Natural sound for your mobile life!
Wrapped in a 3" hand-crafted wood cube, 1Q is a powerful little Bluetooth sound system that produces warm, surprisingly natural sound. Integrated Bluetooth v2.1 provides a simple wireless audio link to any smart phone, laptop or tablet device. It's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but can easily deliver enough sound to fill some pretty large spaces. 1Q brings the beauty, natural acoustic properties and inherent renewability of wood to wherever you and your mobile device wander: to the office, the back yard or simply from room to room. With its compact footprint, 30' range and estimated 10+ hours of battery life,1Q is ready to play. Plug two 1Q's together for instant stereo sound.
1Q + 1Q = Stereo!
1Q is great solution for everyday listening, but when you plug 2 of them together, you get an instant 13 watt stereo. Every 1Q is designed to automatically switch from mono to stereo left & right once the extension cable (included) is plugged into the 3.5 mm extension speaker jack. Position them on each side of a laptop, tablet or monitor for instant stereo 'depth' ...unplug and they instantly switch back to 2 independent systems.
Compact, palm size sound when you want it, a full 13 watt stereo when you need it - versatile!
Power, Pair, Play!
Setting up Q for the first time couldn't be easier - power it on, pair it with your device and play! The version of Bluetooth on Q (2.1) allows for Super Simple Pairing (SSP), so no passwords, no extra steps, just the shortest possible path from power to play. Q also remembers up to 10 of your devices, meaning that once they are paired, they're 'bonded' for an even easier re-connection later.
Power on a Q and it instantly re-connects ...super simple!
Use a tree, plant a forest!
Since the very beginning, we have replaced all of the wood that we use in production 100 to 1 in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and the US forest service, to rebuild habitat and areas affected by fire or erosion. We have also set up a 1:1 tree planting option at check out - you plant a tree and we'll plant one too!
One tree is equal to 1,000 1Q's, 20,000 iPhone cases or 5 million 1E earphones! To date, we have plated over 4000 trees.
March 21, 2013 by Michael Appelgate Recommended
The product did indeed live up to my expectations in that it produced quality sound in a compact way. When I first opened my package, I was excited to try it because of it aesthetic quality, and it's look and feel of a regular speaker. It was easy to connect via bluetooth, and when I played my first song, I was instantly impressed. It has a decent bass for a small speaker, and one can really crank the volume up without having the song get distorted. I enjoy listening to music on a low volume, sort of like background music, and this 1Q did that to perfection. I'm a college student, and I found it nice to be able to put it in my backpack and carry it to other rooms around my campus to study. The battery lasts a long time, too.
I'm not sure as to what it really could improve on, or any drawbacks to it. Th 1Q truly is what it is: a small speaker for light music, or a burst of sound when you want to annoy your roommate.