And here I am following back with a new portable, light-weight, speaker. But this one is not like the others; not that it’s much better, but it has some interesting streaming capabilities some people might enjoy, or even look for in a speaker this size.
This unit is from a company I’m not really familiar with, called Ivation.
And a few users said something similar to the following statement:
Great sound and¬†size.
I have to agree that it’s of a great size when it comes to portability, but let’s look at other features and see if this unit is worth it.
The unit was released on the market this Summer, which I think was a good move on their behalf. And already this unit seems to have attracted some satisfied fan-boys. It was made available for purchase at Amazon on June 27, 2013.
It doesn't top any bestseller rank but for what it's worth it can't be beaten in price; which I think will only lead to a wider popularity among people who look for an affordable alternative to those really expensive mini speakers a lot of established brands seem to ramp up every month.Click here to read more...
- Micro-SD card slot for MP3 playback
- Good battery life
- Bluetooth range is approximatey 10ft
I can't say I'm totally impressed with this unit when it comes to design, build and sound. Firstly, we've all seen this design before, it's not something that will blow your mind. Second, when it comes to build, you can see the button don't quite have that 'perfect' finish you normally expect from a quality portable speaker. But, its design does something that is beneficial for the speaker. The circular housing design of the Ivation Super-Sound Mini Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker Pod allowed them to fit a little 4" speaker cone inside, which delivers what I would call a "punchy sound".
Now, as I mentioned, I wasn't totally impressed with the sound quality this speaker had to offer, but I wasn't disappointed either - in terms that for this price it over-delivered. I mean, come on - what could you ask for at this price range!? One thing that positively surprised me, was the fact that it doesn't distort; even at higher volume levels the speaker "keeps its cool".
As for streaming options they incorporated something you can't go without if you plan on selling more than 1 unit - Bluetooth technology. Stream music from your compatible devices, or hook hook into any 3.5mm jack (auxiliary cable included). And the interesting feature I taught I would get to see anywhere this year is the Ivation Speaker Pod's ability to read music directly from a micro-SD card. This is gonna blow some people's minds, that's for sure (not any techie people though).
Its functions are intuitive, you probably won't need the user manual that comes along with it. For this price, even if you get just to play with it you can't lose. I bet some of my readers spend more on beer every Friday night. Check the link below to see the current price.Click here to purchase this product on Amazon.