Daily Offer 1/3/15: Pyle Portable Rugged Bluetooth BoomBoxes


#1

Today at Woot, instead of one thing in the daily deal spot, we’re giving you ALL THE PYLE BOOMBOXES AND MOAR PYLE BOOMBOXES!!

And since it’s a special kinda sale, we thought it needed a special kinda discussion place that you can find here.

Pyle Portable Rugged Bluetooth BoomBoxes

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#2

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Pyle Portable Rugged Bluetooth BoomBoxes
Price: $179.99 - 199.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Jan 07 to Monday, Jan 12) + transit
Condition: New

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#3

Do these things remind anyone else of the pod racers from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?


#4

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#5

I looked at the pictures before I read the description…thought they were turbine jet engines!! woot!


#6

I bought the orange one in November but it didn’t work. There was a very annoying buzzing that made it unusable in every listening mode. Also, the battery didn’t charge and it never worked without being plugged in.

As far as usability, when I did try to use it and get through the buzzing annoyance, the radio was extremely hard to tune. Each time I’d turn it on, it wouldn’t remember the station I left it on and the manual had no instructions about how to set the presets.

“The good” is that it is very loud and the sound was nice (except for the buzzing). Bluetooth worked fine. I really tried to like it. If you get a working model, it could be worth it.

I returned it, but am still waiting on my refund from woot.


#7

Whenever I hear the words Boom Box, I always think of it’s cousin… the Ghetto Blaster.

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Can anyone blame me? BTW: The movie is “The Living Daylights”, and I’m told the music is from Sacred Heart by Chris Blackwell from the De Wolfe library.


#8

Ok, I’m not gonna lie, I thought something along the same lines. :slight_smile:


#9

Sorry about that. I’d suggest shooting CS an email to be sure your refund gets handled.


#10

Pyle. The quality goes in before the name goes on.


#11

Aperture Science is making BoomBoxes!!!

Do not open it because it may be powered by a miniature black hole. The name “BoomBox” could become disturbingly accurate.

Aperture Science: We do what we must, because we can.

:smiley:


#12

Some of these specs don’t line up, go figure.

6,000mAh battery @ 3.7V - means you may be able to pull 20 watts or so for an hour out of the battery in a perfect world. Somehow this is a 1,000 watt speaker system and lasts for 5.5 hours. You would need a few hundred times as much battery capacity.


#13

An interesting video review [edit: part of this review may sort out some of the battery vs power output question from mykl] [youtube=y3ZoBVISaEk][/youtube]


#14

The webisode that the previous review was cut from. The first 17 seconds (or so) of intro are worth watching for comedic value
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#15

According to the video review: the system is louder when it’s plugged in, which would explain why the battery life vs power output don’t make sense. There are also some slightly deceptive sales practices when it comes to amp/speaker power output and handling ratings. Usually the posted power rating is “peak” power, which is the highest instantaneous power it could ever put out, not the power that it will typically put out (or can even survive for an extended period of time). The typical power output is generally referred to as the “RMS” power, and is likely somewhere on the packaging in fine print (usually around 25-50% of the “peak”) If you’d like to do some reading on peak vs RMS there’s a lovely article Here


#16

There doesn’t appear to be an external FM antenna. Without one you would only be able to receive the strongest stations. Those stations rarely have anything worth listening to. (can you say Taylor Swift)


#17

Ya got it backwards.


#18

Teh use of “Moar” in the ad copy is getting boaring.


#19

That’s all true, but:

The only spec they mention is: “High Output 1000 Watt Full Range Stereo Speaker System”.

To me, that means each speaker driver can handle a 500 watt instantaneous peak. There are NO specs for the amplifier. It may only put out a couple of watts!


#20

oh. Hi mike34230! Guess I’m a tad late to the party. Well played.

Slightly Deceptive Sales Practice… bwahahaha. Try this one on for size. When they really want to rope in the mouth-breathers, they will do just what Pyle does here. The 1000 watt SPEAKER SYSTEM. Meaning, the speakers will probably HANDLE (as mike points out) 500 watts before exploding in in a puff of LED-illuminated smoke.

All this means is that the speakers are pretty well built and NOT that the amplifier belts out 1000 wats. If you really did the math, 6000 mah (6 amps for 1 hour or 1 amp for 6 hours) at 3.7 volts for 5.5 hours yields a much more believable 3.4 watts. RMS of course.

Note that by the time they talk about the actual amplifier in the specs, it’s only “built in Digital Amplifier”. Which makes sense too in strange but technical (welcome to my world) way - Digital amps are well recieved for their sound quality vs low power requirements.

More like amazingly deceptive sales practices. But everybody does it, so that makes it OK, right?