The BlackBox lacks the sonic punch that’s found in its biggest rival, the Parrot Boombox, and if you’re a hi-fi aficionado then you’ll no doubt question the lack of distinction in more subtle instruments. As an all-in-one unit, it’s well built. Don’t show this again. Don’t show this again. Continue to next page 01 Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
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For some reason, Gear4 requires you to use a screwdriver or coin to unscrew the fastener locking the battery compartment.
Gear4 BlackBox Wireless Speaker System | Product overview | What Hi-Fi?
The Good Design; ease of use; price. Sound quality’s not too bad, though generally slightly muddy. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
As an all-in-one unit, it’s well built. Underneath the system, and beneath a screw-fastened flap, a battery compartment resides, allowing you to power the speakers with four size C batteries. Wires and wired connections are for old people, the mentally challenged and the Amish — all the cool people are using wireless stuff.
There are no EQ options, for example, and there’s no built-in radio. Continue to next page 01 A lack of extra functionality does somewhat limit how useful these speakers will be. The BlackBox is a stylish-looking device and, unlike the plethora of iPod stereos out there, it isn’t white!
boackbox Pairing a device over Bluetooth was easy and must be done within 3 minutes of being switched on. Its most recent Bluetooth speaker systemthe Blackbox, is a rectangular, touch-controlled, 24W, glossy black speaker system.
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers
Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it geat4 and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Bandersnatch is here to cap blqckbox twisted Someone, somewhere, got paid to make this decision. Overall, it’s a nicely executed idea and priced appropriately.
Its top-mounted touch-sensitive controls glow an attractive deep blue when pressed — a very complimentary colour to the all-black exterior.
We’ve changed, we promise. MP3 Players Hands-on with Gear4’s Blackbox wireless speakers Gear4’s new Blackbox wireless speaker system has got Bluetooth, it’s got flashing lights and it’s got an enthusiastic thumbs up from us in terms of appearance by Nate Lanxon. Apple MacBook Pro inch Gear4’s new Blackbox system aims to provide a wireless speaker solution in a snazzy package.
Sounds from our laptop were tear4 better than the mobile phone MP3 files, yet the pairing process was oddly faster with mobiles.
A full review of the Blackbox is now available. Don’t show this again. The BlackBox lacks the sonic punch that’s found in its biggest rival, the Parrot Boombox, and if you’re a hi-fi aficionado then you’ll no doubt question the lack of distinction in more subtle instruments.
In the meantime, click through for some snazzy photos of this quaint little chap.
Gear4 Blackbox review: Gear4 Blackbox – CNET
Our Verdict Attractive and easy to use, but lacking in bass. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. That said, the unconventional stereo effect of mounting both speakers to the sides of the device actually works well and delivers crisp notes, but crank up the volume and you’ll realise that bass isn’t a big feature of the BlackBox.
The result is effective, though personal taste may necessitate you switch it off — it’s certainly pointless, if quaint. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. But Bluetooth has a high adoption rate and Gear4 is exploiting this ubiquity to the max. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.