Product Type: iDuck speakers
Newest Review: ... bath and my partner would be thankful that the music would drown out my singing voice! The Speaker itself is very cute to look at and is ... more
Quackers for sound quality? Give this one a miss.
Member Name: thatkatygirl
Advantages: Floating Speaker, waterproof, good design, easy to use.
Disadvantages: sound quality is poor, loses signal often.
Having always listened to the radio when in the shower or bath I was rather excited to see this product available on Amazon a few months back. I bought it for £14.99 which for a speaker isn't a bad price at all.
A unique little idea, the duck speakers are well designed for it's purpose and are very cute!
The duck and the egg are both quite small, quite a bit smaller than those cheap duck radios that appear in all stores over the christmas period (I'm sure you know the ones!). The smaller the better though as nobody wants their bath space taken up by big speakers! Both the duck and egg are made from plastic and are obviously in the shape of a real duck and egg. The duck is bright yellow in colour and is a little more detailed than a traditional rubber duck, looking quite a bit like a childs toy. However, the purpose of the duck is to play your music, and if it does that well, then who cares? So, does it?
The sound quality of the duck speaker is pretty average. The sound is a little tinny but I kind of expected this from such a small speaker. The volume can be turned up quite loud without the sound quality being affected too much. Like most speakers of this type though, depending on the position of the duck and the egg, the sound can become fuzzy like a weak radio when the wireless signal is not strong enough. This means it is best to keep the egg fairly close to the duck (or as close as is possible in a bathroom..) or you will stop getting clear sound and it may even stop working completely. I find it is best to keep the duck and egg within about a meter and a half away from each other. This is best achieved if you keep the egg just on the side of the bath or on a shelf next to it, whilst the duck floats on the water in the bath.
This speaker is perhaps better as a novelty gift, not for someone looking for an excellent sound quality. As the speaker can often loose signal and is not great quality sound at all. It is quite a cute little product though and would make a lovely gift for someone.
Summary: an average little speaker for bathroom use, good novelty gift.
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