WoWee One Portable Speaker Review

Posted on Feb 10 2011 - 7:45pm by Thomas Sharp

If you want a top quality audio performance in an astonishingly small package then the WOWee One Portable Speaker is definitely something you will want to consider.

What Does it Come With?

The box comes with the speaker, a 3.5 mm stereo headphone / audio jack connecting cable and a USB connector, which is needed for charging purposes.

What Does it Look Like?

The WOWee One scores highly on the looks front, or at least it will with anyone who values a sleek, compact look in their gadgets. It is small enough to be able to hide it out of view when you use it if you wish, but it is also good enough looking to make leaving it in full view a decent option. This little speaker measures up at 4.7 x 2.4 x 1 inches and weighs in at just 7 ounces. Basically its slightly bigger than a iPhone 3GS making it very portable.

How Does it Work?

Like most of the really good gadgets around nowadays it is an incredibly simple idea which has been well designed and thought out. It just has to be connected to a music device and then laid on any sort of surface. The tiny speaker then belies its size and weight by pumping out an incredible sound, with great bass and a full range of frequencies. This thing works on walls, windows, tables – literally anything flat can be turned into a speaker. We found that hollow surfaces produced more base than denser items such as an oak living room table but the sound was impressive on whatever we used.

What Does it Work with?

The WoWee one works with any 3.5mm jack, this lets you hook up your WOWee One Portable Speaker to your mp3, mp4, iPod, iPhone, mobile phone, PC and a whole lot of other devices.

 What About the Battery?

A fully charged unit will give you 20 hours of playback time, which should be enough for most trips or parties. You then need to recharge it through the USB connection. An orange LED indicator shows the current charging status.

Why Would I Want One?

Do you like listening to music on the go? Do you sometimes play portable gaming machines but aren’t too keen on the often feeble sound? Does the idea of setting up an instant party with deep, impressive sound appeal to you? In any of these cases the WOWee One Portable Speaker is a great choice.

It can also be used for business presentations or as your main, fixed speaker for your PC or other music device.

Available at Amazon for a smidge under £39.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tom February 28, 2011 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Don't be fooled by the hype and other reviews. I bought one, plugged it in and stuck it to several surfaces.
    It sounds like a cheap am radio when not stuck to a surface. It sounds like a slightly better cheap am radio when you stick it to a surface.
    Don't buy this product if you're hoping for anything better than what comes out of your iPod, MP3 or Blackberry speaker.

  2. Dave May 7, 2011 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I have a totally different opinion to Tom, it does sound like a cheap radio when not stuck to anything, that I can agree with, that’s because it has no bass. As long as you clean the gel on the back once in a while with just a damp cloth it’ll stick to most surfaces and sound awesome, I’ve had mine stuck to the double glazed window in my kitchen for the last week and it sounds amazing. At first I was unhappy with it because it vibrated off all surfaces even flat horizontal ones but as soon as I started wiping off the gel pad once in a while it’s been amazing.

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