When it comes to fulfilling acoustic experiences, it’s hard to beat a concert at Carnegie Hall. But for all those nights you can’t make it there, you would be well served with the SuperTooth Disco2 ($99.00) Bluetooth stereo speaker.
You will be impressed with its full sound driven by 16 watts RMS audio power, two speakers on the front, and a high efficiency bass reflex system.
The SuperTooth is compatible with the iPad, iPod, iPhone and almost any other device including MP3 players and desktops. It comes with a double male 3.5 mm cable (and has an input port for that purpose), a travel charger, and user manual.
Pairing the Disco2 with my mobile device worked like a charm, which hasn’t always been my experience with other devices. All I did was turn on Bluetooth and scan for other devices. Almost instantly it connected. I didn’t have to enter any codes. I wish all devices hooked up that readily.
At the bottom rear of the unit is a charging port, a Bluetooth indicator light, and a Stereo line input for MP3 players and computers without Bluetooth.
On the top of the unit are volume control buttons, a power button, and controls for forwards, backwards, play/pause.
The housing is quite stylish with an hourglass shape flaring toward the top. It is a handsome adornment to any environment. It comes in your choice of five colors: red, magenta, green, blue, and black. While the suggested retail price is $99, I found them on Amazon for $86, and on eBay for as low as $81.
I take advantage of the portable battery feature of this system and enjoy using it while working in my garden. It’s a little large to travel with unless you have a motorhome. But wherever you use it, your surroundings will be glorified with brilliant, crisp sound. It also brings games to life with better sound and makes movies more enjoyable. I have dubbed my Disco2 “Carnegie.”
Here are some more stats:
Height: 182 mm
Width: 108 mm
Depth: 70 mm
Weight: 552.7 grams
Battery life: 3 to 4 hours at high volume, 10 hours on medium volume, 1500 hours standby
Charging time: 2 hours
Battery type: NI MH power pack
Bluetooth version: 4.0, operating range 10 meters
Frequency: 2.4 GHz