iHome - IBT74 Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Listen to your favorite tunes on the go with this rechargeable iHome IBT74BC speaker, which features a Bluetooth interface, so you can stream music from most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including select Apple®, Android and BlackBerry models.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 2-in-1 USB charging/3.5mm audio connection cable
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Carrying strap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (460 out of 508)

Features


Bluetooth interface

Allows simple wireless pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including select Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch models and Android and BlackBerry models.

Speakerphone

With built-in microphone, digital voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls enables you to accept hands-free calls through the speaker.

Color-changing LEDs

Help you create ambiance. Six color modes include slow fade, fast fade, favorite color, pulse to music, preset pulsing and no color (off).

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Provides up to 6 hours of battery life per full charge.

2-color LED indicator

Illuminates when the speaker is paired with your device or charging.

Carrying strap

Makes it easy to take the speaker on the go.

Auxiliary input

Lets you connect most devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 508 reviews

91%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Speaker Does NOT Light Up with Music

    Posted
    iRodSoup
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this item only excited that my search would be over for a speaker. It was quite pricey $53.99, so I thought it would be good quality. My smile soon shrunk when I found out the lights couldn't play concurrently with the music. I thought maybe it was on low battery, so I charged it for a good seven and a half hours, and the problem still wasn't fix. I called iHome customer service, and they weren't much help either. The ONLY way I could play lights with music is if I plug in to the AUX port, and turn on the Bluetooth search mode (Red & Blue). That's not what I wanted. I wanted the speaker to pulse lights with the music. Anyways, the battery lasted pretty alright during my failed attempts on this infernal contraption.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good until the speaker exploded at 3 am

    Posted
    Matty

    So I have had this speaker for almost a year. Loved it at first as it had great sound quality for a small speaker. The colors were nice, but I had them off constantly to try and prolong the small battery life. I had no problems with it, until this morning when after charging it the day before, I randomly woke up at 3 am to the random popping and smoking of the speaker, which had been unplugged and turned off for at least 12 hours. Not the best way to wake up, for your room to smell like smoke and to have white smoke pouring out of a small external speaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light & Sound all in One

    Posted
    Hallahan
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased two of these, one for my son who is 12 and one for outside near the pool. The charging time was much shorter than the 4 hours that the owners manual stated as we connected it to our USB Power Plug Adapter inside the home. While the lights and connectivity to Bluetooth was beyond simple I was not highly impressed when the unit was at full volume and a song had just a little bit of bass to it. The unit seems to come a little short in sound when used to its max but for its price we are satisfied so much that we are planning on purchasing the Ihome color changing alarm system with Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Originally liked and then Returned

    Posted
    Hallahan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Originally I thought that this speaker was going to serve the purpose in which I intended it for but to my disappointment it did not and I returned in for a JBL Pulse 2. The range for blue tooth is suppose to be approximately 30 feet but I was not even 10 feet and the connection started to break apart. The sound quality was not of good quality when speaking for a more mature audience or larger area. I have however kept one of them for my eldest son to use in his bedroom or to take with him to school for his friends and him during free time. For a child it will serve its purpose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound weak mic

    Posted
    Pubub
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Speaker sounds good and is loud. Easy to connect to your devises. It works as a hands free devise and can answer your calls with it as advertised. Had to give it four stars because when using it to answer your calls unless you right next to it and being loud the other person can barely hear you and even then you sound like you are a distance away from it even though you are standing right next to it .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $80

    Posted
    blkpanther
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this as a birthday present for my daughter. Within a couple of hours of using it for the 1st time it started to static, I tried shutting it off/on but that did not help. Also it does not turn on unless its plugged to an outlet. Some days it works some days it doesn't. I would never recommend this product to anyone, save your money!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift!

    Posted
    WICK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'll start by saying this speaker sounds really good! But dont expect bose speaker quality. For the price you really cant go wrong. My daughter (12) really loved it for a gift. It looks cool when it lights up so that really impressed her and her friends. great value+i got the insurance with it which really made me feel better and not worry about it falling down the stairs or off her bed, or her friends spilling water on it.... etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice speaker, cool lights

    Posted
    Baldman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you have heard a Bose Bluetooth speaker, it's great! But for the price of this Bluetooth speaker, it has very good sound quality and although lacking in bass "thump", I'm very satisfied! Clarity in mid and upper range, with a decent but not booming volume makes for a very good room sound. Plus, lights up that you can change for the mood you like (or no light at all). Easy to pair with my Android phone. I recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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