Gear4 PocketParty (for nano)
- Tiny, light and simple to use
- Sound quality, only compatible with nano
Although limited to iPod nano's, the improvements made on the original PocketParty make this worth a look.
Price$ 49.95 (AUD)
Upon viewing this product we couldn't help but feel a sense of deja vu. Indeed last year we reviewed the Gear4 PocketParty and were critical of certain aspects of the design. We are pleased to announce that although this version is only available for iPod nano, most of these weaknesses in design have been rectified.
Running off a single AA battery, the PocketParty for iPod nano is a tiny and lightweight speaker. The system is easy to use - just place your nano on the dock connector, flick the power switch and you're ready to go.
Unlike the previous model there is no volume function on the speakers, but this is a welcomed deletion. Previously, the iPod sound controls were stripped and the volume could only be adjusted via a high or low volume switch on the speakers. Gear4 has removed this switch, meaning you are no longer limited by only two volume settings.
The other improvement in design is the addition of a detachable stand, as we were previously frustrated with having to sit the iPod horizontally. Now you can control the iPod much more effectively as well as actually being able to see what's playing.
The sound quality from the PocketParty is far from good, but for the size and price of this unit we can't complain too much. Looking at the unit, we expected tinny, high-end sound with no bass response, and that's exactly what we got. Vocals sounded fine, but when a medley of instruments entered the picture, the PocketParty struggled to separate them effectively, leaving a rather messy sound. The sound is not particularly pleasant to listen to at high volumes due to some very noticeable distortion, so throwing a 'party' with this device is definitely not recommended.
The sound is nothing great, but the minor improvements in design have greatly improved this product. Although limited by its compatibility to only the iPod nano, this may be an option if you want a replacement for your headphones so you are able to keep track of what is going on around you in the outside world. In saying this, you would be buying this for the portability, not the sound quality.
Join the newsletter!
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Apple iPhone X
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Toys for Boys
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Bose SoundLink Micro
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Xbox One X
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 TCL X2 review: QLED escapes the premium market
- 2 Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- 3 Acer Spin 5 review: Value for money but conditions apply
- 4 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 5 Sony LF-S50G review: Google Assistant and then some
Latest News Articles
- Apple's Q1: Record $US18.4 billion profit, but iPhone sales are slowing
- Sony shows latest high-end Walkman
- Sydney Airport lost property auction: you'll be amazed at what some people left behind
- The iPod classic plays its last
- Apple iPod Touch pricing slashed by up to 25 per cent in Australia
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- JBL Link 10 review
- Amazon Alexa and Echo set for Febuary launch
- OPPO Load Up A73 Smartphone With Flagship Features
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTProject Manager | 12mth ContractOther
- FTClass Super - Application Support Analyst - SMSF solutionsOther
- FTSenior Java DeveloperNSW
- FTSolution Architect- SAP S/4 HANA - Orange NSWOther
- FTMid / Senior Level Functional Banking ConsultantsOther
- CCNetwork Engineer - Aruba/PaloAltoWA
- FTNetwork EngineerNSW
- FTTelecom Engineer - Network VoiceOther
- FTProgram ManagerSA
- FTService Desk AnalystVIC
- FTPHP DeveloperOther
- FTIT Field TechnicianNSW
- FTService Desk OfficerSA
- CCSenior Java DeveloperQLD
- CCJava Developers wanted (Melbourne CBD location)VIC
- CCApplications Development Delivery LeadVIC
- FTSalesforce Consultant - SMEVIC
- TPPHP and PL/SQL SupportNSW
- CCSenior Business AnalystNSW
- CCSystems Administrator - not for profit organisationQLD
- TPData AnalystQLD
- CCDevOps EngineerQLD
- CCSenior Functional ConsultantNSW
- FTUX Design LeadOther
- FTSenior AEM ConsultantACT