Griffin Evolve wireless iPod speakers
Review Griffin makes some pretty cool bits and bobs for the iPod and iPhone, but its crowning achievement to date has to be the new Evolve iPod dock and speaker set.
At first glance, the Evolve is nothing much more than an iPod dock - a fairly trendy looking iPod dock, but an iPod dock nonetheless. Then you pick up the speakers and notice they are completely wireless.
Griffin's Evolve: minimalist look and feel
The whole device subscribes to a very minimalist look and feel, right down to the simple black and grey colour scheme and the basic controls. Each speaker is has just a single button for power and two LEDs behind the grille to show charging status and which wireless channel the speaker is tuned to.
The main unit just has four controls: power, volume up, volume down and a mono/stereo switch, which is particularly useful for the times you want to take just one speaker with you.
The speakers are cubes which measure 14cm on each edge and have a handle located at the back. Personally, we'd have preferred to have the handles located on top, but that's a very minor gripe.
When away from their charging plates on the dock, the speakers will automatically shut off after an hour of inactivity. They can also be turned off and on using their own power button, but won't automatically switch back on unless docked.
Decent but Average???
First off I don't see the advantage these have over having another ipod dock where you actually want to be or to just carry a portable dock to your listening location rather than the speaker pods.
Oh, it involved gadgetry. Sorry.
And another classic reg-ism in the reviewing: Decent but average sound quality.
Yes, they are a good but bad idea. Well done you.
... and so much simpler to carry the two speakers as opposed to an ipod speaker dock. Erm...
tv satellite speakers.
RCA in = satellite tv, quality unimportant as the sub does the big stuff. I've been looking for a wireless solution for this problem.
This equates, in my mind, to more "types" sprawling on public transport playing at full volume something that sounds like a brick in a washing machine. Ah, but wait! All is not lost! Radio transmission you say? Why, I have a vast collection of funeral dirges on my iPod right here. All I need to do is point at ... let me see, yes, /that/ yob ... and hit play ...
Actually I am sure it wouldn't be that simple but a man can dream. Where's me ghetto blaster? ;)
RE: Wonderful idea...
Bear in mind, this is targeting the "more money than sense" brigade, so it figures...
I like it too (apart from the price) though wish they could have internalised the antennae somehow. Eek, hope I'm not starting to get obsessed with form over function too.