a good product but nothing from the ordinary. I have till now klipsch gig/kmc 1, sony srs x3, so 3 different speakers each with different wattage and sound so let’s say i can make a recommendation. The order in terms of sound quality:creative sound blaster – at low/mid volume you barely hear the low frequencies, but if you pump up the volume a bit you will get satisfactory results, not something that will blow your mind still decent for what you pay. Klipsch – you would expect to hear amazing top quality from speakers made by them, me personally i use them when i just need raw power. Sony – the sony one sounds better even than the 40w klipsch in terms of sound quality, still is just a personal preference so it might not apply to everyonein terms of build quality i would classify them pretty much the same, the only reason for which i bought this speaker is to enjoy some music during my breaks at work, there is one thing that i find not ok, the woofer from the back of the speaker is not shielded in any way so you might end up actually destroying your speaker in one day with a set of keys or something really sharp that will put pressure on the tiny woofer, so keep that in mind, specially if you tend to chuck things in your bag/backpack without looking. Features: i would have loved to have nfc, i miss this as i have it on all the speakers except the klipsch gig, the fact that you can pair your device near instantly is huge especially when you have 3 people arround that want to play some songs that they want to share with you. The apps that are present on google play do not bring nothing in terms of sound quality to the device, personally i use jet audio in my android devices where i have different dsp profiles which are improving to a certain level the quality of the sound. Portability: now this is where this speaker takes the big commend, compared to other speakers that i own, this is the lightest.

I’m not totally conversant with everything i can do with this but, after pairing it with my phone and playing some music from it, i love the sound quality. It has a really nice balance and the music sounds better on it than if i listen through the phone itself. It has a built in mp3 player and you just put a usb drive or micro sd card in it to use that. It does play while charging too, which i wasn’t sure it would do. I am really pleased with this.

Good sound quality and bass. The controls from the speaker were important in helping me decide to buy it.

Good sound, loos good; overall great value for money.

I’d say i have average ears, am certainly not an audio expert, but am surrounded (pun intended) by wireless/bluetooth speakers, big boys like bose and sonos, and more portable bose, jabra solemate, and the £10 very portable ‘fun’ end of the bluetooth speakers. The sound blaster has been reviewed with these other products in mind, and generally it works well, but is not outstanding in all areas. There are many other products worthy of consideration in this price bracket. In the box/set up===========the speaker comes with:minimal pictorial set up instructions (12 languages),a short usb cable with a micro usb connector to plug into the speaker and standard usb to 5v plug into a charging adapter or pc/mac. (but no usb plug, mini stereo cable, nor any storage case/cover)if you’ve used blue tooth speakers before its probably pretty obvious how to set it up, if not more comprehensive instruction could be helpful, and are available on the company web site. There is no screen so a series of beeps informs you the speaker on, connected etc. There are three connection methods1. Bluetooth to phones, tablets, pcs2. 5mm ‘in’ socketa nice touch and some thing which differentiates it from the competition is a microsd card slot taking cards upto 32gb (the little ones which go in phones) plays mp3, wav and flac files. So forget doggy bluetooth connections, and running down your device battery, down load your party music on to an sd card and off you goblue tooththe speaker connects to many devices by blue tooth and paired easily with a samsung phone, tablets, ipad4 and mac. Just press and hold the bluetooth button for 2 seconds to put in pairing mode, ‘sound blaster free’ comes up on the device to pair and connect. Usbthe speaker can be directly connected to a pc using the supplied usb cable, no bluetooth connection required. It’s also recommended to download soundblaster software onto pc/mac, (win 7-8.

Could write a long, and boring, review trying to show how much i know about sound quality. I’ll leave that to someone else. -never had a connection problem. -looks cool standing vertically or horizontally.

Nice peace of kit with great sound.

I got it at the £30 price point and that represents good value. Sound and ease of use is good. Lack of a case/cover (which you really need) and any charger make it expensive and overpriced at the £70+ price point – especially as it has no screen display.

What lets you down, is there is no display to show where the player is looking for music or what is connected to the bluetooth. More like a good quality toy than a music system.

I am impressedi wasn’t expecting much when i saw this speaker, as i’ve tested several different bluetooth speakers and many are disappointing, either being too quiet, too tinny, or poor quality sound in general. I am not one for reading instructions so i just charged it up and got going. I found it relatively intuitive. You simply press the power button to turn it on and hold down the bluetooth logo to pair it with a device. I gave it to my boyfriend to use and he didn’t know how to use it and couldn’t figure it out, so perhaps some may resort to reading the instructions (which admittedly when i looked at them, weren’t very comprehensive nor helpful). There was no delay in pairing the device, all you do is go to the device you wish to use and select ‘free speaker’ then the music begins. I used it with my imac, iphone and ipad. All paired quickly and easily every time. The sound quality is very impressive.

Brilliant sound and for a brilliant price.

tec+ TecPlus Geo Pop Bluetooth Compact Lightweight Wireless Portable and Rechargeable Speaker – Didn’t last long

I bought this speaker for my brother as a birthday present and i thought it was so good i had to buy one for myself too. The packaging that the speaker comes in is nothing fancy, but it tells you the range, play time and the colour of the speaker. Inside the box is a manual, an usb cable (for charging the speaker), a jack to jack cable (so the speaker can be used wired as well as wireless) and the speaker. It is so simple to use that i did not even need to read the manual even to connect it to my iphone via bluetooth. I love the chunky buttons on the top, it just adds to the ease of use. My friend owns a portable speaker that cost her more than double the price and the sound of the geo mini is just as good, if not, slightly better as it has such a clear sound. I was also surprised at how loud the speaker can play, and it does not affect the quality of its sound at all (no distortion at all like i have found with some speakers). Overall i would highly recommend the geo mini if you are looking for an easy to use, clear sounding, portable speaker.

After just decorating our room, my partner and i were looking for a small speaker. This was perfect and sends out a lot volume (when the right tune comes on). I think it has a cool retro look and was so easy to use; perfect for me as i’m not great with technology. I love using this but the step kids keep coming along and stealing it from me. They have quickly linked it to their i-pods so now it makes its way around the whole house. It came in a simple white box, no bigger than the speaker itself which if you did want to store it away, would look smart enough in its own right. Inside are the various accessories and a simple instruction manual (not that you really need them). Sync your device up and it is ready to go; takes no more than 30 seconds. When the items link it makes rather a loud sound but don’t let that put you off. I love going to festivals so am looking forward to taking this little beauty along with me for when we are sat around the camp site.

I got this speaker as a last minute christmas present for my boyfriend but had to try it as soon as i got it delivered to my work. I previously bought the geo up also as an xmas present (i wrote a review for this one also: http://www. Uk/tecplus-rechargeable-bluetooth-compatible-smartphones/dp/b017ihw5k0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=utf8&qid=1451388721&sr=1-1&keywords=geo+up) but the geo compact is the newest model from tec+ i’ve discovered. The packaging is really tidy i think we’ll keep it to store the speaker when we’re not using it. It’s got a magnetic flap and everything fits into the one sleek box which is greati paired it using bluetooth within seconds and was annoying my office with christmas songs from spotify on my iphone. It’s already charged so as soon as i got it out of the box it was ready to go which was lovely, although i’ll most likely have to charge it again before i give it as a gift. I love the material of the speaker it’s really smooth just like the geo up and feels like it’s a premium quality product.

Wowwhat a great amount of sound from such a little speaker. I’m seriously impressedbought as a gift, i thought i would have a cheeky test before i wrapped it up. Nothing worse than finding out you bought a rubbish present for your best friendno fear of that with this speaker. Whilst its not the most tactile of products (it has a very plastic feel – some speakers have a more a silicone quality), it was just what i wanted. What it might lack in touchable quality, it makes up for in sound delivery. You can control the sound from the unit or from your smart deviceto test it, i opted for something a little unusual – a casual blast of pavarotti’s ‘nessun dorma’ – and the tiny purple thing deliveredalthough i do not pronounce myself as a music/sound expert, i couldn’t detect any distortion. Amazingi’ll admit i expected a little loss of sound quality given that it was being pushed through at full volume from my meagre iphone, and was a brand i’m not familiar with. It was almost a ‘oh my gosh, i forgot your present’ moment for my friend. I would happily have kept this to play music in the kitchen or take away on business trips when the hotel room is just too quiet. Fortunately, my friendship won outhopefully she’ll buy one for me in return.

The battery life is amazing sound quality is loud but lack a little clarity, i used it with my apple phone and it worked well with my apple watch volume control. All in all a great purchase excellent value for money.

It would have been perfect but battery only lasts two hours.

  • Clear sounding, easy to use, would highly recommend!
  • The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage
  • Brilliant

Smart reliable bit little speaker, as a fisherman i tend to use a radio on the bank but i’ve been taking this recently, it fits in my tackle bag nicely without taking up much space. I’ve been using it to listen to the euros on talksport and the sound quality is spot on. Only thing i would change is the option for a green or camou colour and maybe a little zip case to keep it clean in transit.

Seems well made, volume and sound good, charge lasts ages, looks good. The rubber feet are great to keep it on the shelf. Easy to pair with kindle and phone. I wouldn’t play it at full volume as its ample at 3/4 volume and if you need something any louder, buy bigger speakers. Its well loud enough unless your deaf. I was impressed for its size, not tinny in anyway, sounds better than others ive heard. Summary: good quality, convenient portable sound.

For the size & price, sound quality was good, but the bluetooth died after about 4 months. I’m putting that down to bad luck. Still in use over an aux cable.

Lot smaller than expected- it’s ok but if purchasing as a gift it doesn’t look worth the money.

It’s small and can be carried anywhere, the battery life has lasted me 3 days of listening to music. Only complaint is that when you turn it on or use any of the buttons it makes super loud noises that can’t be turned off or down.

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This really is a pocket-sized speaker, it will go in your pocket. The bluetooth connection is almost instant and it really does sound okay for something so small. Let’s be realistic, it’s no high quality speaker, but then you don’t buy this as your home stereo choice. This is ideal for children, or anyone that wants a tiny speaker to take on days out when you want to travel light. Give it to your children and they’ll enjoy it without annoying the neighbours or the general public. It’s got cables with it, so you can wire it in to a non-bluetooth device and charge it from a usb port. It’s size means you can use it practically anywhere and you won’t care if it get’s knocked about a bit or covered in sand.

 i brought the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker as a christmas present for my sister in law but thought i have a look and give it a go firstthe packaging in a little basic but what you would expect for this price point. I really like the bright blue label and clear instructions. I’ve done a little video so you can see how easy it is to connect to your phone, tablet etc. I used my iphone 6s and had it set up in seconds. I’ve tried it with both my iphone and my husband’s samsung phone so can confirm it works with both ios and android both being easy to set up and pumping out tunes within less than a minute. I myself have a few bluetooth speakers i compared the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker to my bassboomz it had a much better clarity of sound and didn’t bounce around the table like my bassboomz does. Overall a very happy customer so much so i don’t really want to give it away now. I may have to buy another i am extremely happy with the quality, i brought the pink and love it, it’s very bright but that suits me perfectly. Overall a very happy customer and would happy recommend to anyone.

After receiving my first wireless speaker for christmas (a jbl 2) i loved the idea of having another speaker for other rooms or for parties. I wanted something a little different in terms of look and stumbled across the tec plus geo. The unique design really caught my eye and i thought it would be great in any room for any occasion which is definitely the case. I thought for the price the quality would be less in comparison to the jbl but this was not the case. On the arrival of the geo its packaging was very neat and robust enough to protect the speaker in transit. The feel of the speaker led me to believe it can take a few knocks which was proven at a recent house party and by my 1 year old daughter. The functions are simple but effective as it does exactly what you need. I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the skip track button being the same as the volume button as it takes a little getting used to but my jbl doesn’t have a skip option on it. The sound quality definitely rivals the jbl even at high volume. The connection sounds the geo produces is very helpful as there is no confusion on who has just connected.

For £8 this has been an absolute steal, so easy to just pop on in the kitchen to listen to some podcasts and the sound is just right.

This speaker is surprisingly loud for the size of it. The battery life is fantastic and it’s easy to connect to your bluetooth devices. The sound buttons on the device don’t seem to do anything, i have to turn the sound down on my device to get any noticeable increase or decrease in sound. The sound is a bit flat, but this is fine for the value of the item. It’s light in weight but not so light that it feels cheap. I’m very happy using this in my kitchen to play music while cooking dinner.

Expand your musical experience with the tec+ Geo Pop; this Bluetooth speaker not only has a helping of power, but it also pops open so that the bass chamber can be engaged, making your music richer and more vibrant

Bought this for a tech, friend so a bit worried she wouldn’t like, but she was very impressed, for such a small speaker lovely sound, like an easy to travel with.

I had to buy a new speaker as mine broke last week, i chose this one purely by the look of it, it’s really different and quite a fun design. It feels really good quality, it’s heavier than it looks which is both good and bad, it feels pretty robust and doesn’t feel like it could break easily but at the same time it’s a bit too heavy to pop in your bag if you’re going somewhere. It paired really easily to my iphone 5c which is good because i hate faffing about just to try and get some music on. It has a pretty good range on it too, your phone can be up to 10 metres away which is great if you’re like me and wonder round with your phone in your pocket. A really good feature which is so simple is that the base of the speaker has a slight rubbery grip, it doesn’t actually stick to surfaces but it doesn’t slide about which is great. It means when we have people over there will be a slim chance of it being pushed or knocked over. It also doesn’t jump about or vibrate when a song with loud bass is on which is a real pet hate of mine. I used my old speaker all the time so i was really worried about going with a brand i hadn’t heard of but i’m really happy with my new tec+ one.

Great sound, love the fact it has a usb/aux port so you listen to all devices that don’t have bluetooth. Great colour and compact size so its easy to travel with.

I purchased this speaker to take on holiday with me. I liked the design and the color choices so decided to go for it. I ordered the purple one and was really impressed with the color and overall design. There is only 1 button on the speaker which makes the item very user friendly. The bluetooth is very easy to connect to also which makes the speaker easy to use. There is an aux cable in the box too which means you don’t have to use a bluetooth device (which is handy for my old ipod). When i received the speaker i realised that you cannot adjust the sound on the speaker at all. I was a little disappointed by this as i thought it would affect how loud i could have my music, how wrong was i. This speaker has, by far, the best sound quality of all of the portable speakers i have owned. Using the volume control on my phone/ipod, i was surprised at how loud my music can go.

Sounds are clear and it stands for long hours before recharging again. I only regret the weird sounds when we put it on, otherwise it is great.

I just brought one of these little speakers for our holiday, it’s perfect for tunes on the balcony. Just tested it with some jayz tracks and it handles the beats nicely. Dead easy to setup, auto searched for the bluetooth connection when you turn it on, just went to my settings on my phone and it was there labelled ‘geo mini’, one tap, connected. The buttons on the top are not as obvious as you may think but a quick glance at the book explains all, the play symbol has a phone picture on it, this can answer an incoming call, or play/pause a track, the plus and minus keys with a tap will change tracks in your playlist or folder whereas you hold them down for volume increase or decrease, mostly the volume controls would be on your device anyway. 5mm jack to plug in a device without bluetooth or save battery power, a usb socket for charging the built in battery and the on off button, there’s a little blue light which indicates what the speaker is doing, i. E, bluetooth searching or connected etc. My last ‘holiday speaker’ was brought many years ago now, it took 3xaa batteries which lasted about a day and was about the size of an xl beer can, didn’t sound great either so this is quite an improvement. I looked at things like the bose and dre bluetooth speakers, whilst they sounded better i couldn’t warrant the price for something that will ultimately be thrown into a suitcase to travel around hotels and an occasional garden bbq event.

The powerful 36 mm driver works together with the bass chamber to create vibrant sound that can easily slip in your pocket

The bluetooth connection is almost instant and sounds are clear and it stands for long hours before recharging again. Overall this product is definitely worth the money.

I was pleasantly surprised when this speaker arrived. The packaging is a sturdy box, with a basic but stylish design on the front. Inside the box the speaker is surprisingly heavier than the plastic casing would indicate. Having been a dj for many years i know that the heavier the speaker units the better they cope with bass. I’m not saying that the geo mini is really heavy just that is surprised me that is does have some weight to it. In the box you get all the cables you will need for this device. Including a speaker cable to connect another speaker so that you could daisy chain them together, therefore increasing the volume you could get. The speaker is perfect for a small room, background music or perhaps out doors on a picnic, maybe camping, though i don’t think it is waterproof. But a kids bedroom or just for some ambient music it’s great. 0 it is a good clear and strong signal. It connected automatically to my phone. I used this while i was decorating the other day and the speaker lasted the whole day it was great. I think for the price this is a great little speaker.

Looks cool and works perfectly.

Absolutely brilliant better then the beats pill in my opinion.

Brilliant thought that it would be mediocre, but was proved wrong the sound quality is loud and clear and to use it was so easy to work out, bought 2 now will by more as christmas gifts , very happy with it.

I didn’t expect too much from this speaker having received it as a gift, but it has gone above and beyond my expectations. I’m used to hifi speakers so didn’t expected to be blown away, but considering it’s size it really packs a punch. It has great bass and a really powerful sound that can be heard all my the house if desired. Robust design also, it’s had a few drops and is fine despite some cosmetic damage. The outer casing shell does a great job at absorbing shock and looking rather stylish as it does. It’s hard to find a nice looking speaker these days. Something else that impressed me about the design was the rubber gel at the bottom, i can put this speaker on full volume and it still doesn’t move off the shelf due to the semi-grip strip running along it. The only room i didn’t have any speakers in left was the bathroom so that’s where it lives now, i assume it has some kind of ipx rating despite it not saying so, because it’s been there for a month now next to the shower and hasn’t acted up once. The only thing i didn’t like was the lack of volume controls on the speaker itself, they might be hidden somewhere but i couldn’t find anything. I also found it lacking any sort of obvious guidance for bluetooth connection, i ended up holding the on button down and after connecting once it just remembered my device.

Loud long lasting clear sound.

The Geo Pop is small enough to carry around with you but powerful enough to do justice to your music; you can connect it to your device with the 3.5 mm aux cable that is built into the speaker itself or use its Bluetooth capability

Rather than giving a standard review for this tecplus geo speaker i thought it would be more helpful for me to compare it to a similar speaker i have, the anker a7908 portable bluetooth speaker. I have had the anker for almost a year now and have found it to be very good but when recently needing a new speaker (my car stereo has broken so need a temporary solution for the car) i decided to give this one a try. I picked this over another anker because of the high specs and a more interesting design, i also wanted something to compare it to (although honestly i was sceptical that it would sound as good). Overall i have been very surprised by this tecplus speaker and can say that it defiantly out preforms the anker, to the point that i can easily justify the slightly higher cost. Please read below for my more detailed comparison :)designfirstly the size of these two speakers is very similar, the geo up is taller but the anker has a larger footprint, overall they are approximately the same size. Although the size is similar the styling of these two speakers is very different. The anker has a very square but ‘smart’ looking design while the geo up is very angular, it has a hexagonal shape. They both have a matt rubbery finish that i like very much and makes them feel more premium. Performancethe speaker’s performance is where i have been particularly surprised by the geo up speaker. When listening at 50% volume the sound quality on both speakers is very good but the geo up begins the stand out when the volume is turned up.

Well i have to say this tiny speaker packs a punch . It’s so small and such good sound quality for its size and price. I had a fault on the usb charge cable so i call the company and they sent out a new one immediately.

Original purchase not working as charge lead connection poor. Replacement unit seems fine.

I bought this as a gift for my mother who wished to play music from youtube for her yoga classes. I spend a little extra with the belief that the product will be made to last longer. My mother loves it, and the colour too, and it works perfectly. If my mother can work out how to use it, it must be very straight-forward.

Having already got a small bluetooth speaker thought i would buy a slightly larger one before heading away with a group of friends for a holiday. Came across the the tec+ geo and seemingly ticked all the boxes. Once it turned up was even more impressed. The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage. The sound quality is great and liked the fact you could skip songs on the speaker itself. Having the 10metre range on it is also great as means i don’t have to leave my phone right next to the speaker. The speaker itself feels quality and pretty robust so no concerns about taking away with me or packing it in luggage. Friends were all impressed by the quality of the speaker at the price and a couple have already gone and bought one for themselves. All in a great speaker, simple to use with great sound.

With a radius of up to 10 m for Bluetooth connectivity, you can use the Geo Pop on the beach, at the park or anywhere at home

Philips BT6900B EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes

Great sound from a thin portable speaker. Add in the water proofing and you have a great little portable music box. Its not major loud but clean clear sound.

Very light handy and portable.

Lovely piece of kit, bit weak on bass but very good overall.

Key specs for Philips BT6900B EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, Shockproof with Mic, Quick Charge, 10 Hours Playtime – Black:

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  • Strong wireless Bluetooth connection up to 30 m
  • Durable build – shockproof, dustproof and waterproof (IP57)
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • Included: BT6900B; USB cable for PC charging, quick starting guide

Comments from buyers

“it sounds a little better than I thought it would but it won’t blow
, Very good and portable for the price
, Better than most. Great features and sound. And it’s not boring black.

I have bought this item to use in a 15 year old car which can only play cds and had no auxiliary input or bluetooth to directly connect the phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as i though it might so it become a home accessory. Overall it can fill a small room without distortion (at reasonably civilised sound levels) but suffers from not being stereo and not being able to daisy chain with other phillips products so that one can expand to get stereo effects.

This unit is a great combination of features and sounds better than any other this size, (i am an audio engineer.

Battety life about 8h plus, sound guality is good,easy connectivity sound + and – is not so easy to use in darkness.

As usual for philips it looks a quality product but some of the design features will possibly drive you mad. Now i have overcome the problems below and just enjoy the sound it is forgiven the frustration. Prossound quality to me sounded as good as my similar b & o bluetooth speaker costing a lot more with identical features. Not black and glossy which i don’t like but a very comfortable matt rubber type finish. Carrying handle is also the charging cable which initiallly seemed a good idea but read on. Clearly labelled prominent buttons. Very easy bluetooth connectivity probably the easiest thing i have paired. 3 hour charge and a claimed 8 hours use on the box ( or 15 hrs on the paperwork inside)consthe combined carry strap and charging cable has to be a tight click fit but my cable was so tight that depressing the clips to release the cable was impossible. A number of people tried but it would not release. I eventually released it with pliers and a screwdriver but it is now scratched and damaged.

What a fantastic blurtooth speaker this is. This bluetooth speaker is shockproof, dustproof and waterproof. It has a battery indicator so you can see when it needs charging. It looks the business, but above all else the sound is luxurious. It works from a really good distance to. I have had a few bluetooth speakers, but boy this surpasses them all.

Honestly can’t see the difficulty people mention about the charger. It’s great quality for this price. I use it everyday, charge it every now and then. What i particularly like is that it only sounds briefly when it switches on/off and when it connects/disconnects to a device. No speaking, only a short sound.

Bought this for my son’s birthday. Fantastic sound and he takes it everywhere with him. It’s great in the car too.

Quick one:its a decent speaker for the price, it sounds a little better than i thought it would but it won’t blow you away too much. It goes plenty loud when it needs to and the distortion isn’t too bad. However when turning it down, and this might just be with my phone, it goes from average level to very quiet in volume. I was using it in a small office [think 4 people max and wanted it quiet-ish but annoyingly it doesn’t have that sort of a level, its either too quiet or just a tad too loud. [edit: my phone is a sony xz]the recharge cable being a part of the strap is neat and unlike the other review on here i had no issues getting it out and putting it back in. All in all its a good product, perfect for what i want it for: outdoor and indoor speaker to just keep in my bag for whenever. ]

Amazing for the money, just some bassey songs distort at loud volumes.

It’s good fast bluetooth connection an good sound system.

A fantastic sounding device with the sole caveat that simpler music sounds better. To my ears classical music is reproduced better than my seventies jazz rock stuff. Not unreasonably it’s a bit bass light but the bass it does reproduce is controlled, indicating the device is not attempting to do more than it can.

I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes.

It’s a great product, works perfectly.

Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth Speakers Revolution 3D Neodymium Magnets/52mm Ultra-big Drive Units/Rich Bass Wireless Soundbar/Excellent 3D Surround System Retail-Gift Packgage (White) – very impressive Bluetooth speaker it’s very well built and easy to pair to i’pod and i’phone

Really good sound, only minus is the on button has to be pressed for about 40seconds before it switches on.

Very pleased with this item,great value for money.

Working perfectly, good quality and calibration between basses mids and highs. Here are the specifications for the Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth Speakers Revolution 3D Neodymium Magnets/52mm Ultra-big Drive Units/Rich Bass Wireless Soundbar/Excellent 3D Surround System Retail-Gift Packgage (White):

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  • 1. Innovative 3-magnet drivers: Breaking traditional single-magnet construction, 2 more secondary magnets are added to each driver, to greatly improve sensitivity and fidelity. This exclusive technology combines with dual radiators to deliver full-range sound.
  • 2. [email protected] high resolution: To clearly reproduce details, the DSP processor decodes signals at high speed, up to [email protected] Let you hear new details even in your most-played favorites.
  • 3. 3D surround effect: Simply turn on the 3D surround effect, you’ll experience something new – the sound is reproduced exactly as recorded.
  • 4. Long-lasting battery life: For great performance, the speaker needs a lot of energy, posting a big challenge to good battery life. Our engineers combine the Latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology and optimized circuit design to ensure 5 hours playback and 1000 hours standby.
  • 5. Carefully well-built: From the R&D to manufacture, we inspect every single part to make sure that they are beautifully integrated with each other. Also you can choose from 4 colors: Black, White, Gold and Silver.

The spanish translation doesn’t work but the english do. The speaker is easy to use and sounds really good.

Good quality speaker great battery life.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Quality sound at a lower price point
  • Much better than expected
  • Impressve!

For the price i paid it is outstanding quality. Starting with just the packaging, gives you the impression of a well made product. The sound quality is very impressive, although you have to remember this is a portable speaker and so you are not going to get massive decibels but the sound quality is really good. Easy to set up with the option of a aux lead (supplied) or streaming via bluetooth.

Customer services are really good, they are helping me to sort my order out. Very stylish looking product.

Nice small speaker with a good sound and nice design. Great service from bluedio / seller as well. Very quick response on e-mails and they sorted my problem quick.

Excellent item great for taking on holiday.

Very impressed with this speaker for the money. Great sound, very lightweight and easy to use.

Sound is a little bright rather than bassy but it is reasonably loud. Only annoying thing is that the sound is marginally better when you turn on on the ‘3d sound’ but whether you turn the 3d sound on or off, the unit makes the same bing bong sound, so it’s sometimes difficult to tell. And the annoying ‘power ong’ voice (yes it really sounds like that) is, well, annoying. Battery life is very good indeed, and it reports battery level back to my iphone too.

Very pleased with this purchase great bit of kit.

Good quality speaker and well made, even talks to you when you switch it on or off, instructions are easy to follow and they are in many languages. When you turn on the sound is very good and it’s good clear sound even on the loudest level. Which it will be on in our house as we love music. Very reasonable priced too, wish i’d bought the headphones as well, great product for price.

Great sound for great price bluetooth link easy to connect and voice menus work well.

I must say i wasn’t expecting much, but it has surprised me by just how good it was. It’s currently paired with my echo dot and the sound is fine, not perfect or a match for my sonos, but for the money they’re great. If you want or need a speaker that can either be plugged in or portable, then this is worth it.

Great quality sound and easy to use.

Solidly made, with plenty of mass for a solid sound. High and mid tones clear but deep bass can be weak. Plenty loud enough for indoor use.

Had doubts about the volume but when i realised the sound was not fully up on my ipad, it was very loud.

Yes i am very happy with this item the sound and the look is excellent, i would buy again.

Excellent sound quality fablous must buy.

Not bad for the price but sound is lacking in any bass/depth.

tec+ TecPlus Geo Pop Bluetooth Compact Lightweight Wireless Portable and Rechargeable Speaker – Great sound, very happy.

I just brought one of these little speakers for our holiday, it’s perfect for tunes on the balcony. Just tested it with some jayz tracks and it handles the beats nicely. Dead easy to setup, auto searched for the bluetooth connection when you turn it on, just went to my settings on my phone and it was there labelled ‘geo mini’, one tap, connected. The buttons on the top are not as obvious as you may think but a quick glance at the book explains all, the play symbol has a phone picture on it, this can answer an incoming call, or play/pause a track, the plus and minus keys with a tap will change tracks in your playlist or folder whereas you hold them down for volume increase or decrease, mostly the volume controls would be on your device anyway. 5mm jack to plug in a device without bluetooth or save battery power, a usb socket for charging the built in battery and the on off button, there’s a little blue light which indicates what the speaker is doing, i. E, bluetooth searching or connected etc. My last ‘holiday speaker’ was brought many years ago now, it took 3xaa batteries which lasted about a day and was about the size of an xl beer can, didn’t sound great either so this is quite an improvement. I looked at things like the bose and dre bluetooth speakers, whilst they sounded better i couldn’t warrant the price for something that will ultimately be thrown into a suitcase to travel around hotels and an occasional garden bbq event.

This speaker is surprisingly loud for the size of it. The battery life is fantastic and it’s easy to connect to your bluetooth devices. The sound buttons on the device don’t seem to do anything, i have to turn the sound down on my device to get any noticeable increase or decrease in sound. The sound is a bit flat, but this is fine for the value of the item. It’s light in weight but not so light that it feels cheap. I’m very happy using this in my kitchen to play music while cooking dinner.

Absolutely brilliant better then the beats pill in my opinion.

It’s small and can be carried anywhere, the battery life has lasted me 3 days of listening to music. Only complaint is that when you turn it on or use any of the buttons it makes super loud noises that can’t be turned off or down.

For the size & price, sound quality was good, but the bluetooth died after about 4 months. I’m putting that down to bad luck. Still in use over an aux cable.

I purchased this speaker to take on holiday with me. I liked the design and the color choices so decided to go for it. I ordered the purple one and was really impressed with the color and overall design. There is only 1 button on the speaker which makes the item very user friendly. The bluetooth is very easy to connect to also which makes the speaker easy to use. There is an aux cable in the box too which means you don’t have to use a bluetooth device (which is handy for my old ipod). When i received the speaker i realised that you cannot adjust the sound on the speaker at all. I was a little disappointed by this as i thought it would affect how loud i could have my music, how wrong was i. This speaker has, by far, the best sound quality of all of the portable speakers i have owned. Using the volume control on my phone/ipod, i was surprised at how loud my music can go.

  • Clear sounding, easy to use, would highly recommend!
  • The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage
  • Brilliant

Seems well made, volume and sound good, charge lasts ages, looks good. The rubber feet are great to keep it on the shelf. Easy to pair with kindle and phone. I wouldn’t play it at full volume as its ample at 3/4 volume and if you need something any louder, buy bigger speakers. Its well loud enough unless your deaf. I was impressed for its size, not tinny in anyway, sounds better than others ive heard. Summary: good quality, convenient portable sound.

I was pleasantly surprised when this speaker arrived. The packaging is a sturdy box, with a basic but stylish design on the front. Inside the box the speaker is surprisingly heavier than the plastic casing would indicate. Having been a dj for many years i know that the heavier the speaker units the better they cope with bass. I’m not saying that the geo mini is really heavy just that is surprised me that is does have some weight to it. In the box you get all the cables you will need for this device. Including a speaker cable to connect another speaker so that you could daisy chain them together, therefore increasing the volume you could get. The speaker is perfect for a small room, background music or perhaps out doors on a picnic, maybe camping, though i don’t think it is waterproof. But a kids bedroom or just for some ambient music it’s great. 0 it is a good clear and strong signal. It connected automatically to my phone. I used this while i was decorating the other day and the speaker lasted the whole day it was great. I think for the price this is a great little speaker.

Smart reliable bit little speaker, as a fisherman i tend to use a radio on the bank but i’ve been taking this recently, it fits in my tackle bag nicely without taking up much space. I’ve been using it to listen to the euros on talksport and the sound quality is spot on. Only thing i would change is the option for a green or camou colour and maybe a little zip case to keep it clean in transit.

This really is a pocket-sized speaker, it will go in your pocket. The bluetooth connection is almost instant and it really does sound okay for something so small. Let’s be realistic, it’s no high quality speaker, but then you don’t buy this as your home stereo choice. This is ideal for children, or anyone that wants a tiny speaker to take on days out when you want to travel light. Give it to your children and they’ll enjoy it without annoying the neighbours or the general public. It’s got cables with it, so you can wire it in to a non-bluetooth device and charge it from a usb port. It’s size means you can use it practically anywhere and you won’t care if it get’s knocked about a bit or covered in sand.

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I didn’t expect too much from this speaker having received it as a gift, but it has gone above and beyond my expectations. I’m used to hifi speakers so didn’t expected to be blown away, but considering it’s size it really packs a punch. It has great bass and a really powerful sound that can be heard all my the house if desired. Robust design also, it’s had a few drops and is fine despite some cosmetic damage. The outer casing shell does a great job at absorbing shock and looking rather stylish as it does. It’s hard to find a nice looking speaker these days. Something else that impressed me about the design was the rubber gel at the bottom, i can put this speaker on full volume and it still doesn’t move off the shelf due to the semi-grip strip running along it. The only room i didn’t have any speakers in left was the bathroom so that’s where it lives now, i assume it has some kind of ipx rating despite it not saying so, because it’s been there for a month now next to the shower and hasn’t acted up once. The only thing i didn’t like was the lack of volume controls on the speaker itself, they might be hidden somewhere but i couldn’t find anything. I also found it lacking any sort of obvious guidance for bluetooth connection, i ended up holding the on button down and after connecting once it just remembered my device.

It would have been perfect but battery only lasts two hours.

Rather than giving a standard review for this tecplus geo speaker i thought it would be more helpful for me to compare it to a similar speaker i have, the anker a7908 portable bluetooth speaker. I have had the anker for almost a year now and have found it to be very good but when recently needing a new speaker (my car stereo has broken so need a temporary solution for the car) i decided to give this one a try. I picked this over another anker because of the high specs and a more interesting design, i also wanted something to compare it to (although honestly i was sceptical that it would sound as good). Overall i have been very surprised by this tecplus speaker and can say that it defiantly out preforms the anker, to the point that i can easily justify the slightly higher cost. Please read below for my more detailed comparison :)designfirstly the size of these two speakers is very similar, the geo up is taller but the anker has a larger footprint, overall they are approximately the same size. Although the size is similar the styling of these two speakers is very different. The anker has a very square but ‘smart’ looking design while the geo up is very angular, it has a hexagonal shape. They both have a matt rubbery finish that i like very much and makes them feel more premium. Performancethe speaker’s performance is where i have been particularly surprised by the geo up speaker. When listening at 50% volume the sound quality on both speakers is very good but the geo up begins the stand out when the volume is turned up.

Sounds are clear and it stands for long hours before recharging again. I only regret the weird sounds when we put it on, otherwise it is great.

I bought this speaker for my brother as a birthday present and i thought it was so good i had to buy one for myself too. The packaging that the speaker comes in is nothing fancy, but it tells you the range, play time and the colour of the speaker. Inside the box is a manual, an usb cable (for charging the speaker), a jack to jack cable (so the speaker can be used wired as well as wireless) and the speaker. It is so simple to use that i did not even need to read the manual even to connect it to my iphone via bluetooth. I love the chunky buttons on the top, it just adds to the ease of use. My friend owns a portable speaker that cost her more than double the price and the sound of the geo mini is just as good, if not, slightly better as it has such a clear sound. I was also surprised at how loud the speaker can play, and it does not affect the quality of its sound at all (no distortion at all like i have found with some speakers). Overall i would highly recommend the geo mini if you are looking for an easy to use, clear sounding, portable speaker.

I bought this as a gift for my mother who wished to play music from youtube for her yoga classes. I spend a little extra with the belief that the product will be made to last longer. My mother loves it, and the colour too, and it works perfectly. If my mother can work out how to use it, it must be very straight-forward.

Expand your musical experience with the tec+ Geo Pop; this Bluetooth speaker not only has a helping of power, but it also pops open so that the bass chamber can be engaged, making your music richer and more vibrant

I had to buy a new speaker as mine broke last week, i chose this one purely by the look of it, it’s really different and quite a fun design. It feels really good quality, it’s heavier than it looks which is both good and bad, it feels pretty robust and doesn’t feel like it could break easily but at the same time it’s a bit too heavy to pop in your bag if you’re going somewhere. It paired really easily to my iphone 5c which is good because i hate faffing about just to try and get some music on. It has a pretty good range on it too, your phone can be up to 10 metres away which is great if you’re like me and wonder round with your phone in your pocket. A really good feature which is so simple is that the base of the speaker has a slight rubbery grip, it doesn’t actually stick to surfaces but it doesn’t slide about which is great. It means when we have people over there will be a slim chance of it being pushed or knocked over. It also doesn’t jump about or vibrate when a song with loud bass is on which is a real pet hate of mine. I used my old speaker all the time so i was really worried about going with a brand i hadn’t heard of but i’m really happy with my new tec+ one.

Wowwhat a great amount of sound from such a little speaker. I’m seriously impressedbought as a gift, i thought i would have a cheeky test before i wrapped it up. Nothing worse than finding out you bought a rubbish present for your best friendno fear of that with this speaker. Whilst its not the most tactile of products (it has a very plastic feel – some speakers have a more a silicone quality), it was just what i wanted. What it might lack in touchable quality, it makes up for in sound delivery. You can control the sound from the unit or from your smart deviceto test it, i opted for something a little unusual – a casual blast of pavarotti’s ‘nessun dorma’ – and the tiny purple thing deliveredalthough i do not pronounce myself as a music/sound expert, i couldn’t detect any distortion. Amazingi’ll admit i expected a little loss of sound quality given that it was being pushed through at full volume from my meagre iphone, and was a brand i’m not familiar with. It was almost a ‘oh my gosh, i forgot your present’ moment for my friend. I would happily have kept this to play music in the kitchen or take away on business trips when the hotel room is just too quiet. Fortunately, my friendship won outhopefully she’ll buy one for me in return.

I got this speaker as a last minute christmas present for my boyfriend but had to try it as soon as i got it delivered to my work. I previously bought the geo up also as an xmas present (i wrote a review for this one also: http://www. Uk/tecplus-rechargeable-bluetooth-compatible-smartphones/dp/b017ihw5k0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=utf8&qid=1451388721&sr=1-1&keywords=geo+up) but the geo compact is the newest model from tec+ i’ve discovered. The packaging is really tidy i think we’ll keep it to store the speaker when we’re not using it. It’s got a magnetic flap and everything fits into the one sleek box which is greati paired it using bluetooth within seconds and was annoying my office with christmas songs from spotify on my iphone. It’s already charged so as soon as i got it out of the box it was ready to go which was lovely, although i’ll most likely have to charge it again before i give it as a gift. I love the material of the speaker it’s really smooth just like the geo up and feels like it’s a premium quality product.

After receiving my first wireless speaker for christmas (a jbl 2) i loved the idea of having another speaker for other rooms or for parties. I wanted something a little different in terms of look and stumbled across the tec plus geo. The unique design really caught my eye and i thought it would be great in any room for any occasion which is definitely the case. I thought for the price the quality would be less in comparison to the jbl but this was not the case. On the arrival of the geo its packaging was very neat and robust enough to protect the speaker in transit. The feel of the speaker led me to believe it can take a few knocks which was proven at a recent house party and by my 1 year old daughter. The functions are simple but effective as it does exactly what you need. I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the skip track button being the same as the volume button as it takes a little getting used to but my jbl doesn’t have a skip option on it. The sound quality definitely rivals the jbl even at high volume. The connection sounds the geo produces is very helpful as there is no confusion on who has just connected.

Well i have to say this tiny speaker packs a punch . It’s so small and such good sound quality for its size and price. I had a fault on the usb charge cable so i call the company and they sent out a new one immediately.

The battery life is amazing sound quality is loud but lack a little clarity, i used it with my apple phone and it worked well with my apple watch volume control. All in all a great purchase excellent value for money.

The powerful 36 mm driver works together with the bass chamber to create vibrant sound that can easily slip in your pocket

After just decorating our room, my partner and i were looking for a small speaker. This was perfect and sends out a lot volume (when the right tune comes on). I think it has a cool retro look and was so easy to use; perfect for me as i’m not great with technology. I love using this but the step kids keep coming along and stealing it from me. They have quickly linked it to their i-pods so now it makes its way around the whole house. It came in a simple white box, no bigger than the speaker itself which if you did want to store it away, would look smart enough in its own right. Inside are the various accessories and a simple instruction manual (not that you really need them). Sync your device up and it is ready to go; takes no more than 30 seconds. When the items link it makes rather a loud sound but don’t let that put you off. I love going to festivals so am looking forward to taking this little beauty along with me for when we are sat around the camp site.

 i brought the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker as a christmas present for my sister in law but thought i have a look and give it a go firstthe packaging in a little basic but what you would expect for this price point. I really like the bright blue label and clear instructions. I’ve done a little video so you can see how easy it is to connect to your phone, tablet etc. I used my iphone 6s and had it set up in seconds. I’ve tried it with both my iphone and my husband’s samsung phone so can confirm it works with both ios and android both being easy to set up and pumping out tunes within less than a minute. I myself have a few bluetooth speakers i compared the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker to my bassboomz it had a much better clarity of sound and didn’t bounce around the table like my bassboomz does. Overall a very happy customer so much so i don’t really want to give it away now. I may have to buy another i am extremely happy with the quality, i brought the pink and love it, it’s very bright but that suits me perfectly. Overall a very happy customer and would happy recommend to anyone.

For £8 this has been an absolute steal, so easy to just pop on in the kitchen to listen to some podcasts and the sound is just right.

Original purchase not working as charge lead connection poor. Replacement unit seems fine.

Lot smaller than expected- it’s ok but if purchasing as a gift it doesn’t look worth the money.

Loud long lasting clear sound.

Great sound, love the fact it has a usb/aux port so you listen to all devices that don’t have bluetooth. Great colour and compact size so its easy to travel with.

The Geo Pop is small enough to carry around with you but powerful enough to do justice to your music; you can connect it to your device with the 3.5 mm aux cable that is built into the speaker itself or use its Bluetooth capability

Having already got a small bluetooth speaker thought i would buy a slightly larger one before heading away with a group of friends for a holiday. Came across the the tec+ geo and seemingly ticked all the boxes. Once it turned up was even more impressed. The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage. The sound quality is great and liked the fact you could skip songs on the speaker itself. Having the 10metre range on it is also great as means i don’t have to leave my phone right next to the speaker. The speaker itself feels quality and pretty robust so no concerns about taking away with me or packing it in luggage. Friends were all impressed by the quality of the speaker at the price and a couple have already gone and bought one for themselves. All in a great speaker, simple to use with great sound.

The bluetooth connection is almost instant and sounds are clear and it stands for long hours before recharging again. Overall this product is definitely worth the money.

Brilliant thought that it would be mediocre, but was proved wrong the sound quality is loud and clear and to use it was so easy to work out, bought 2 now will by more as christmas gifts , very happy with it.

Bought this for a tech, friend so a bit worried she wouldn’t like, but she was very impressed, for such a small speaker lovely sound, like an easy to travel with.

With a radius of up to 10 m for Bluetooth connectivity, you can use the Geo Pop on the beach, at the park or anywhere at home

House of Marley Riddim BT – Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Disappointing but nicely made.

This speaker looks great, it’s very well made and nicely designed, it’s made from bamboo with a soft cork base. Now to the most important bit. What does it sound like, well that is a sore point with me if your used to hearing hi quality sound from good equipment then this speaker is not for you, firstly the bass is very easily over driven even at half volume and secondly the overall sound is not really that clean, turn it up and things get very messy, detail completely disappears into a mush, i tested it with a wav rip of dark side of the moon on my phone and the heartbeat at the beginning just resulted in a loud popping noise from the speakers and on time the speaker seems to lose any drive that this track has an worthy systems , yes it will fill a room but at a very big compromise. This speaker utilises a2dp technology this supposedly improves audio quality via blue tooth. Connection to this speaker is easy, simple blue tooth connectivity. The speaker has an aux input with a 3. 5mm socket but is not supplied with a lead. The speaker is charges via a usb socket.

This is really impressive for its size. Really nice build quality and little touches like the braided usb cable and the magnetic strap to allow access to the charging port give this product a high end feel despite the modest price. It feels solid and has some weight to it, which is good. The sound is very good, not so much for bass, which it does have balanced amounts of, but if heavy bass is your thing, this box might not be for you. The mids and highs are lovely and clear and a pleasure to listen too. There is plenty of volume too. Charging is via usb, but they don’t supply a ‘charging plug’, which is fair enough at this price. I often listen to lbc talk radio and i can open the lbc app and have the radio playing through the hom box while i’m working in the garden. The bluetooth is very stable, no drop outs and easy to pair. There is voice feedback also, paired, charging, powering off, etc.

I’ve reviewed a few bluetooth speakers but nothing built like this riddim signature from house of marley. The ends are bamboo, the base is cork, there is a leather handle and the speaker cover feels like a hessian material. There are four stylised plastic buttons on top for bluetooth, volume and power, in the shape of the four symbols, and a plastic house of marley badge on the front. The leather handle is stamped marley. A coloured led shines through the material at the top to show charging, bluetooth pairing etc. Altogether it makes for quite a pleasing visual and tactile experience. I wonder how durable it would be, in particular the cork base which looks a bit vulnerable. I would expect there to be a more solid frame behind it. There’s a small quality-control issue with the leather handle not being stamped correctly with the lettering but that’s a very minor niggle. The audio is slightly disappointing. Here are the specifications for the House of Marley Riddim BT – Portable Bluetooth Speaker:

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  • HOUSE OF MARLEY: House of Marley is built on the principles of superior quality, sustainability and a commitment to charitable causes, as well as using proceeds to support global re-forestation
  • 10 HOURS PLAYTIME: The rechargeable lithium ion battery can last up to10 hours when fully charged*. *Listening volume, music type and temperature can affect play time
  • BlUETOOTH: Connect wirelessly for superior portability with Bluetooth technology. At home or on-the-go, Bluetooth connectivity allows wireless transmission from hundreds of devices. Enjoy your tunes indoors and out with up to 45ft range
  • MICROPHONE: The internal microphone allows you to take crystal clear calls and the speaker phone feature allows calls from 2 paired devices
  • SUSTAINABLY CRAFTED: Using bamboo in our speakers enables harvesting without causing damage to the ecosystem. We also use recycled cork to minimise our global footprint and provide the most premium of materials

I think speakers will be different for different people depending on the equipment they are used too. For example if you are coming from a high priced hifi system like pioneer or technics then this will sound awful. If you just want to play music off your phone then this is a considerable upgrade. Its very basic made, just bamboo and cork. I dont like the design personally i think its horrible, i despise the cork and think it makes it look tacky. I think its best served to youngsters who want to chuck it in a bag and take it with them to the park or the beach and they just want to sit and listen to their music. I have personally found that if i turn it up too loud, its very crackly and there is so much vibration that it distorts the sound. I have got a small £30 speaker that has much better sound quality and is louder. I discovered that classical music is the biggest winner on this, it comes through clear and sharp and sounds lovely, anything with a heavy drum beat and you will need to drop the sound to stop it rattling. If i am completely honest i wouldnt pay £100 for it.

From the outset, the packaging looks great and when you get inside the speaker has a real look of quality about it. It is simple and understated, with a nice wood finish on the ends and a cork base. There’s also a useful strap for carrying and the usb socket is hidden in discreetly out of the way. Set up is very easy – just turn it on, then press the bluetooth button to pair with a device. After that it plays whatever’s on your device at a high quality and it can go quite loud for such a small package. It’s small size means it can be used for travelling, but it’s also perfect for use at home. Overall, a very high-quality product that i highly recommend.

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  • Understated design with fantastic sound quality
  • Great look and feel but average sound quality
  • Disappointing but nicely made.

I will put a few pointers on use here, as the included instructions are no more than a few icons and (2 year) warranty information. The buttons + and – control the volume, holding them down for a couple of seconds skips tracks back and forward. The bluetooth button doubles as play/pause when music is playing; and receive/end when a call comes in. Pairing via bluetooth is easy and the speaker was found immediately by our phones and tablets after turning on. To access the charging port you pull the leather handle off on the underside – it is held on by a magnet. Now in use, the speaker provides much louder sound than i was expecting, and a reasonable level of bass for a small speaker. I personally found the quality a little muddy and lacking some definition in mid-range, but tinkering with the equaliser i was able to find an acceptable profile, and if you’re not an audiophile i think you’ll find it perfectly acceptable. The item is light enough to be portable in a bag, but heavy enough to feel well made. It is a surprisingly tactile and attractive item for a speaker, the branding appears female focused but the item isn’t girly at all.

The speaker is super easy to set up and use, paired within seconds to my iphone, fully set up and playing music within a minute of taking it out of the box. (although you should probably charge it first; i was too excited and wanted to see how it worked), it has an excellent sound quality, crisp and clear (maximum volume is very very loud and still retains the bass. Possibly not a good plan to blast it on full volume for extended periods if you live in a flat and actually like your neighbours) and simple sleek design that’s really easy to use and nice rounded edges. The main downside i can think of would be that the base is made of cork and you’d have to be really careful that whatever surface you put it into is completely dry, but liquids generally don’t tend to mix with electronics at the best of times, so i guess this one is just common sense. The design is simple and understated and amazing that such a little speaker can make so much good quality noise with a good full bass that doesn’t have a tinny quality on heavy beats that is common with cheaper devices and the handle at the top makes it easy to move around and carry and small enough to store easily. The charging space is located subtly behind the leather strap at the side, which initially made me wonder how on earth you’re supposed to charge it when the strap is in the way, but the strap is attached on that side with a strong little magnet that detaches in such a fashion that you can still use the handle whilst plugged into a cable. The micro usb charger and aux port are sleekly hidden by a rubber top which fits perfectly into the speaker although you might find it a bit fiddly to open initially if you bite your nails as it has a fingernail groove to enable access. Also, although it comes with a nice quality usb cable, it doesn’t actually come with a plug in the box so you’ll have to find your own. (easy enough to use a phone plug though) i’m guessing this is to cut down on packaging size and keep the box as compact as possible.

This is a lovely little speaker. We really love the funky look to it, its small and compact but hits a real punch. Once we read over the instructions we plugged it in to chargeit up but it does take a 3. I paired it to my ipad and i had music and audio books straight away. Its volume is good and the sound we found to be a good tone. We have placed ours in the conservatory for listening to music in the garden. . This is a surprisingly loud speaker for its size and the music sure does carry. . I can’t think of a negative thing to say about this.