Summary: First of all, buyers will need to thoroughly decide on their expectations off of a portable audio system before buying this unit. If you are looking for a very crisp audio quality but within a limited space, this speaker is just outstanding. The Bluetooth connectivity is flawless and has decent volume control. Due to its circular shape, the sound spread is good and even.
Summary: Pros: sleek design Cons: NO Aux inputs NO Re-chargeable battery POOR sound for music (no base and limited volume) Check out: X-mini II XAM4-B Mono Capsule Speaker - Black Instead...better options, great sound, and very reliable ((we own 4 of these..I had a set and my wife kept stealing them so I bought a second set...you can link them together to double your sound...which is amazing and the on board batteries last 10 hours!
Summary: I ordered 2 of these Panasonic speakers a month ago. I think they are great. I use one to improve the sound of my laptop without dealing with a cord hanging off it. The other I use with my bedroom TV. I place the speaker on my bedside table so I can hear the audio without blasting the volume. (I use an outboard Bluetooth dongle on both devices). I like the hamburger shape. Easy to place, clean, pick up, etc. Also like the well balanced sound.
Summary: Because it's small, it's very portable. But I don't think it's powerful enough to use outside in the backyard or in the garage or anywhere else outside the house. In the house, I'm not sure I would burn through batteries just so I can pick it up every few minutes and wonder at how light it is. I'm not questioning the quality, but rather the purpose and usefulness of this speaker.
Summary: For the cost of this small device (it's about the size of a hamburger), I expected a little more functionality and a lot more volume. The audio fidelity is fine. Again, given the size of this speaker, don't expect a ton of range (i.e. bass response, etc). But clarity is excellent. The problem is, it's just too quiet for most practical settings.
Great Speaker, but missing key features for the price
Adam Flath "-adam flath", Amazon
18 October 2012
Summary: Pros: - Perfect size - Build Quality is top notch (compared to other smaller mobile speakers like the iHomes) - On/Off and Volume switches are actually EASY to know when it is on and off and max volume. - Visually pleasing - Good sound Cons: - Pricy to competition due to No internal rechargeable battery, aux line, speaker phone mode - Max Volume (like others) gets slightly distorted. But this is normal..
Summary: I was pleasantly surprised at how well this wireless music speaker works. It was a cinch to set up to play on my iPhone using Bluetooth. It's a small, very lightweight size, and can be used anywhere. In the car, outdoors, in the bathroom, etc. The sound doesn't sound as perfect as an expensive unit, like a Bose sounddock, but is definitely good quality and sounds crisp and clear, with no distortion of sound, even when played at higher volumes.