I've been accused of being a gadget girl. *grin* Guilty as charged. The husband knows that when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries etc etc....it's gadgets that I want. I do like my gadgets but I rarely upgrade unless they're on the verge of death and ready to be buried. In my defense, I don't do geek talk very well. Spending more than a decade working with geeks have drummed that out of my system because nothing puts me into a comatose state quicker than arguing about specs and wires. *yaaaawn*
My husband likes his music but he also thinks that BIGGER is better. A few years ago, he came home lugging a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin. It's the size of 2.5 rugby balls and takes up a ridiculous amount of space. That thing doesn't even like Android smartphones. Too bad I can't even use it as a rugby ball. Now....if you live in a tiny flat like me, S-P-A-C-E is precious. And you all know that I hate clutter as much as I hate rude brats.
I've tried various speakers including teeny tiny ones that plug into my laptop but the sound quality is bloody awful. To think my
Here's the thing:
1. I want my speaker small and portable (I like moving it around just.....because) with a bluetooth function so that I can still use my phone (the docking thing just doesn't work for me). Don't you hate scrambling for the phone when it rings and the sound amplifies on the speaker???? Not cool.
2. I want to be able to control the speaker from my iPad, laptop or phone.
3. I like cool designs so yup....looks matter. It's like comparing George Clooney to Jack Black. Both are awesome actors but Clooney is waaaaay more slick and sophisticated. Agreed?
4. High definition sound that's just as good and powerful as a big buffoon speaker.
5. Affordable. I'm a consumer but I still like my dollar sitting in my bank or investments.
I've been using my new Bose SoundLink Mini for the past week now and it's a blast. Literally. I'm amazed my neighbors haven't complained....... There isn't any fiddly setting up to do. Turn on your laptop, phone or tablet (whichever bluetooth gadget you're using). Once the words - Bose Soundlink Mini pop up on the screen, just hit pair and then connect. And.....you're off to a good start. Now crank up your favorite playlist at full volume.
It takes about 7 hours of playing to run its juice down. I can move my laptop approximately 6 meters (19 feet) away before the connection goes a little wonky. I've seen the latest Bose SoundLink Color which is a slightly cheaper model. It's a little too plasticky for my liking and not as small as I'd like it to be. All in all, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one sexy but very useful gadget to have.
p.s. The speaker was sponsored by my husband......so that I'd leave his monstrous Zeppelin alone.