Portable Bluetooth NFC Brick Speaker, Black
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    Portable Bluetooth NFC Brick Speaker, Black
    Product # 10949
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    Portable Bluetooth NFC Brick Speaker, Black

    Take your tunes with you wherever you go with this Portable NFC Brick Speaker from Monoprice!

    This compact speaker easily fits into a backpack, purse, or glovebox, so you can always have it at hand when you need to hear some music. It features a 3 watts/channel stereo amplifier powering a pair of 4-ohm rated, 40mm drivers, which produce exceptional loudness and clarity, belying its compact dimensions.

    The speaker features Bluetooth® v4.0 connectivity, with support for the HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles. It also supports NFC (Near Field Communications), which allows you to pair your phone simply by placing it on top of the speaker casing. It cannot get any simpler than that!

    It includes a built-in 1200mAh rechargeable battery, which can provide up to 10 hours of music playback. The battery can be charged from a USB power source in about 3 hours.


    • Full stereo soundstage
    • Uses Bluetooth v4.0 with HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles
    • Built-in microphone for hands-free phone use
    • Auxiliary input for direct wired connections

    Package Contents:

    • 1x NFC brick speaker
    • 1x Micro USB cable
    • 1x 3.5mm TRS audio cable
    • 1x User's manual

    Model 10949
    Driver Size 40mm
    Amplifier Power 3 watts/channel
    Speaker Impedance 4 ohms
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.5% (1kHz/1W)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 96dB
    Frequency Response 90 Hz ~ 18 kHz
    Bluetooth® Standard V4.0
    Supported Profiles HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
    Bluetooth Range up to 32 feet (10 meters)
    Power Source internal 1200mAh lithium battery
    Charging Source USB (5VDC)
    Charging Time about 3 hours
    Playback Time up to 10 hours
    Dimensions (LxHxW) 6.1" x 2.1" x 2.3" (155 x 54 x 59 mm)

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    How many drivers does this speaker have? 1 or 2?
    Ian H on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: 2 40mm drivers, it's right in the description.
    What kind of warranty does it have?
    Richard D on Jan 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The brick speaker has a 1-year warranty.
    4.1 / 5.0
    297 Reviews
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    Great device - annoying light saved my life
    it's bad enough that it's annoyingly BRIGHT. but then the incredibly annoying blinking that is so bright. Biggest con to this device is that you you plan to use it ANYPLACE other than a well light room, or outside, or someplace that there is isn't a direct light, this blue light will light up a ballroom, they could use it as a light at raves, it's so freakishly bright and annoying.

    The good news is that I was lost in a cave this weekend, and I had this speaker, as as i dive deep into the cave I found this freakish blinking blue light would save my life. As I walked around the light blinked blue and I saw the face of a giant sleeping lizard as it turned it's eye I saw the fiery look in it's eye and I started to run, I then heard a loud WHOOSH as the lizard took flight!

    it was all I could do to not cry, but I held up my speaker, with it's rhythmic blue light and the monster stopped, mid air, and just stared at the freakish, bright, lighthouse dwarfing light that is on my speaker. the dragon sat down, and fell fast asleep as I used spotify to lull him down with the blinking light. I used the beacon of freedom(I call my speaker that now) to find my way out of the cave I had fallen into. as i emerged late into the night I had no idea where I was. I held up the BOF and a plane overhead saw the blue blinking light and radiod out that there was a blue lighthouse in the middle of the african desert. 5 hours later a car was there to get me, and the battery ran out, spotify stopped, but with 10+ hours of playback, and a light that calmed a dragon and flagged down a plan 10 thousand feet above.... this speaker has changed my life.

    Most of the above is true, some of it is not - but seriously an awesome speaker, with the single most annoying light i have ever seen on a speaker. Thankfully.. black duct tape on the grill fixed the issue, 1 dollar fix. but it seems so un needed, why is it even there?

    PROS: Great battery life, good sound quality, pairing is easy, NFC works flawlessly, controls are good as well, speaker phone came in handy twice this week already. very worth getting.

    CONS: the light, oh sweet mary mother of god, THE LIGHT - it's SO BLUE and it's SO BRIGHT!
    February 3, 2014
    Everything you need to know about the power and Bluetooth LEDs
    Nice unit! For the price, this cannot be beaten.

    Here's what the LEDs do while pairing and charging the unit:

    Charging LED indicator is Red

    Pairing LED indicator is Blue

    Both of these indicators emanate from the same area of the front panel, and may be illuminated simultaneously.

    At initial power-up, the blue pairing indicator LED will flash constantly and rapidly.

    Once a device (e.g. cell phone) is paired and connected to the speaker, the speaker's blue pairing LED will blink quickly three times, followed by one second of no blinks, then it blinks three times again, ad infinitum.

    When a connected device (e.g. smart phone) disconnects from the speaker, the blue pairing LED will blink twice, then stop blinking, then resume blinking, ad infinitum.

    Charging takes about three hours from a depleted state. Speaker will voice-notify you that the speaker unit needs recharging.

    Red Charging LED indicator will be solid red while charging.

    Red Charging LED indicator will shut off at end of charging cycle

    PROS: Compact, easy to use, decent sound, rechargeable battery. Super long battery life. Recharges using any micro USB charger. Unit can answer calls, adjust volume, and skip tracks with buttons on unit.

    CONS: Limited bass. Limited instruction booklet (see my notes below for additional help)
    October 23, 2014
    Great for the pirce!
    I owned the Jawbone Jambox for about half a year until my mom took it to Zambia and left it there (moms, I tell ya), so I bought this bad boy to replace it. I've been using this for a few days and it sounds great. It might be a little bit brighter than the Jambox, but I haven't done an actual A/B comparison. I use it mostly for work and keep it at low levels, but I've blasted it once or twice and it still sounds pretty clean.

    If you're deciding between the $150 jambox and the $34 monoprice speaker, just remember that you could buy this speaker, and with the savings you can buy 6 T-Rex pinatas on Amazon with the remaining money (that's a lot of pinatas)!

    PROS: Good battery Life

    Looks cool

    Easy Bluetooth connect

    CONS: No travel case/cover
    July 30, 2014
    Perfect—just what I was looking for
    I have zero problems with this unit so far. Paired instantly and the NFC works as advertised as well. The sound quality is fantastic for such a small speaker, and volume level is great as well on a flat/basic EQ.

    I did tweak my EQ on my phone and the sound quality improved even more than expected. Careful with the low end though, the bass will distort if it's pushed too hard (duh, it's a 40mm driver).

    There is no separate volume control on the speaker. This is actually quite nice, IMO. As is par for the course, my phone at 100% volume will distort the speaker (although not near as badly as I assumed). Anything lower than 90% sounds great.

    I bought this to use while paddling my canoe, camping, sitting outside by the fire, etc. For these purposes, this is going to be an excellent unit.

    I'm really not sure why the complaints on sound quality from other reviewers. A speaker this small (unless it's Bose) will only be able to do so much. Why complain that it doesn't pump out bass like a twin 18" subwoofer box? Pointless.

    PROS: Price




    CONS: none
    October 16, 2014
    Nice little speaker
    This is a great portable speaker. Got it for my wife and she really likes it. It sounds good for its size and cost. My wife isn't very technical and she thinks its easy to use. The battery life is pretty good so far.

    Few downsides:

    * supplied charging cable and 3mm cable are very short.

    * when paired if your phone gets a txt message or email sometimes the connection drops out but then comes back... kinda annyoing but not sure if this is a bluetooth problem or device problem or a phone problem (iphone) Doesn't happen all the time though.

    * bluetooth range is not that far and is pretty much line of sight

    * When plugged in and charging while the battery is still low the built in voice status keeps repeating "Low Battery". It disrupts whatever you are listening too to let you know your battery is low. My wife thinks its annoying...

    Overall great little speaker for the money. Has been in use ~4hrs a day for couple weeks now and no problems working.

    PROS: Cheap

    Pairs easily

    Sounds good

    CONS: bluetooth range
    January 24, 2014
    Very Good. Product for the Money, Almost
    LOUD VOICE PROMPTS ARE ANNOYING. Bought it during the initial promo. Sound is good and, while it is no Bose it has very good sound. LOUD VOICE PROMPTS ARE ANNOYING. All in all a good value, however LOUD VOICE PROMPTS ARE ANNOYING.

    PROS: Good sound and value.

    May 7, 2016
    Only one complaint
    I do not use it for phone calls, so I can not comment on the built in microphone. It works exactly as I hoped for, except for it's pairing notification. My only complaint is the volume of the notification it makes, every time it pairs with my device. I have the volume for my music set at one click above silent, so as not to annoy my fellow coworkers. However, every time I pair the speaker (including when I walk out of range and back in again) it announces "your phone is connected" at 50% of speaker volume. I have received several complaint about this, but there is no way to lower the volume, or disable the notification all together.

    PROS: Easy to setup

    Perfect for my office, as I do not need it to be very loud.

    CONS: Pairing notification to loud and not adjustable
    October 15, 2015
    Great Buy!
    My wife and I bought this bc she likes to listen to music while getting ready in the morning and we were also looking for something to take to the beach with us so we can listen to music when out there. This was the perfect product for us to buy for all of that. The only issue we have is when someone next to us has a much louder system and it can very easily drowned out this speaker. It is plenty loud if your the only one playing music and its relatively quite around you, but if its noisy you might have trouble really hearing it.

    PROS: Affordable, easy to use, good sound, charges fast and holds charge for long time

    CONS: could be louder
    July 3, 2014
    Just got this in today and i was very much impressed, not only is it sleek looking, but for it being 3W it is decent(compared JBL Charge is 10W). However having the volume up button and next track button one in the same, trying to raise volume i have changed tracks by accident. Further more trying to fiddle if one had to keep it pressed for the volume function, the button pushed in and that button no longer works. These buttons are very fragile, i highly recommend this but be warned control your tracks and volume with your device. Luckily upon starting up it defaults to the loudest setting. I just got it a couple hours ago and its broken.

    PROS: Loud, sleek, easy paring of bluetooth

    CONS: The volume buttons and track is the same. Audio cable is too short buy a longer one. Buttons fragile
    January 7, 2014
    Great Speaker Regardless of Price
    I've had this thing for 24 hours and have probably listened to it for 15 of the 24 hours. Great sound regardless of price. This thing is just as good as any the Jambox and IMO sounds better than the Beats Pill. Great purchase and of course its made better by the fact it was under $40. BUY IT!

    PROS: Price



    Easily fills a room with undistorted sound

    CONS: Range on the Bluetooth is only about 10ft.
    July 8, 2014

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