Music helps everything. It can create a feeling, change your mood, and be a soundtrack to our lives.
I can hear a song and it can totally bring me right back to a place and time. For me the classic rock songs of the ’70s make me feel like a kid again running around my yard feeling the coolness of the grass under my feet. When I hear the Eagles, or Bob Seger or even Steely Dan, that is what I feel.
When traveling, I like a little music. We are truly lucky nowadays with how easy it is to carry our music literally in our pockets. No more carrying Walkmans with CDs or cassettes (yes, from my childhood) around. It’s so easy! But I don’t always like listing to music in my ears through headphones. I like to be present in the place I am well. At some point during my world tour, the speakers on my old Dell laptop went kaput and I was left in silence, no dings when I got an email, no welcome flourish, and certainly no music from iTunes. So I bought a little portable travel speaker. It was okay and lasted me awhile until the latch that kept in closed (it accordions open for the speaker part) broke and it didn’t stay as compact as it should be.
Now I am trying the slick Bassboomz speaker. It’s a palm-sized rechargeable speaker with pretty impressive sound quality that connects to your audio devices via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm cable. Super easy to use, you just turn it on, untwist it so the accordion speaker is open to provide you with full sound, plug in your device/or use the bluetooth….and BOOM! Well, maybe just a lowercase ‘boom.’ It makes good sound, but won’t compete with a big speaker system or something like Bose or Beats, but it is better than my old portable speaker.
The first difference is the look. This silver speaker just looks and feels better. It feels heavier which is bad for traveling, but good when it comes to feeling substantial. It looks metal, but could actually be a painted plastic, I actually can’t tell.
The Sound: It sounds much fuller and clearer than my old speaker. Simply: it’s just a better speaker.
It’s Wireless! This little baby works with Bluetooth. Too bad for me, my iPod is a bit older and it doesn’t matter. But for those like me, there is a mini plug cord that it comes with to plug in between the speaker itself and your device.
As I mentioned, for a traveler really anal about every extra ounce they carry, this speaker is a tad heavy, but for the normal person, it’s not heavy at all.
Battery Life: It lasted for about four hours. Not phenomenal, but you can still charge it while it’s playing (if near a plug or your laptop), so no biggie.
Carry me: Unlike my other speaker that came with a little pouch, this guy comes without a carrying case. That would help so you don’t misplace the tiny usb and miniplug cords that come with it. Plus…I like to keep things contained.
- Pocket-sized portable speaker for laptops, phones, or MP3 players
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Compatible with audio devices enabled with Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack
- Play wirelessly or with an audio cable
- Accordion-like design and metallic finish in six colors (metallic ‘finish’…so I guess that does mean plastic?)
- Power output: 3W
- Driver size: 1.75” x 1”
- Play time: up to six hours at 70% volume
- Dimensions: 2″ diameter x 2.75″ (H), roughly the size of your average crocodile egg
- Weight: 9.17 ounces
- 1-year warranty from BassBoomz
In the Box:
- Rechargeable speaker
- USB charging cable
- 3.5 mm audio cable
- User’s guide
It’s a pretty cool little pocket speaker for someone on the go…or even if you’re not, it’s the kind of thing you could use in your bathroom with your iPod or throw it in your backpack or car to use on a picnic in a park, at the beach or somewhere else you might want music. And the best part, they look cool and sleek!
Available now on the Bassboomz site for $130.
Or on Amazon for $70, but at the time of this posting it was unavailable.
Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this article. I was sent the Bassboomz speaker to review on LLworldtour.com. As always all writing and opinions are my own.