Logitech UE Air Speaker comparison

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Logitech UE Air Speaker

Logitech UE Air Speaker
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)
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Klipsch Gallery G-17

Klipsch Gallery G-17
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Philips Fidelio SoundRing

Philips Fidelio SoundRing
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Price $159 to $196 at 2 stores $269 to $269 at 3 stores $199 to $299 at 2 stores $225 to $293 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date April 24, 2012 September 13, 2012 September 02, 2011 December 16, 2011
The Bottom Line The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a worthwhile third-party AirPlay speaker for homes demanding premium sound from iOS devices, but bargain hunters can save $100 and go portable with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker. While the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II may no longer be in a class by itself, it's still near the top of the portable Bluetooth speaker category. While it packs an impressive punch in terms of sound performance and feature set, the G-17 is more expensive than an iPad and doesn't seem worth its $550 price tag. While it's a bit overpriced, Philips Fidelio SoundRing is one of the better compact AirPlay speakers we've tested -- and it has a battery-powered option to boot.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Components 1 x Speaker
Info unavailable 1 x Speaker
Info unavailable
Color Info unavailable Black
High-gloss black
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Power Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 Watt
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 9.6 in x 1.9 in x 5.1 in
16.9 in x 3.5 in x 6 in
7.8 in x 4.5 in x 8.3 in
Product Type Wireless speaker system with digital player dock
Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Portable speaker
MP3 Player Compatibility iPod touch
iPhone
iPad
MacBook
Laptops
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
iPhone
iPad
iPod
iPod touch (4G)
iPod touch (2G)
iPad 2
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPod touch
iPod touch (3G)
iPad
iPhone 3G
iPhone
Battery Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable
Speaker System Details AirPlay speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
AirPlay speaker
2 - 30 Watt - 57 - 23000 Hz
Wireless speaker
4 - 4 Watt - 63 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
Connectivity Technology Wireless - AirPlay
Wi-Fi
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
AirPlay
Wireless - Wi-Fi
Wired
Wired - AirPlay
Wireless - Wi-Fi
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active
Active
Weight Info unavailable 2.9 lbs
7.5 lbs
3.3 lbs
Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
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Product Description Wireless speaker system with digital player dock
Logitech UE Air
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II - Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay
Philips Fidelio SoundRing with AirPlay DS3881W - Portable speaker
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable 57 - 23000 Hz
63 - 20000 Hz
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