Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i Review

Posted: Aug 19 2010, 1:50pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 19 2010, 4:20pm CDT, in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

 
Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i Review
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Nice dock for those who don't like lots of bass

Specifications

The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i has a pair of 3" laser-turned neodymium drivers, a pair of 0.5" neodymium tweeters, and a four 2" passive radiators. Portable power comes from a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable that is good for eight hours of use per charge. The device also includes an IR remote and has an aux input. The price is $149.99 and it can be pre-ordered right now.

In Use

The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is a nice looking iPod dock that is long and has a soft carry case for use on the go. The iPod dock will work with any dockable iPod and in my case; I used it with my iPhone. The dock has a cool cover that flips up to protect it while you are on the go.

When the dock is uncovered the flip back cover acts as the stand to keep the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i upright for listening. If you have an iPod or another music player that is not dockable, the 3.5mm input on the back works well. When the dock needs to be charged or you want to listen at home, an included AC adapter plugs into the wall for power. The IR remote that is included allows you to control the volume and track from across the room on dockable iPod.

The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is very easy to use and is a nice looking device. The only real downside to the design of the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is that it is very long making it bulky. That long length is to get all the speakers and radiators inside the case. The sound quality offered from the dock is good for the most part, however, the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i has rather weak bass. I expected with the radiators and the drivers to have decent bass and the playback of my test track "How Low" by Ludacris lacked the deep bass that I get with many headphones and other speaker docks.

The sound on the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is geared more towards the highs and mid range sounds. If you listen to music in genres where the bass is rarely deep, the weak bass may not be a big deal for you. However, if you like music with lots of bass the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i might not be the dock for you.

I mentioned that the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i is rather long making it a bit bulky to carry with you. Thankfully, it's not that heavy and it does come with its own soft carry case. The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i isn't water or sand proof so if you plan to use this at the pool, lake, or beach you will need to be careful. I did like the way the dock was designed to not need those little trays that most iPod and iPhone docks and clock I have used require.

Verdict

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Cool dock design

Cons

  • Weak bass
  • Very long design
 

Conclusion

The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i lacks strong bass but offers good mid and high-range sound. Music fans who don't want lots of bass will find something to like with the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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