It comes with an AC adapter and usb cable for charging.
This was the largest disappointment, but easily overcome.
The speaker does have to be on to charge another device, but I don’t see that as a problem. I’ve submerged it in a pool and it floated to the top still connected to my phone and playing music. I even got bbq sauce on the speaker cover while grilling and just rinsed it off in the sink, good as new.
It’s small enough to take with you, powerful enough to last while you are out, durable enough to take abuse, and you don’t have to worry about leaving it out in the rain. I listen to music while cooking and it fills the room. It comes with a U-clamp and bracket that will attach the speaker to most any bar.
The charger does its job, and works well, charging the speaker, but just don’t count on it to do anything else for you.
If you are only bringing one charger for your phone, tablet, and speaker, don’t bring this one.
I also paired it through my kindle and laptop, both connected on the first try.
It has an aux-in and cable for anything that can’t connect via Bluetooth.Not sure how else to describe that, but they seem to work easy enough, not touchy, but solid.Altec Lansing claims 33 feet for Bluetooth, I found the speaker to work at least that far away from my phone. Isn’t it nice that John has a ‘Jewish’ brother with ties to lots of Jewish dollars to pay his way?No wonder our new Secretary of State loves the terrorists in Syria in his of Syrian Christians.We connect to everything we can, wifi, each other, and a myriad of devices. Volume, battery life, charging, durability, and portability all must be balanced.