iMainGoX Portable Stereo System and Case for iPhone Review

By on Dec 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

For those like to share music from their iPhones or mp3 players, may want to consider the purchase of a portable speaker system, instead of blowing out your device’s internal speakers. One such accessory is the iMainGoX by Portable Sound Laboratories, Inc. Although its design makes it look like a large cassette player, this little speaker/case combination really packs a wallop!

Review
The iMainGoX is a portable speaker and built-in case all rolled into one. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and most mp3 players with a 3.5 connection. The case provides two small speakers; powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, with ports in front, and an enclosure to fit your iPhone or mp3 player inside (facing down) as to allow access to its controls through the iMainGoX’s clear touch sensitive screen in the back.

The iMainGoX produces good large sounds without any distortions, one would expect with small portable speakers of this caliber. It delivers a decent amount of bass, but not enough to move things around. The MainGoX is a well balanced speaker system that provides a good range of sound. The lithium battery is rated by the manufacturer for 12 hours of use, however, as with many things go, all will depend how loudly you have volume set to.

The front port offers two headphone inputs, so you and a friend can enjoy your music in private. There is also a mic-in port that acts as an auxiliary port for electric guitars or karaoke machines and has the ability to daisy-chain with a number of other iMainGoX’s, to keep the party going. The touch sensitive screen works as promised, allowing me to control my iPhone 4’s iPod controls through the case. The speaker works especially well for watching movies on the iPhone 4 or the iPad, through the 3.5 mm auxiliary connection.

The iMainGoX comes with the speaker system, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, A/C charger unit, plastic cover with moldable foam backing, a custom travel bag, a small wrist strap and a large adjustable carrying strap.

Recommendation
The iMainGoX is recommended for those who are looking for a good, portable speaker system. It’s especially perfect for the beach, protecting your iPhone or mp3 player inside the case while delivering a good amount of sound. The iMainGoX costs $69.95 at PortableSoundLabs.com.

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Note: A product sample was provided by the manufacturer for use in this article.

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