Need a set of speakers that are portable.. Any recommendations?

tweaks

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I find myself wandering around the house listening to podcasts and whatever.... I also have kids and I like hearing things that go on around the house so ear buds are out of the question.... I want something that I can plug into my phone and possibly clip to a shirt and listen to whatever is playing as I am doing the things I normally do throughout the day... any recommendations??

The phone would be in my pocket and speakers would clip to my shirt or something like that. I need to be completely hands free.:apple:
 

mstrze

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Put the iPhone upside down in a shirt pocket with the speaker pointing up?
 

FreakinEurekan

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Shirt with a pocket does the job for me. Drop the phone in upside down, the speaker in the bottom of the phone is plenty loud.

I sometimes use a Bluetooth earpiece with A2DP capability (one ear) if there are other people around and I don't want to irritate them with my noise, but sounds like that's not an issue in your case.
 

tweaks

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Shirt with a pocket does the job for me. Drop the phone in upside down, the speaker in the bottom of the phone is plenty loud.

I sometimes use a Bluetooth earpiece with A2DP capability (one ear) if there are other people around and I don't want to irritate them with my noise, but sounds like that's not an issue in your case.
That is an idea that I had completely forgotten about..... THANK YOU!!
 

chakraj

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I have a motorola bluetooth speaker that is rather small and still sounds ok. However the best new one out is the Jawbone, Jambox, but its not small. It does have a big neck chain you can use with it, ala, Flavor Flave!
 

tweaks

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Ok... Closed... Bought a jambox.... Figured with its popularity and with it being portable and the "jamchain" it is a win win!! LOL

Seriously.... I think that it would be perfect for my needs.

Thanks for your replies.
 

ZBoater

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Ok... Closed... Bought a jambox.... Figured with its popularity and with it being portable and the "jamchain" it is a win win!! LOL

Seriously.... I think that it would be perfect for my needs.

Thanks for your replies.
LOL! I was joking about the chain, but the Jambox rocks! I got one and am super impressed how good it sounds in such a small package.

And hey, you can get the Jamchain free with a promo code... :D
 

tweaks

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Lol. I figured as much. With it being as little as it is. I figured I can move it if need be and also take it to the beach!!
 

kierennyc

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I think this has gotten consistently better reviews than the Jambox. I dont own either but have done some research as I'm looking to buy soon.

They dont look as nice as the Jambox but are smaller and most importantly have better sound (isnt that why we're buying them?!).

http://www.soundmatters.com/foxl/
 

bowzer

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If anyone has a jambox, and would be willing to try out a song that was giving me severe clipping issues, let me know and I'll send them a link.

Out of curiosity, I picked up another one from a different store (this one had printing on the front of the paper cover for the accessories, my first ones didnt?). Tried out it in the car, clipped worst than the first two I tried. Returned within 5mins.

I REALLY wanted to like this thing. I think Im in denial that so many people could be giving this thing positive reviews and I think it sounds so horrible.
 
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