Hands-on with the Gear4 StreetParty III
It by no means produces a sound that'll do anything less than annoy audiophiles, and it's no living room hi-fi replacement. But it's fine for the upcoming summer festivals.
The last Gear4 StreetParty we got jiggy with was the StreetParty Size 0, and when it was just the two of us we had a pretty good time. Yeah, sorry for of Will Smith references, but we were just told the Big Willie is in London later today and, well, we're pretty excited.
Anyway, the latest StreetParty just arrived in the CNET complex (two turned up, actually--we're not sure why) and we've had a quick play to form some first impressions.
The StreetParty III--or 3, if you're not down with the Roman numerals--is a mains- or battery-powered speaker dock for iPods, and it's ideal for festivals, beers in the garden or in the kitchen when preparing your nutmeg "cigarettes" (did you know Nostradamus smoked nutmeg before making prophecies?).
Anyway, for the asking price of 30 pounds (about $59) it's pretty decent, and very loud. It by no means produces a sound that'll do anything less than annoy audiophiles, and it's no living roomreplacement. But for the upcoming summer festivals it's smashing.