Start with your phone or music device at 50% volume and set on top of the SoundFlow with the speaker aligned to a marked area. Audio will begin to play automatically. Volume can be adjusted with the SoundFlow and/or your phone/music device
Dimensions: 1.2 x 3.5 x 7.6 inches
Condition: New Warranty:1 Year VOXX (Note: this is the manual to the battery-less model, but warranty is the same) Estimated Delivery: 8/16 - 8/18 Shipping: $5 or free with VMP
What's in the Box?
1x Soundflow Soundboard 1x USB to Micro USB cable 1x 3.5mm Aux cable
@djslack Yeah, I get that. I don't know, I've never been big on the battery to charge a battery to charge another battery thing. But, charging at a wall or computer is never inconvenient for me, I can see how this would be useful to others.
@mfladd we were playing with this at work on friday... i would never try to listen to music via the speaker button on my phone, but i bought one of these. it's sounds way better. (disclaimer: i am not an audiophile)
@KDemo It probably works the same way a hearing aid magnetically couples to a telephone handset. Monophonically and without particularly good audio fidelity.
The speaker in a classic telephone handset has a speaker cone connected to a coil that moves in a magnetic field. Engineers realized they could put a tiny coil into a hearing aid to pick up the signal driving that coil without picking up the background noise in the room. Many over the ear hearing aids have a switch to select either using the microphone, or the coil.
Almost all modern phones are hearing aid compatible. The ones that have non-magnetic speakers will have a coil just for compatible hearing aids.
This thing probably picks up that magnetic signal.
@hamjudo Cool! But that's not what's happening here; it's definitely not picking up speaker EM emissions. It looks like one of the bars that the phone rests on is a mechanical sensor hooked to a piezo or magnetic element, which is then amplified to the speakers. But that's just a guess, and now I have to find out for sure - undervalued-glib-skink
@uwacn The lower bar with the lines around it is almost certainly a transducer of some sort. Which leaves me to assume that putting my case-clad phone on the device will result in majorly hampered performance.
@ChunkyBitz i was trying to come up with some way to pretend i didn't know while referencing one of his books. now there's no point. thanks. i mean, sincerely, because i could have been up for a while.
@ntowl24 $10? Well then, you're in! The internal 5,200 mAh phone charging battery is worth about 10 bucks. Subtract that $10 from the $20 asking price and you have your $10 experiment! What are you waiting for?
is there someone who took it apart? does it work by instant mic-> speaker throughput like a megaphone or is there bigger magic like picking up speaker vibration or some such using some radio frequency etc?
@username I'd guess its sound might actually be a bit cleaner (if the word "clean" is allowed with this device) using a mono phone. Stereo phone drivers would generate slightly different sound from each channel, getting muddled when combined into this apparently mono speaker gadget.
@djslack so if that's how this works, which is really cool by the way, then how does it discern between music or legit audio versus all the electrical hums as shown in the video when he was using it near the cell phone? If this speaker picks up all the electrical hums as well then it's not just useless, it's incredibly annoying.
@jdp My guess is it's either very directional and your speaker has to be in the right place, or it tunes out rf interference somehow. It would be a huge flaw if it also buzzed every time your cell phone transmitted data.
@Thumperchick Bummer...that I bought it from meh.com and you sent me defective goods and obviously couldn't care. I hope that others get that you guys suck. That will be my last buy from Meh.com. last time you guys sent me bad batteries you did the stand up thing, this time.... Bummer.
@Thumperchick Oh and what about the meh.com policy that is "Q: What's your return policy? A: If it's damaged, defective, or just DOA, we'll either refund or replace it at our discretion. Just fill out our support form and tell us all about it."
Plus, why don''t you try and follow your own advice and figure out how to get warranty support from them? It's near impossible.
Meh we'll be happy to take care of directly - sometimes manufacturers can do more than refund so there's a purpose in that route if you need another working unit. If your perspective starts with that as a run-around then I get the response. Write back and tell them snapster said to shut up and help.
@cerich I'm not an employee. I was pointing you to the information available since it's the weekend and you're not likely to get a staff response until Monday. You are always more then welcome to send a message to meh.com/support and ask for their help. Historically, if there's an issue with a product - and the warranty is a vendor or manufacturer, then meh will ask that you start there; then step in if that fails. I don't think that's unreasonable.
Hey @cerich, I'm the guy that runs the CS stuff over here. We received the emails you sent in over the weekend and will get it taken care of. As mentioned above, we don't actually have any support staff working the weekends at this time. @Thumperchick is not actually an employee here, just a very helpful community member that was trying to offer whatever help she could until our support staff got back in the office this morning. You'll see an email back from our team shortly.
I would just take it back to China cause they screwed it up they didn’t made it properly its messed up doesn’t work at all speaker works front back speaker is messed up I’m not happy I’m just going to take it back to China cause China is stupid crappie stuff never go with their stuff