By Todd Bernhard on Sun, 06/24/2012
I go to a lot of tradeshows and I see a lot of iOS accessories, especially speakers. It's rare to find a speaker, especially a small one, that can make a nice sound and be heard in a noisy trade show environment. So when I saw, and heard, an early version of the Mighty Dwarf Blue II at January's Consumer Electronics Show, I was impressed. It's now shipping and I was able to test a unit. It's well made, in a sleek, black glossy casing that looks like a futuristic UFO! The unit even comes in a solid gift box that uses magnets to keep a 'sneak peek' flap closed.
I used to have a competing, junkies speaker but my youngest daughter pushed in the shiny exposed tweeter, so it's a nice touch that the Mighty Dwarf Blue II has a protective arch covering the tweeter. The Might Dwarf Blue II supports Bluetooth 2.1 wireless audio and has a USB rechargeable lithium battery. There are controls for volume, pause, and play, but of course you can also control your music using Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad or other BT audio source. When paired with a phone, it can be quite a powerful and mobile conference call speakerphone! The tiny speaker offers 10 watts of power, but it seems like more because of the omnidirectional design.
Best Buy carries their wired version, so if you want the Blue II, try here.