What is it ? a speaker and stand for your iPhone that requires no batteries or cords
What does it claim? to give you ten times more booming sound from your iPhone
Who tested it? Chesapeake resident Crystal Ross
What Are The Instructions? Slide your iPhone into the top slot of the Egg Beats. Then just press the 'Home Access' button in front and from there you can use any of the functions on your iPhone. You can play music, watch videos, use it as a speaker phone or iChat. You can also charge your phone while it's in the Egg Beats. Plug the charger in through the bottom. Egg Beats can be displayed vertically or horizontally.
For optimum sound out of your iPhone, you need to adjust your equalizer. You do that by tapping the 'Settings' icon. Then tap 'Music' and finally tap 'EQ' (equalizer). Once you're there, select the equalizer preset that best suits the music you are listening to and enjoy.
Did it work? Ross was completely impressed. She didn't think the plastic Egg Beats would be able to produce the kind of sound it did. She especially liked the fact that with the Egg Beats she has now has a great spot to put her iPhone that will also give here a sound she can appreciate.
Cost/Availability? You can purchase the Egg Beats for $9.88 at Walmart.
Egg Beats will work with the iPhone 5 when it is in the protective case. If for some reason your iPhone 5 doesn't work with the Egg Beats, there is a separate mail-in offer for a free adapter piece for use with your IPhone 5 without a case.