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iLive - ISBW157 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 325 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good to me!

    Posted
    khpdave
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    This is quite a respectable BT speaker, for under $20. PROS - * Suitable for relatively noisy environments (good volume range) * Overall good quality mid & high range response * Waterproof design * Easy to pair with various devices * Includes Power, Pause/Play, Volume, and FF/RR controls * Long battery life between charges (I'm averaging 10-12 hrs of run-time) * Price CONS - * Little to no bass response * Controls are a little awkward to use While this speaker won't rattle the windows, it has enough power to overcome the noise aboard a cruising boat with almost no distortion. The controls, while intuitive to use, are sometimes difficult to activate beneath the speaker's waterproof covering. Frequency response is really quite good and clear in the mid and high ranges. If your music tastes lean heavily toward thumping bass, I'm afraid you'll find this speaker to be lacking there. All in all, the iLive BT, waterproof, rechargeable speaker is an excellent value for the average listener.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Product Expert

      KHPDAVE,

      Thank you for the review. iLive

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    kozandr
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was blown away by the quality and the price. If I remember right I only paid like $15 or close to it. It was hanging next to other ones that were $50 and more. I wasn't about to spend that much for a device meant for camping and canoeing. But I was super impressed with it. The quality is superb! The sound quality and the volume have greately exceeded my expectations. The feel of it is not cheap by any means. It feels solid, pairs with my iPhone seamlessly and the sound quality/ volume are great. I don't know what they sell for $99 or $50 that they had next to it at the store. I can't see any room for higher priced $50+ speaker systems to offer anything more than this little $15 little device does. I would buy again. And probably will while it's only $15

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      We're blown away by this review. Thanks for the love, Kozandr! -iLive Support Team iLive

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good speaker

    Posted
    Wendy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Parents wanted a simple, easy to use Bluetooth speaker so this one seemed pretty good. Small, a bit bulky and the speaker volume is still pretty low even turned all the way up, so I ended up trading them my bluetooth speaker for this one . The one plus: it's waterproof and has a carabiner clip so I clipped it to the shower organizer and now, I only use it in the shower. I'm going to click "Yes" because I wouldn't NOT recommend it so, if you want something small and for the shower/small space, Yes ... but for an open space, I'd say No.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      Wendy, thank you so much for your thorough online review of our speaker. We were curious if when using the speaker if your phone/device volume is turned up all the way in addition to the volume button on the speaker as this may be the reason it's not getting loud enough for you. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance and thank you again. -iLive Support Team iLive

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Speaker

    Posted
    NKelley
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    I bought this speaker July of 2017 and it's been great. I bought it to listen to music while I'm fishing on my kayak. It has been exposed to all weather types from hot sunny days to cold snowy mornings, I've even dropped it in the river, found it floating next to my kayak and it never quit working. The battery life has lasted for hours while fishing and has not started to diminish. The sound quality is good but not great. Obviously, there is not a lot of bass but the audio is clear at all volume levels. I would highly recommend this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Fully Waterproof

    Posted
    ChooseNickname1

    After 90 days expect more and more connectivity issues coinciding the 90 day limited warranty. If you submerse this in a pool it is not repeat not waterproof. Maybe for spray from a shower and its actually got pretty solid sound for a speaker of its size and its relatively good to take to the beach as its durable and holds a charge but if you intend to drop it in the pool forget it. It will eventually even show signs of rust on the grill and after a few sessions of static its time to replace this. I would only buy it on the expectation of 90 days of use. Any more than that you will have a paperweight....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hate this speaker

    Posted
    EmmeJo
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    I would give 0 stars if I could. We bought this speaker for our Florida trip, charged it overnight, and then packed it for the trip. Got it out to use on the beach, took forever to connect to our phone via blue-tooth, played about 5 seconds of a song, and died. I thought maybe it was just from sitting after the initial charge. So we charged it fully again and it did the same thing. Absolute and total disappointment. We had no music on the beach and this piece of garbage to transport around. Will be returning the speaker for a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      EmmeJo, we're very sorry to hear that this speaker disappointed you on your trip! We'd like to make it right. Please give us a call or email us at 1-888-999-4215 or prodinfo@dpiinc.com. We look forward to assisting you and wish you many musical beach moments in the future. -iLive Support Team iLive

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good!

    Posted
    BeachGuy
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    This is perfect for what I was looking for. I use it when I go paddleboarding. I clip it to my life jacket waist pack and it is perfect for listening to music while out on the water. Since this thing is waterproof I don't worry about it getting wet. The sound is good, not great, but comparable to others in this size range. To get better sound, you need to go bigger and heavier and that's not what I wanted. Also, having it right on my waist I don't have to blast it to hear it because it is so close. I am really enjoying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth It

    Posted
    JayLando22
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I wanted a cheap solution for listening to music/podcasts in the shower and this totally fits the bill! I got a sticker hanger from the dollar store and this was light enough that I put stuck it right under the shower head. It takes a while to charge because it is micro-USB but the chrage last me a LONG time. Using it near daily for about 15 minutes a day I can get weeks on a single charge!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very reliable

    Posted
    Amberly
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    This is an excellent product. Loud speakers and waterproof, I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. The battery life doesn't seem to last for more than 3 or 4 hours but for the price I am happy. I bought an ion speaker for the same price at Walmart prior to purchasing this speaker, the ion speaker broke within a week and then the light show broke one week later. This is steal for the quality of the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little speaker

    Posted
    coyotecorky
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    I got this for bike rides and adventure trips. I like it for what it is though I wish it could get louder but you can't expect that out of a small speaker. It's waterproof for sure and it does float. Bluetooth connection is poor while floating if you're phone is more than 10 feet away. Other than that it's great for what it is and what is for and not expensive so if you're looking for a really compact speaker you want near the water on river trips then you will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      Keep on adventuring! -iLive Support Team iLive

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK speaker for the price

    Posted
    DisneyPrincess
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this speaker on Black Friday. It worked fine inside our home. Once I took it to work, where I had intended on using it, the speaker would lose the connection constantly and the sound would "crackle". For the price, it wouldn't have been a bad speaker at $15.00. If I bought it at the regular price of $34.99, I would have been more upset. I ultimately exchanged it for a JBL speaker. Slightly more in price but it has far supassed expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not great shower speaker

    Posted
    ChefTyler
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This replaced a speaker that came with a suction cup which lasted all of 30 minutes before it fell and smashed. I LOVE the carabiner, it clips to the top of a glass shower door well and would work on a shower curtain as well. The battery life is decent, too. The only place it falls down is the connection time when turning it on and sometimes it requires turning it off then back on before it connects. Plenty of sound for a shower/bathtub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worked well...at first

    Posted
    StaBr
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    Little speaker had good volume, clarity and worked well to begin with. 6mos later and the volume level constantly fluctuates to the point where it's not functional. It'll be loud for maybe 30seconds and then drop down to about a third of the volume. Has been fully charged, reflects that it's charging, but acts like it's constantly about to die.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      Dear customer, we're sorry to hear about this issue. Please give us a call so we can try to assist you at 1-888-999-4215 or prodinfo@dpiinc.com. -iLive support team iLive

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

    Posted
    Monitor
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The iLive produces a full sound with the volume set at mid range and above. It was easy to pair with my Samsung tablet and maintains connectivity throughout the house. I am not concerned about the speaker being water prof. I just wanted a bluetooth speaker that was inexpensive and produced good sound. This product is all of the above.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker but...

    Posted
    Bluetooth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The sound quality is excellent. I was very happy with it up until last week, it just died on me. It's not even a year old, I bought it in March so I got to enjoy it for 7 to 8 months. Disappointed because it was a great speaker. I would recommend to a friend for the sound quality but if it breaks down less than a year I wouldn't recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    iLive - ISBW157 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue

    Posted
    Spencer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was a great little speaker. I used it while snowboarding. Sound was good for the price and it worked like advertised. I even was able to connect it to my Amazon Echo. The only negative is the usb mini charging port broke. It only lasted 1 season. Won't buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good sound

    Posted
    joecaffe
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    I bought this as a stocking stuffer. It looked decent and was pretty cheap. I'm happily surprised with the crisp sound reproduction and mid-range bass. The rubberized casing and blue contrast gives it a premium look while functioning as antislip in wet locations where it can play thanks to it's waterproof rating. I like it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sucks

    Posted
    Sam1
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    I would like to give it zero star if i can the volume is so low and battery doesn't stay more than two hours after fully charge try it three days in row but does not stay more than two hours even with changing the charger and charging cord i'll return it for sure and not recommend to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Product Expert

      Dear customer, we're sorry to hear that the battery isn't working as expected as is the volume. Please let us know if we can assist you at 1-888-999-4215 or prodinfo@dpiinc.com. - iLive Electronics iLive

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, Inexpensive Bluetooth for the Hot Tub

    Posted
    Erion929
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Wanted a cheap, but good (lol) Bluetooth speaker for use outside at my hot tub spa. This thing works great for it's size and cost....it's perfect. Easy startup every time, pretty clean music, battery life is fine, and it can get wet (bonus at the hot tub). No need to spend a lot for simple Bluetooth use around the house, you can take it upstairs and it works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to carry around

    Posted
    momofboys
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    Took a chance on this reasonably priced speaker as a gift. So far it has worked great! My teenager takes it outside, pairs it with his phone and uses it while he shoots baskets. The sound is clear and carries well in the open space. It seems durable and hopefully will last a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend