Aluratek Bump Review Discussion

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  1. Ed Hardy

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    The built-in speakers make listening to music or any kind of audio on your smartphone or tablet a bad experience. Ed Hardy brings us a review of the Aluratek Bump (APS01F), an external speaker that offers good audio quality at a low price.

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    I'm glad to see this. It's surprising that this solution up until now existed only for Iphones/Ipods.

    Well, not quite. I've tried one small portable unit that wasn't worth the trouble.

    It would seem that rather than an USB plug, a standard wall plug would have been in order with provision to charge the phone as well. Of course, there are USB-supplied wall warts already so this is a minor niggle.
     
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    Most tablets and smartphones come with a USB charger, so I think the requirement to have one to travel with the Bump is a non-issue. And I think Aluratek was trying to keep the price down. This accesory is just $20, and I'd prefer it not be $22 - $25 so a wall charger can be included.
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    I agree with Ed. Not only that, many suppliers sell very nice little extension-plug-units (like Belkin) that include a few 3-prong plugs and one or two USB plugs, for about $25. I'd heartily recommend them. When you can't find a plug in an airport, you can usually convince someone to let you put in your 3-plug unit to share the outlet.
     
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    I see this accessory is still available for sale, so I thought I'd point out that I've had one for years and it's still going strong.
     
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    Some designs are so good they don't need to be changed. Just checked, and the Bump is still available at Walmart for $13.20:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/22086883?

    It's been many years, and I still use this speaker.

     
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