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Klipsch® GiG

Portable Bluetooth® powered speaker system with aptX® audio streaming (Black)

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  • Klipsch® GiG

    Black - with integrated stand

  • Klipsch® GiG

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by Ralph Graves
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The Klipsch GiG proves you don't always have to sacrifice sound quality for portability. This durable Bluetooth speaker system has two 1" high-performance full-range drivers, for clear, accurate sound. Dual 1" passive bass radiators ensure low tones are present to give your music depth. Advanced digital signal processing and equalization keeps your music sounding clear and detailed at any volume level.

Klipsch GiG Bluetooth portable speaker system

The GiG's wraparound case swivels out to make a speaker stand.

High quality Bluetooth audio

The system features aptX® audio coding, an advanced form of Bluetooth that allows higher-fidelity sound with compatible Bluetooth devices. The GiG is backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth, too. So you can wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other portable and still enjoy outstanding sound.

Quick pairing with NFC

The system uses Bluetooth and has NFC (Near Field Communication) built-in. Just swipe your NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet close to the GiG to pair and start streaming music right away. You can also pair the GiG with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a portable game console or laptop computer.

And it's a speakerphone

If a call comes in on your smartphone while you're listening to your tunes, you've got options. Answer the call and use the GiG as a speakerphone to talk hands-free. If you don't like the interruption, terminate the call, or just ignore it — all from the GiG's control button.

Innovative portable design

A single multifunctional control button operates the system. And the button also has the battery charge status and usage indicator built in — everything in one place. The wraparound case swivels out to make a speaker stand. There's an auxiliary input so you can play non-Bluetooth portable devices through the system, too. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation so you can enjoy music all day (or all night) long.

Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth with NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • aptX® technology for high-fidelity streaming with compatible devices
  • two 1" full-range drivers with two 2" passive bass radiators
  • 10 watts total system power (5 watts x 2)
  • 20 watts system peak power
  • built-in microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • AC power adapter
  • built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 12 hours
  • 7"W x 3-5/8"H x 2-1/8"D
  • weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Bluetooth powered speaker
  • AC/USB power adapter
  • 2 AC plug inserts (UK/EU)
  • 39" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 21" Stereo minijack cable
  • Speaker carrying pouch
  • Accessory carrying pouch
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Full-Range Sound: The Klipsch Gig Bluetooth powered speaker features dual front-firing 1" full-range drivers powered by a built-in 5 watt x 2 channel amplifier. Each full-range driver is complimented by a rear-firing 2" passive radiator for rich, musical bass. Advanced DSP equalization provides lifelike, dynamic sound at any volume level.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Klipsch Gig powered speaker offers built-in Bluetooth technology for wireless audio streaming and hands-free communication from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device.

  • Wireless Audio Streaming w/ AptX: The Klipsch Gig supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop/computer. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device. AptX audio coding technology allows for lossless, audiophile-quality streaming. You'll be able to control basic playback function from the Gig's multi-touch rotary dial, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. You will continue to your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The Gig's built-in microphone and multi-touch rotary dial can be used to answer/end, ignore, transfer, or voice dial your calls. Using the built-in in mic, you can carry on your side of the conversation while the other party is heard through the Gig's speakers. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually dial a phone number, and control advanced phone functions.

Simple Pairing w/ NFC: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Klipsch Gig. The speaker also supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology for pairing. Simply tap your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the NFC tag on the top of the speaker for instant pairing with the Gig; NFC is only available in select Android smartphones. The Gig can be paired with up to 8 devices (only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the Gig will automatically re-connect to the last device used when in wireless range (30').

Note: 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 Klipsch Gig.

Auxiliary Input: The Klipsch Gig is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect virtually any portable audio device with a headphone output.

USB Charging Port: The Gig features a microUSB port and comes with a microUSB-to-USB cable that are used to charge your smartphone or other USB-enabled portable audio device. This USB port does not support audio playback. You can charge and power your device using either the Gig's AC or battery power. However, charging with battery power will reduce the Gig's battery life. 

Rechargeable Battery + AC Power: The Klipsch Gig Bluetooth speaker has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of 4 to 12 hours of playback time. You can also plug the Gig into an AC wall outlet using the supplied microUSB-to-USB cable and AC power adapter. The unit's battery is recharged while its connected to AC power or plugged into a free USB port on your computer.

Wrap-Around Band: A distinctive, removable wrap-around band that doubles as both a style statement and as protection is included; addition vibrant wrap-around bands (sold separately) are available from the manufacture. Also, includes two draw string carrying pouches for the Bluetooth speaker and its accessories.

 
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Klipsch GiG Review

Written By MalibuMike, NY on Thursday, April 03, 2014
 
It's surprising how much quality sound comes from this speaker. The little guy sounds much bigger than you would think. The passive bass driver in the rear helps with that by giving you another dimension to the sound. In total they somehow managed to cram 4 speakers into this little guy, 2 x 1 inch full range drivers and 2 x 2 inch passive radiators. In terms of the EQ, I find it very well balanced. Vocals take the forefront and come across clearly. Bass is not overpowering which I appreciate, it kicks in just at the right times determined by the track you're listening to. Too many of these speaker mfgs tend to boost the bass to a point where mids become muddy, and it often drowns out vocals. Klipsch got it right, vocals and highs are at the forefront of this speaker and the bass enhances the overall sound.

When you buy anything by Klipsch you should expect it to be well built - so needless to say it feels solid. The nob on the top is solid and has a nice mechanical click to it when adjusting volume, or pressing the buttons. There is no creaking to any of the moving parts.

One of the best features is audible notifications. When you turn on the speaker, or it connects to your device, and when you turn it off, the speaker will tell you by a sound indication.

It comes with a micro usb charging cable, small wall charger, international adapters, silk like pouch to put the speaker in, 3.5mm cable, band that doubles as a stand, you can purchase other colors as well.
Pros:
Sound Quality, Build, Portability.
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1 question already asked

can I charge it on a car outlet? [ mark  Dec 06, 2013 ]
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  • You can charge this unit through the USB connection. If you connect into a USB port in our vehicle then it should recharge just fine. If your vehicle does not have a USB port, then an adapter like the Scosche reVOLT c2 should do the trick. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 06, 2013 ]

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