Its top-mounted touch-sensitive controls glow an attractive deep blue when pressed — a very complimentary colour to the all-black exterior. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Our Verdict Attractive and easy to use, but lacking in bass. Sadly, in operation the equalizer was a little flat for our liking – it didn’t move up and down as much as the box images would have us believe. That said, the unconventional stereo effect of mounting both speakers to the sides of the device actually works well and delivers crisp notes, but crank up the volume and you’ll realise that bass isn’t a big feature of the BlackBox. Having said this, Gear4’s BlackBox makes a decent stab at utilising this short-range wireless technology. CNET’s best of
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You’d be forgiven for thinking a minimalist designed this system, given its apparent ‘less is more’ attitude. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers
Gear4’s new Blackbox system aims to provide a wireless speaker solution in a snazzy package. Don’t show this again. Having said this, Gear4’s BlackBox makes a decent stab at utilising this short-range wireless technology. Along with having A2DP stereo Bluetooth compatibility to stream choons from your phoneit’s got a 3.
But construction is anything but minimalist and critics will have a hard time conjuring too many disparaging remarks. For Simple to set-up Distinctive design Convenient. Gear4’s new Blackbox wireless speaker system has got Bluetooth, it’s got flashing lights and it’s got an enthusiastic thumbs up from us in terms of appearance.
This killer feature positions the Blackbox as a cracking festival companion — all those music fans, all those music phones — all compatible with one set of speakers. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. But Bluetooth has a high adoption rate and Gear4 is exploiting this ubiquity to the max.
Pairing a device over Bluetooth was easy and must be done within 3 minutes of being switched on.
Furthermore, it’s one of the first iPod-focused stereos we’ve seen that doesn’t look like a speaker, so it fits into any room decor. There are no EQ options, for example, and there’s no built-in radio. Sounds from our laptop were clearly better than the mobile phone MP3 files, yet the pairing process was oddly faster with mobiles. Gear4 itself says you’re to “sit back and enjoy Bluetooth setup was reasonably straightforward, even on A2DP-enabled mobile phones, but audio quality wasn’t as good as we had hoped.
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While this means it’s compatible with iPods, it’s no reason to call this an iPod-compatible system. Does a glossy speaker system with Bluetooth as its blackbbox function really stand a chance in this market? As an all-in-one unit, it’s well built.
The Bad Lack of features; doesn’t sound good with all musical genres. Features A2DP Bluetooth functionality is the main selling point of this system, so it’s worth mentioning first. Okay, fine, wires are actually better than wireless for most things until We’ve changed, we promise.
The overall feel is solid, sufficiently weighty and resilient to knocks. Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers – CNET
A stellar on-ear headphone. Its top-mounted touch-sensitive controls glow an attractive deep blue when pressed — a very complimentary colour to the all-black exterior. Overall, gewr4 a nicely executed idea and priced appropriately.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Someone, somewhere, got paid to make this decision. In the meantime, click through for some snazzy photos of this quaint little chap.
A2DP transmits really high-quality stereo music, and Gear4’s new horizontal speaker setup promises to do those high-quality streams justice.