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
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.
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.
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
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)
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?