What is my best speaker option?
I've been considering buying a some kind of speaker for my iPhone, but I don't know what I should get. Here are my options:
- Buy a speaker dock that accommodates an Otterbox (I have found a few)
- Buy a bluetooth speaker and use a charging cable
- Buy an RCA to headphone cable to use my phone with my computer speakers and use a charging cable
What are your opinions on my different speaker options? I have used my phone in docks before (without a case) and got an annoying static noise while the cellular network was active (remedied by using airplane mode). Is there another way around that issue so I can still receive messages while docked?
Thanks so much for any help!
- 07-09-2012, 11:38 AM #2
- 07-09-2012, 12:47 PM #3
I use a Jawbone Jambox BT speaker. I have it connected to my iPad and iPhone and it works well for the size. It not loud enough for a big crowed room, but for background music with people over it is perfect.
It also acts like a speaker phone which is a nice touch.
- 07-09-2012, 05:34 PM #5
- 07-09-2012, 08:35 PM #6
- 07-09-2012, 08:48 PM #7
- 07-09-2012, 10:13 PM #9
If you're still looking for a portable solution, the Jambox is the best option but it's $199. You can find it some places for as low as $150 if you look hard. I don't know of another speaker that has the same value for the cash as the Jambox does. Good luck.
I've been considering buying an Apple TV. I went to Target today and saw a neat speaker called the Soundfreaq Step. It combines an iPod dock (the Otterbox fits!), Bluetooth, and an auxiliary port for $130. It even has a charging port on the back so I only need to use one power outlet. It would be future proof because if the next iPhone does have a smaller dock connector (If I were to buy that, it would be really far in the future since I have to buy off contract), I can still use bluetooth and if I were to switch platforms, I could use the bluetooth still. It seems like a pretty good deal and I'll keep it in my sights for sales.
- 07-10-2012, 12:37 AM #11