Why it's cool: The speaker is very nicely designed -- it's wider than it is tall, with curved edges and a nice red and blue light that would fit in well into any decorative situation (on a shelf, on your desk, etc.). The speaker can also connect to your phone to provide better speakerphone ability for conference calls.
Some caveats: The sound quality wasn't the best I've ever heard from a Bluetooth portable speaker (I'm still a fan of the Jawbone Jambox models), but it should still suffice for users who aren't extremely picky about the audio quality of their speakers or needs an inexpensive travel speaker.
Grade: 4 stars
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