Why it's cool: The small size and spherical design make it stylish and portable — I could see people using this speaker more for audio on their phones and tablets as opposed to a laptop or desktop computer. The ease of use in connecting to devices and the 360-degree audio also make it more useful in quick setup and party situations (for example, place the speaker on a kitchen counter or a conference room to let everyone sitting around the table/counter hear).
Some caveats: Because of its size, the speaker isn't as powerful as other wireless systems, and it was unclear whether connecting two of them via the daisy-chain cable would produce stereo sound or just boost the audio (we only had one unit to test). In addition, at $90 (I did see this available for $70 via Amazon Prime, however), the price is a bit higher than similar style speakers (for example, a portable Bluetooth speaker from iHome sells for about $25 on Amazon).
Grade: 3.5 stars
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