never could find out WTF the Tf card was used for or how you could control it.
If you have figured it out, please, FTLoG post something about it so I see if I made a huge mistake and can keep an eye out for next time these (or similar show up).
I’d be more interested in these without the Bluetooth speaker function, especially since most of them that claim pairing functionality seem not to work without some sort of voodoo or blood sacrifice. But there are other options for me anyhow.
The first point was why pay for a speaker that I wouldn’t use, and is actually changing the physical form factor of a decorative light. Similarly, I don’t know that it would help the battery life.
What I meant with the Bluetooth pairing was specifically the multi-speaker pairing for a stereo or surround mode. Obviously basic Bluetooth functionality has become more and more straightforward in the slightly more than a decade in which it has been commonly used. I am quite pleased with my Sony over-ear Bluetooth cans (XM3), but those are a single device, and not trying to tether multiple external devices into one system. Outside of expensive Sonos/HomePod, or the higher end offerings from LG or Logitech’s UE series, I have rarely seen that functionality actually, well, function…
Other options could include any number of flickering LEDs, whether powered by external battery packs (lithium, or replaceable AA, or similar), or via needing constant external power from a plug. If I’m not mistaken, I believe that there were solar “tiki torches” at Costco recently, which would cost similarly or perhaps a bit more, but with that price paying for a bump in quality, rather than a speaker. If that price is not to your liking, there are others on Amazon, or Ali Express if you’re feeling adventurous (and patient enough for that shipping experience).
(edible-deep-crocodile) Wow,they actually got 4 1/2 stars from 136 people on Amazon. I’m kind of surprised myself so I’ve got a friend that just Moved into new digs So this will be their housewarming present.
@stevetrigs I just got mine today and the instructions do say how to pair them together. If one is connected to my phone and I connect the other, the 1st one stops playing. I say it’s false advertising.
@jlennig You have to turn off bluetooth on the phone, pair the speakers together, the turn bluetooth back on on the phone and connect to the available speaker. From my one time doing it I think the one you hold the button on becomes secondary, so phone needs to connect to the other speaker.
@stevetrigs turn off bluetooth on phone, turn on both speakers, then press and hold the LED Flame on/off button 3-5 seconds and listen for a ding-dong sound.
Then you are ready to connect phone to speakers
@kevinrs@stevetrigs OK. Got it to work. Now to get it work again. One thing I noticed is that your phone should only be connected to ONE speaker. When that speaker plays, you press the light bulb button on the quiet one. I think. I tried replicating this procedure but now the damn things are permanently paired (I hopes)
@stevetrigs@ThatGuyTony Turns out that the way these work is the same as how things like earpods work, bluetooth spec only allows for connection to one, and that one can connect to the other. It’s stereo, phone sends both channels to speaker A, and A plays one channel and passes the other channel to speaker B. I did post a photo of the important part of the instructions in a reply most of the way up on this page
These are actually really nice speakers, appearance, apparent craftsmanship and functionality. Sounds is crisp…not very bass-heavy but clear even at loud volume. Pairing to my phone was a snap (of course), but pairing the two speakers together was a little sketchy. It worked eventually (finally got the Ding-Dong sound). I do not understand the ‘FM’ mode part as all I get is static and there doesn’t appear to be any reference to FM mode in the manual or no obvious way to hunt for or select a station. Overall they are exactly what I wanted for my backyard patio.
Okay Those Who Are Having Problems With These Speakers: some patient trial & error works (see above threads), do not drink or smoke anything while working on this, and the furthest apart from each other these things work is about 6-8 feet apart. Other than that, they’re perfect?
Received my speakers earlier this week & they work great! They’re plenty loud for the room I ordered them for (a bedroom), I actually have them on their lowest setting.
*Getting two separate speakers to sync to my Samsung Android phone was damn near impossible until I realized I had to use the “Media” app in my main settings page (simply swipe down from the top of your home screen in order to find it), after that everything worked fine!