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Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 Review: The Sequel Is Better Than The Original

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three years since we reviewed Soundfreaq's original Sound Kick portable speaker. Over that period of time, we've seen a slew of new offerings from the company, including a few ultra-portable options, an alarm clock speaker, and a handful of others. The Sound Kick was really a groundbreaker for us though - it had standout features unlike any other speaker at that time.

Fastforward to today, and the SK's successor is finally here. The SK2 takes a lot of what made the original so great, including a tilting design and UQ3, and improves on that.

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[Deal Alert] Creative Labs' Airwave Portable Bluetooth Speaker On Sale Today In Amazon Gold Box For Only $29.99 ($70 Savings)

Today's Amazon Gold Box deal of the day can help anyone in need of a portable Bluetooth speaker save quite a bit of money. Creative Labs' Airwave speakers are currently reduced down to just $29.99. This is a savings of $70 off the MSRP. That's right, 70%. You don't see discounts like that often (or at least not as often as we'd like).

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The Airwave is available in five colors, but only three are going for $29.99: a grey that looks pretty black, a blue that looks kinda purple, and black & white. The pink and green models are not included. Color aside, each option can pair with a device using NFC.

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[Deal Alert] Philips Shoqbox Wireless Portable Speaker On Clearance At Best Buy For $68 With Promo Code ($112 Off)

If you're in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker but aren't feeling the $100+ price tags of some of the top dogs on the market, then Best Buy has a pretty solid deal going that may be of interest. For a limited time, you can grab the Philips Shoqbox for the low price of $68 – that's a full $112 off MSRP and roughly $40 less than what Amazon is selling it for. Not bad.

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Here's how the deal works: the Shoqbox is currently on clearance for $80. If you add it to your cart and enter the promo code "LIMITLESS", however, that knocks an additional $12 off the price, bringing it down to $67.

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The Great Bluetooth Speaker Roundup: 8 Of Our Favorites Compared

Bluetooth speakers are rapidly becoming a thing that people, you know, buy. And because of that, a lot of companies have started making them. One of those companies has become the unabashed leader of the pack with a little device called the Jambox. But the Jambox is over a year and a half old. Competitors have started springing up, and some of them are actually quite awesome. And we know Bluetooth speakers aren't a "one size fits all" affair, so we're going to give you some of favorites in a variety shapes, sizes, and styles.

The Scoring System

Unlike some numerical scores, these scores are not cumulative - they're meant to compare multiple aspects of similar products on an absolute scale (battery life gets its own measurement, for obvious reasons).

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[Lightning Review] Soundfreaq Sound Kick Portable Bluetooth Speaker: An Amazing, No-Frills Product In A World Full Of Pretenders

I am sort of becoming the Bluetooth speaker guy here at Android Police, and the more such products I review, the more I find I'm not impressed with a lot of the current market leaders. Most of all, I'm unimpressed with their price-to-performance ratio. So often, Bluetooth speakers overpromise with buzzwords like "amazing clarity," "deep bass," and "rich sound" (how the hell is sound rich?). I get tired of it, especially since most of these promises are meaningless, recycled advertising drivel that belongs on a late-night infomercial. You have to separate reality from marketing-speak. Luckily, today, I haven't had to.

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Beacon Audio Phoenix Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review: It's Cubetastic

The market for portable Bluetooth speakers is growing more competitive by the day, with various manufacturers spitting out the rectangular prisms in a wider variety of sizes and price points. But generally, this increasingly common accessory comes in one of three form-factor flavors.

First, you have the Jambox-sized devices. Definitely carry-aroundable, but not necessarily something you'd keep in your bag all the time. Then, you have the not-really-actually-portable, but "portable," Bluetooth speakers. Yes, it's wireless, and you could probably fit it in a suitcase, but it's not something you'd travel with, let alone carry around on a regular basis. Stuff like the Jambox Big or Supertooth Disco.

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