Summary: It is really a cool product for the backyard patio or deck! Replaces your rear patio light. Looks great, sounds decent enough, super convenient, cool and easy way to have your tunes playing on the back patio. I use it almost everyday! My friends all love it! Just play a song on my iPad that is connected to the indoor receiver, turn the speaker on and enjoy some tunes! The light is a little dim but I don't like a bright patio light anyway.
Summary: After reading mixed reviews on this product, we decided to take a chance on it, as there are very few choices in outdoor wireless speakers that can be hard-wired into a house's main electrical supply. Upon taking the light out of the box, I immediately noticed its heft and sturdiness, which was quite surprising. Installation was as simple as installing a normal outdoor deck lamp into an existing box. The mounting hardware was also quite sturdy.
Summary: I have two of them - on with the light and one without. The sound quality is terrific for what they were intended to be. We had a party recently and just tuned our cable to a music channel and pumped party music out all night long.
Summary: We love these speakers. this is our 3rd year using them on the deck. The only thing we don't like is the rubber cover on the bottom will not stay in place. we put a small piece of electrical tape on it to keep it closed. They sound great and still look as good as when we bought them and they are exposed to the elements. Would buy these again!
Summary: Very disappointed in this item. Worked great for 2 years, then stopped playing music. Everything is the same configuration as when it was working - transmitter distance, audio connections etc. Additionally, the grill is rusted and the control cover on the bottom doesn't seat well.
Summary: I thought this was going to be the answer for me for my outdoor speaker. It sounds good, mounts to an electrical box (which I have) and is wireless. It should have been perfect except for a big flaw in the design that is totally unnecessary and could have been fixed if they had thought for a second when they designed the product. The speaker is designed to be mounted on a wall electrical box . In most cases these are switched. And it would make sense to have it switched.
Great Sound. Good range. Very appealing Asian styling
15 March 2012
Summary: I was interested in a speaker to take on deck or various rooms in the house during parties to accompany the nice system attached to our central kitchen computer. I was thinking of purchasing the one available from the upscale mall store but didnt care much for the contemporary space ship styling. Then I noticed the AR AW850 Wireless speakers for half the price so that I could afford two of the AR's vs. one space ship speaker.
Summary: The "major electrical installation" from another reviewer made me chuckle. I bought two of these speakers for my 84 year old mother. It took her ten minutes to install extension cords to the electrical wires for both speakers allowing her to plug them into an outlet anywhere she wants to use them. My mom rocks! She loaded all of her Gene Autry, Glen Miller, Dorsey Brothers, and other favorites into her iPod and loves her new setup, speakers and all!