chicBuds is best known for its fashion oriented designs of mobile music accessories. A new addition to their product line is the fashionable, Fauvette rechargeable portable speaker. This blinged out, crystal covered bird shaped speaker is available in a variety of colors and boasts big sound in a small package. The speaker is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, or to place atop your music player. Connect this little birdie to any MP3 player, iPhone, iPod, tablet or labtop using the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. After about 4 hours of singing, feed the bird's built-in rechargable battery using the USB cable provided. The cable connects hidden away under the tail. The speaker's compact size (~3.5" long and ~1.5" high) makes it easy to use and easy to store.
For its size, the speaker's volume is quite impressive, although the bass is a tad muted it seems. The speaker stands out especially well with vocal music (pop, country, R&B, Hip-Hop) which appears to be optimized for the speaker. This adorable accessory is perfect for sharing music, but if nothing more, it will make your desk look a little cuter!
Price: $34.99 to $39.99
- Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- Plays for up to 4 hours on a single charge
- Connects to any device with a standard
- 3.5mm stereo jack
- Power and battery life indicator
- Clarity, incredible volume & clear distortion-free sound
- Stereo cable and USB cable included
Review by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
January 4, 2011