FM Radio (Interference) Speaker Suggestions / Questions

hoboin

Active Member
Region
USA
I am actually looking for a replacement for my current bluetooth speaker setup. I feel like using bluetooth connected to the phone, while playing mp3s is the best way to go. I have a rectangular bluetooth speaker that i have been using a few months but i just messed up the charging port by keeping a cable in when trying to fit it into a new spot and it's having problems charging, but i think it's near perfect bluetooth speaker.

It's the Photive Cyren PH-BT1000 which they don't sell anymore. Reason i like it so much is because it had the following 6 buttons at the very top and i could access them without even looking. Answer Call/Siri, Previous Song, Pause/play, Next Song, Volume Down, Volume up. I had velcro strapped them to the bike for quick removal and even had a plastic rain cover ready and you could use it through the plastic. Sadly they don't make it anymore and i can't find a good bluetooth replacement that has all these buttons. I really NEED volume control, skip song and pause/play. Those 4 are crucial i feel and a lot don't have the setup like i'm looking for.

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ebikelike

Member
Region
USA
Looks like a nice speaker. the reason i go with the radio over using a phone for the source of the music is because it is so easy to switch stations one handed and not mess around with looking for buttons.
 

hoboin

Active Member
Region
USA
I decided on replacing my bluetooth speaker with the one from the below link. Its waterproof and has the buttons on the right side that i need, i would have prefered the buttons at the top but i feel like they will easy enough to press with the right hand.


I am also looking into getting a bluetooth media remote like the one below. It is a bit pricey at around $30 to control music, but i think this is the best option that i have seen. The cheaper ones that cost around $13 i feel will break very quickly because of weather, i have seen photos in the reviews of them going bad quickly. If anyone has a good bluetooth remote that they can share i would love to see it.

 

hoboin

Active Member
Region
USA
Here is what i ended up getting. Its an Oontz Angle 3 ULTRA, waterproof with controls on the right hand side. I tested it out yesterday for 55 miles, worked very well. Right hand operates the buttons, at first i had it more centered, but i found moving it as close to the shifter to be VERY comfortable and easy to access the buttons without seeing, which i wanted. I just feel for the top back most button, which is the plus volume button, and i know that bottom back button is volume down and from there it's very easy operate the skip forward or backwards buttons as they are beside the volume up and down.

I have it attached to a handlebar extender. It's just a pole that runs parallel to the bars for about 1 foot, i got it mainly to hold the mirror and speedometer with plans on resting the speaker ontop of it. Bonus is that i can put my drink holder to rest on the stem and supported by the weight of the speaker. I went out with a 40oz bottle of water as you can see from the photo and it did not tip over once during the ride.

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