Logitech S715i Rechargeable Speaker

Logitech S715i Rechargeable Speaker

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    • Logitech S715i Rechargeable Portable iPod / iPhone Speakers (984-000142)

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  • Shopbot Review
  • 4 / 5
    • The good:
      Sleek, Portable Design, Good Battery Life
    • The bad:
      Limited Remote Control, Limited Features
    The Logitech S715i Rechargeable Speaker is a portable speaker designed for the iPod and the iPhone. The speaker is slightly longer than one foot; around 6 inches tall and 2 and half inches thick, which makes it fit right into the portable speakers’ category. It comes in matte black plastic, with a slim, subtly curved contour reminiscent of a sports car. The six front-facing drivers—a tweeter, midrange driver, and woofer for each channel—are protected by a transparent black metallic grille. The docking area sits centered on the top of the system, flanked by a tiny LED and three buttons—Volume Up/Down and Power.The foldable cover for the docking bay conveniently doubles up as a speaker stand. On the back, there are two passive radiators and the iPod dock cover, plus ports for auxiliary and AC charger protected by a rubber flap. The Logitech S715i does not offer much in terms of features. It is a simple portable rechargeable speaker which is compatible with your iPod, iPhone and any other audio source with a 3.5mm stereo jack plug. There is no Bluetooth audio streaming, nor does it charge the iPod/iPhone. But under its hood, the S715i packs two 3 inch neodymium drivers for mids, two 0.5 inch neodymium tweeters for highs and four 2 inch passive radiators for bass. The Logitech S715i has a non-removable rechargeable NiMH battery with a rated 8-hour operating time. In case the 8-hour battery life is not enough, the system works while it is being charged via the AC adaptor as well. There's also an infrared remote control that's the size of a cigarette lighter, and has controls for playback (skipping tracks, play/pause and playback mode), volume and power on/off. The Logitech S715i's overall sound signature is mid-oriented. For a portable speaker, the two 3 inch drivers delivered clear mids and punchy mid-bass. The passive radiators also helped a lot in reproducing warm and punchy bass. The system definitely has enough power to fill a mid-sized room with music, and for outdoors it is good enough for personal use. Users did not find any faults with the controls and found the system very simple to use. All you need to do is dock the iPod and pick up the remote. One small complaint, though - the remote control cannot be used to skip album or artist on the iPod/iPhone but only for changing tracks, which was found to be quite limiting. Should you want to skip the playlist, album or artist, you need to use the controls on your iPod or iPhone. Overall, The Logitech S715i Rechargeable Speaker impressed especially in terms of size to performance ratio. The sound quality is good enough for casual listening and for portable use.