Excerpt: Just ok. A bit disappointed that the speaker can only be charged with a wall outlet. I would have liked to have a speaker that could also be charged using a USB cable. Not conducive for traveling. Battery charge does not last as long as expected. Package says battery life is up to 5 hours depending on usage, and I average 3 hours of battery life listening to music, with my device connected with an audio cable and not using blue tooth.
Excerpt: This speaker has great sound, but it will not pair with more than one phone. My wife and I each have an iPhone 5, and it will pair with my phone but not hers. I tried to return it, but Staples said I was past their 14 day return policy. Worst return policy ever!!
it is nice, but i don't understand why people say it sounds good
27 December 2013
Summary: in terms of functionality, the device works fine. i will not repeat other reviews. i did not experience any BT disconnects or interruptions. However, the sound quality is mehh. There is some kind of hissing sound, no matter if i stream from my MacBook Air or my Galaxy Nexus. Maybe i expect too much for such a small device? i just don't enjoy listening to music from this speaker! i read all the other reviews praising sound quality - i simply disagree!
Excerpt: All the features and sound quality of this product seem great, however be careful to get a model with a serial number later than GG0054-189100. The BT antenna's in models before this serial # cutoff were found to be faulty according to JBL. Once JBL became aware of the problem they redesigned the BT antenna. Unfortunately I have to exchange mine for one of the newer ones my iPhone won't even recognize that the speaker is putting out a bluetooth signal at all.
Summary: i've had mine for about 3 months now, i like the sound, size, easy to carry with you.
Pros: great sound for something of it's size no matter what type of music you like
Cons: needs a longer battery life if you're on the go, i only get about 2 hours out of it and when at places like the park you can not recharge it. Needs some type of car charger!!! Can't enjoy it if you ca't play it...