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TDK Wireless Charging Bluetooth Speaker

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lichme


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TDK Wireless Charging Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $79.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $15 Two-Day OR $18 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Jan 06 to Tuesday, Jan 07) + transit
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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
12/11/2013 - $79.99 - 36 comment(s)


12/27/2013 - $79.99 (Woot Plus)

lichme


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mrmel


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I picked this up for my girl for Christmas. Nice sounding system, easily pares with your Bluetooth device, but can be picky on the charging aspect. Thinking about getting another one for my boy. Very tempting to get me one also.

conanthelibrarian


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Clement30


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Clement30

Interesting. A product featured at CES 2013 - the week of CES 2014.

mrmel


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mrmel

Did I mention the price? Amazon $133.50, Walmart $349.99, NewEgg $249.99, Beach Camera $179.99
I had to get another one for such a good price. Thanks Woot!!

gisborne


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gisborne

I am about to get a galaxy note 3.

If this works, I could be all over the stereo as a two birds, one stone sort of thing. Anyone have any experience with this Qi charger for the Note 3?

chcasida


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chcasida

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 (Not the Note). What would I need to do to make it a Qi compatible device? Is there some sort of backing I need for the phone to be able to charge wirelessly and where would I buy it?

mrmel


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chcasida wrote:I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 (Not the Note). What would I need to do to make it a Qi compatible device? Is there some sort of backing I need for the phone to be able to charge wirelessly and where would I buy it?



You need this. Put one in my girls S3 and it works great!

mkeushgu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mkeushgu

Has anyone tried pairing this with a laptop running windows 7?

chcasida


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mrmel wrote:You need this. Put one in my girls S3 and it works great!



Thanks! You're my hero!

lvytn


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2W x 4 + 15W

So can you hear this from more than 5 feet away?

atomizer


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gisborne wrote:I am about to get a galaxy note 3.

If this works, I could be all over the stereo as a two birds, one stone sort of thing. Anyone have any experience with this Qi charger for the Note 3?



chcasida wrote:I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 (Not the Note). What would I need to do to make it a Qi compatible device? Is there some sort of backing I need for the phone to be able to charge wirelessly and where would I buy it?



I got this thing about a month ago, and I got a Note 3 that I plan on setting up later today. I bought the official Samsung Qi back cover:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3587PW/ref=oh_details_o04_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I know it's more expensive than the aftermarket ones, but for as finicky as Qi charging can be, supposedly, I'll go with this one and be happy if it actually works. I'll let you guys know how everything works.

lvytn wrote:2W x 4 + 15W

So can you hear this from more than 5 feet away?



Yeah, it's not as loud as the other TDK cube/boombox products but it sounds quite good for what it is, and Bluetooth works well. It's got decent bass and sounds clear. I wouldn't use it to replace my TV's sound bar or 500 w surround sound system but this one is much less overkill and it's nice to have something on my bedstand to play music & [hopefully] wirelessly charge my new phone.

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nanaejt


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conanthelibrarian wrote:



Lots of great information here ....what ?

Pony99CA


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Pony99CA

Here's the official Qi Wireless Power Consortium Web site.

You can also find interesting information at the Wikipedia Qi page and the Qi Wireless blog.

Those should help find devices that are compatible with Qi charging.

russela


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gisborne wrote:I am about to get a galaxy note 3.

If this works, I could be all over the stereo as a two birds, one stone sort of thing. Anyone have any experience with this Qi charger for the Note 3?



You would need a charging cover for the Note 3. You can get one from Samsung directly for $19.99 using code rv18623. Use this link for info -
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/13/deal-alert-get-the-galaxy-note-3-wireless-charging-cover-in-black-or-white-for-50-off-in-the-samsung-store-20-off-at-best-buy/

I ordered one from Samsung last week so waiting for it to show up. Since the cover adds a little depth most form fitting cases won't work with the charging cover though.

Phillystyle


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Phillystyle

I bought one of these last month, I'm really happy with it. I'm considering buying another one today.

I usually keep it plugged in on my desk next to my computer and sometimes while I'm listening to [whatever] I unplug it and take it into the kitchen. I've definitely gotten a couple of hours of listening out of it on battery power but I've never tried seeing how long it will go.

It pairs up easily (Bluetooth). The sound is really impressive for its size - it's much, much better than say, a clock radio and if you live in a small apartment this might even be a suitable replacement for a small stereo system. I have not tried the Qi charging but based on reviews that seems to be the Achilles Heel of the unit and probably why it found its way to Woot.

I look at it this way; someone somewhere at some time paid the original $399.99 list price for this unit. For the design, Bluetooth connectivity, sound quality & portability I think this unit is a steal at $79.99.

yeahbuddy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages yeahbuddy

If I want to use this only as a speaker and ignore the Qi charging feature, is it still a good deal for the price?

suicideninja


quality posts: 0 Private Messages suicideninja

I picked one of these up last year. The wall wart is a bit huge, but it's only needed for charging. With my Lumia 810 I had to set it a bit off to the side of the Qi logo to charge. I haven't had a chance to try my 925 yet.

For those with newer Galaxies, you can usually pick up a Qi insert to put inside the case to add the feature.

extech01


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mkeushgu wrote:Has anyone tried pairing this with a laptop running windows 7?



On a related question- I can not get my friends laptop (Bluetooth enabled) win 7 pro- to output to either a jambox or the big beatbox- it recognizes it but won't pair- any idea's? I need something for her to play all her music on her laptop to either of those devices or some Bluetooth speaker- called dr dre- they say they don't support it- (Bluetooth is a standard, no?)

maysaffar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages maysaffar

I want to know the wattage on the TDK wireless speaker

Phillystyle


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So, I just pulled the trigger on another one. It was a bit of a shock that taxes were collected this time. I guess the time simply has come. It's still a great deal.

@yeahbuddy: I think it's still a great deal without using the Qi charging feature. I haven't used it, I may never use it but I think it looks great and sounds great. You'd have to be the judge for yourself of course.

Oh and you can either connect via Bluetooth or plug in directly using the aux input in the back.

retropug


quality posts: 2 Private Messages retropug

This thing sounds great and I can be waaaay across my room and still hear and control it fine with my Samsung Note 3. I went to Best Buy and tried one of the official Samsung Charge back covers and unfortunately there was just enough thickness added that I could not slide it back into my Seido Surface case. Now my case is very low profile so I bet some of the silicone style ones would still work. Someone mentioned that you can use the qi inserts that fit inside your back cover. I would love to know if that would work WITH my case on. For me, personally, having to remove my case to wireless charge is more of a pain than just plugging in the charging cable. When I bought this a month ago I was happy when I received it. The unit itself feels very solid and weighty and has terrific sound.

fixitron


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fixitron

19 volt battery- sounds like a proprietary rechargeable battery, available at what cost? and only from TDK? How long will the battery shipped with the unit last?

atomizer


quality posts: 14 Private Messages atomizer

Well, it's sold out now but this is at least the 2nd time they've sold these on Woot so maybe this information will prove useful if they get some more in stock.

I set up my new Note 3 (which is very nice, and only slightly larger than my original Note albeit noticeably heavier) with the official Samsung Qi back panel. It's thicker than the stock one; I can't imagine an aftermarket insertable Qi component would be able to fit within the stock panel. Anyways, the Note 3 fits perfectly across the depression at the top of the TDK cube, which is probably why it easily starts charging (since there's no room to reposition it, really.) It also charges in any orientation. I'm not sure how to figure out the actual current output; it says 1 amp max in the device specs but I think I have to find some app or check in the phone settings to see if it'll tell me the actual rate of charge.

The only downside is that the TDK has to be powered on to charge the phone, even though you might not want to simultaneously use it to play music (e.g. if I just wanted to let it charge overnight.) Aside from that, the unit also has to be on to charge a device via the rear USB port, again, even if you just want to charge without playing audio. The TDK does power itself off automatically after a few moments with no audio playing, but it doesn't seem to be doing that if you're simultaneously charging something else.

yeahbuddy wrote:If I want to use this only as a speaker and ignore the Qi charging feature, is it still a good deal for the price?



Kind of. The Qi feature is nice to have if you can utilize it, particularly since it's a multifunction device rather than just a Qi pad taking up space by itself. The TDK otherwise sounds good and works with both Bluetooth & auxiliary stereo input, is quite compact, and looks nice. The built-in battery is a nice bonus but I have no use for it. As I've said before I like this line of TDK cubes/boomboxes but I think this one would be a better deal at maybe $60 (regardless of the original MSRP) as just a wired/wireless speaker system (i.e. if you weren't going to use the battery or Qi) based on the going rate for their other, more powerful speakers (the cubes/2-speaker-boomboxes have gone for ~$100 recently.)

maysaffar wrote:I want to know the wattage on the TDK wireless speaker



No offense, but this info is already available in the device specs on the product's sale page and has also been posted above by another user (and then quoted by my first post above.)

retropug wrote:I went to Best Buy and tried one of the official Samsung Charge back covers and unfortunately there was just enough thickness added that I could not slide it back into my Seido Surface case. Now my case is very low profile so I bet some of the silicone style ones would still work. Someone mentioned that you can use the qi inserts that fit inside your back cover. I would love to know if that would work WITH my case on.



As I described above, I think the Qi components necessarily add thickness to any back cover so a custom-fit, inflexible case will most likely not work as they are generally not built to the specs of the alternate Qi charging back cover. Fortunately I just got the phone and haven't purchased a case yet (so the case will not be useless now) however I still have to actually find one that fits, particularly as I'm also adding a glass display protector that has substantial thickness.

fixitron wrote:19 volt battery- sounds like a proprietary rechargeable battery, available at what cost? and only from TDK? How long will the battery shipped with the unit last?



Where did you read that it has a 19 volt battery? The specs don't describe the battery at all (and I haven't been able to find any details with my initial search.) 19 would be 5 x 3.8 volt Lithium Ion cells in series (or perhaps about 16 NiMH cells,) but what I think you're seeing is the nominal output of the AC transformer, not the actual battery. Aside from that, I'd expect the internal battery to last a couple of years with regular use (500-1000 full cycles depending on the actual chemistry.) The actual battery is probably a simple repack of either commercially available cells (e.g. AA or C) or perhaps proprietary Li-Ion ones. Doesn't look like it will be easy to find a replacement; if even available I think you'd have to contact TDK directly.

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sdc100


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mkeushgu wrote:Has anyone tried pairing this with a laptop running windows 7?



I've had no problems pairing in Win 7, Win 8 or Android. I can't remember but I think it was fine with iOS as well (don't use my Touch much). As long as you have Bluetooth and it's reliable, you'll have no problems.

sdc100


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lvytn wrote:2W x 4 + 15W

So can you hear this from more than 5 feet away?



You can hear it in the next apartment and one floor down. I've had to turn it down so as to not disturb the neighbors. The bass can be overwhelming. My biggest gripe is that it has great omniderectional sound but not great stereo sound. That's because there's no way to turn off the rear speakers. They in turn interfere with the front speakers, messing up the stereo separation and imaging.

sdc100


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yeahbuddy wrote:If I want to use this only as a speaker and ignore the Qi charging feature, is it still a good deal for the price?



I don't have any Oi products and use it as a speaker exclusively. Yes, it's a good price although you can sometimes find the non-Qi model (under anther brand) for about $59 on sale. Like so many other recording media companies, TDK doesn't design or make audio products -- they merely stamp their names on Chinese stuff.