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on 31 July 2010
On opening the wrapping I was quite surprised at the large size of this speaker, measuring 3 times as wide as the iPhone and 3/4's the length of it.
The fact that the unit requires two AAA batteries might be a contributing factor as to bulk and means that your player does not have to power the speaker.
Hama has done a decent job of delivering quite a loud sounding device, especially when considering that the actual speaker diameter is no larger than a British pound coin. Yet loud does not necessarily mean good. Sound quality is fair on low to moderate volume settings, with very low dynamic range. Cranking up the volume results in marked distortion which is quite irritating.
(I have another unbranded smaller iPod speaker which delivers a far cleaner sound with richer bass, plus it doubles as a charger!).
The design is great, and build quality is sturdy. The 3.5mm swivel jack is also a great idea, and the fact that no wires are required to connect this device to any mp3 player (iPod included), earns a 3 star rating from me.
After all a speaker's primary function is to deliver good sound quality, and that is where this unit falls short.