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 (483 out of 533)

    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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    Customer rating

    4.4
    91%
    would recommend 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

      • Brand response

        iHome

        Hi Matty, First, we are glad to hear that no one was hurt. Safety is our utmost concern. Many factors can cause a product to overheat. Excessive current or a frayed power cord are a couple of examples. We would like to retrieve the product along with the AC adapter. We will have the items analyzed by our engineers to determine the root cause.
        Please provide your email address, mailing address and phone number so we may send you a pre-paid UPS label.
        Our Support Team can be reached at 1-800-288-2792 (Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm EST)
        Your case # is 358533. iHome

    • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice little speaker

      Posted
      JS27

      I bought this just to have a small speaker on my desk at work to listen to music or to use once in awhile to play back work related audio or video things for a small group. It looks cool and gets the job done. Setup and connecting to my devices was very easy and I’m not the most technologically inclined! I’m happy with the price for the product and would purchase again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        iHome

        Thank you for your 5 star review. It is refreshing to hear from Satisfied Customers. iHome

    • 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: 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

      • Brand response

        iHome

        We find joy hearing from satisfied Customers. Thank you. iHome

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works well and so pretty

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

      I love lights and this product has been great. The light show it creates is wonderful but can be turned off if you don't want or need it on. The sound quality and volume is good. It could be better but not bad. It comes with a band to hang it somewhere or put around your wrist. This product is worth the price and I'm glad I chose it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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