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Insignia™ - Rugged Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 881 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound for extension tv speaker

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    JerryB
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    I bought this speaker to work with a blue tooth transmitter to act as an extension speaker for a tv in a bedroom. The pairing of the speaker to the transmitter was simple. Quality of sound very good. There are very limited options on the market for this type of application. All blue tooth speakers seem to be battery powered and designed for outdoor use. It is a pain to recharge the battery every eight hours as I was nervous about leaving the flimsy A/C charging cord plugged in all the time.I could not find a blue tooth speaker with a solid A/C cord designed to be plugged in all the time inside the house, so I went with this speaker. The speaker is part of a good solution for TV sound privacy when paired with the MEE transmitter bought at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Portable, Inexpensive Speaker

    Posted
    adolorex
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    I have to say for quality Bluetooth speaker, and for its price, this is a pretty good one. The only reason I give it three stars instead of four is battery life and bass. You can't expect the bass to sound good on a lot of Bluetooth speakers, but I've had friends with different speakers that definitely have great sounding bass. Also, the battery life is not long. I use it in my car mostly because I'm saving up to fix and replace my stereo system, but I have to keep it plugged into the charger most of the time because it does die pretty quickly. I would recommend it for just a small one to take with you, it's easy to use, and pretty nice. The volume level, however, doesn't seem to go very high. I guess it depends on what you like.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

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    rjv23
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    Surprisingly loud for how small it is and clear. I've had other BT speakers that when you max tend to get clipped or distorted, and this is not the case. It can be in the back of my garage maxed out and it's extremely clear when i'm down at the bottom of my driveway washing cars I take it in the shower each morning to catch up on news and whatnot. Pretty long battery life. Another plus is some BT devices will not allow you to play them while charging, you can charge this while listening which is a huge plus. I may pick up an extra as a back up or to keep one in my backpack and one at home

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

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    JohnE
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    I was hopeful that this little speaker would work out for me. I planned to use it in the bathroom while showering, while doing pool chores, etc. It synced up to my iPad easily. I listened to it about four times, and it worked great. About a week later it wouldn’t turn on. I assumed the battery needed charging. It appeared to charge, but would not turn on. I tried to reset it, tried to charge again, nothing. I got it for half off, but since it didn’t work for even a week, it was not worth it. From my experience, I definitely would not recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for cheap

    Posted
    RobAZ
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    Grabbed this the morning of a 2 week trip. All I wanted was small, inexpensive, and decent sound. I used it behind my tablet for videos, cause headphones in hotel room for several hours aren't my choice. Charged it, paired it threw in the suitcase. In and out if store in 5 mins. There are better sounding ones cheaper if you catch a sale. There are great ones that are even smaller if you don't mind spending $40+. I didn't have time to wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and Good sound for the price

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    cnk8818
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    Bought the Isignia Bluetooth speaker to listen to music and video with better sound than my iPad and phone. Easy to connect via Bluetooth and sound quality is more than sufficient for a portable speaker under $20. I also like that it can be used as a wireless speaker phone and comes in a water resistant/shock absorbing rubber skin. I haven't full tested battery life yet (stated 6 hrs), but had it playing for 2-3 hours the other day which is probably not much longer than I would use it regularly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Compact Tough Bluetooth Speaker

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    Dave
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    Excellent Compact Tough Bluetooth Speaker I use it in my car, work and home to play my music playlist from m android phone. The speaker is pretty loud when outside and when you lower the volume say in an inside environment sounds pretty good. I dropped it a few times on cement, pavement and dirt and it took the hit with no damage to the case or speaker. The charge will last all day but would need to be recharged after that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not recommend

    Posted
    DarlingNikki
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    I am so glad that I purchased the warranty on this speaker because I ended up using it 3 times to replace it. The first one I returned the volume never got loud enough, the second one wouldn't hold the charge, the third one wouldn't connect to any of my apple devices. I ended up switching it out for a different Insignia model which I am doing much better with. Not a fan of this model and I do not recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good sound

    Posted
    snoopy
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    Excellent Compact Tough Bluetooth Speaker I use it in my car, work and home to play my music playlist from m android phone. The speaker is pretty loud when outside and when you lower the volume say in an inside environment sounds pretty good. I dropped it a few times on cement, pavement and dirt and it took the hit with no damage to the case or speaker. The charge will last all day but would need to be recharged after that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Okay Speaker For Price

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    FreshFail
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    I bought this speaker to attach to my backpack for traveling. For this purpose it works okay. It doesn't get very loud which is an annoyance but its still loud enough. The sound is also a little on the flat side, but that is expected in this price range. If you can get it on sale it's not a bad little speaker that is a little more rugged than the other ones Best Buy offers in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    NotATypicalHuman
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    For a little speaker, this little guy blew our minds out! It's pretty loud speaker for its size! We bought this speaker for my uncle on his birthday since his broke at a ping pong tournament if i am not mistake. He loved it and it actually played for a couple of hours right out of the package! I would totally recommend this little speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Things Come in Small Packages

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    Myskiesthelimit
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    We bought this Bluetooth speaker for our teens mostly so they can stop using our expensive one and because they like listening to music while in the shower. Main reason for this purchase is because of the waterproof capabilities. Its only been a month since the purchase so I couldn't comment of longevity but so far it is a great product especially for its price. It goes on for hours before needing the recharge and the sound quality is nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Descent sound for the price

    Posted
    Firebus
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    I purchased this speaker, just as an experiment, with a Bluetooth transmitter. I wanted to see if I could use Bluetooth with my XM radio on my patio. This was priced low enough that if it did not work I had not lost much. But suprisingly the sound was pretty good. We move it around to different parts of the patio and yard and it works well. It does not have the sound range of the more expensive speakers but works for us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel

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    jane
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    I travel a lot for work and wanted something small and inexpensive I could throw in my suitcase. I like listening to music in my hotel room, especially when getting ready in the morning and this is a decent upgrade over just using my phone itself. Sure there are much better Bluetooth speakers out there in terms of sound quality, but it was cheap and exactly what I was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Advice From Sales Staff

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    JTDJR
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    I wanted a no-frills inexpensive speaker for my office. The sales staff did an outstanding job outlining the differences among models and the features associated with the various prices. My product performs exactly as described by the sales staff and meets all manufacturer's performance specifications. A perfect product for those seeking a speaker with Blue Tooth capability that provides reliable basic performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speaker

    Posted
    FlameHawk
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    I purchased this for my 15 year son because his brother got a sony speaker for his birthday and wanted one. This speaker blows away the $50 Sony speaker that my youngest son received. It sounds better, louder and better quality than the Sony. You cannot go wrong with this speaker. Works with iPhone iMac and iPads. Very pleased with purchase, product, price and of course Best Buy for carrying this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me

    Posted
    Rick
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    I wanted a Bluetooth speaker to use with my mp3 player. It won't pair. The player is a new SanDisk model and I worked with their customer support ... all the way to getting a replacement player under warranty. Still, it won't pair. Plus I bought this based on speaker grill size, only to learn on taking it out of the package that the speaker is actually much smaller. Good thing I bought it on clearance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to review this product! To better address your concerns, please contact us here: https://www.insigniaproducts.com/support or take advantage of the warranty by taking it to the store and visiting the Geek Squad counter. Best, Fernanda B. Insignia Support. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small size for easy transport and also works well

    Posted
    Weightman714
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    I use this little speaker with my Elecraft KX3 QRP transceiver. The built in speaker of the KX3 faces downward and is sometimes hard to hear when operating and you may not always want to use headphones or ear buds. The Elecraft KX3 does not have enough audio power out to drive a non-amplified speaker. This little speaker does the job well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 1st speaker for the family

    Posted
    GoldenGirl
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    This is the first wireless speaker I have ever purchased. It works great for listening to music from cell phone. My husband and son took it with them on a week long trip. It was really great to talk to both of them at the same time when my son used it in conjunction with his cell phone. No more having to pass the phone back and forth and repeating everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth Speaker that does the job

    Posted
    SaravK
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    Pros - Rugged Design, I don't have to protect too much - Great value for money Cons - not really much, sound quality is average but nothing concerning at all for this price. I had a Jam speaker before, comparing that it is little echoey and for that reason, I reduced 1 star, but it is still a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend