Saturday, August 28, 2010

Small Size, Big Sound, Small Price

From time to time I come across some exciting technology and I am going to star sharing here on my blog. I have been looking for a good ipod doc but just didn't want to fork out the money required for a good one.  There are many great ipod docs out there ranging from $50 to $600.

However, you want to get a great portable speaker from ANY mp3 player you may want to consider the iHome speaker portable speaker ( iHM60LC - Portable Multimedia Speaker )

The speaker is about 2/3 the size of an itouch.  The comparison above is close.  (Dimensions: 2.36" W x 2.29" H x 2.12" D)

 The speaker comes with a built-in li-ion rechargeable battery.  The battery lasts for over 6 six hours and can be recharged by plugging it into the usb port of your computer.  

Obviously the most important part of any speaker is how it sounds.  This speaker can easily fill a class room with excellent quality sound.  I was amazed at how good the sound was from such a small portable speaker.  The speaker will plug into ANY mp3 player through the headphone jack.  For even more impressive sound you can twist the top and bottom of the speaker and it expands to give you a richer sound with added base.  ihome describes this as "Vacuum bass design for enhanced low frequency response and sound beyond size"


I was able to find this speaker at WalMart for aproximately $18.96 plus HST.  The speaker comes with a storage bag and a cord that is used to connect to the mp3 and to charge.  If you search iHM60LC on the net you will find it all over the web.  You even have a choice in colour (Red, Blue,Grey)

If you have any comments about this gadget or another please feel free to comment below.


Comoedu said...

When you demonstrated them the other day, I was impressed. They are amazingly effective. I have also been pricing docks, but these are much less expensive. I am going to look for them. Thanks for sharing.

david petro said...

OK, so I just happened to be at Walmart today and looked for these things. I didn't realize how small they were (I walked by the display twice). The picture you posted is almost actual size. None the less I was pleasantly surprised at how loud it is. It was a little distorted at full volume but not bad. Easy to carry around and you can buy multiple speakers and daisy chain them. Will be interesting to see how they sound in a classroom setting.

Douglas Sadler said...

Just to Clarify:

The Speaker plugs into any mp3, ipod, computer or audio device that has a headphone jack.

David Petro noted that can even connect 2 together for added power.


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