Bass Egg Cracks Big Sounds
It’s difficult to stand out in a sea of zillions of Bluetooth speakers, but the Bass Egg did just that at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year and, most recently, at Super Mobility Week. At first glance, it looks like it could be any Bluetooth speaker (in the shape of an hourglass), but really, it’s not.
Bass Egg actually is a vibration speaker, which means it creates sound through the surface it’s sitting on. When you hold it in your hand, you can hear the music coming out, but it’s soft. As soon as you set it down, you hear Bass Egg’s full glory. It’s really just simple physics — what surface you put it on plays a significant role.
Larger surfaces, such as your dining room table, produce richer sounds. Don’t even bother using concrete, stone or bricks, because they will just absorb the sound and you won’t hear much. Wood, plastic or glass are the most ideal surfaces, and I would recommend using the hood of your car — this sounds pretty awesome, and is perfect for your next tailgate party.
I get the best sound out of hollow surfaces, such as a cardboard box or even the box the Bass Egg comes in. Have fun with it and double up. Putting the Bass Egg box on top of my wood dining room table makes it sound amazing. I noticed that glass seems to bring out the higher pitches better. It doesn’t always help to turn the volume up all the way if you’re looking for full sound. That can bring on echoes and strange vibration sounds.
Bass Egg only weighs about a pound, is just more than 3 1/2 inches high and will last you four to 10 hours (depending on the volume). The charging time is 90 minutes. The best thing about it is the $99.95 price. Some speakers that cost much more than that don’t sound as good! You can find it at bassegg.com or Amazon.com. It comes in gray and black, with the option to customize it with “egg shells” in white, black, blue, red, green, yellow and orange.
Click Chick’s Mobile App of the Week: 1Password
I just had two conversations with people who told me they write down their passwords in places they will remember so they can log into their accounts. I always cringe when people tell me this and I never recommend writing down your passwords.
Despite this, I know people will do it anyway because, let’s face it, it’s difficult to remember everything. So heck, if you’re gonna do it anyway, you might as well put it in a secure place. There are a few different apps that help you do this, but one of the better ones is 1Password. All you have to do is remember the one master password that unlocks the app. From there, this award-winning app gives you the ability to log into all your favorite websites without having to remember your different passwords.
1Password uses AES 256-bit encryption to securely store your data, and it has an auto-lock feature that will protect your data even if your device is lost or stolen. For a limited time, the iOS version is free, so hurry! Otherwise, it sells for $9.99. It also is available for your Android and Windows devices.