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Battery lasts 1 hour on full charge..
on 1 September 2011
I bought this to use when on vacation - outdoors round the pool or barbecue. At the start the sound was great (on a glass table) but after 45 minutes the unit suddenly died. I recharged fully for 16 hrs (although light goes out after 2 hrs), but second charge lasted 60 minutes. The marketing blurb says up to 20 hrs, and I'd have been happy with 5, but 1hr? And this was at dinner, so low volume. Bass is good, but if anything else on the table (like cutlery) then it vibrates. One star indicates "I hate it" - well I wouldn't say I hate it, but a speaker that lasts for less than the average album is about as much use as a chocolate teapot, so it's going back. Will try the xmi next.
Wowee replaced the unit, and the new one lasts for several hours (like more than 5). So the moral is that if your battery fades after a short while, send it back for a replacement. Improved to 3 stars.