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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
>>Hi, I'm David Carnoy and I'm going to give you a quick video tour of the iHome iHM79 mini speakers. Sometimes they refer to these as capsule speakers. They're a little bit bigger than the IMH77 speakers and therefore they sound a little bit better. The key thing about these is they actually fold up and are portable and rechargeable. They're designed to work with laptops as well as MP3 players, your iPhone and other portable audio devices. Really, the idea is you take these with your iPhone somewhere or your laptop. They do sound better than laptop speakers. They don't deliver huge sound but for their size, they actually sound half decent. As I said, they do condense in size and they're joined together by two magnets and they come with their own carrying pouch.
Probably, the only sort of unwieldy aspect to them is the cable that comes with them. They charge via USB so you have a USB cord going into both of them. You can then plug that into your computer to charge them and then you have to plug the mini jack into either your computer or your iPhone. Once these guys are fully charged, you don't have to worry about connecting the USB to your computer but you still have to connect the cable to each speaker and then the mini jack to either your laptop or another audio device. These guys are $50. Not a great deal, but not a bad deal either. They do sound better than your typical capsule speakers because they are a little bit bigger so they're not quite as portable, but all in all, not a bad little speaker.
Those are the iHome IHM79s.
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