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Altec Lansing - Baby Boom Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1130 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little BT speaker you can take anywhere.

    Posted
    ILoveMyTech
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    So I bought this Bluetooth speaker for my niece for Christmas to replace a really cheap one she bought that sounded like it was underwater. When I heard the sound coming from this little speaker, I was so impressed and couldn't resist. It gets loud and I don't recall any distortion as the volume went up. It's perfect for your desk at work, tossing it in your handbag, backpack, toolbox, pants or jacket pocket and take it with you on the go. It has 6 hours of battery life. It's fully waterproof, shockproof, everything proof (see packaging for waterproof ranges). And... it even float, just in case you are like me and like to go fishing. Or if you are into wake boarding or boating you don't have to worry! Plus, it's not a top of the line expensive speaker that you would get upset about if it went overboard. If you just want something that you can carry no matter where you go that has great sound that everyone can enjoy, I think you will like this. And, because you didn't pay a fortune for it, should it accidentally get lost, this is a great one to have. If you have kids that listen to music but are always loosing things, this is perfect for them. You can also sync two together to give you even more sound. I love this speaker so much, next time I go to best buy I'm going to pick one up for myself despite already owning 4 that range in sizes and prices from XL to small and $$$-$$-$. I have a feeling this will be the one I end up using the most. One last thing, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the sound quality. For the size, the sound is pretty darn good. It was much better than I had expected for it's size and definitely better than others in that same size range. I never expected to hear good bass and I expected it to be very tinny sounding. The sound isn't perfect but I bet it will surprise you. It's not the sound you will get from a higher quality one, but if you keep in mind what it is you are buying, for it's size, price and features, it sounds great. For me, it was a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very powerful little speaker!

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    rachelrad
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    I bought this speaker because I wanted something that was water-resistant and sturdy enough to hook onto my garden cart when I am out in the backyard, and it did not disappoint! I can leave my phone on the pool deck where it won't get wet or dirty and go to the other corner of the backyard and it will still connect beautifully. The speaker is surprisingly loud for such a tiny package, with no distortion or static. The sound quality is wonderful, and there is just enough bass to really enjoy the music without being too overpowering. I also like that even though I can turn up the volume to be quite loud right next to me, if I go into my front yard the volume doesn't travel that far so the neighbors are going to be upset. Not saying that you can't still hear it - just that I'm not going to be blowing away the entire neighborhood. The battery/charge life on this is great, too. I had it playing at close to max volume for somewhere between 5-6 hours! (I wasn't timing it, just outside working in the yard all day). The recharge time isn't very long, either. I charged it while taking a short break from the garden, and was back to jamming within thirty minutes or so. All in all a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fair for on sale price but...

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    FelineSour
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    I bought the speaker maybe 2 months ago and it's still going strong. Build quality is average, but the sound is really why I got it (which is pretty good for such a little device). However, mine has a weird little glitch where every a new song starts it won't play the first couple of notes or words of it, but afterwards it makes an audible clicking/crackle sound and then song will continue. Don't even try to contact the company directly the people who actually make the speaker (Altec Lansing) because they're not going to respond back. My first one wouldn't charge so I had to return it with Best Buy which was great... Except I got it for sale price and somehow the sale then jumped in price not even a couple days later and I had to pay an extra $10 when I returned the item (even though I got the item when it was on sale for $9.99). 20 bucks I spent on this speaker it is not worth $40... for twenty bucks I guess that's fair because it has a lot of bass and I use it in the shower so I make use the waterproofing (put it on a shelf or something not in contact with water directly as instructions say for "best possible outcome"... Can handle steam and being dropped though). But anything higher than twenty bucks is ridiculous don't do it... Wait for a sale! Because it will go on sale!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    loud sound small package!

    Posted
    Nassim
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    this speaker is pretty small, but has decent sound and volume for such a small package! Very impressed with this speaker...most small speakers are only good enough to be used by one person to listen to their music in a confined space...this speaker is completely capable of being used at a moderate size party to play music. The sound is pretty good over all and it has some decent bass so the music is full not just straight treble sounding. a nice touch to this speaker is you can buy a second one and link it to the first one so you have your music playing through both speakers simultaneously enhancing the sound and distance of the music. other good features are it has a rechargeable battery, a clip to clip it to yourself or other object, it also allows for incoming phone calls, it can be connected to the audio source by Bluetooth or an audio cable, you can add another speaker for enhanced audio sound and it is water proof! for under $30.00 this is a great compact speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not As Advertised

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    jwbs
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    Best Buy's website advertises the Altec Lansing Baby Boom, IMW-269, as having two 1-inch drivers. This unit clearly does not have two speakers. Scrolling lower down the page, I find that they also list that the unit has 1 speaker. On top of that, the unit's physical design makes it seem like it has two speakers. A bit confusing... Also, if you click on the "Quick Start Guide" PDF that they have linked, the diagram clearly shows that there is a 3.5mm aux input jack on this unit. However, there is no aux jack on this unit. I am very disappointed, as these are the two main reasons I bought this thing. Other than that, for all intents and purposes, it's a decent speaker. I will attempt to contact Altec Lansing about the misleading information regarding this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Sound

    Posted
    GirlHasNoName01

    I bought one because I wanted to give my friend a good gift, I decided to buy this speaker. When my friend tried it, I was embarrassed because the sound is not good quality and the price is way high for what it is. I would recommend getting a speaker that is on display and you can try it and hear it for yourself before buying a speaker. If it's not on display you risk the chance of buying a bad quality sound. The bigger ones that were on display from this brand sounded great but this specific speaker was not on display and I assumed that because the larger ones were good the baby one going to sound great too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Price Point

    Posted
    Hard2PLZ
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    Hi I bought 6 of these for Christmas. They are awesome little speakers. Just a little light on the bass. Still for the 19.99 price point for Christmas you cant beat it. Yes the unit lets you know its powered up and it is a little loud at it. Small thing to overlook for a handy little backpack speaker that's water proof, dust proof, floats etc.. It paired super easy and the kids also liked it. To be honest at the regular price of 39.99 I might look at other Bluetooth speakers. Still Super Happy with the speaker. Ill look at bigger models of the same brand and design if I need a louder speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers except for the power up loud voice

    Posted
    JamieW

    I have the baby boom version and I love most everything about it. The sound quality, the volume, that it comes with the charger cord and 1/8" audio jack, and a clip to hang it on things. The battery really lasts. It's water proof. And a really good price. But every time I turn it on it blasts that voice advertising it to everyone within 30 feet of you. And for that I'll never use it anywhere there are other people around. So I just keep it in my shower. But for something to take and use with me elsewhere I'll be forced to get a different brand. If you live by yourself and never plan to take the speakers where there are other people, then Altec is great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done.

    Posted
    aWildDanAppears
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    Bought this with the expectation of taking it to the lake. It floats in water and continues to function when submerged. You will not be able to just throw this speaker into the water and still listen to your jams, though. Once it's in water, it orients itself to the best floating position, which is with the speaker projecting music straight down into the water. So it's best operated on dry land. It's also pretty durable, as it took more than it's fair share of spills. Audio quality is okay. It's not going to sound like a $300 Bose speaker, but it gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pain to connect, not very loud

    Posted
    DrewK
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    I got this initially and was impressed by the volume to cost ratio. Eventually after a few more uses though, I realized it really isn't all. Maybe like 25% louder. Not very impressive. It's also a pain to connect every time and won't connect with any phone but my own as if it's only tied to my one phone. 3 stars because it does the job at the price point. But it really isn't all that great. Will definitely be upgrading to a bigger / stronger speaker soon. I'm aware this is a small, cheap one. It just should be at least twice as loud as a phone speaker in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, though battery life could be better.

    Posted
    WillTx
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    This speaker is small, but boasts a decent sound profile. The bass is strong, and the volume projects well. The bass is actually strong enough to vibrate this speaker across a smooth surface, so be mindful. We use this speaker in the Master bathroom upstairs, and it can be heard fairly well downstairs. The battery life suffers slightly, as it requires recharging every few days with minimal usage, and every few hours with continual usage. Luckily the carabiner attachment allows it to be hooked on a towel rack while plugged in, maintaining ease of access while charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice little speaker for travel

    Posted
    Clark889
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    I wanted oh, and the baby boom very good sale one week, so I decided to buy it. Not only wasn't on sale but I had a reward certificate to use so I literally got this week for the price I paid it is amazing. The little guy is waterproof it has a cantilever on it and controls on the speaker itself which sometimes you don't always find. The only thing that I have a issue with is it is a little bit lacking in bass and overall quality. If I would have paid full price I wouldn't have thought it would be worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent but not great

    Posted
    Tebradshaw
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    This little speaker gets the job done, but isn’t really anything to write home about. If you’re listening to something bass heavy and want to have it at or near the speaker’s max volume, it ends up sounding blown out. Also if you have the speaker on a flat surface it will dance around from the vibrations if you don’t use something to hold it in place. Battery life on it is pretty good, I haven’t actually clocked it to see how long it lasts, but I have no complaint with that. All in all it’s a decent little speaker, I don’t really have anything else this size as a comparison to say if I would have prefered to go with something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, Frequent Charging

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    2CarWorkshop
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    Very happy with the Baby Boom. It produces clear sound in a noisy environment, and pairs easily with my iPhone. Calls and controlling the phone from the speaker are also clear and easy. My only concern is that the speaker has not played more than a few hours without needing recharging, even after an overnight charge. It's not a terrible inconvenience for me as I use it primarily in my garage and have access to a usb outlet, but for extended use away from home, it may prove a disappointment for some.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound Little speaker

    Posted
    JKS7
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    Don't little the size discourage you from purchasing this speaker! There were a couple of things that I was looking for when it comes to a Bluetooth speaker. First I wanted one that was waterproof, second it didn't need to be big, and third I wanted it to be able to float. This one does all three! I can take it out to the pool or hot tub and can connect up to 30 feet away. I don't have to worry about the kids getting it wet or me dropping it or my phone into the hot tub. It is compact in size but delivers great quality sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and mighty

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    Hardeep203
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    How best can be the sound of a small speaker - answer is this speaker. I love the sound capability and its size. Battery backup is good but do carry the extn. Being water resistant is an excellent feature as you tend to take this small speaker everywhere. I had to return this product for "XYZ" reasons but I got my brother and friend to buy this :-) Jokes apart, its a good handy product to have - specially if you enjoy quality time at the pool or outing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but with a couple of quirks

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    LeeSF
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    For a tiny speaker, it gets pretty loud and the sound is well balanced without sounding too tinny or too bassy. It does have the annoying voice announcement of "Powering on, Welcome to Altec Lansing" every time it's turned on. But I can live with that. My one real issue is that sometimes on spoken word, like audio books and podcasts, the speaker will cut off every once in a while cutting off words. I don't know if it has something to do with pauses or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small in size - HUGE in sound

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    Janet
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    Love the small compact size, but you'd never guess that from the volume it produces. I use this in my classroom to have music playing as my students enter each class period; I connected it to my phone's bluetooth and music player. It's compact enough that I easily toss it in my bookbag and take it home to use on walks or in the shower. Looking forward to purchasing a second one, to keep at home. I'm hoping they pair easily so I can connect 2 of them outside and use them at our firepit this fall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    trejjohnson
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    I was able to hook this up to my phone and a laptop in a just a few minutes. The sound quality is great and the bluetooth range is decent. I purchased to use in the garage while going through and re-organizing as I don't own a decent boom box I can take out there. This way I can pull up my play list - keep the laptop in the house or pull up my favorite music on my phone, but enjoy better sound through this speaker while working outside or in the garage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable, durable, great quality

    Posted
    Julz
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    I went to Best Buy to look for a gift for a Secret Santa, and saw this speaker that boasted it's ruggedness for only $20. I figured it would be a great gift for anyone really! Thought it was so cool, and said to myself "Hey, why just for Secret Santa? I want one too!" so I bought myself one too. Ideal for listening in the shower. Love that it is waterproof and shockproof and the little caribiner clip makes it so handy. Sound quality is gerat and it honestly gets pretty loud! Love it and hope the person I give it to does as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend