The CoolStream Portable Bluetooth Speaker, from Exeter Science & Entertainment, is a versatile, compact wireless speaker that can be easily paired with smartphones, tablets, and computers. It comes with a charging cable and a USB line-in cable, which can be found, along with the user guide, beneath the cushioned insert in the bottom of the box. You can buy it on Amazon for the reasonable price of $59.99.
Like other CoolStream products from the same vendor, this speaker features no-pin pairing, which makes set-up quick and easy, even for those with little or no previous experience using Bluetooth. The user simply turns the charged speaker on and pairs it with the desired device, and setup is complete: you can play music, watch movies, and make or receive phone calls, all without wires.
This speaker features Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR that supports A2DP, AVRCP, and hands-free profile. It charges for two hours and provides 4 hours of wireless music. The sound quality is excellent.
The speaker is neat and simple in design, with all buttons located on the top of the device. The controls include a power button, play/pause, volume control, a mute button, and a button to switch to a waiting phone call, which also activates the built-in microphone. On the back of the device are the USB 2.0 port, which allows use with a flash drive; the SD card slot; the 3.5mm headphone jack for the line-in cable; and the jack for the charging cable. When paired with a Bluetooth-capable phone, the speaker automatically pauses music when a call comes in.
With so many potential ways to play music, this speaker is incredibly versatile. Perfect for a crowded countertop, a backyard gathering, or anywhere in the great outdoors, this speaker is convenient, portable, and aesthetically pleasing, with sound quality that belies its size. A solid choice for any occasion.