iShower Review

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Posted March 2, 2013 by Tomi in
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Positive:

Great accessory to accompany your smartphone.
 

Negative:

No mic support
 
Bottom Line

Since Apple iPhones and most other Bluetooth enabled smart phones out there are not waterproof, it limits the use of them in situations like listening to your favourite song while in the shower.

by Tomi
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Since Apple iPhones and most other Bluetooth enabled smart phones out there are not waterproof, it limits the use of them in situations like listening to your favourite song while in the shower.

That in itself has left companies and smart thinkers to come up with a gadget like iShower.  A Bluetooth speaker that can pair up with up to 5 devices, ideal for family of five for example, and can function up to 200 ft away from the source, so users can leave their smart phone in the bedroom while blasting music in the shower.  Someone reading will have a question already such as how do you change tracks or check the time or even adjust volume should you need to, well the iShower can do just all those things.

Unboxing and First Look/Sound Sample  Video of the iShower

Around the device is nothing complicated to have configured, it simple consists of the hook mount area to have it mounted easily using the strong 3M attachment, a handle bar which also helps secure the battery compartment in place; it uses AA batteries which will stream for up to 15 hours before battery replacement, although you can simply purchase rechargeable Duracell batteries to save you money on replacing them ever so often.  The front is finished in a glossy texture with the screen/display embedded just within.  The buttons are fairly large, should you get some soap in your eyes, you will still be able to see the buttons very well.

Pairing up the device is unconventionally easy, you have to hit the pairing up button then hit the play button to start pairing, so if you like me, you do not like to read the manual and think you can just press and hold, wait for flashing light to start pairing it up, you will find that you are wrong.  Pairing up with more devices is so easy also and straight forward once you do the first audio source.  For safety,  and to save battery life, it automatically shuts off after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Sound quality sounds somewhat acceptable, it works very well depending on where it’s placed; the speaker placement means it mainly bounces off the wall to make it louder and the iShower is nothing more than a waterproof set of speaker.  One downside I would like to point out is the omission of a built in microphone which would have come in very handy in the shower should you get carried away in the shower and it was an emergency call.   The bass can sometimes sound crackling depending on what EQ you have set on your iPhone for example so bare that in mind.

Overall, it was decent, and performed to what i’d expect fro a waterproof speaker; it works well and offers great ways to save money on battery replacement.  It is generally useful and functional, but no built-in microphone leaves me with a bitter taste when it comes to shedding out £100 on it.

Available here: http://goo.gl/NGVsF


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Tomi

I love gadgets and technology, so i write about them. +Tomi Adebayo

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