Review of the iHome IBT84 Portable Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker
by Alison Blackman and Anthony Sabatini
This Multi-Tasking Speaker Brings Color to Your Life!
Part of listening to music is the fun of interacting with it. The party’s just getting started for the end of 2016. Ring in 2017 at your party with this fabulous and affordable speaker fromiHome: the new iHome IBT84 Portable Splashproof Color Changing 10_hour Rechargeable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker + Built-In Power Bank ($70).
Takes Up Just a Little Space, Gives Big Benefits!
This little speaker doesn’t take up a lot of room if you want to use it on your desk, but it blares out loud clear sound for your party with a programmable color light show (7 different color modes).
Bluetooth-enabled speakers rarely have a power bank function, but this one does. Your music never has to stop or your phone has to die, due to a drained battery. The rechargeable battery lets you play your music and even charge your phone or music player up to 10 hours on a single, full charge (via included USB charging cable and USB port to charge mobile devices).
Add a Light Show to Your Music
The basic “light show” color effects include solid, fast change, one color, pulse to music and wave effect. If you have an iPhone, you can control this (and we will assume it will do more things) with an iHome app that you download from the app store This isn’t available yet for android phones so we didn’t test it. The speakerphone has Digital Echo Canceling for better talk/sound quality and a Talk/End Button
The Ultimate Party Pal
A lightweight speaker that’s totally portable, we think the iHome is the ultimate multi-tasking party speaker/speakerphone/power bank. While we don’t suggest you dunk this in water, the speaker is also splashproof, so if you are feeling like twisting by the pool and water gets on the speaker, no worries.
There was no hassle setting up the device. On this speaker we found setup to be almost instant, with no problems at all, even with our android phones (we used a Galaxy S7Edge and a Galaxy Note 4).
Good Sound Quality
We’ll be honest, the speaker chambers provide good, clear, and if you want it, very loud sound. It’s not concert hall quality and it’s a bit thin at the base. But for all that it does, and since it’s clearly meant for fun times anywhere, we love it! There is also an Aux-in jack to play audio from any device equipped with a headphone jack.
6.82″ W x 4.65″ H x 2.76″ D