Review: Kushion Is a Unique Take on a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Epic. That's how my daughter described the Kushion Bluetooth Speaker ($299.99) and I have to agree. It is an impressive piece of equipment and a unique take on a portable Bluetooth speaker. First,  it's big—about the size of a king size pillow. And it serves as a pillow, hence the name Kushion. You can rest your head in the center and get stereo sound for each ear. You have to hear it to believe it. This is one loud Bluetooth speaker; you'll want to take advantage of the built-in buttons to control the volume and playback and even answer your phone call.

Kushion

The Kushion wireless speaker is well built with quality materials, including leather and carbon fiber style accents. The speaker was very easy to pair, with voice prompts, and to use. A nice bonus is that the built-in battery can be used to charge USB devices. It's not cheap, but this is one example of getting what you pay for.

Pros

  • Incredible sound
  • Quality materials
  • Easy to pair and use 
  • Works with iPhone for calls
  • Charges USB devices

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Only one color

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a nice gift for someone, or a special treat for yourself, the Kushion Bluetooth Speaker is an epic gift. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.