iLuv provided complimentary product for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.
My husband and I both enjoy music. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is the music is always playing. When I clean, cook, watch the kids outdoors playing or in the shower, Pandora is always playing on my phone. Though my phone has a decent speaker system, I like my music a little loud, so I can’t hear anything in the background which is why a Bluetooth speaker system is ideal for me, for its portability to take wherever I am.
I was recently introduced to the MobiOut Bluetooth rechargeable speaker by iLuv, perfect for outdoor gatherings as it is made for the outdoors. The speaker is splash resistant featuring rubber material and sealed controls so no need to worry if water is splashed pool or beachside. The speaker is small in size at only 7.9″ x 4.6″ x 3.4″ in dimensions, making it portable.
Formatting was very simple on this Bluetooth speaker. Before operating, it is recommended to fully charge the MobiOut with the included USB cable. Once charged it is time to pair by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button so the system can discover. On your phone you’ll need to go into settings/Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. It will then scan for nearby devices. Once established you’ll see iLuv MobiOut as paired.
To connect press the device to connect to phone and media audio. That’s it. The MobiOut is now connected and you can listen to music from your Bluetooth capable smartphone to the MobiOut.
I have the Galaxy SIII and it paired and connected immediately with no issues and my husband’s owns the iPhone 4S and has had no problems connecting either.
The sound isn’t particularly loud but loud enough for my liking with clear sound quality. I was actually quite impressed with the sound from such a compact speaker. If you are looking for major bass this isn’t going to give you that. It makes your music louder than what a phone allows with a bit of bass.
I absolutely love the hands free option this speaker offers. If your phone rings while music is playing all you need to do is press the play/pause button and your phone will pick up, no hands required. You’ll be talking through the built-in microphone speaker to the person on the other side. Once the call is finished just press the button again and music will begin to play again or once the other end hangs up it will continue to play music without having to press the play button.
The battery life seems reliable as we have had this playing for hours without it needing a charge. It does charge fairly quickly as well. So if we listen all day, we’ll just charge in the evenings to listen fully the next day again.
You can use phone controls to control everything or the speaker which has play/pause (this is also the hands free mode button), volume up and down, previous and next track as well as the power button.
There isn’t anything I do not like about this. The rubberized material appears like it is sturdy in case of any drops and the button controls are all sealed, so no water can leak in and damage the speaker. You can even charge your phone from the speaker using the Jump-Start Technology. Jump-Start Technology allows you to use MobiOut’s lithium-ion battery to directly charge your phone. And the battery states it lasts 9 hours for music enjoyment. I would say that is pretty accurate before having to fully charge again. Also, range seems OK. As long as my phone was in range of the speaker, it would play music. As soon as I took my phone out of say the kitchen into a room where walls were blocking, the speaker cut out. Outdoors I could hold my phone all over our small backyard without the music cutting out.
(For some reason my video went sideways, I apologize for that)
The iLuv MobiOut is a powerful little speaker, ideal for outdoors or in the home. It retails for $119.99 at www.iLuv.com and is available in red, black, blue or white.
Stay connected with iLuv on Facebook and on Twitter @iLuv_World
Latest posts by Nichol (see all)
- Deal Power Wheels Dora The Explorer Lil’ Quad $69 (Reg $95) - December 8, 2013
- In Stock & On Sale Fisher-Price Imaginext Mega T-Rex $24.99 (REG $44.99) - December 8, 2013
- 50% off Deal Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Sale $7.49 (REG $14.99) - December 8, 2013