Rechargeable Battery Needs Improvement & use drxns
Overall this product does its job. I needed a portable unit for walking around in spaces in my home-it works. BUT Batterly life driving me crazy!! Two issues: there should be an option to keep it plugged in all the time-from my knowledge can't do this-must disconnect from power source when battery is charged so can't leave home or forget about it. Must watch over it- this is EXTREMELY ANNOYING! Secondly-does it have "battery memory" like other rechargeables? Do I recharge it after each use OR do I recharge it only when it says"battery is low"??? This usually matters for battery life-can't find answer. What I now do is walk around with it, and if wall socket near by I plug it in and listen. Sound good, it does the Alexa skills I need. Music even in bathroom sound is good. I also own two Amazon Echos...they were 3x's the price. They have a louder volume, a bit clearer tone but for the price this is a good unit, easy set up. BUT PLEASE, iLIVE Electronics, work on this battery and give better useage directions-I would pay more and then it would be a hit!!! Thanx!
sounds good for a small speaker 5 stars for all the features sd card , usb stick , fm radio , color changing light display it's great that it has a headphone jack, here are the Cons the input combination charging cable is very cheep and probably wont last very long , and very worst thing is the bluetooth , i cannot get it to work at all on any Android devices , Acer tablet ,Samsung galaxy note , and 3 other ZTE phones i tried , it seems to work okay on widows laptops , but Bluetooth is useless if you have Android 4.2 , 4.4 , 5. and 7 that just i just could not get it to pair after trying very hard for hours !
Bought from tv shopping channel thinking this would be great to stream my Sirrius XM music via wifi. No way. Only has limited options via wifi. Guess if it was used with Bluetooth it would be able to but that defeats some of the portability. Device looks nice and easy to setup to wifi. Also Alexa feature would recognize a request for stock quote and moments later not be able to perform same request. Disappointing as this would have been setup for disabled husband to get info without needing computer access.
I bought this speaker to start up my smart home life without going out and spending over 100$ and let me tell you this is a no brainer if you have smart electronics controllable by Alexa this will cover you. but if you want to listen to music look elsewhere because this speakers sound quality is terrible but still better than the echo dot.also it can't do some of Amazon echoes functionalitys like calling another echo.and even though this is portable the battery is very low at full charge it would last me about 1hr at 100% and 2hrs at 50%.overall a decent little speaker for beginners.
Needed a speaker to better hear the fitness information from my phone during my bike rides. Wanted something that would be secure, water/ shock resistant and have a speakerphone option. This speaker fit the bill. The carabiner is good for other applications, but I used a hook and loop strap to secure it to my handlebars. Great sound, function and battery life.