Tag Archives: portable speakers

GeekDad Review: EcoSlate Wants to Be Your Camping/Outdoor Activity Speaker

GeekDad Review: EcoSlate Wants to Be Your Camping/Outdoor Activity Speaker

Portable Bluetooth speakers are must-have if you love music. The EcoSlate from ECOXGEAR wants to be your go-to portable Bluetooth speaker by taking outdoor appeal to the next level—even replacing your flashlight. Read More

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Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

It’s easy to scoff at the thousands of inexpensive audio products that show up on Amazon. Many are truly awful and prove the old “you get what you pay for” adage. But there are also some gems. The Archeer A320 falls into the latter camp. It’s an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker that looks great thanks to an attractive bamboo and cloth design, and it sounds far better than its selling price suggests it should. Read More

Cork: Micro Bluetooth Speaker Uses Empty Bottles to Boost Sound

Cork: Micro Bluetooth Speaker Uses Empty Bottles to Boost Sound

I don’t often cover crowdfunding campaigns, but this one is kind of cool. Plus they have a shipping product (which I was able to review hands-on) and they’ve already met their funding goal—so not much in the way of risk. Cork is a micro Bluetooth speaker that sits on top of an empty bottle (like a cork), using the bottle itself to amplify and color the sound produced. Read More

Riva S: Stereo Capability Makes an Excellent Portable Speaker Even Better

Riva S: Stereo Capability Makes an Excellent Portable Speaker Even Better

Last year, I reviewed the Turbo X premium Bluetooth speaker by Riva Audio. It was a stellar portable speaker with sound that landed it at the top of my 2015 list of portable speakers, taking top honor for audio quality. The Riva S is very much a smaller scale version of the Turbo X, but with cool new features including Truewireless stereo capability. Read More

Cowin Ark Solves the Bluetooth Speaker Bass Problem

Cowin Ark Solves the Bluetooth Speaker Bass Problem

If you’ve listened to a typical portable Bluetooth speaker, you probably immediately noticed one of the biggest shortcomings in the category: bass. It’s really tough to find one that provides deep, booming bass, especially if you don’t want to be spending $500 or more. The Cowin Ark takes a unique approach to tackling the problem and actually manages to deliver booming bass. Here’s how. Read More

GeekDad Review: Riva Turbo X Premium Bluetooth Speaker

GeekDad Review: Riva Turbo X Premium Bluetooth Speaker

For the past few weeks I’ve been taking advantage of the extended summer weather, putting a Riva Turbo X Premium Bluetooth Speaker through its paces — and probably annoying my neighbors in the process. It may not be the most compact wireless speaker out there and it’s certainly not the cheapest, but it’s definitely among the best I’ve tried. Besides great sound, I’ve never tested a speaker that has the cord-free stamina of this one. Read More

Monster SuperStar Speaker Review + Gift Card Giveaway

Monster SuperStar Speaker Review + Gift Card Giveaway

With summer fast approaching, the timing is perfect for a portable, splash-resistant, wireless speaker–especially one that’s able to pump out some decent quality sound at a volume you can hear outdoors. The Monster SuperStar is a stylish Bluetooth speaker small enough to fit in a hand that’s a definite candidate for seeing summer action at the pool, beach, or in the back yard. Read More

GeekDad Review: Nyne Mini Bluetooth Speaker

GeekDad Review: Nyne Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth speakers have become a must-have accessory for parents of music-loving kids. They’re also great for using in the back yard, taking camping, and generally getting tunes to wherever a stereo isn’t. While there are some really excellent wireless speakers that can capably fulfill the role of compact stereo replacement (like the Aether Cone I reviewed a while back), there’s also high demand for small, inexpensive Bluetooth speakers to fill those first scenarios I mentioned. These speakers become a balancing act between affordability, decent sound, portability, battery life, and durability. The Nyne Mini Bluetooth Speaker does a pretty good job of achieving that balance. Read More