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: Monster iClarityHD
About Video Transcript

First Look: Monster iClarityHD

1:31 /

The Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100 delivers excellent quality sound and even includes a microphone for hands-free teleconferencing with a Bluetooth smartphone, but we can't recommend a $120 accessory when Logitech and Creative offer a similar product for less.

-Bluetooh speakers are an easy way to play wireless music from a smart phone or a laptop, but these devices are relatively new to the market and you might reach above your budget with them, such as the case with this guy. I'm Justin Yu, Associate Editor for CNET.com, with a first look at the Monster Cable iClarity HD Bluetooth Speaker. It will set you back a $120, but it is one of the smaller Bluetooth speakers we've tested, and it does deliver on its promise for great audio quality thanks to dual 35 mm drivers that live behind the small grill on the front. On the right side, you'll find buttons for power, as well as volume, and another button that turns the iClarity HD into a portable speaker phone when paired with a Bluetooth smart phone. On the back, you'll find a simple on/off switch and a mini USB port. Now, it's important to note that there's no external power source. So, to recharge the speaker, all you have to do is plug it in to an open USB port on a computer. Pairing the Bluetooth speaker is simple and we're off playing music on an iPhone in less than 5 minutes. On that note, the iClarity HD does deliver adequately deep bass thumps at low- and mid-range volumes. But the tiny fuzz does kick in at higher volumes, and we're just not as excited about the fidelity as the sound matters; Foxhole version 2, another Bluetooth speaker, that's actually more expensive. So that being said, the iClarity will do fine at an indoor get together or, otherwise, smaller party. But, don't expect the device to power your next house party. So keep that in mind and you'll be happy with your purchase. I'm Justin Yu. This is the Monster Cable iClarity HD Bluetooth Speaker, and that sounds good to me.

New releases

A DIY motion-activated light
3:36 October 21, 2014
Learn how to make your own motion-activated light for Halloween decorating.
Play video
The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight...
2:36 October 21, 2014
The high price and lack of a few key features hold back this otherwise charming device.
Play video
Apple Pay debuts and aims to replace...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Apple launched its new mobile payment service today called Apple Pay. The goal is to let consumers pay with...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space,...
24:07 October 20, 2014
On today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey...
Play video
Fast data in the Buick LaCross...
6:24 October 20, 2014
With a big, comfy cabin and a built-in 4G WiFi hotspot, the Buick LaCrosse makes for a modern, mobile off...
Play video
How to get started with Apple...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Find out how to set up your Apple iPhone to be your new digital wallet.
Play video
Google goes big with with Nexus...
3:24 October 20, 2014
Google surprises with the Nexus Player, Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to more devices, and get your .soy...
Play video
Apple Pay is the most secure way...
1:55 October 20, 2014
For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, Apple Pay is a super-secure alternative to plastic cards. But are retailers...
Play video