Philips MP3 portable speaker SBA1600BLK Universal 3.5mm Black
The circuit board shorted within a month
This was great for the short time that it lasted. The sound was great. It was easy to use. The problem is that it didn't last long. The circuit board shorted out within a month of getting it. Maybe it is because I kept it plugged in, but that shouldn't be an issue if it is a good design.
I don't recommend this if you plan on keeping it for a while. If you are looking for short term sound, though, it has powerful volume for it's size and portability.
2 February 2013
waste of money
this product is designed for listening and boast you can carry it in a way that you should never carry an electronic device. its a catch 22.they tell you to take the part you plug into your mp3 player insert it into the speaker system itself lock it by way they provide in the speaker unit and carry it like that which actually shorts out the system. that is wrong would you carry your home speaker by its wire? no!!!! saying that i called support and it was one of the best support experiences ive ever had they will replace the system and they take note to your concerns. the speaker itself has a unsurpassed sound and are cheap to purchase so if you can be gentle with the cord its worth a try just keep your reciept
12 April 2012
Try A Different Make
Have owned two of these. In one I suspect wire seperated in cable or at a joint. Can wiggle near joint and it will operate. In the other I suspect a loose internal connection. Can slap or bang it and it will operate. Units are constructed such that internal parts are not accessible. Good idea. Bad implementation.
10 April 2012
This is an excellent speaker. I use it on my mp3 player, lap top computer and also as an adjunct speaker for the TV and CD player. My wife and I are past the 75-year point; which means a little assistance is needed to hear the actors when they mumble. I plan to purchase a couple more of these little gems.
27 March 2012