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GEAR4 Explorer SP Portable Speaker Dock with Lithium-Ion Battery for iPod / iPhone (8 Hour Life)

by Gear 4
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Lithium-Ion battery offers 8 hours playback with 2 hour fast-charge
  • DSP for 3D Sound
  • Perfect for home and travel
  • Includes protective case and remote.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 29.1 x 14 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PG433
  • ASIN: B003M8HQ04
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Explorer-SP comes with an included durable carry case
A durable cary case is included, to help protect your Explorer-SP whilst on the move. Click here for a larger version.

Home Portable Speaker System for iPod and iPhone

Explorer-SP combines advanced sound and functionality for a superb audio experience at home or away. The option of using either the rechargeable lithium-ion battery or the mains power supply allows you to use the Explorer-SP whether you’re at home or on the move. Explorer-SP combines advanced sound and functionality for a superb audio experience - this compact system can deliver 8 hours of powerful music on the move, while the stylish design and rich, natural bass performance mean it’s perfect for everyday listening around the home.

Power That Lasts

Not only does the lithium-ion battery and main chargers allow you to have flexibility about where you listen to your music, but the fast charge system allows you to fully charge the Lithium-ion battery in just 2 hours. What's more, the battery level indicator will warn you when you are nearing the end of the 8 hour playback time and need to charge, so you never need worry about running out of power.

Heading a bit further afield? The Explorer-SP comes with both UK and European mains plugs, so you can be sure that your travels will always have a soundtrack. The included durable carry case allows you to pack the speaker in your suitcase without worrying about getting it damaged.

3D Sound

Sounds that fill a room, from a speaker system that doesn't. The Explorer-SP includes 3D sound technology, which provides virtual surround sound for true performance-level audio. This is combined with a bass boost button and bass port to deliver rich, deep notes to complement the 3D width. Together they allow you to experience a new dimension of music without multiple speakers. The speaker has been extensively acoustically benchmarked to provide superior sound than its competitors.

A stylish design that delivers rich yet natural bass performance.
A stylish design that delivers rich yet natural bass performance. Click here for a larger version.
You're in Control

The Explorer-SP comes with a handy remote control that allows you to navigate between your favourite tracks, and also switch between stereo or 3D sound modes when the mood takes you.

What Our Designer Says

"We developed this speaker to achieve the impossible: great sound on the move as well as at home.

"Despite its portable size, the Explorer-SP really does sound great at home even when comparing it to much larger speakers. The internal acoustic housing is engineered to give you really rich yet natural bass performance. On the move, you get the same great acoustic performance by using the integrated lithium ion battery. For battery power, lithium ion is great for the environment, as you are reusing the same battery and not throwing away disposables."

-Dan Shepherd, Senior Product Manager

Compatibility

iPod touch (1st - 3rd generation), iPod nano (1st - 5th generation), iPod classic, iPod with video, iPod with colour display, iPod Mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone

Product Description

GEAR4 Explorer SP Portable Speaker Dock with Lithium-Ion Battery for iPod / i


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 24 Sep 2010
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I first noticed the Gear4 Explorer-SP in a high street retail store. In the store, I used my iPhone4 on it without any problems. I then tried to play streamed radio and that also worked smoothly - both on mains and battery power. The sound is superb for a portable iPod player. When I got home and looked for it on Amazon, I was surprised at the poor ratings it was given by the two reviewers. Nevertheless, I went ahead and purchased it.

The Gear4 Explorer-SP works brilliantly, just as it did in store, and my iPod Classic works on it too. The remote control is responsive and the 3D sound is superior to the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere v2 Black Dock for iPod and iPhone (which I also have - but the Logitech has the annoying habit of cutting off abruptly and this fault is known to Logitech but no solution has been provided). The Gear4 Explorer-SP works so well that I am tempted to get another one!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful design, good quality sound 13 Nov 2010
By gerryg VINE VOICE
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On opening the package I was impressed with the attention paid to producing something that didn't look a bit shabby next to my music player.

And you get quite a lot in the box, there's a nice carrying sleeve to protect the high gloss finish of the unit, and the instruction manual sells the GEAR4 short as the contents do include a 3.5mm to 3.5mm lead to connect to non-Apple MP3 players. It's got other neat touches such as a removeable battery.

I liked also the individual cradles for the differing products, the cradle for the iTouch fitted snuggly (I presume the others are equally well made). It can't go wrong and no little springy bits to ping off under the sofa after a few months use.

The basics are operable via a remote control, which is slightly expense spared, but at the price point that's not a complaint.

It sounds good, it's quite loud at low distortions, and as I've already indicated, it looks good too. Great for parties, not so hot for Bach's cello suites, but I don't think that's what it's for.

It's a nice product.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleek gadget 24 Oct 2010
By Claretta VINE VOICE
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It's easy to set this up straight from the box, although it would have been helpful if the different docking options had been labelled so I would have known straight away which one to use with my iPhone. Despite the negative reviews posted here I've had no problem charging my phone or listening to music and the sound really is beautiful. I didn't like the flashing lights telling you how well charged the speakers are, but otherwise the look of it is great, very sleek and streamlined.

I think it's best to think of this as portable speakers which happen to charge your iPhone at the same time, and no more than that. If you want to fiddle around with apps or any of the other hundred and one things an iPhone does, while using the speakers, you're likely to be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I needed something small but loud and powerful which was easy to transport for playing music for my dance classes and workshops and this has met my needs perfectly. Great product. The 3D Sound feature makes a genuine difference to the quality of the sound. Remote works well when you're near by, but don't get more than 5m away or it'll start being difficult.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good GEAR!!! 2 Sep 2011
By C. Ward
Already owning a Bose, wanted to invest in something more practical for my daughter for her holidays. It is very good at what it does and good value for the money....RECOMMEND!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Sound 7 July 2011
By SPM
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Was suprised by the superb clarity and quality cant think of anything close at this price and size. Battery life seems about right if you cycle it properly and remote works well across the room. Its a little thicker and heavier than Gear4's street party range but the sound is so much better it's worth leaving space in the suitcase for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars impressed 26 Jun 2011
By John B
After spending quite sometime researching for a portable player / charger for my ipod at a reasonable price, I came up with the Gear4 Explorer. The sound quality is very good considering the size and it is quite light to take with you in the soft case which comes with the package. You cant compare this model with the Bose systems which I also have{but not portable} for the price which I paid with Amazon was approx 50% of rrp.
Well done Gear4 .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value 23 July 2013
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A very easy to use docking station. Unfortunately I am having to send it back as the volume is insufficient for my use. I need it to be heard above children playing instruments which it can't be.Ther eis absolutely nothing wrong with the docking station itself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Light weight music
This is has proved to be a great piece of kit. It has been light enough to go on holiday, robust enough to take camp life and yet is good enough for everyday use in the kitchen. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Philip Johns
4.0 out of 5 stars speaker dock
delighted with purchase...the sound is of good quality, clear and the machine is easy to use. Would recommend this product.
Published 5 months ago by Joan Watson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value speaker
I bought this at a great discount compared to Logitec re-chargeable speakers for my iPod. It works really well, with good depth of sound and easy to carry from room to room.
Published 6 months ago by P. Hemphill
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, portable ipod player
This is a nice piece of kit, good sound, lightweight and the remote actually works. Beware: if like me, you find that the remote doesn't work, there is a slot on the bottom that... Read more
Published 7 months ago by JD Dieffenbacher
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!
I bought this for the kitchen to replace my old Gear4 ipod speakers. I was amazed at the sound quality,I know this should have cost £99,not sure I would have paid that,but I paid... Read more
Published 9 months ago by LOUIE
5.0 out of 5 stars superb little speaker
I liked this portable speaker that much I bought two, recommended them to my friend who also went out and purchased one.
Published 9 months ago by Kenty
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dock
Bought this as a gift, and one that has been very well received. Sound quality is very good and the volume has also been great. Read more
Published 9 months ago by MsPurkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Haven't had any problems with it at all. Lasts hours, it's great and really loud! For it to last long though you can't have it full blast or else it battery goes fast, but still... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Tristan Westwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
Just got this 2day and its looking and sounds very good
love the fact there is a built in rechargeable batteries so now i dont need to keep buying batteries or running a cable... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ryan1987
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant quality and very good value for money
This speaker was a very good buy, does everything I want and much more for the price I paid. Ordering was easy just one click and it was delivered the next day and to Northern... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Seahorse
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