Design The glossy Blackbox may attract fingerprints but a quick polish makes it a beautifully presented little system. A full review of the Blackbox is now available. Continue to next page 01 We’ve changed, we promise. But construction is anything but minimalist and critics will have a hard time conjuring too many disparaging remarks.
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Its most recent Bluetooth speaker systemthe Blackbox, is a rectangular, touch-controlled, 24W, glossy black speaker system. You’d be forgiven for thinking a minimalist designed this system, given its apparent ‘less is more’ attitude. Crave-worthy curves for a premium price.
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers
Apple MacBook Pro inch There are no EQ options, for example, and there’s no built-in radio. The BlackBox lacks the sonic punch that’s found in its biggest rival, the Parrot Boombox, and if you’re a hi-fi aficionado then you’ll no doubt question the lack of distinction in more subtle instruments.
Not having a dock for the world’s most popular music player — the iPod — means ‘Pod owners will have to use an extra cable to hook up their Apple-tastic blackgox archive.
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.
Features A2DP Bluetooth functionality is the main selling point of this system, so it’s worth mentioning first. Blaackbox threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Having said this, Gear4’s BlackBox makes a decent stab at utilising this short-range wireless technology. While this means it’s compatible with iPods, it’s no reason to call this an iPod-compatible system.
MP3 Players Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers 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 by Nate Lanxon. For some reason, Gear4 requires you to use a screwdriver or coin to unscrew the fastener locking the battery compartment. Underneath the system, and beneath a screw-fastened flap, a battery compartment resides, allowing you to power the speakers with four size C batteries.
Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The Bad Lack of features; doesn’t sound good with all musical genres. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.
The BlackBox isn’t the saviour of Bluetooth as a music delivery format, but for convenience and travel options it provides a useful solution to streaming tunes from your PC. Sounds from our laptop were clearly better than the mobile phone MP3 files, yet the pairing process was oddly faster with mobiles. A lack of extra functionality does somewhat limit how useful these speakers will be.
A stellar on-ear headphone. Someone, somewhere, got paid to make this decision. 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.
Overall, it’s a nicely executed idea and priced appropriately. A2DP transmits really high-quality stereo music, and Gear4’s new horizontal speaker setup promises to do those high-quality streams justice.
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Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers – CNET
Wireless technology is the connectivity of choice in today’s prisons since, unlike Ethernet, it’s virtually impossible to kill yourself using Wi-Fi. Gear4’s new Blackbox wireless speaker system has got Bluetooth, it’s got flashing lights hlackbox it’s got an enthusiastic thumbs up from us in terms of appearance. Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
Okay, fine, wires are actually better than wireless for most things until 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.
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