• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried the Rest, This is the BEST

    • Written by from EDMONTON

    Well, This is not as well known as others, such as Jabra etc. I found no reviews on this before buying it , but after looking at the specs I decided to give it a try. I tried many speakerphones including just using my Macbook Pro, Jabra etc The issue with all of them is, they have 1-2 Mics tops. the Philips has 4 mics!! They work excellent for someone who is required to be on many conference calls, but is naturally a quieter person (me). I tried several quicktime recordings and compared this to Jabra, and the Native Macbook Pro mics, this was the most amplified and featured the best noise cancellation, even when speaking in a very conversational tone. Also, it is tiny, about the size of an AppleTV, this was important for travel.

    I also like the fact, I can switch it manually from USB to bluetooth. which means I can leave it plugged in to my Macbook Pro , but answer a call via Bluetooth on my iPhone, others do not do this. Once they are plugged in via USB, it overrides BT. I also tried a FaceTime Audio call to experience the "HD Audio", It was nothing short of fantastic, literally like someone is sitting beside you. ( but you can only expect that with HD audio) Honestly the hardest thing to get used to with this, is NOT speaking up, because you do not need to.

    The ONLY downside to this device, is the price. It's pricey!. but if you're like me with 4-6 hours of meetings per day, it's totally worth it. I would rather pay $20.00 more for 8x the quality. because after trying others, it IS that much better , i compared some audio recordings in quicktime to a Jabra SPEAK, and Macbook pro native Mic. this is hands down, better audio quality, Better noise cancelling due to the multiple mics. etc.

    36 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome device!! Worth every single penny!!

    • Written by from Markham

    The WeCall is an amazing little package neatly put together. Fantastic sound quality via Bluetooth. Simple and easy to use. Good battery life. Who said great things can't come in small packages. As an added bonus, I love the pouch it comes with!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracking bit of kit

    • Written by from SAFFRON WALDEN

    Call quality over USB / Skype is awesome - sounds like a Polycom conferencing speaker; quality over Bluetooth fine so far (only called a call centre so far so can't give a definitive opinion.

    Had an issue getting the USB connection to be recognized with my rMBP, easily fixed by swapping the cable to a different port and back.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nobody would speak to me when I used this device.

    • Written by from Dallas

    The first review must be by a PR department. The people I called all complained about the poor sound quality. It only took me 10 minutes to decide to return this. Nice looking paperweight though.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth even 1 star

    • Written by from Portland

    Ordered this "conference speaker" with high hopes. The review posted before me was also duplicated on Amazon so I'm guessing that those reviews are fake. This speaker phone is terrible. Easy set up, however as soon as you connect it sounds worse than an iPhone 5s speaker and mic. wouldn't recommend this item at all. returned it. very sad.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A high quality conference call buddy and BT speaker

    • Written by from Stony Point

    I have tried Jabra before, however, the sound quality of both speakers and mics of Philips perform better to me. The four mics design makes it has no "blind spots" on the conference table. Besides, the speakers deliver the speech of the speakers just like they are sitting in front of you!

    Indeed, I use it most as a BT speaker to connect my iPhone 5S for Spotify. The sound quality is stunning! It beats my previous BT speaker. Now I use it all the time.

    Pros
    Long-enough battery life
    Great design, much better than Jabra I would say
    The "functionable" noise & echo cancellation feature

    Cons
    The price is comparatively higher than other brand I tried before, but, I'd be okay to pay more for such quality

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High Quality and Very Easy to Use

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The connection with my iphone via bluetooth was quick and worked flawlessly. The "speaker" function works great and I was able to distinctly hear the three other callers. I was able to walk around during the call and the other callers later commented that they did not notice any difference. In terms of the "microphone" function, the other callers later told me they were able to hear me clearly (except for a few minor hiccups). Overall great quality and easy to charge. The travel case is an added plus!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wecall - Nice piece of work

    • Written by

    My husband bought this for me. I work from home a lot and he knows that I don’t like conference calls. First impressions after a few days of using it is that I love it. It is easy to use (can connect it to my PC with a cable for skyping & to my iPhone with bluetooth for my regular calls) and the voices are louder and clearer. I had a couple of conference calls from the office with other people in the same room and it worked nice enough (wasn't expecting it to) for people to want to borrow it. The protective cover that came in the box is not so nice though - cheapish, but its functional.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Wetherby

    I got this speaker because I'm beginning to find it a recurring problem that most offices do not have speaker phones - just break out areas and hot desks. Which can be a real pain!!

    So far I have found out the following things using this device

    1. Very compact and easy to carry
    2. Audio quality is comparable with a normal office 'spider' speakerphone. Certainly loud enough.
    3. Audio quality at the other end is variable. But better than a Blackberry or iPhone

    Does a great job in my view.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Issue with iPhone 4

    • Written by from Fleet

    I have used this speaker with my Macbook/Skype and the people the other end commented on how clear the sound it. Using it over bluetooth to my iPhone 4 is a different matter as the other end cannot hear me hardly at all. Their voices come through loud an clear so I can only assume there is some problem with the microphone compatibility.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rarely works properly

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This speaker is great when it works. Most of the time however, it doesn't. It usually sounds horribly garbled and thin on the other end. Have lost multiple important business calls as a result. As soon as I switch back to the built in iPhone speaker and mic the call improves. Look for something else.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not tested with Mac software

    • Written by

    My model AECS7000E/00 and it is incompatible with Microsoft Silverlight Safari plug-in. It works ok with Flash, but freezes any playback in Silverlight (Netflix, Amazon On Demand, etc)... bazaar. I called Philips Support and they said: Oh, well! We did not know that, I guess it is incompatible with Mac Maverick with Silverlight. The workaround is to unplug USB from WeCall and continue to enjoy your video unless you want to return WeCall. This product cannot get upgraded with firmware.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from seattle

    It took me a single phone call to determine that this thing is useless. I'm returning it today.

    2 of 12 people found this useful