The Good The very affordable Fluance Fi30 delivers high-quality sound from a retro-styled Bluetooth speaker which is solidly built with a medium-density fiberboard cabinet and a high-gloss black or white finish. It plays loudly without distorting, is simple to operate, and has a USB port for charging smartphones and tablets.
The Bad No battery-powered option; no volume or transports controls on the speaker; no speakerphone capabilities.
The Bottom Line The Fluance's design isn't for everyone, but for those in search of the best sound for their Bluetooth buck, the $149.99 Fi30 is hard to beat.
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"No," I said. "You shot the one with the iPod/iPhone dock. This one's a wireless speaker."
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