I have an iPad mini with Retina display, and I love everything about it except for its wimpy speaker. I do like that it has an external speaker so I can – in theory – listen to sounds from the mini without having to plug in headphones. In practice, I can barely hear the thing, even when I hold the mini’s speaker up to my ear like a sea shell. I’d like to have a speaker for my bedside table that could connect via Bluetooth or even an audio cable so I’ll have a chance of hearing the mini, but I don’t really have room for even a small speaker on that small surface. The MOCREO Wireless Portable LED Lamp Bluetooth Speaker could replace one of the two bulbs in my beside lamp and serve as both a 5W (600-800 lumens) night light and as a 10W Bluetooth speaker. It reproduces 300-15,000 Hz sound, so it’s not high fidelity, but it has to be louder than the tiny speaker in my iPad mini. It has an E27 base, so it fits in most standard lamp sockets. Because it’s always screwed into a power source, you don’t have to worry about recharging batteries. It comes with a remote to control music volume, select previous or next song, adjust light brightness, or turn the lamp off. The MOCREO bulb is available with a white, blue, green, or pink exterior for $43.98 from Amazon.
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