Drex, why do you think pricing is high? It's $31 on amazon, shipped. I checked other devices you mentioned, and those start with $40+ to over $100, right? I actually did look now at Sony and Samsung alternative devices, watched YT reviews, and I found the functionality to be identical.
I never heard of this company before either. It was a tip from someone who got their ISO headphones (similar bt receiver with hardwired high quality noise canceling headphones). They also have external bt speaker "SP1" similar to jawbone and ue boom, but at a much better price. I think this company is EU based and only recently got into mobile audio accessories. I really hope to review their SP1 speaker in the future to compare it with UE Boom I just received (and will post a review in a day or two).
And speaking of external speakers, they typically only have volume control. Well, guess what? I just had GAIN connected to UE Boom (through 3.5mm cable) and was controlling it like a remote control with play/pause, volume up/down, and track skip. This little GAIN device just became my new favorite toy
Using it in a car is another great option.
If you find my post helpful, please hit Thanks!
of all smartphone and tablet Accessory and Gadget REVIEWS by Twister