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Philips has created a wireless speaker that retails for less than $50. There are a lot of good things to say about this latest Bluetooth creation. But, the first thing that really stands out is the design of this speaker. Some consumers will love the shape that Philips has created. Others, well, will want nothing to do with it. Philips has modeled the SoundShooter Wireless after a bomb – so it seems. The SoundShooter looks like a grenade and is roughly the same size as one.

To add to the interesting design that Philips has chosen, the SoundShooter also comes in an array of curious colors ranging from bright orange to electric blue. This is definitely not a speaker that will blend in with your furniture, but it is one that will quickly stand out. Design and colors aside, Philips has actually done a nice job of keeping sound intact while providing consumers with a wireless Bluetooth option.

Inside the SoundShooter Speaker

One of the biggest selling points of the SoundShooter speaker is that this speaker can double as a speakerphone. Lots of other speakers on the market offer consumers a speakerphone option too, but this particular one works better than most. In addition to doubling as a speakerphone, the SoundShooter is also very easy to set-up, and can be used at a decent distance (something that other wireless speakers aren’t capable of).

To connect the SoundShooter to any Bluetooth device, all you have to do is turn on the Bluetooth switch that’s located towards the bottom of the device. Once this switch has been activated, the speaker will automatically look for any Bluetooth pairing. The SoundShooter does work with most Bluetooth tablets, smartphones, and other devices, so you don’t have to worry about not having the right device with this speaker.

If you don’t want to connect via Bluetooth, the SoundShooter also comes with an AUX setting. When switched to AUX mode, the SoundShooter can be connected to any wired device with the help of an included cable. Recharging the speaker is also easy to do with a Micro-USB cable. What does the SoundShooter sound like? Better than most wireless options.

Sound, Pricing, and Availability

The SoundShooter is, surprisingly, sharp. Bass notes are clearly defined and most tunes sound great when pumped through this speaker. Seemingly, the rubber and ribbed plastic coating that Philips has wrapped around the outside of this speaker would impact the sound in a negative way, but this simply isn’t the case. The SoundShooter is small and compact, but it does have excellent sound.

If you love the idea of a brightly colored wireless speaker that resembles a hand grenade, you’ll find the Philips SoundShooter in many different stores throughout the Internet, and in some sound shops near you. It is also possible to purchase the SoundShooter through the Philips website.

This speaker is priced at $49.99, so it’s also an affordable option. If you’re looking for a wireless, Bluetooth capable, speaker that has good sound, a stand-out design, and won’t break the bank, the Philips SoundShooter is the way to go.