Out of the Box
When you open up the box for the Supertooth Disco the first thing you’ll notice about it is that the speaker feels sturdy. It comes with a nice protective case, a 1/8 or 3.5mm cable for connecting an auxillary device and a power charger which after fully charged the Supertooth Disco can party with you for 3 hours. Talk about a serious dorm room speaker.
Through the use of A2DP Bluetooth you can control the speaker with your bluetooth enabled Android phone (or any mobile phone or device supporting Bluetooth A2DP, and you can also control the originating device via the Disco’s easy to use control knob.
The Disco is fairly easy to set up. Take it out of the box and pair it with your source device. To get the Disco into pairing mode simply hold the power button in until the blue light starts blinking and than sync it with the source device using the typical default code of 000.
From there you can use any music playing program and control the volume of the speaker right in the palm of your hand. If you are close to the speaker and not the source devie the Supertooth Disco features a play, forward, and backward button and a rotary dial volume control.
The sound is good, considering what the device is. It’s not the best speaker in it’s size and range we’ve seen some PC speaker systems and iPod docks that sound a bit better, however the Supertooth has portability, for it’s size, down to a science.
In a web search we found the Disco between $97 and $107 dollars and a Blue Ant speaker that seems to be the exact same model at $137.
The battery is rated for 3 hours at maximum volume and takes about 3 hours to charge fully. Turn your Android phone into a boom box for a trip to the beach, the basketball court or in your room. Overall we think it’s a pretty good use of bluetooth technology and we love devices that get the sound out of your phone.
On the downside, we noticed there was some “skipping” noise when switching between apps and at one point the bluetooth got totally confused when a call came in.
The range seemed good we initially tested it in a hotel room and went about 200 feet before noticing any lag in control.
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