The Good Powered by eight drivers, the Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad uses Bluetooth connectivity to play music wirelessly from Bluetooth devices, including the iPad and other tablets.
The Bad Its bulky stature is best for stationary use, and competitive models offer slightly diminished sonic quality in a much smaller candy-bar design.
The Bottom Line Logitech wins again with the Wireless Boombox for iPad, delivering a speaker that sounds great and won't empty your wallet. We recommend it for stationary indoor and outdoor use, but portable music lovers should keep shopping.
Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad
The Logitech Wireless Boombox strategically forgoes Apple's AirPlay standard that would have bumped up its $150 price tag, instead using Bluetooth to receive wireless music from any enabled device. Sonic fidelity takes a minor hit as a result, but this speaker earns our recommendation for its equal convenience both inside the home and out in the backyard. You can also find wireless speakers that offer better portability, but if you're shopping for a way to play music from a stationary, wireless speaker set, the Logitech Wireless Boombox's sonic resonance won't disappoint.
Design and features
The guts of the Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad are nearly identical to those of the Logitech S715i that earned our Editors' Choice Award last year for its marriage of impressive sonic range and sculpted design. With the exception of a missing iPhone dock and Bluetooth integration, the bubbly shape is the same, as are the dual passive 2-inch radiator woofers set up on either side of the front faceplate.
The shape is undoubtedly bulky and not meant for long-distance travel, so for mobile use we recommend checking out the Soundmatters FoxLv2 or the Jawbone Jambox for their compact stature--just know that you'll pay around $50 more for the size reduction.
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