CoolStream Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Gear Review

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Take your music anywhere with this new Portable Bluetooth Speaker from CoolStream. Wherever you want your tunes – at home, by the pool, at your office, or on the beach this amazing little speaker will play your mp3’s from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, even an SD card, 3.5mm jack, or USB memory stick. And the best part is that all fits in the palm of your hand.

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Even though its pint-sized, the Coolstream Portable Bluetooth speaker provides surprisingly high quality sound out of such a little device. Inside is a 6-watt speaker system with powerful bass delivered through a specially designed acoustic chamber to give you a clear, high quality audio experience. One surprising feature I found was that this device also has a built-in microphone and works fabulously as a hands-free speaker. This little guy is also clever enough to the pause the tunes for any incoming calls, so while I’m working at my desk, I can flip seamlessly between music and conference calls. Brilliant.

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 The Bluetooth connection is compatible with both the android and IOS systems we tried. The signal was also quite clear at over 25 feet away. No Bluetooth? No problem. The speaker also has outputs for USB stick and an SD card. Just drop your music files onto either memory device and plug it in. Prefer analog? You can also connect via a typical 3.5mm headphone jack. In all cases, the top panel supports buttons for pause/play/next/previous, but there is no display or shuffle mode, so all songs will play in alphabetical order.

What I liked: A great accessory for those looking for ultra-portable sound. Solid build, clever design, and  lots of features – and this palm-sized speaker produces BIG, high quality sound.
What I didn’t like: There is no display, and no settings to control shuffle or repeat, so songs are limited to run in alphabetical order. Not a deal killer, but would be a nice feature.
To buy or not to buy: At under $60, we love the quality and features of this bluetooth speaker. It is easy to use, compact, and convenient. It is also bluetooth-compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and mp3 players, as well as mp3’s on an SD card or USB stick, and even with a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
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  • SlimerTime

    How does it compare to the jambox/jawbone?