If you haven’t heard of it before, you probably would have no idea what an UbiRock is if you saw one. We’ll take an in-depth look at what it is and whether you should buy one in the hands-on UbiRock Portable Vibration Speaker Review.
A typical speaker uses electromagnetism to move the voice coil, which passes those vibrations on to the speaker cone, which in turns moves the air, creating sound waves. The UbiRock is essentially a speaker, but without a cone or diaphragm. By itself it doesn’t move the air much, so it produces very little sound. But by placing it in contact with other objects, such as a desk, wall, cardboard box, etc., the object acts as the speaker diaphragm and the object’s surface produces sound.
If any of that sounded complex, it really is quite simple. Just plug the UbiRock into a sound source, such as an iPhone, iPod, or laptop computer, and press it against objects to turn it into a speaker. You can play your favorite music through the top of your desk, then see how it sounds through a wall, window, or other surface.
One benefit of the UbiRock over traditional speakers is that it eliminates the bulkiest part of the speaker–the speaker cone–so it is very compact compared to a typical speaker of its power. (It is quite powerful too, which will come as no surprise one you feel the hefty weight of this speaker core.) However, I cannot recommend it for this purpose, as the sound fidelity isn’t as good as regular speakers and finding a perfect surface is a pain when you just want want to play music/audio.
On the other hand, it is a lot of fun to play with. Just going around and playing music through different surfaces and goofing around with it with friends is a lot more fun than it should be. It would also be useful for teachers teaching about sound waves or for a children’s science experiment.
The UbiRock is an amazing speaker that takes the sound vibrations of your favorite tunes and transfers it into any surface that you place it on! It’s as simple as 1-2-3, just plug the USB cord into the audio plug of your Mp3 or Laptop, and push play! Convenient to carry and great sound quality all come with this small speaker! You can stick it in your school bag, purse, briefcase, and even your pocket! Great battery life and smooth sounds, no more need to trip over wires attached to huge inconvenient speakers that need outlets; all you need is your UbiRock and you’re ready, set, go!
The UbiRock works by transferring sound vibrations throughout any rigid flat surface, via the speaker’s bottom, converting the surface into external speakers. The UbiRock works best on most tabletop surfaces. Surfaces that are flat and wide project great sound quality. Playback on different surfaces will produce different sound projections.This speaker contains a built-in battery that is rechargeable. Simply plug the USB cable into the speaker and connect the other end to a computer USB port to charge. Typical charge time is 1-2 hours.
UbiRock Portable Vibration Speaker
- A new stylistic speaker of audio frequency minus the huge amplifier. It lets you enjoy different music effects when the speaker is placed on different mediums, such as wood, glass, walls etc.
- Supports MP3, MP4, PC, iPhone, ipod, MAC, and laptops with standard 3.5mm audio plug
- Power supply:DC5V /USB powered, built in rechargeable lithium battery Power consumption:5W Frequency:100Hz~20kHz
- Built in rechargeable lithium battery
UbiRock White Rock is available for $35.99 with free shipping at Amazon.com.