CNET Exclusive: 50 percent off a pocket-size speaker with big sound
This week, CNET partnership manager Liza Maloy hunts down a 50-percent discount on the Matrix Audio ONE Universal Bluetooth Pocket Friendly speaker.
Liza Maloy isn't a CNET editor, but she has a pretty fun job: She's the CNET Marketplace associate partnership manager, which means she hunts high and low for tech bargains to bring to the CNET audience. Each week, she blogs about deep discounts she brokers. Whenever she can, she gets discounts on products CNET Editors love.
Always on the hunt for exciting new Exclusive deals, a few weeks back I spent some time at the CEA line shows in New York. There I made friends with the Matrix Audio team and fell for their ONE speaker line. These brightly colored speakers are smaller than the palm of my hand, but pack some pretty powerful sound. They're even equipped with a microphone for hands-free calling.
At about the size of a golf ball, this little speaker can hold a charge and works wirelessly. Setup was a breeze; just sync with your Bluetooth enabled device -- phone, computer -- and you are ready to go.
Recently, I threw it in my bag for a weekend away with friends; it's very light and lasted the entire weekend on one charge. It was the perfect thing to have in our hotel room while we got ready. I especially loved that with a simple twist you can boost the bass.
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