The new Samsung YP-K5 smartly has a built-in speaker, but unfortunately you can't detach it. That seems a much better solution than this.

Posted by Galley on September 27, 2006 at 1:58 PM (PDT) Comment 1

I recently purchased this speaker from Kensington, with the intent of using it when I fish from my boat. What a great little system this turned out to be! For the price, $29.99, you can't beat it.

The Pro's: small size, light weight, ease of use, true advertised battery life, stores your Ipod inside the unit whether in use or not and decent sound from something this small and inexpensive.

Cons: the sound distorts when turned up to near maximum volume, no access to the Ipod when the unit is zipped shut, sound level comfortable for close-up listening only, not much bass response & uses AAA's and not a self-contained rechargable battery.

With all that said I heartily recommend this speaker for specific listening situations. I even used it in my campsite after fishing and it put out more than enough sound for me to be satisfied but not bother other campers. I can honestly say that the batteries lasted at least 10 hours, but that was only at 1/2 or less volume.

You just can't go wrong for the price. Just don't expect big, booming, bass responsive sound. But then again it's not made to serve that need. This is much more of an "intimate" speaker system and should be viewed that way.

Posted by bhj1 on October 22, 2006 at 9:59 PM (PDT) Comment 2

I agree with Jeremy, this product is not exciting at all. My friend purchased this product which we immediately put into action on a camping trip only to be really disgusted by the trashy sound quality, the lack of power (we were lucky to get 8 hours from it) and the neverending opening and closing of it to change the tracks on the iPod.

The only good thing about this product is the price so when we disposed of it on the way home it didn't hurt as much. smile Lesson - buy some quality.

Posted by Roadcrew on December 18, 2006 at 3:55 PM (PDT) Comment 3
related reviews

Popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain returns to App Store
Report: Apple Stores to support carrier early iPhone upgrade programs
Report: Apple buying talk radio app Swell
Congress passes bill to legalize phone unlocking
Bose sues Beats over noise-canceling patents
iLounge Game Spotlight: Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Apps of the Week: ShipAntics, Modern Combat 5, This American Life 3.0 + more
Report: Apple could launch own mobile wallet this fall
Report: Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event
Apple faces class action suit in California for labor violations

related reviews

Kenu Airframe+ Portable Car Mount
Incipio offGRID Smart Bluetooth Low Energy-Enabled Portable 6000mAh Backup Battery
Divoom Voombox Travel Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker
Logitech protection+ for iPhone 5/5s and +trip
Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless
Incipio Steno Ultra-Thin Bluetooth Keyboard Folio for iPad Air
OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 5/5s
Gumdrop Cases FoamTech Case for iPad Air
Ztylus Camera Case + RV-2 Revolver Lens for iPhone 5/5s
JBL Synchros Reflect In-Ear Sport Headphones

related reviews

What’s New in iTunes 12
iLounge Picks: Five Great Summer Party Speakers
Editorial: Endings And Beginnings
Live From CE Week 2014: Brand New iPad, iPhone + Mac Accessories!
What’s New In iOS 8 For iPad, iPhone + iPod touch
iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014’s iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More
The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels
iHistory: From iPod + iTunes to iPhone, Apple TV + iPad, 2001 to 2010
iHistory: From iPod + iTunes to iPhone, Apple TV + iPad: 2011 to Today
Viewing only downloaded iTunes Match tracks