Our Verdict Attractive and easy to use, but lacking in bass. Yet with its distinctive deep gloss finish and touchscreen buttons the BlackBox certainly looks tidy. While this means it’s compatible with iPods, it’s no reason to call this an iPod-compatible system. 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. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The lack of extra functionality is a little disappointing and certain music genres don’t sound fantastic. Overall, it’s a nicely executed idea and priced appropriately.
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Continue to next page 01 The Good Design; ease of use; price. Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Sounds from our laptop were clearly better than the mobile phone Gearr4 files, yet the pairing process was oddly faster with mobiles. Blackbod new no-compromise MacBook. Although best powered with the mains adaptor, the system can be run from four size C batteries.
For some reason, Gear4 requires you to use a screwdriver or coin to unscrew the fastener locking the battery compartment.
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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. The Bottom Line The Gear4 Blackbox is a very attractive blacjbox system and certainly useful for anyone with a music phone.
CNET’s best of The BlackBox isn’t the saviour of Bluetooth as a gearr4 delivery format, but for convenience and travel options it provides a useful solution to streaming tunes from your PC. Bluetooth setup was reasonably blackbod, even on A2DP-enabled mobile phones, but audio quality wasn’t as good as we had hoped. In the meantime, click through for some snazzy photos of this quaint little chap. Someone, somewhere, got paid to make this decision. Wireless technology is the connectivity of choice in today’s prisons since, unlike Ethernet, it’s virtually impossible to kill yourself using Wi-Fi.
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers – CNET
While this means it’s compatible with iPods, it’s no reason to call this an iPod-compatible system. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Not having a dock for gdar4 world’s most popular music player — the iPod — means ‘Pod owners will have to use an extra cable to hook up their Apple-tastic audio archive. A lack of extra functionality does somewhat limit how useful these speakers will be.
Apple MacBook Pro inch Yet with its distinctive deep gloss finish and touchscreen buttons the BlackBox certainly looks tidy. The trippy LED visualisation on the front of the system looks pretty neat in our opinion.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. 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. 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.
A full review of the Blackbox is now available. You’d be forgiven for thinking a minimalist designed this system, given its apparent ‘less is more’ attitude. Underneath the system, and beneath a screw-fastened flap, a battery compartment resides, allowing you to power the speakers with four size C batteries. We’ve changed, we promise. Okay, fine, wires are actually better than wireless for most things until The result is effective, though personal taste may necessitate you switch it off — it’s certainly pointless, if quaint.
Crave-worthy curves for a premium price. Don’t show this again. Having said this, Gear4’s BlackBox makes a grar4 stab at utilising this short-range wireless technology. Design The glossy Blackbox may attract fingerprints but a quick polish makes it a beautifully presented little system.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. MP3 Players Hands-on gear 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.