No clear power source. Only way to recharge the hard to use speaker is through using a USB cable. Which, of course, is not compatible with most ipads and all iphones. Why not include a power source?
The speaker was a gift and not something I would normally purchase but I had a slight need for a speaker for my ipod so I tried this product out. Speaker works as a sound amplifier well. It doesnt perform well as a stand alone music system sounding if the music is somewhere on the am dial.
A product like this shouldnt be anywhere this difficult to use. If anyone has a better way to power up the rechargable batteries other than via USB connection to an "in use" PC, Im all ears.
The initial sound output is good but after a1-2 hours the sound becomes inaudible; like a stuttering or interrupted transmission. it's annoying to have to reset the speaker. jbl isn't a good brand anyway. I figured since the Apple Store was selling the speaker they were endorsing it too. Sadly, I was wrong.