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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Product Review - The Hype about Hipe

Hipe IVA-400

Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Retail: $99.99

What's all the hype about Hipe?  Well this lightweight, hanging, Bluetooth, waterproof, speaker packs some powerful sound!  It's easy-to-use and pairs up flawlessly with your devices.  I love the hanging capability vs some other waterproof Bluetooth speakers that you have to set down.  It's waterproof to IPx6 (sprayed water) so it's NOT submersible!

But don't let the fact that this is a shower speaker fool you into thinking that this is just for shower use!  It makes a great travel speaker for activities you enjoy outdoors... Take it on hikes, bike rides, walks, the beach, the pool, the park, BBQ's... possibilities are endless!

The sound quality is wonderful and even the incoming phone calls come in clear.  You can adjust the volume on your paired device and directly on the speaker itself!  The buttons on the control panel allow you to toggle songs, pause, answer the phone, adjust the volume and link Bluetooth to your devices.

Hipe features a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that is reported to last 25 hours on a full charge... which takes about 4 hours to charge from empty to full.  The LED indicator will turn green when charged.

So, if I could add one thing it would be some kind of screen to show you who is calling and the names of the songs you're toggling through - other than that, it's perfect!

-- Angel

 Speaker, cable, A/C adapter, instruction booklet
Waterproof backing
 On/Off switch & charging location


I received this product for evaluation and I promised to provide a fair and honest review


Stream audio and answer your phone . . . in the shower!

Hipe Waterproof Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker & Handsfree speakerphone For Streaming Audio and answering your Phone.

Works with all Bluetooth enabled devices. (Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio profile) Auto Pairing Feature: Pairs your device with the Hipe speaker automatically when it is in range of the speaker. Waterproof (Rated IPX6) Can withstand powerful water jets - Built in Echo cancellation and Noise suppression Rechargeable power bank inside, you can Recharge your music device from this Speaker Run time: up to 25 hours. (If the unit has not been used for more than 10days, please charge it before using)

This Hipe portable waterproof speaker will change the way you bathe and shower forever! You can now listen to crystal clear audio streaming from any Bluetooth enabled device to this portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker. In addition to enjoying your music or any streaming audio, phone calls can be answered from your portable waterproof speaker! Your Speaker will ring upon receiving an incoming phone call. Once the call is answered the streaming audio will fade out and when the phone call has ended the audio will resume playing on your shower speaker.

Speaker features a full control panel that lets you remotely Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, Forward-Next/Back-Previous and Receive/Reject phone calls. You can also remotely redial and access voice dialing (For phones with voice dialing feature)

Please be aware that although the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker was designed for use in wet locations and is rated IPX6 and can withstand water spray or even high pressure water jet, IT SHOULD NOT BE IMMERSED IN WATER.