I’ve had my Beacon Phoenix about a week now and it’s a great purchase. If your like me - not a gamer, don’t want huge speakers connected to my Macbook, don’t want some obnoxious iPhone/iPad dock - then you should look at the Phoenix.
It’s approximately a 3x3x3 cube, with L/R speakers on two sides, USB charger and analog audio ports in the rear, Beacon logo on the front, sturdy small profile pedestal on the bottom and controls on the top (charge indicator for LI internal battery, BT sync status, volume +/-, track </>, play, pause, on/off).
The sound is amazing for its size. I hate having to don headphones for Netflix or even iTunes moves/TV, but the volume of the average streaming video is horribly low. The Phoenix boosts Netflix volume by 50% or more in my tests, with no distortion. It has a decent balance between treble and base too.
But the great thing is it’s wireless. You can pick it up and walk around with it and leave your computer, phone, iPad behind, as long as you don’t stray too far. And if you’re an Apple user, it works great with Airplay.
It comes in a nice, hardened close-fitting travel case, which makes you feel fine about throwing it in a suitcase. It comes with a USB charging cable and analog patch cable for non-Bluetooth use. They even threw in a cool Beacon Audio mini back sling bag and a couple of company wrist bands. Three colors are available: black, light blue and red.