1. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    So the original iPhone charging cable split near the phone end and I could see some wire inside so I figured I better get a new cable. I opted for the 6 foot BlackWeb brand at Walmart. Now at $26 Cdn it's not exactly "cheap" but I'm glad I got the longer length and it is really well made and good quality.

    Also opted for a new Bluetooth speaker and it has great bass for the price!! I used a Headrush brand speaker for a few years but the battery got worse and worse after a year or so and eventually it got to the point where it always had to be plugged in! Just tired of dealing with it so I bit the bullet.

    What kind of Bluetooth speaker do you use and how long has the battery lasted????

    02-17-2017 05:34 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I had a Bose Bluetooth speaker that I gave to my oldest son. With that in mind, I simply use my Bluetooth Vizio sound bar for listening to music when I'm not using a headset.
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    02-17-2017 06:32 PM
  3. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I had a Bose Bluetooth speaker that I gave to my oldest son. With that in mind, I simply use my Bluetooth Vizio sound bar for listening to music when I'm not using a headset.
    People tell me Bose are the best and I priced one out but I wasn't going to pay $139 Cdn for it . It's just nutty how the prices have skyrocketed here for them...these used to be $69 and I thought THAT was a lot!

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    02-17-2017 06:49 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    People tell me Bose are the best and I priced one out but I wasn't going to pay $139 Cdn for it . It's just nutty how the prices have skyrocketed here for them...these used to be $69 and I thought THAT was a lot!

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6f81e4f942.jpg
    I purchased one of those then took it back and got the SoundLink Mini II. Although it was loud, it wasn't as loud as I had hoped. My oldest son saw it and liked it so I gave it to him. Besides, I typically listen to music via a headset, but during the times I don't, my Vizio sound bar is more than sufficient FOR ME...
    02-17-2017 06:54 PM
  5. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I purchased one of those then took it back and got the SoundLink Mini II. Although it was loud, it wasn't as loud as I had hoped. My oldest son saw it and liked it so I gave it to him. Besides, I typically listen to music via a headset, but during the times I don't, my Vizio sound bar is more than sufficient FOR ME...í*½í¸Ž
    I thought it was pretty loud, I Demo'd it at Bestbuy about a year ago. For an apartment it was more than I could need.

    I assume the Vizio was for a tv and it does double duty as a Bluetooth speaker?
    02-17-2017 06:59 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I thought it was pretty loud, I Demo'd it at Bestbuy about a year ago. For an apartment it was more than I could need.

    I assume the Vizio was for a tv and it does double duty as a Bluetooth speaker? http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b5a5e03d08.jpg
    Yes sir. That is correct...
    02-17-2017 07:01 PM
  7. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Sometime around Black Friday, Groupon had a deal on Harman/Kardon BT (refurbished) speakers. I purchased the ONYX speakers and have been impressed ever since. Sometimes I connect them to my iMac and sometimes my Apple TV... but they are a power punch of sound IMO.

    Got some new accessories today-screen-shot-2017-02-19-8.46.01-am.jpg
    http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=62myg_fq
    SaveSave
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    02-19-2017 07:49 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    02-19-2017 07:56 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sometime around Black Friday, Groupon had a deal on Harman/Kardon BT (refurbished) speakers. I purchased the ONYX speakers and have been impressed ever since. Sometimes I connect them to my iMac and sometimes my Apple TV... but they are a power punch of sound IMO.

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    http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=6Z0RDcTM
    Link doesn't work. "Cannot Connect To The Server".
    02-19-2017 07:57 AM
  10. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Link doesn't work. "Cannot Connect To The Server".
    Fixed! lol
    02-19-2017 07:58 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Fixed! lol
    Where is the fixed link? The one above still doesn't work.
    02-19-2017 08:55 AM
  12. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    My bass test, if it goes across a table then it passes

    02-19-2017 12:13 PM
  13. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Sometime around Black Friday, Groupon had a deal on Harman/Kardon BT (refurbished) speakers. I purchased the ONYX speakers and have been impressed ever since. Sometimes I connect them to my iMac and sometimes my Apple TV... but they are a power punch of sound IMO.

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    http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=2VsWSbRp
    Thing looks like it has a massive battery too
    02-19-2017 12:14 PM
  14. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    So I also see that my new speaker is NFC compatable. So does anyone know if the iphone has NFC????? I know that my Bold 9900 that I still like to use has NFC, I turned on the feature on the BLackberry, tapped the speaker a few times but it would not connect, so I assume I am missing something simple?

    But yes it would be cool about NFC on the iphone, I don't think I have ever recalled seeing anything for "NFC" in apple settings???
    02-19-2017 03:20 PM
  15. MB64's Avatar
    I use the Bose speakers like the above ^
    02-19-2017 04:43 PM
  16. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Where is the fixed link? The one above still doesn't work.
    Hmm, works for me when I click it.
    02-19-2017 05:15 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hmm, works for me when I click it.
    On iPhone? This is where it takes me.
    Update: It's that sorry Safari browser. I pasted it in Puffin and got it.
    02-19-2017 05:39 PM
  18. DarlaMack's Avatar
    On iPhone? This is where it takes me.
    Update: It's that sorry Safari browser. I pasted it in Puffin and got it.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2df1aa3f74.jpg
    Um... yeah it worked on the Safari browser on my iPhone. Went straight from the Safari browser to the Groupon app... so IDK whats going on on your end.

    02-19-2017 05:57 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Um... yeah it worked on the Safari browser on my iPhone. Went straight from the Safari browser to the Groupon app... so IDK whats going on on your end.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f21ba2e5d9.jpg
    No telling. Maybe the TapaTalk browser is messing it up. I'm on the beta.
    02-19-2017 06:30 PM
  20. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    OK it looks like starting with the iPhone 6 they had NFC so I'm out of luck
    02-20-2017 05:44 PM
  21. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Canadian prices *GAK*
    02-24-2017 12:18 PM
  22. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Well that one lasted what, 2 months? Not tolerating a buzzing vibration when I'm listening to music or even voice with the treble off as much as I can.
    Going to have to get a decent speaker, I still like the Bose Soundlink, will wait until on sale....

    In the meantime I'm using my Headrush rubber cube, sound is still good but cuts out and the battery died a year ago so has to be plugged in constantly...

    Can never get these things to last!

    RIP Blackweb POS

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