This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: iHome's budget-friendly mini Bluetooth speakers
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: iHome's budget-friendly mini Bluetooth speakers

1:47 /

The iHome iDM8 is distinctly designed, affordably priced, compact Bluetooth speaker.

I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for CNET.com and I'm here with the iHome IDM 8 portable Bluetooth speaker. This one looks a little bit like the top of a microphone. Its got the boldest design. It can be placed anywhere in your house and it does deliver pretty loud sound for what it is. Not terribly clear but you can stream from your smartphone or your tablet to this device from about 30 feet away. There are volume controls on the speaker itself but you probably just wanna set that up to a fairly high volume then control the volume from your smartphone or tablet. There really isn't that much else to this speaker. It does have a rechargeable battery in it. You charge it via USB and that USB cable has a 3.5 millimeter jack on it so you can plug in to a non-Bluetooth enabled device and get sound into the speaker. Apart from that, it doesn't deliver really great sound but for a lot of people, it'll certainly be ample. It's decent for its size and this is only $60 retail so its a pretty decent deal. I do like the step up model, the IDM 11. That model has a built-in microphone so it has speakerphone capabilities and it sounds slightly better. This one, however, is a little bit easier transport because its round while the IDM 11 is square. If you don't like this one in black, it does come in red though I do prefer the black version but that's really all there is to it. That's a quick look at the iHome IDM 8 portable Bluetooth speaker. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching

New releases

Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision...
7:09 August 20, 2014
Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to...
Play video
Tips to stay safe on public Wi...
2:38 August 19, 2014
When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect...
Play video
Retailer spills the beans on Moto...
4:59 August 19, 2014
Best Buy leaks everything about the Moto 360 ahead of their September 4thannouncement. Android Wear gets a...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 038: HitchBOT crosses...
24:10 August 19, 2014
On todays show, we celebrate hitchBOT's successful journey across Canada, ponder drone delivery and how it...
Play video
The Monoprice Dual Extrusion 3D...
3:57 August 19, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo demonstrates his expertise in 3D printing using the Monoprice Dual Extrusion and...whipped...
Play video
Sharp Aquos Crystal: A 5-inch smartphone...
1:11 August 19, 2014
Sharp's no-bezel smartphone offers premium design at an affordable price.
Play video
A drip brewing workhorse that delivers...
2:04 August 19, 2014
If you can't spend $200 and up on a premium drip coffee maker, the $129.99 Capresso MT600 quickly brews a...
Play video
Smarter driver: Are older cars...
2:48 August 19, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you why the age of your car can be a risk factor in staying safe on the road.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre