During CE Week in NYC, the wonderful people of Techlicious, a top technology website, invited me to a TechTea lunch. It was a nice break from a hectic day and a chance to mingle with other tech bloggers and meet representatives from some of my favorite brands, including Philips. We were shown a demo of the new Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker and we each received one for ourselves.
When the ShoqBox arrived in the mail, my husband was the first to try it out. He cares much more about music and sound quality than I do. After a few minutes he came running into the room I was in, like a little kid at Christmas, yelling how great it was. And he would know. He is speaker crazy. He is one of those people who has to have the best speakers attached to the television so everything will sound like you are inside it.
Features of the Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker 7200 series:
1. The rubber case on it is so tough you can drop it or splash it without a problem. Great around kids or for bringing outdoors.
2. Swipe over the motion sensor to skip a song.
3. There is a Bluetooth microphone so that if a call comes in you can use it as a speakerphone.
4. The sound is powered by 2 neodymium drivers.
5. You can pair 2 Shoqboxes into L-R speakers
6. A voice prompt alerts you to things such as battery level and speaker connection.
Even though the Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker is a bit larger than many Bluetooth speakers, it is still very light and will not weigh you down. It is definitely a great Bluetooth speaker to bring outside for a picnic or camping.
My only slight problems with the Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker 7200 is that the motion sensor can sometimes be too sensitive and the voice prompts can sometimes be annoying, but this is minor compared to the benefits, especially the great sound. I know that my husband wouldn’t give his ShoqBox up for anything. Thank you Techlicious and Philips for giving my husband a present that made him so happy.
Full Disclosure: I received this Philips ShoqBox Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker for free but did not receive any monetary compensation. Any and all views are completely my own.
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