Until about three or four years ago, it would have cost a few hundred, even a thousand dollars to get a decent sound system where you live.

You’d have to wire your whole place, messing up your walls, getting a huge amp and finally figure out if it would work (and it was always a hassle).

About a year ago, my brother-in-law recommended something new.

It’s called The Oontz and it is a $30 dollar speaker that synchs up to your phone or computer with bluetooth.


It took me a few minutes to figure  out how to synch it the first time, but once it’s synched I can literally be listening to my iPhone, turn the Oontz on, and giving it 5 seconds to warm up, unplug my headphones and it will come bumping out the speaker.

Listen to a podcast or audiobook while you cook or clean your spot. Reclaim the time you have to spend doing something else learning.

It’s not wall-shaking-loud, but it’s loud enough where it can be uncomfortable in the room you’re in. (Why would you want anything louder?)

One thing: because it’s bluetooth, you can take it outside on a patio or balcony, move it next to a couch and use it as a surround-sound speaker and connect it to your computer.

I’ve had it for about 9 months now, and I’ve only charged it three times. It lasts, honestly, 30+ hours between charges even though the paperwork says it only should last 10. (It’s rechargeable with a microUSB plug).

Going to the beach, or on a boat without a speaker, hell even just on a hike: it’s the size of a can of soda and weighs less than one.

For 30 bucks (free shipping) I can’t recommend any sound system more.

Until next time,