Regardless of which tablet or smartphone you may have, they all need to be charged and held in a comfortable position for viewing and interaction with the screen. If you live on your phone or tablet as many people do, you may find yourself with cramps in your fingers after extended use. There’s a better way to use and charge your phone or tablet. The LuguLake II Charge Speaker Stand provides a sturdy aluminum cradle that will hold your device so you can see the screen as you talk on the phone or work on your tablet. No more cramped fingers or stiff elbow from holding your phone to your ear. It’s ideal for use with iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, iPad, Nexus, IdeaUSA 10+ tablet, UnBranded Brand 10.1″ tablet and similar devices.
In the Box
- LuguLake Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- MicroUSB cable
- 3.5 mm audio cable
- Instruction manual
Your device slides into the narrow cradle on the front with the speaker supporting it from behind. I found it to be a comfortable working position for both my tablets and my smartphones. It holds your device in either portrait or landscape position leaving the touch screen unencumbered and easy to see.
Charging the speaker is accomplished by plugging the included USB cable into the port on the back of the speaker and the other end into a USB power source on your computer or charging station. A red light will come on to let you know that charging is in progress. Charging the speaker does not require the power button to be on but none of the other functions will work if the power button is switched off. I expected that to be the case for the Bluetooth but even using the audio cable connection required it.
Charging your phone or tablet is as simple as connecting a USB cable to the back of the speaker to draw from its 4000 mAh internal battery. It easily keeps your device charged while you use it.
The LuguLake II Charge 10 Watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker includes two 5 watt amplified speakers which utilize an advanced equalization technique to produce distortion-free high fidelity stereo sound. The Bluetooth 4.0 technology enable wireless connections from up to 33 feet away. Connecting with Bluetooth required no code or pin number for pairing my devices with the LuguLake speaker. My tablet detected the speaker instantly. I clicked on the device name in the Bluetooth device list and pairing was completed.
If you want to use the speaker with a device that doesn’t have Bluetooth, that’s easy too. Your
LuguLake II Charge 10 Watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker comes with a 3.5 mm audio cable which will connect the speaker to the headphone jack on your laptop, mp3 player, or other device.
However you choose to connect the speaker to your own device, the sound quality will not disappoint. It is spectacular with plenty of volume to feel the pulse of the music. There is no volume control on the speaker itself. The audio controls on each device handle all volume adjustments.
When the power button is switched on, the speaker will emit a series of loud beeps which I found to be very annoying since much of my product testing is done at night when others are asleep. There seems to be no way to silence this noise. Even with the audio properties on my tablet set to Mute, it did not stop the noise when the button was switched on. I would have been inclined to lower the review rating by half a star because of this, but the sound quality and other features more than make up for this brief annoyance.
The LuguLake II Speaker model # BT-1011 comes in your choice of Gold with black trim or Pink with white trim. My review unit was the Gold model which is a very attractive pale gold color with black speaker grills at each end and a black control panel in the back. It is beautifully made with no rough edges or sharp corners to scratch your device. The aluminum finish is smooth, easy to clean, and fingerprint resistant. The cradle that holds your device is narrow but should hold most devices even when in their protective cases.
The LuguLake II Charge Speaker Stand is available in both colors on Amazon for $46.99 and is eligible for 2 Day free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. It gets better. If you enter the Discount Code: KT4EYA96 at checkout, you will save an additional $7 off the above price. This discount is available from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.
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