Experience rich, room-filling sound that seamlessly pairs with your Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth devices (aux in port). This classic wooden design with a new-stalgic feel will never go out of style and neither will your music.
Sure wished I could use Alexa commands for Tidal and Pandora.... great speaker nice sound quality however not being able to use the voice commands to play my music from both apps that re previously downloaded sure do sucks.
When bluetoothing this speaker it does not show up on any of my 4 devices. It says scanning for Bluetooth devices and then it doesn't ever pick it up. Almost like the speaker has no power to it. I don't know . just frustrating cuz this was a birthday present for my 12 year old. He was sad and disssapointed
I was really excited about this product. I have an Echo Dot and was contemplating purchasing the more expensive Echo with speaker. This looked like a slightly less expensive alternative.
Set up was fairly easy. Once the unit connected to my internet, an update to the latest OS was performed. I was excited to see that Pandora was now an option on the phone app. Sadly, Alexa informed me that this was not option for her. Strike 1.
Not a deal breaker. I simply chose to create an account with Spotify. Once this was completed and I was able to hear some music, I found the speaker quality lacking - not much better than a cheap bluetooth speaker. Perhaps the ability to adjust bass/treble levels via the app would help. Strike 2.
While listening to Spotify, I asked Alexa to "pause" so I could answer my phone. She paused for 1 second and then proceeded to play the song once again. I tried the command several times with the same results. Strike 3.
I am returning the unit today, so cannot testify to the quality of the battery.
The concept here is admirable. However, if your speaker is not truly Alexa compatible, it shouldn't be marketed as such. I'll pay the few extra dollars to get the full experience.
Thanks for the attempt, tho! I'll be watching to see if there are future improvements.
Easy to pair, I have the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus which allows me to connect 2 Bluetooth devices at once, so I ordered two of these speakers and they sound pretty nice. The lights are a nice added touch. My only complaint is the very short USB charging cables. They should have came with 3ft to 6th charging cables. But really wasn't an issue for me because I have a stock pile.
This speaker worked great for like the first month! Now whenever I pair it to my macBook it will only stay paired for about five minutes unless it is hooked up to the power cable. Plus if I walk away from my laptop hold my speaker (which at most has only ben about 15feet the sound comes in and out unless I set it down somewhere.
Failed to connect to iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Spoke to customer service and they couldn't fix it. Does connect to friend's Samsung phone. Bizarre you could sell a bluetooth device that doesn't connect to the most common US phone...
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!