My oldest daughter will be thirteen in over a week. A teenager in my household means hormones, debates, and a struggle for independence, which is very typical of this age if you haven’t encountered it. My daughter has a short list of her loves and favorites and right next to dance is music. After all, you can dance in silence but pair that dance with some trendy music and it’s even better. With an iPod and headphones in her ear around the house and in the car, I could just tell this item we received was going to be a hit for my often hard-to-please daughter.
The Acoustic Research Portable Audio System for iPod and iPhone offers music directly from my daughter’s iPod (or my iPhone) and gives her a personal music player for her personal space, her room! Setting it up was a snap, the iPod fit into the universal dock (that electronically opens from the bottom when you touch the iPod setting) easily and even with a slim rubber case on it! The controls, on-off, volume, and mode are all touch buttons on the front of the unit, very modern technology familiar by many.
The slim-line shape of the unit is perfect for any space in a bedroom, office, or desk. The handle behind the face makes moving it from room to room and even have music in the bathroom. Our living room floor is hardwood, so when my daughter wants to practice tap or other dance, she can move the audio system into the living room and set it easily on the bookshelf. The unit can be removed from the plug and taken outside, in the garage, and even to your friend’s house with a built-in rechargeable battery, that also keeps your iPod or iPhone charging when it’s in the dock!
The Nitty Gritty:
- High performance sound
- 50W total power, bi-amp configuration
- 3.5″ carbon fiber drivers and silk dome tweetersMotorized universal dock supports iPod and iPhone
- Built-in rechargeable battery for hours of listening on the go
- Accurate sound reproduction: ultra-high rigid cabinet construction minimizes vibration
- Greater frequency response from premium high efficiency neodymium magnets
- High definition fidelity and great dynamics from high output digital sound processor
- Deep, rich, room-filling lows from dual layer neocomposite Carbon Fiber drivers
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Audio line-in for MP3 player connectivity
- Digital AM/FM tuner
- Built-in handle
- iPod/iPhone not included
The remote is bonus, she can switch songs, change from iPod to radio, and adjust the volume all from laying in bed or sitting at her desk. If that doesn’t scream TEENAGER, I don’t know what does! Overall, this is a great investment and a super gift for the tween and teens in your life. The unit is not bulky or even too loud at that so that music can be played at the tone the rest of the household appreciates. The only thing that could make this unit better is an alarm for the clock so that an additional one isn’t needed.
Product was sent for honest review, all opinions are our own.