Gear4 HouseParty Blu

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Gadget of the Week

Gear4 HouseParty Blu  Home stereo speaker for iPod and Bluetooth-enabled devices



Good sound quality for a unit of this size

Full function remote control including control of iPod menus

Stylish design

Well positioned, blue lit touch controls on front face

Flexible: this unit can play sound from an iPod, or from external devices connected either via the line input or via Bluetooth

Supports iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Mini




Only works with Bluetooth devices with both Bluetooth V1.2 or above, and A2DP support.


Noise from speakers when skipping tracks or using remote control. Probably due to RF interference particularly from hard-disk based iPods, and possibly remote control.


Unit is not as slim as it appears in Gear4s publicity pictures


Cant run on batteries, mains only


List Price: £79.99 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 8 Stars  Good sound quality coupled with innovative and attractive features.