Thursday, May 27, 2010

iHome Portable Speakers review

This review is by Chester.
Since he did it, I wanted to share it to those who reads my blog.
So thank you Chester.

My new iHome speakers
($50 from an electronic vending machine in Macy's which sells iPods, PSPs, Headphones, Earphones, and other gadget n gizmos)

Specs & Features:

  • Dimensions: 2.52" W x 2.01" H x 2.52" D
  • Plays audio from iPod, iPhone, iPad, computer, handheld game systems, other audio devices equipped with 3.5mm audio jack
  • When closed, acts like a regular speaker, Unwind and you'll get added bass and size-defying sound
  • Built-in rechargeable li-ion batteries, to take your music anywhere. USB Charging
  • Modern design with blue & red LED lights. Random color combination of either Red-Red, Red-Blue, Blue-Red, Blue-Blue. Machine prefers Blue-Blue as it keeps ending up as it


  • This lil fella packs a punch. Clear, loud & could sustain rather well when you pump the volume up
  • Decent bass
  • Size-Defying effect makes it sound as though you have surround-sound speakers, a more roomy feeling.
  • Unfortunately, has some slight static sound, but could be canceled out if you turn up your volume


  • Light weight
  • Magnetic bottom enables it to capsule up for portability
  • Capsule length: Approximately 4.7 inches
  • Carrying case and cord wrap included

Looks like some sci-fi-space-era-looking-grenade which blinks while it goes Beep, beep, beep, beep, BOOM =)

Bottom Line:

This defies the saying "You get what you paid for," as this baby performs way more than expected based on its price. Could handle almost any type of music, from Metallica's Master of Puppets, to Mozart's Requiem. But if you're someone whose heart beats to the shockwave pressure of your techno music, you might want to consider something else. For although it does produce a pretty decent bass, it doesn't quite cause your walls to crack. Only downside is the static which could be heard when your volume is really low. Other than that, it's a good buy.

I still prefer my Sonic Gear Tatoo Duo cause it actually caused cracks in my ceiling.