We’re rocking the BBQ this summer–literally! Nothing goes better with a smoky pork steak than classic rock. If you’re looking for some big booming speakers for your next BBQ party, then Verizon has you covered with the Bose SoundLink III bluetooth speaker.
Verizon sent over a Bose Soundlink III for me to review, and also tossed in a shiny new LG G4 smart phone so I could test out the Bluetooth capabilities. I did not receive compensation for my opinion, and I sent the devices back after the review. My opinions are totally honest. Totally.
So first, the Bose Soundlink III. This is a portable speaker with quite a bit of heft to it. It’s small, but not as small as some wireless speakers I’ve seen. In fact, it’s pretty heavy–almost 3 pounds. However, the sound is massive! Amazing bass! And the sound comes out of both the front and the back of the speaker, so it can really fill a space. I’m impressed, and so was the teenager, who promptly took over the speaker for the rest of our trial period.
I’m gonna be honest, this is NOT a cheap speaker. This is a serious piece of tech and retails at a serious $299. But this is the sort of speaker that can make tunes from your phone sound like this:
As a child of the boombox 80’s, I can really appreciate this.
The speaker is so good, you can use it as your primary speaker set for in the house–then just unplug and use it on the patio, by the pool, or take it to the drive in and feel like you’re at an IMAX, not in your lawn chair.
It holds a decent charge, so you don’t have to worry about keeping it plugged into the wall. You can get about 14 hours of play from a 3 hour charge, meaning you can rock all night long. Or until the neighbors complain. Just share your pork steaks, and you’ll be fine.
The LG G4 is one heck of a smart phone! It has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a kick booty camera. I’ve never played with an Android phone before, so I’m happy to say that it’s easy to use…once you get out of the iPhone mindset. I took a lot of great pics with the G4 and it knocked my socks off! Now, maybe it’s because my personal phone is an old iPhone, which can’t hold a candle to the G4. The LG G4 has a 16 megapixel rear camera, and a 8 pixel front camera! Want to read the specs for yourself?
The phone was everything a smart phone ought to be, and having my familiar Google Chrome on a handset was pretty awesome. If you’re thinking about up grading, I’d give this puppy a try! I was really sad to send this phone back to Verizon–I’ll have to give the LG line up a serious look when my own phone contract is up!