July 16th 2012 1:46 am

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Our new favorite portable speaker

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Beacon's first foray into consumer electronics has turned out well. Like some sort of genetically enhanced pet, it's a pleasure to be around, fun to touch and requires little to no maintenance. It falls into the sparsely populated family of "gadgets that make our lives better," a characteristic that makes it worth far more than the hundred bucks Beacon will ship it to you for today.

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$47.99

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Critic reviews

7.6
4 reviews
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Durability
  • Portability
    8.0

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User reviews

9.0
1 review
9.0
Engadget Jul 14, 2012

Like some sort of genetically enhanced pet, it's a pleasure to be around, fun to touch and requires little to no maintenance. It falls into the sparsely populated family of "gadgets that make our lives better," a characteristic that makes it worth far more than one hundred bucks.

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7.0
Wired Dec 22, 2012

It's a better-sounding speaker than either of those, but it can't compete with the audio quality of the best Bluetooth speakers at the $100 mark, like the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox and the JBL Flip.

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7.0
Android Police Aug 11, 2012

Honestly, I think the Phoenix is worth $100, especially considering Beacon's confidence in its longevity, and the quality of the sound it puts out.

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9.0
terrible0ne terrible0ne

Heard great things about this speaker. For only a hundred dollars, I figured I'd give it a shot. I was not disappointed. It has, so far, lived up to its accolades. The sound quality is stunning. Crisp high ends and rich, deeps bass. The sound is still obviously coming from a portable, but unlike...

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