Now I realise that I don't frequently write about electronics products, but when I got the opportunity to review one of the BassBoomz bluetooth speakers I jumped at the chance. Although electronics products may not be my forté, music certainly is - I listen to music whilst I'm getting ready for work, in the car on the way to work, in my office at work and... well, you get the picture. A couple of years ago I bought one of those sets of iPod speakers you can either plug or use with batteries and it became my trusty friend until the iPod fitting snapped off. I am that person who makes playlists for parties/festivals/holidays and annoys/becomes instant best friends with everyone via collections of 90's and 00's pop and R&B. So the breaking of my iPod speakers left a hole in my life that was in no way filled by my attempts to listen to music via the iPhone/iPod loudspeaker. So not the same.
The Bassboomz speakers have come along, filled that hole and stomped all over it. They are completely awesome. They're bluetooth speakers so you can pop them on a shelf, switch them on, enter the pairing code on your phone (0000) and play music to your heart's content with no need for cables (though cables are included if you want to hook up to it directly). They have a built in rechargeable battery that lasts about 7 hours and can be charged via USB. You can also twist and fold it up to protect it whilst travelling and it's only 5cm high so easily slung in a bag. I love the idea that you can have it playing in the kitchen whilst you're cooking, or in the garden if you're outside etc, and if you have friends round they can connect up to it and play their music too (not if you're in my house though, my house, my music, comprende?) You can use it with any device that has bluetooth or an aux output.
The Bassboomz retail at £79.95 and are available on their website. In my opinion they are well worth the price tag. I can see me getting so much use out of mine - watch out if you're thinking of inviting me anywhere in the near future and don't fancy listening to some old school N Sync. By the way, if you want to listen to the playlist I made for the My Street Chic party back in '11, it's available on Spotify here - lolz (altogether now, 'I was checkin' girl next door, when her parents went out, she'd phone say hey boy, coming right around....')