Aether cone bluetooth speaker £29.97 plus delivery from £2.95 @ Laptops Direct
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Aether cone bluetooth speaker £29.97 plus delivery from £2.95 @ Laptops Direct

£29.97£49 39% Laptops Direct Deals
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Found 10th Dec 2017
£29.97 a few years old but generally good reviews and in my opinion stunning looks. i remember seeing this on channel 5s gadget show. £300 when 1st reviewed. took one in black and copper but available in white at the same price.

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Ah, old faithful is back again. Must be a good week or so since last posted.

Looks good .Quidco 1.7% and the £2.50 bonus will hopefully track.Thanks

Are these any good for a bedroom bluetooth speaker ?

Bought thanks, for that price I’m sure it’s worth it 😁

bezzyboy11 m ago

Are these any good for a bedroom bluetooth speaker ?


These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have so many issues. This is coming from someone who's had 3 of them.

decanay1 m ago

These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have …These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have so many issues. This is coming from someone who's had 3 of them.

Thanks for that as i was just about to buy . Not now.

decanay2 m ago

These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have …These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have so many issues. This is coming from someone who's had 3 of them.


whats wrong with them ? I would only use Spotify connect with it, are there issues with that?

decanay15 m ago

These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have …These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have so many issues. This is coming from someone who's had 3 of them.



lol me too , look so good aswell

chrisredmayne15 m ago

whats wrong with them ? I would only use Spotify connect with it, are …whats wrong with them ? I would only use Spotify connect with it, are there issues with that?


Various issues that progressively got worse pretty quickly. Initially Spotify was working on all 3, after a month or so it didn't. Bluetooth had a similar problem, constant intermittent drops, then after a few weeks of use it just drops connection and never get's it back. Battery died after 2 charges on 1 of the 2 I initially ordered (got that replaced).

I very quickly gave up with all of them. Even when they worked they didn't sound anywhere near as good as you are lead to believe, certainly no where near as good as the Bose we now use (to be fair that has the odd connection and charging issue too, but very minor compared to this)

From the reviews on the product, maybe most people get on with them, but I'm skeptical. Looking at previous posts on here, a lot appear to experience similar issues.

robbp8 m ago

lol me too , look so good aswell


That's the one thing going for them haha. They look expensive, the whole package looked very premium, so you can't knock the fact they are aimed at the higher end market, sadly, they don't work very well.

These aren't too bad but tech has moved on so much in bluetooth speakers since these were made. I have one and the quality is fine and they look great. I had a couple of issues connecting but it seems to work fine now, I also have an Anker SoundCore Sport speaker that is a lot newer and compares well on the volume but the ether cone is a better sound. The Anker speaker was about £50 so i think the ether cone is worth about the same.

decanay26 m ago

Various issues that progressively got worse pretty quickly. Initially …Various issues that progressively got worse pretty quickly. Initially Spotify was working on all 3, after a month or so it didn't. Bluetooth had a similar problem, constant intermittent drops, then after a few weeks of use it just drops connection and never get's it back. Battery died after 2 charges on 1 of the 2 I initially ordered (got that replaced).I very quickly gave up with all of them. Even when they worked they didn't sound anywhere near as good as you are lead to believe, certainly no where near as good as the Bose we now use (to be fair that has the odd connection and charging issue too, but very minor compared to this)From the reviews on the product, maybe most people get on with them, but I'm skeptical. Looking at previous posts on here, a lot appear to experience similar issues.


are you on the right firmware ? Have you tried this...
github.com/Aet…iki
Edited by: "chrisredmayne" 10th Dec 2017

chrisredmayne20 m ago

are you on the right firmware ? Have you tried …are you on the right firmware ? Have you tried this...https://github.com/AetherThings/AetherCone/wiki


Think so, Spotify was working which means it must be from reading that. I have been on that page before, when trying to see if a reset would fix anything.

decanay1 m ago

Think so, Spotify was working which means it must be from reading that. I …Think so, Spotify was working which means it must be from reading that. I have been on that page before, when trying to see if a reset would fix anything.


No luck even with a factory reset and then reinstalling the firmware ? Doesn't sound good
Hopefully I haven't just wasted 30 quid! Would be ideal for the summer inn the garden too if it worked

chrisredmayne12 m ago

No luck even with a factory reset and then reinstalling the firmware ? …No luck even with a factory reset and then reinstalling the firmware ? Doesn't sound good Hopefully I haven't just wasted 30 quid! Would be ideal for the summer inn the garden too if it worked


After a reset it was able to connect again, but again only initially. After a couple of days it would need another reset. After resetting I think I only tried bluetooth, so can't be sure about Spotify.

Just too buggy for me. But, there are so many good reviews that some people must get lucky. For £30, you'll be really impressed by the look and feel of it, it's also the cheapest I think it's been, so feel better that everyone else has paid more haha . Performance is a gamble at best though sadly.

chrisredmayne1 h, 12 m ago

whats wrong with them ? I would only use Spotify connect with it, are …whats wrong with them ? I would only use Spotify connect with it, are there issues with that?


I’ve used one with Spotify Premium for a couple of years and never had any issues. I’d recommend them.

I personally though the sound was awful. Way too bass heavy. Similar issues with Connectivity acting up alot as other posters have mentioned.

I’ve had no real issues with mine and once firmware updated lots of connection options. Only thing is that it sounds very nice next to bed etc but not loud enough for room filing without distorting. Worth it for the Spotify connect for me at this price.

Why would you buy one lol. Bit like buying one shoe.

decanay8 h, 56 m ago

These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have …These aren't good for anything, don't waste your time and money, they have so many issues. This is coming from someone who's had 3 of them.


Ive got one and it’s been great. Sound quality is superb for the price. Build quality is premium and it looks the nuts.

Only thing I hate is the absolutely huge charging plug

Bought 2.... Didn't need it but looked nice and £5 extra TCB today for purchases over 30 quid so 25 for the extra one seemed good. Anxious about some of the bad posts though! Company that made them is also bust hence low price so no updates in future

PS white also available

Suitable for pairing with an Echo Dot?

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SiMccabe11 h, 29 m ago

Ah, old faithful is back again. Must be a good week or so since last …Ah, old faithful is back again. Must be a good week or so since last posted.


Try posting a deal for a change. It's probably better to try and contribute now and again. I post what believe may be beneficial to other people.
Edited by: "schnecker" 11th Dec 2017

I've got one of these, bought them back when they are 39.95, fantastic for the price you will not find a better speaker for this money.

I use it for Spotify, it works perfectly with Spotify connect, also works with Airplay.

The dial on the front spins to change track which is cool and a soft touch pauses the track, honestly guys it's a steal.

it also has a very capable built in battery.
Edited by: "ajns23" 11th Dec 2017

schnecker9 m ago

Try posting a deal for a change. It's probably better to try and …Try posting a deal for a change. It's probably better to try and contribute now and again. I post what believe may be beneficial to other people.




Don't take it to heart - IME it's usually the ones who contribute zero to the site who are the first to complain (like the numpty who complained here). They are basically lazy leechers and i suspect that character trait extends to their offlline existence...
Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Dec 2017

zchari55 h, 5 m ago

PS white also available


Cheers just emailed them to change my order to that. Looks much better I think! And matches my white sonos speakers in the other room

Ty Op bought two. A white one for me and the black one for my mummy for Christmas. Hot.

schnecker8 h, 35 m ago

Try posting a deal for a change. It's probably better to try and …Try posting a deal for a change. It's probably better to try and contribute now and again. I post what believe may be beneficial to other people.


Well aren't you fun. I didn't complain did I? The deal gets posted possibly more than any other. It's quite the regular on here. I've posted numerous deals, albeit on the profile linked to my old Facebook. This is just my back up. Maybe you want to wind your neck in and grow a sense of humour.

Take a look at the. Gear4 stream 1 ...at £20 from Fopp record shop convent garden and maybe other branches. ..I picked up on Friday , and use Bluetooth and the aux.....very pleased.

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SiMccabe3 h, 21 m ago

Well aren't you fun. I didn't complain did I? The deal gets posted …Well aren't you fun. I didn't complain did I? The deal gets posted possibly more than any other. It's quite the regular on here. I've posted numerous deals, albeit on the profile linked to my old Facebook. This is just my back up. Maybe you want to wind your neck in and grow a sense of humour.


Brave!

have had one of these since may. use it for bluetooth from mobile most nights in bed. has worked perfectly, sounds good and has a good battery life between charges. very pleased with it.

schnecker11th Dec

Brave!


Brave? Are you suggesting I am in some kind of danger?

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SiMccabe48 m ago

Brave? Are you suggesting I am in some kind of danger?


Nope. bellboys comment hit the nail on the head. This isn't there place to throw around intimations. Have your constant commenting on other people's opinions about deals, whilst not posting any yourself. This is it. Remember keep trolling.
Edited by: "schnecker" 12th Dec 2017

bellboys11th Dec

Don't take it to heart - IME it's usually the ones who contribute zero to …Don't take it to heart - IME it's usually the ones who contribute zero to the site who are the first to complain (like the numpty who complained here). They are basically lazy leechers and i suspect that character trait extends to their offlline existence...


Where did I complain? It was merely a bit of fun until someone got their knickers in a knot and gave themselves cystitis.

So far so good... easy to set up to Wi-Fi and then straight on Spotify connect!!! If it doesn't break I shall be very happy with it. Bass sounds lovely but I wouldn't want to put it too loud as I think it will distort bad, perfect for my small rooms and the battery will be great for moving it outside in the summer or upstairs... tempted to get another one as they sound much better than the alexas I have been accumulating

Anyone know how or if it can be streamed from a NAS? WiFi and Bluetooth seem OK and if you are playing a you tube play list you can still rotate the dial to skip forward. Bizarrely the function doesn't work on itunes

Also not tried it myself but Spotify only works with premium according to the instructions. Build quality is high. Sound quality is good at low or medium volume. Will try it louder today

Wish there was a random button too rather than relying on whatever device you're playing it off. And voice control would have been nice...

zchari516th Dec

Wish there was a random button too rather than relying on whatever device …Wish there was a random button too rather than relying on whatever device you're playing it off. And voice control would have been nice...


You're gonna pay 180 for all the things you would like though.. ..
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