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Alba Portable Speaker for iPod/mp3- Argos - €7

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 Quackles


    Also available in shocking pink, if you're that way inclined :eek:

    http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/5241723.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ RayCon


    Just be warey .... Doesn't charge the iPod while docked according to some reviews on Argos UK ..


    Save your money

    By Matt
    from Cambridge


    Overall Rating
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    2 Stars Fair






    Recommend to a friend? No
    "I bought this as part of a package with an iPod Touch for my daughter. To be honest I should have bought the iPod cheaper and saved the money to put towards a better quality speaker dock. The iPod doesn't dock via it's usual socket (uses the mini-jack) so it doesn't get charged and the sound quality is very poor. Save your money for something better."


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,450 ✭✭✭ Soarer


    Dose on the non-charging thing.

    But for €7...;)

    Forgot to mention the pink in the OP, so I'll edit it.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,073 mickoneill30


    I just got one.

    Yep it doesn't charge an iPod. It just has a 3.5mm plug for your mp3 player.

    From the picture I thought it'd be bigger. It's about 2 inches high by 5 inches long.

    Not bad for €7 though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ we'llallhavetea_old


    I just got one.

    Yep it doesn't charge an iPod. It just has a 3.5mm plug for your mp3 player.

    From the picture I thought it'd be bigger. It's about 2 inches high by 5 inches long.

    Not bad for €7 though.

    does it run on batteries or an adaptor? can you have your mp3 on charge while attached to it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,773 ✭✭✭ Cherry_Cola


    Just picked one up, uses an ac adapter (included) or can also run off 4 AA batteries.

    It doesn't charge the ipod and the sound quality is alright for the price, overall I'd recommend it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,425 indiewindy


    Lovely, just reserved one


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Grabbed one too,had a €5 voucher so it cost me €2 :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,338 ✭✭✭ yesno1234


    Picked one up today. Cheers OP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,598 ✭✭✭ south


    They are tiny. €54.76 must of been a joke. €7 is about right if even that much


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  • Registered Users Posts: 959 pablodunlop


    Nice one, reserved one. How likely is a price rise before tomorrow evening?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,559 ✭✭✭ witnessmenow


    I actually reserved a few, 2 as presents and 1 for me to hack apart and try get it charging devices!

    Thanks op


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ pajoemccracken


    thats soarer.
    great pressie for my 3 kids.
    2 pinks for 2 daughters
    1 black for son
    Could anyone recommend a bargain ipod style cheap mp3 player to go with it
    pajoe


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 767 HxGH


    Dcully wrote: »
    Grabbed one too,had a €5 voucher so it cost me €2 :)

    Was it worth the €2? You could have gotten 2 litres of milk instead?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,425 indiewindy


    Picked mine up, the sound is fine, well worth €7


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    I picked up a pair today for my brother in law for christmas, I didn't realise how small they were, but considering I had a free €10 voucher I got last week during their promotion I ended up getting it for free :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,559 ✭✭✭ witnessmenow


    These are not ipod specific like they look in the picture, they have a 3.5mm connection and thats it,

    What holds the mp3 player up its kinda soft plastic that squeezes together, I wouldnt be confident in its ability to hold an iphone or anything similarly sized.

    If anyone paid the €60 or whatever they started at, they were robbed.

    Let me just re-stress whatever one is saying, these are tiny

    Probably worth €7, but not the bargain it would seem.


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    Ideal Christmas gift for a brother in law, he's doing my sister, he's lucky he's not getting a punch :D

    (they are married 17 years though so maybe I should get over it ;))


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,835 unreggd


    Picked up 2 today

    Sound is weaker than my W995, but it's handy to have with me Shuffle

    Also, one is pink, so hello xmas pressie ;)


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