Scosche boomCAN Portable Media Speaker

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Product: Scosche  boomCAN Portable Media Speaker
Provided By: Scosche
Price: $14.99 MSRP

 

Introduction:

Sound is everywhere people - and it can now be everywhere you want it to be! We are looking at the Scosche boomCAN Portable Media speaker today and are finding out how this can help you share your audio everywhere.  This little speaker is great when you’re on the go and is compatible with pretty much any device that has a headphone/speaker jack, such as your iPod, Zune, laptop, phone, hand held gaming device etc.

 

First Impressions:

There is not too much to the boomCAN kit which means there is not tons to pack around. If you’re a light packer and want to take some sound on the go Scosche made it compact. The box that it comes in isn’t that bulky, but if you want to save even more space, take it out see for yourself or view the pictures below.

Box Front
Box Front
Box Back
Box Back

 

The small silver “boom can” (as the gansta’s may say), comes with an Audio/USB cord that can be used for your devices.  The boomCAN also comes with a pouch to carry your mini speaker, cords, and instructions all in one.

Bundle

 

The boomCAN is easy to set up and put away, with no hassle or bulky equipment.  This silver can has two ports.  One port is a 3.5mm Audio out that you can connect multiple speakers and the other is a mini-USB port that uses the USB power to charge the boomCAN and an audio-in jack to hook up to your iPod, Zune, laptop, even your main desktop PC if you don’t have speakers for it.  Every once in a while it's nice to use something other than your headset on your PC and you can simply disconnect your headset cords and slip in the boomCAN to your computer's line-out.  This will give your head a nice break! 

boomCAN Top
boomCAN Top
boomCAN Bottom
boomCAN Bottom

 

Once it's hooked up, just turn it upside down, locate the switch and turn it on.  There’s not much for volume control other than two stages: mid-volume and max.  Switch it on to whichever one you prefer.  The blue LED light comes on, indicating it's ready to go.  If it doesn’t come on, you might want to charge it up!

On the next page, we'll take a quick look at the features and specifications before we test it out.


 

Information:

The following information, features and specifications have all been pulled from the Scosche website and posted here for your convenience.  For up to date information and complete details, please check out the product page for the boomCAN Portable Media Speaker right here.

boomCAN The boomCAN portable media speaker improves the volume, sound quality and overall experience of your music. This speaker produces booming sound from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android Device, Blackberry, Smartphone and more.

Advantages and Applications
This portable media speaker can be used in your home, at the office, the beach and anywhere you want to listen to music. An audio output allows you to connect multiple speakers for an even better sound*. Enjoy an improved listening experience while watching a movie, playing a game or watching a video on YouTube.

Built-in Power
A rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of continuous music playback. Also includes an audio/USB charging cable and travel pouch.

Compact Design
The boomCAN is extremely portable while measuring in at under 2.5" tall and less than 2" wide. This speaker fits conveniently in your luggage, backpack or purse. The rugged high strength aluminum housing has been designed for enhanced durability while remaining lightweight.

Works With
iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android Devices, BlackBerry, Smartphones, Gaming Devices, Audio Players, Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets and more.

 

Features:

  • Use with virtually any portable media player
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of music playback
  • Rugged high strength aluminum housing for enhanced durability
  • Includes audio/USB charging cable and travel 

 

Specs:

  • 35mm drivers
  • Audio output to connect multiple speakers
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: 7 hours of playback 

 

Testing:

The boomCAN Portable Mini Speaker by Scosche comes in handy and is music to your ears!  It reminds me of song lyrics from Toby Mac - “Boomin’ out the stereo system!”  As I had mentioned before, sometimes you don’t want to use your headphone all the time for your music.  When you're in a room - not sitting and your desk, and just want some tuneage, you can easily hook up your device and play it.

I use a headphone extension cable to hook up my headset so it's long enough.  It's handy that I can just hook up the boomCAN to my extender so I don't have to reach around behind my tower and hook things up.  The boomCAN sounds pretty decent for sure, but please keep in mind that I'm not comparing it to regular computer speakers or sub woofers.  It doesn’t have a lot of bass and sounds mildly "tinny" at high volume, but for a $15 portable battery-powered speaker, it still sounds great!   If you need to get even more volume out of the speaker, you can always adjust the volume on your device.  It has a soft "gripped" bottom so it doesn't slide around too much and it would even work great in a vehicle if you were in a pinch and forgot your FM transmitter!  It uses a Lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 7 hours of listening time and that should be enough to get you through most days.  When charging, the light on the boomCAN turns red and turns blue when it’s done like dinner!!

 Speaker Lights

Conclusion:

The boomCAN Portable Mini Speaker by Scosche is a great product to have and own.  It comes in handy for so many situations and places.  The boomCAN is easy and nice to put away and carry around thanks to short cords and a soft carrying pouch.  The cords are small enough to fold up and put away and everything fits nice and snug in the pouch.  I do wish the boomCAN was shipped in a set of two instead of just one.  Still, this is not a bad product that is able to make some noise at a great price of $14.99!  If you ever get a chance to get your hands on the boomCAN you’ll be thankful that you did!


The build quality is pretty decent on the boomCAN although the cords feel a bit cheap.  I'm concerned that over a lot of packing and unpacking you'll end up buggering up a cord and need to replace them.  The accessory bundle was pretty good and I do think that it's great that you can use your own cables for audio and charging as they used standard stuff. 

The audio quality of the boomCAN is not bad, but it won't hurt your ears or blow you away.  For such a small speaker, it does pack quite a bunch - just enough to allow you to share your music with your friends.


Pros:

  • takes up less space
  • easy to put away
  • sounds good and clear
  • great price

Cons:

  • Doesn't come with two in a box
  • Not tons of bass

 

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I'd like to thank Scosche for sending the boomCAN Portable Media Speaker our way for a review.  If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.