I can’t tell you how excited I was to be able to review the Memorex Party Cube. I’ve been looking for a portable sound system for my iPhone since my last product was not compatible with my iPhone 4. When I clean my house or do any other labor intensive job, like washing dishes =), I like to have music playing to pass the time faster. I wanted something compact, but not so small that I couldn’t play my music at a decent enough volume to be able to hear it throughout a couple of rooms in the house and this product looked promising.
The Memorex Party Cube offers two different universal iPhone docks, one for the iPhone 3G/3GS and one for the iPhone 4. I wouldn’t recommend actually installing either dock if you have a case on your iPhone or iPod. It won’t sit on the Party Cube correctly, so I just left the universal dock off and used it without it and it works perfectly fine.
Like most sound systems for iPods/iPhones, you can control the iPod/iPhone on the actual iPod/iPhone itself or through the controls on the Party Cube. I love that the volume control is a knob rather than a button or two to increase or decrease the volume. With a volume knob, I can quickly turn the music up or down with much more ease than pressing on a button. The multi-directional speakers are another great feature that really helps fill the room with music. My oldest daughter said, “It sounds like surround-sound in here…its awesome!”
The LCD backlit display makes it easy to see during the day or night. The unit can also play AM/FM radio stations and includes wire antennas to help you get the best reception. Although there is no place to store the antennas on the unit, they are small enough to wrap up and stow away in your house or car and it won’t take up too much space at all.
My favorite feature is the fact that you can either plug this unit into an outlet or you can bring it with you wherever you go. When using the AC adapter, you can actually charge your iPod/Iphone when it’s docked on the Party Cube. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is so convenient and lasts 4-6 hours on continuous play. I love not having to buy batteries that you’ll end up throwing in the trash much sooner than you anticipated. Plus the lithium-ion battery is so light-weight, it doesn’t weigh down the sound system with a bunch of heavy C or D batteries. The Party Cube will definitely be packed on our next beach or camping trip and I know we will be using it for many games of Freeze Dance with the kids. So if you’re looking for a compact, surround sound, light-weight sound system for your iPod or iPhone, the Memorex Party Cube is worth a try.Party Cube, please visit the Memorex website.
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