Tuesday, February 21, 2012
If there's one thing that is inconvenient about the iPhone, it is getting quality sound without having to plug it in or dock it. As a musician, I routinely dock my iPhone in Bose SoundDocks around my home when I am learning fiddle pieces or for accompaniment. I am serious about my sound! But what about the times where I just want to listen to music casually? I either have to don the earbuds, plug in speakers or deal with the tinny speakers on the phone itself.
Thankfully, Brookstone has come through with the answer to my problems! The Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker packs a great sound in a small package. It plays music in your library as well as from apps like Pandora. In fact, my son especially loves to listen to music while playing Bejeweled so he came time the explosions to the music. Whenever we hang out in my bedroom, my kids always ask to listen to "Big Blue". The sound is surprisingly full range, with big bass. It is not as clear as high end speakers, but perfectly fine for casual listening.
Big Blue Live is truly wireless in that it has a rechargeable battery so you can easily take your sound with you for about 4 hours. It was easy to pair to my iPhone (very similar to pairing a Bluetooth headset) and syncs up quickly when turned on. There are controls for volume as well as skipping tracks and fast forward/reverse. It even has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a wireless speakerphone.
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Special thanks to Brookstone for providing the Big Blue Live speaker for review and the giveaway.