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This review is from: Krazilla KZS1002 green Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Pros: The sale price at which I picked it up for.
Small portable size, bluetooth convenience.
Cons: The first two major annoyances of this device are when turning the device on. It starts off with a short 2-3 second tone to let you know it's turned on, that's fine..
But then it proceeds to announce, loudly with the volume of the device, in a Chinese/Japanese-English accent (you know the kind) ...
"The bluetooth device is ready to pair" and then 2 seconds later (if a BT device pairs) "The bluetooth device is connected-uh successfully"
Neither of these announcements are needed. A simple tone alert would suffice just fine.
The play/pause-volume-previous/next track functions are all on a single rotate type of button. It's not too difficult to adjust to but it is very easy to go to the previous or next track if you're trying to adjust the volume. From the neutral position where you just push the button in to play/pause it's a sideways movement to adjust volume or move tracks. Volume is like a "soft touch" of the button left or right only half way of it's full movement, it's entirely too easy to just push the button all the way left or right and reverse or skip the track. However the volume does change if you change the volume on the device you're playing from so I'd imagine that most of the time you'd only be changing volume on the speaker itself if you're playing from a memory card.
The speaker did not come with a USB/power cord. Not a problem for me but maybe some people will not have a cord sitting around. Not sure if I received someone's return without the cord since the photo shows the cord, but the photo also shows the 3.5mm cord which this model can not use.
As just mentioned, this model does NOT come with a 3.5mm jack to plug in devices. The KZS1002 is bluetooth or memory card only. The KZS1001 models do have the 3.5mm jack.
Most types of music seem to overpower the speaker and cause distortion at higher volumes. While that might be normal for these small speakers I feel that I should be able to turn the volume up more than 75% without distortion.
Other Thoughts: The green color looked online like it would be a near exact match for my green iPhone 5C, in reality it's a slightly darker green. Whatever, I just thought it would be neat to have matching colors.
Battery life is probably average considering it's a low capacity battery.
Have not experienced any issues with it disconnecting or static from range but you can't get too far away from it in a 700 sq ft apartment ;)
Pros: Specs look and sound good, on paper. The screen size is a nice feature.
Cons: Apparently low quality build, no quality control. Difficult RMA process and policy from manufacturer.
Shipping back the defective item... at my cost.
Other Thoughts: Bought this new from another site as a Christmas gift, 3 months prior to giving the gift -- outside of the return policy of the store it was bought from. Upon using it a couple issues were found. 1) the screen flickers quite a lot as if it had a bad connection to the lcd. 2) more importantly, it could not be charged. plugging in the ac adapter caused the tablet to instantly turn off like it was a power shock. if the tablet was off when it was plugged in it would not charge and was unable to be turned on.
Apparently it does not charge via the USB ports so I could not try that as an alternative .. or if it's supposed to charge from USB, mine does not.
The only option was to RMA it to the mfg. As noted in other reviews it's incredibly difficult to get through the phone line. The web based RMA ticket does not work, you get an "oops, failed" message after filling out the form. Trying to call you get a constant busy signal and a few times I was connected with no message but disconnected 20 seconds later. After about 50 calls I was finally able to get through and get the RMA process started. Unfortunately, as with most RMAs, "if" they determine it's defective they might send me a used refurbished product in place of my brand new one.
Also in the quick testing I could do on the limited battery charge, the wifi seemed slow as mentioned in another review. I was waiting for pages to load.
I just wanted a new toy to play with so wanted a cheap tablet and saw this one on sale, but it was still at a higher price point. This was not the cheapest I could have got so I expected something a little nicer than a $35 tablet.. Now I wish I would have spent the extra $30 or so to get a brand name tablet.
This review is from: Rosewill 2 Amp 4 Port USB Wall Charger RUC-6180 for iPhone/iPod/iPad/MP3
Pros: 4 ports.
Cons: Everything else.
Will not charge one iPod (Touch 4) or iPhone (5), nevermind two simultaneously as the description states. The 2 amp port won't even charge one. Complete failure.