Phoenix 2 by Beacon Audio
Editor's note: Crave's Eric Mack, a self-proclaimed Bluetooth addict and bargain hunter, rounds up some of his favorite low-cost wireless headsets and mobile speakers.
Bluetooth is everywhere these days, making my own addiction to wireless audio devices harder to control. The good news for people like me who love the freedom of cordless listening is that all that competition is bringing prices down. You can still spend a pretty penny on the latest and greatest in Bluetooth, but the truth is that more than ever, some less expensive products provide lots of value.
A prime example is the Phoenix 2 by Beacon Audio. This follow-up to the first successful Phoenix pumps out plenty of volume for its size via two 360-degree speakers and a subwoofer and adds a microphone that converts this little cube into a speakerphone. Ten hours of battery life adds to the convenience, and it retails for $79.99, almost half the price of Beacon's top-of-the-line speaker that adds NFC and the capability to pair with a second speaker for true stereo. That's cool, but the Phoenix 2 will suit most people's needs just fine.
October 17, 2013 11:51 AM PDT
Photo by: Beacon Audio
| Caption by: Eric Mack
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