You don't need to be a techno-wizard or purist to appreciate this lovely wireless Bluetooth speaker. Pairing it with my iPod was simple and took about a minute and immediately I was struck by the sound quality, which is rich and accurate with powerful bass and warm mid-tones. I couldn't detect any bass distortion even at higher volumes. There is an `expanded sound stage' button to `fill' a room with stereo sound if desired. To my ears this translates as a change in the acoustics, which is good across the range but the choice is personal preference.
The unit itself is lightweight yet feels and looks solidly built and is small enough to blend into any surroundings whatever décor you have - and if by chance it didn't, it looks good anyway in graphite.
There is an integrated rechargeable battery and the unit has good-sized buttons to control playback - play/pause, skip, volume, pairing and power. A slim-line remote control slots neatly into the side of the unit to fit flush with the housing and there is a generous indent at the back for easy carrying. For PCs there is a USB Bluetooth dongle that also has a headphone input and pairing buttons.
I tested the range of reception to approximately 25m indoors - at which point the sound began to cut out intermittently although the iPod was on a different floor to the speaker unit. I suppose a more powerful Bluetooth transmitter i.e. PC would have a greater range though.
Outdoors on level ground the unit was still receiving perfectly at 30m which is the limit of my garden!
I would thoroughly recommend this portable speaker system, I'm very impressed with its capability and it has now replaced its wired predecessor in my living room!