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This review is of the Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime MP3 speaker docks.
This device allows you to put your iPod straight into the docking station and then be able to listen to music through the speakers around the house. As the unit also has a battery facility, you can take the speakers out and use them without being connected to the mains. The speakers are light-weight and easily transportable, and although I've only used them with an iPod, the instructions show how to connect any compatible device via the 3.5mm jack lead.
The unit is powered by an AC power supply, but there is also a rechargeable battery which charges when connected to the power supply. I found that this can last several hours without needed to be charged again, which I thought was a reasonable period.
The sound quality is satisfactory, although this is all that I needed it to be. The quality of the music seems to deteriorate quite quickly when the volume increases, but unless precise sound quality is important, I suspect for most people this wouldn't be a problem.
A remote control is also provided with the unit to allow users to change the song without being near the docking station. Although I didn't use this much, it was a useful addition feature to have available. There is also a travel case provided when travelling with the product, useful for holidays for example.
I won this unit over three years ago but noted that it cost around 80 pounds at the time. They are available new for around 50 to 60 pounds today, although can be picked up second-hand for around 10 to 25 pounds at the time of writing on sites such as eBay.
Overall, I have been satisfied with the quality of these speakers, they've seemed robust and have continued to work without problems for around three years. Although the sound quality isn't the highest, I've found it more than adequate, as so would recommend these speakers for those that can find them for a reasonable price.
I received this iPod docking station as a leaving present from my last job, and when I got them home and tried them, I was pleasantly surprised.
It comes with a handle cushioned pouch, which is handy for you to take them to the park for a day out or on holiday.
Which leads me to the next thing, mine came with an EU adapter, so you can use them abroad with minimum fuss.
It comes with a remote, which is nifty and is very basic, so easy to use.
The sound quality of this dock is amazing for the size of the product. My only problem is, sometimes it cuts out, but I think it's when I have it up too loud and the speakers realise that if they play it at that level of volume it will blow them - so that is a good thing really.
The battery life is very good (although I must confess, I usually use them in the house running on mains.)
Another good thing is that it actually charges your iPod up when it is plugged in. This is handy for me as a commuter, as I just come home, pop the iPod on the connection and hey-presto, ready for me to use, even whilst I'm listening to the music.
There is a surround sound button which is great for bassy tunes and an extra bit of oomph.
This dock comes highly recommended, but then again I got mine for free, so I don't know if I would pay £70ish for them... There may be better quality ones out there. But for the size of this product, it really packs a punch.
I bought the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere a few weeks ago on a recommendation from a friend to use with my IPod Classic 160gb & love it!
It's a very good quality speaker set (made by Logitech) which can be used with any mp3 or similar device - you don't have to have an IPod.
EASE OF USE
Not much to describe here. You slot your IPod onto the data connector and turn it on! That's it
There are, I have read, more compact speakers out there but I don't find the need to look at smaller ones. You get a zipup case which makes these speakers so easy to carry (people have asked me if I'm carrying a flute!). You can also fit your IPod in the same case. It hardly weighs anything at all.
It has an inbuilt rechargable battery that lasts up to 10 hours so if you are travelling for a day or two, three, you could easily just leave the AC adapter/charger at home & take the speakers & IPod only.
It doesn't have a PC connector but you get that with the IPod kit anyway, I don't see any need for it. It not only charges your speakers, but it also charges your IPod when playing music with the AC adapter plugged in.
The sound quality is excellent. For such a tiny little thing, it sure packs a punch. The bass is incredible, it also has a surround sound button on it that gives the music more depth - I love this for my dance music. I can turn the sound up on the Pure Fi-Anywhere don't hear any reduction in sound quality - to tell the truth I haven't had it full blast - have never needed to!
My Pure-Fi Anywhere does not have a remote (but I know it usually comes with it) so I can't comment on it. I have heard that the range is not impressive but I have no need for a remote.
The pack also comes with some dock fittings so you can choose the right one for your IPod.
I love it. I can easily move my music around the houe with me, or elsewhere with ease!