There is no need for speaker cables anymore, so why have them? I travel a lot and love music, so why not take a speaker with me that thumps a little or a lot… depending upon my mood!
SOLUTION - We used a NASA expert to Get Rid of our Speaker Wire!
When the guys at Sound Image sent us this bad boy to try out, I was skeptical as I hadn’t heard of the brand before. It seems I had my eyes and ears closed! foxL was developed by soundmatters founder and audio design legend, Dr. Godehard Guenther – a physicist and former NASA engineer with three PhDs. That’s good enough for me to keep reading… and worth giving this speaker a try. Also worth a mention… foxL Bluetooth speaker Voted #5 top gadget by TIME magazine in 2008… a while ago but things have developed even further since then and become way more affordable!
A little about the speaker
I’m no tech head but I love music and love simplicity in my equipment. This speaker is a great example of convenience and simplicity! On the right side (facing the speaker) you have a mini-USB connector for charging a battery that’s rated for up to six hours of continuous audio playback via Bluetooth or 12 hours direct-wired, an LED charge indicator and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack for connecting an external subwoofer. On the left, there’s a 5V power input and another 3.5mm stereo mini-jack for connecting other audio devices, say you want to plug in an instrument or just bypass Bluetooth and run direct from your computer or mobile phone. The foxLv2 comes with both USB and AC power cables, a 3.5mm audio cable, a cinch-tie soft case and carrying strap, a rubber placement mat (to keep it from vibrating around the table), as well as international plug adapters, say you want to carry the foxLv2 with you abroad.
Flip the foxLv2 around and you’ll find the power switch, manual volume up/down buttons and a hinged grille you can flip open like the brace on the back of a picture frame to provide extra stability. Not that the speaker really needs it — even with the grille tucked flush against the back, it feels reasonably stable with its two nearly inch-long rubber feet pitching the frame slightly up, the speakers aimed out at about a 45-degree angle and all of that resting on the unit’s slightly narrower back piece.
Turn it on and turn it up!
Power the foxLv2 on and you’ll hear a quiet beep, after which it will attempt to establish a device link. Pairing the foxLv2 to my Mac or iphone was extremely easy… even for me.
Since I have several other audio devices connected to my Mac, I had to manually tell the computer to “Use as Audio Device,” after which the foxLv2 usually did as instructed. I did experience occasional Bluetooth audio pops and clicks, though far less frequently than with the other Bluetooth speaker devices — but this is an ongoing issue with Bluetooth itself. All in all, extremely liking this wireless bluetooth speaker!
- Easy set up
- Long battery life
- $279 price point
- foxLv2?s ability to carry off bass-heavy music at high volume with little audio distortion – very impressive!
We always carry some type speaker on our website and this is an absolute cracker! Visit our Cool Mens Gift range for a closer look or to make one yours!