Monday, April 12, 2004
Thinking 'Out Loud' - TDK's Imaspeaker Reviewed
Posted by Don Tolson in "HARDWARE" @ 10:00 AM
Product Category: Audio Accessories
Where to Buy: Amazon.com (affiliate link) Note: I couldn’t find it on Amazon.ca
Price: $29.99 USD
System Requirements: Audio source (CD Player, MP3 player, Pocket PC, etc.) with 3.5mm stereo output jack; 20W maximum output
Specifications (Stereo version): Dimensions: 166 x 310 x 55mm; Weight: 540g; Power Requirement: 3 AA batteries (not included); Maximum Power Output: 3W + 3W (A list of full specs for both versions is included in the article)
- Sound is not concert hall quality, but very reasonable;
- Frequency Response is flat and even across the spectrum;
- Lightweight and definitely portable;
- Good battery life.
- Design isn’t as compact as it could be;
- Audio cord is quite short;
- Construction is OK, but won’t survive rugged use;
- Can’t separate the left and right speakers.
Tired of ‘Headphone Hair’? Want to share your inimitable music library with your cubicle mates? Then TDK’s Imaspeaker (a.k.a. OutLoud in Europe) may be just the ticket. Using the latest ultra-thin, NXT flat panel technology, TDK has created an set of quality stereo (or mono) speakers for your Pocket PC which doubles as a CD case! While the sound quality won’t match that of a high quality set of headphones, it’s certainly better than the cheap ear-buds or the speakers in most Pocket PCs and laptops! And for those road warriors with a traveling roadshow, having it double as a CD case means you won’t be having to add a lot of additional bulk to your suitcase.
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