Reviewed by Amanda
I first learned of Cygnett‘s Blast Portable Media Speaker through the keyword searches on theimum.com. There had been an unusually high amount of entries for this product so I had to discover what it was all about and why it was so popular. I emailed my ever-so-helpful contact at Cygnett and she informed me this new speaker system had only just come onto the market and was selling like the proverbial hotcakes! Cygnett then offered to send me two Blast speakers, one to test out and one to give away to a lucky reader of ours.
Colourful, powerful & maximising life’s volume button, the Blast not only plays your favourite tunes from your iPod, iPhone, computer, MP3 player, notebook & smartphone but also plays music directly off your USB drive or SD/MMC/MC card. Offering ultra-low bass stereo sound and on-speaker controls, the Blast features a built-in rechargable battery capable of setting your personal soundtrack to all life’s special on-the-go moments. Remote control operates volume, on/off and mute when speaker is connected to 3.5mm cable input. When connected to SD/MMC/MS card input or USB drive input, the remote operates all functions including ‘forward’ and ‘back’.
After having used the speaker for a few weeks now, I understand why it’s been so popular. When they say “big things come in small packages”, I think they were talking about this speaker as I have been blown away by the sound quality and volume this little gadget outputs. Most recently I have been using it while renovating my house as my iPhone speaker can’t quite be heard over the sander or drill but by attaching it to the Blast, I can hear my music or podcasts a LOT clearer. I also plan on taking it with us when we go touring in our new camper in a few months as at roughly the size of a standard tissue box, the Blast is the perfect solution to an audio system without having to install anything and without taking up much space.
The one thing I’d recommend though is to keep the Blast away from the kids as the speakers are uncovered and I’ve found my little ones poking at them on more than one occasion while watching the beats vibrate through. To find your nearest stockist of the Blast Portable Media Speaker, valued at RRP AU$69.95 , visit the Cygnett website and click ‘Where to buy’.
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In celebration of The iMums’ Facebook page reaching 2,000 likes, we are giving away a blue Blast Portable Media Speaker like the one pictured above thanks to Cygnett. Simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The winner will be announced on TheiMum.com and on Facebook and Twitter, and must contact us within 72 hours of the announcement to claim their prize or it will be redrawn. This giveaway is limited to Australia entrants only.
The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.