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Maxell RENGA™

Portable Bluetooth® powered speaker with aptX® audio streaming

20 Reviews | 1 question - 3 answers

Item #: 170191295

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Original Price: $49.99

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Overview

Our take on the Maxell RENGA™

Want something simple for streaming music from you smartphone or tablet? Check out the Maxell RENGA. Want something that delivers clean, full sound? This compact, portable Bluetooth speaker can do it, thanks to its two 1-1/2" full-range drivers and two rear-firing bass ports.

Want something simple for streaming music from you smartphone or tablet? Check out the Maxell RENGA. Want something that delivers clean, full sound? This compact, portable Bluetooth speaker can do it, thanks to its two 1-1/2" full-range drivers and two rear-firing bass ports.

Bluetooth connectivity for music and conversation

The RENGA features aptX® audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. And the speaker is backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth. So you can play your music wirelessly from almost any portable device and still enjoy great sound.

When your paired smartphone receives a call, your RENGA turns into a speakerphone. It features a built-in microphone that lets you enjoy your conversations hands-free.

Convenient portability

The RENGA's built-in battery gives you up to 15 hours of portable operation. And charging is simple. Just plug the charging cable into the USB port of your computer or wall adapter. An auxiliary input lets you play non-Bluetooth portable devices through the speaker, too.

works great for a picky teen that lives on his phone. it is loud enough without distortion and battery lasts about 4 hours has used it for 3 days

BrianG, Tennessee

What's in the Box:

  • Portable Bluetooth speaker
  • 4' microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • 4' Stereo minijack cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless streaming from compatible audio sources
  • aptX technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
  • range: 33 feet
  • built-in microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • two 1-1/2" full-range drivers with two rear-firing bass ports
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices (tangle-resistant stereo minijack cable included)
  • USB-to-micro-USB charging cable
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours
  • 6-3/16"W x 2-5/16"H x 1-13/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Maxell RENGA™ Reviews

Average Customer Review:

20 Reviews

Happy Teenager

Written by: VaGent from Harrisonburg VA on March 23, 2015

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Purchased for our teenager as a Christmas gift. Good size; big enough to produce quality sound, yet small enough for portability. He likes the color. I am rather surprised at the volume levels this speaker can attain. Sure there are better speakers in this market segment, but for the $, I think this is a good choice. Recommend.

Pros: Good sound, fairly loud, feels solid...happy teenager.

Cons:

works for a picky teen

Written by: BrianG from Tennessee on December 28, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

works great for a picky teen that lives on his phone. it is loud enough without distortion and battery lasts about 4 hours has used it for 3 days

Pros: arrived as promised loud enough easy pairing

Cons: none found

not good

Written by: Maxwell R from el paso tx on December 26, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Not good

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Great bang for your buck

Written by: Joshua G from Grand Rapids MI on December 25, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Great little speaker! Surprisingly load for such a small speaker! Well worth the 50.00 price tag.

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Cons:

Maxell renga

Written by: 099cobra from Eastman, ga on December 25, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Very good product.

Pros: Well build and sounds good.

Cons: None

Maxxel Renga

Written by: JJ from PR on December 19, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Awesome little speaker, very portable and convenient.

Pros: it works perfectly

Cons: it does not work while charging

Awesome

Written by: Daddydecoy from amarillo tx on December 15, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Perfect!

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Maxell Renga wireless speaker & mic

Written by: mikem from Seattle, WA on December 15, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Sics easily to my smart phone and the speaker sound is clear and loud enough. The speaker works well so that multiple people can both hear and talk.

Pros: convenient size, easy controls, nice looking and sound is clear.

Cons: if phone is too near it echoes on incoming calls

Renga

Written by: Kerry from Clearwater,fl on December 7, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Great sounding little guy looks and feels well made

Pros:

Cons: None

Bluetooth speaker

Written by: Lars from Harrisonburg, VA on November 14, 2014

Nice small speaker with very adequate sound and respectab batter life. Great for addition of blue tooth to my truck

Pros: Small but good sound portable and easy to use great price

Cons:

Great speaker at a great value

Written by: Rob C from Glendale, NY on November 7, 2014

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These light weight Bluetooth speakers do a great job for my small office which is what I needed it for.

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Great little speaker

Written by: James L from California on November 6, 2014

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Small but well built little bluetooth workhorse. Does exactly as advertised. Great battery life and sound is clear. Perfect for my office cubicle to listen to my music without disturbing others. Connection is super easy to my Android phone as well.

Pros: Ease of use, compact, well built

Cons: None

Nice product but...

Written by: Josehrl from PR on October 9, 2014

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I like the speaker but wouldn't pay anymore for it than I did.

Pros: Time of batery

Cons: Volume power

Good deal at sale price.

Written by: Darrin from Bowie, MD on September 17, 2014

Good product at sale price.

Pros: Good sound.

Cons: Can't seem to play when unit is plugged in and charging.

bluetooth speaker

Written by: Mike from charlottesville on August 12, 2014

Really like it for car, at beach, at work. Sounds good. Cool shape and color.

Pros: Good value. Good sound and real base for so small. Hold charge well.

Cons: Distorts at higher volumes. Some devices have trouble finding signal. Volume contol is awkward.

Best buy in along time

Written by: DannyK from rotonda west, fl. on August 11, 2014

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The sound from this small device is unbelievable, it's better then my car speaker's. And that's where I use it, in my car, hooked up to my IPhone.

Pros: I purchase this at a great price, and was very pleased with it performance.

Cons: as of today there are no cons

bluetooth speaker

Written by: enthusiast from Normal, IL on July 30, 2014

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works good

Pros: clear sound

Cons: won't work while charging

Great speaker for the price.

Written by: Casey from Hawaii on July 20, 2014

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Great portable speaker, for the price. Light weight and easy to handle. Decent to good sound.

Pros: Can't beat it, for the price.

Cons: No cons.

Great sound

Written by: fletch from Palm Desert, Ca on July 18, 2014

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Tiny, cute and powerful. Super easy to use bluetooth from phone to get Sirius and Pandora to a loudspeaker. More enjoyment for all.

Pros: small, great sound

Cons: none

great deal; great value

Written by: Steve from Charlottesville, VA on June 30, 2014

I am giving this 5 stars because it really did beat my expectations. I picked this up at the Charlottesville retail store last week. It is sturdy with the gaudy blue rubber cover over a metal case. It paired right up with my Nexus 7 and my old HTC phone. The two drivers are ported so it has more real low end than expected. The drivers and box seem pretty well tuned since I don't hear any glaring peaks or holes in the sound. I used it several hours daily and never ran down the battery.

Pros: Decent sound; compact; long battery life.

Cons: No color choice.

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Maxell RENGA™ manual

  • Portable Bluetooth speaker
  • 4' microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • 4' Stereo minijack cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

Product Research

Features

Built-in Bluetooth 4.0: The Maxell Renga portable Bluetooth speaker supports Bluetooth version 4.0 with support for wireless audio streaming and hands-free communication. You'll be able to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enable Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, or other Bluetooth device. Bluetooth has a wireless range of up to 33'.

Simple Pairing: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Maxell Renga portable Bluetooth speaker. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Maxell Renga.

Wireless Audio Streaming w/ aptX: You'll be able to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone/tablet, computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth device to the Maxell Renga for music playback. You can listen to stored music, music apps, podcasts, and other audio content on your Bluetooth-enabled device through the Renga. The Maxell Renga even employs aptX audio coding technology for lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible aptX-compatible phones (like Android OS 4.0+). You will still continue to use your Bluetooth device for playback control and to view song/artist information.

Hands-Free Communication w/ Mic: A built-in microphone lets you use the Maxell Renga as a speakerphone for hands-free communication. You can answer, end, and reject calls from the Renga portable speaker. Simply talk into the Renga's built-in mic to carry on your side of the conversation and hear the caller through the Maxell Renga stereo speakers. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.

Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the Maxell Renga is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

Rechargeable Battery: The Maxell Renga portable Bluetooth speaker has a built-in, rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 15 hours of playback time. You can easily recharge the battery using the included 4" microUSB-to-USB charging cable and a free USB (type-A) port on your computer or a 3rd party USB/AC power adapter (sold separately). Charging time is approximately 2-3 hours.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

The speaker will beep once when you reach maximum volume pressing the + button. I personally don't use speaker while it is charging or plugged in. [ Phil  May 07, 2015 ]
Sorry, but I can't answer that question. I use the speaker only as a bluetooth remote from my smartphone, where it works great. [ MARC S  Jan 18, 2015 ]
Most likely it is when you receive an email on your computer, similar to the way an iPhone will act when an email or text is received [ Jay  Jan 14, 2015 ]
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