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Android Robot rocks out as desktop Pal Bot speaker [CONTEST]

Use the promo code PHANBOT to get a special deal on the Go groove Palbot: only $21.99 with free shipping!

We’re halfway through publishing our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, but I couldn’t resist sharing the awesomeness (and special PHANBOT offer) of the desktop android robot speaker called “Palbot”. It looks great, sounds great, it’s LOUD, it’s portable, the design/function was well thought out, and it gives you that Android robot love that emobdies the very personality of Phandroids around the world.

With the holidays coming up, the Go Groove Palbot makes an exceptional gift, and you’ll see it as one of my Editor picks tomorrow for the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. But I wanted to spread the holiday spirit around a little bit, so figured I would give one away, in addition to sharing some more detail on the actual device.

First of all, the Palbot is versatile: it can play music from ANY device that has a 3.5mm headset jack. That could be your phone, your laptop, or anything else so long as its got a 3.5mm port. The Palbot is as plug and play as it gets which was refreshing, and with 2 foot long cord, it’s simple as pie to plug it in to whatever you’d like without having to shuffle things around.

When I first plugged the Palbot in I was surprised how LOUD it was. This thing really rocks! I had my phone ( Galaxy Nexus) on full blast, plugged in the Palbot expecting it to up the ante a bit, but this little guy took things to another whole level. The Pal Bot is like a portable dance party. Actually… let me show you exactly what I mean:

I was a bit worried that the loud music would cause the Palbot battery to drain quickly, but my concerns were alleviated for several reasons. First of all, the Palbot plays music continuously for 6 hours on a fully charged battery. Secondly, with a standard MicroUSB slot tucked neatly under the audio out cord, getting the Palbot charged is simple. And when it needs a charge, the glowing blue lights will turn purple and blink to signal you’re robot buddy is thirsty for some juice.

All that being said, after listening to music on my Palbot for an hour, I accidentally left him on before leaving for a weekend trip. On Friday I turned him on, accidentally left him on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and he was miraculously full of energy with eyes glowing blue when I returned. So if you’re not constantly playing audio, Pal Bot lasts much much longer than 6 hours on one charge.

I’ve actually had the Palbot for over a month now and I’d say he’s become a desktop companion. I hadn’t owned desktop speakers in quite some time and had constantly deferred to headphones for listening to music which was outrageously annoying. Now, I keep my buddy on the corner of my desk and he acts as a great decoration. When I’m plugging away, I’ll turn on some tunes (long-time Phans may recognize Ronald Jenkees as some of my favorite work music), pull the Palbot cord, and let the audio fill up the room.

Initially, I was also concerned that the back facing speakers would cause the audio to noticeably sound distant since it faced away from me. This was absolutely NOT the case. The Palbot has a subwoofer on the bottom and 2 back-facing speakers that are incredibly full bodied. At under $30 this thing is really a steal and I have no problem recommending it for yourself or as a gift to any Android enthusiast. Or even give it to your iPhone loving friends: it only needs the 3.5mm headset jack to work, and they’ll love it so much that even if they hate Android, they won’t be able to resist keeping it on their desk for all to see.

I love my Palbot and if you’re looking for holiday gifts, you should definitely take advantage of the $21.99 PHANBOT promo; it’ll only last for about 36 hours or until supplies last. It’s normally about $70 and it would be worth it at that price, but it’s discounted during the holidays for $30. At only $21.99 for our readers with free shipping? No brainer.

While ALL of you should order a Pal Bot for yourself, one of you will get a free Pal Bot. How can you enter to win? Simply add us to your circles on Google+ and comment on this post. And while you’re at it… considering circling me up, too!




  • redrooster13

    That looks awesome!

    • http://ootpapps.com/ Out of the Park Apps

      I’ll take five!

  • bmg314

    I would not have guessed that a desktop device like palbot offered a quality audio experience…

  • nosmohtac

    It charges via microSD, or micro USB?
    Also, link to add Phandroid to my circles in Google+ not working (at least on Chrome).

    • robjackson81

      LOL good catch! Definitely MicroUSB… updated.

  • Ben

    Woop woop

  • Joshua Flowers

    love the glowing eyes

  • Matt W.

    lol, funny thing is when i click on your g+ link i get error :(

    • Matt W.

      found it using google search:)
      Now hopefully i will win:P

  • Unorthodox

    Darn, US only.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sprunka Sean Prunka

    G+ Link to post is fixed now.

  • timmyjoe42

    Well, you are already in my circle, so posting is easy.

  • Justin Quang

    Aw… So cute.

  • James Villarruel

    JungleBook Soundtrack! Shoo dee doo, i wanna be like you oou ouu! i wanna walk like you… talk like you oouu ouu lol

  • xzombiex66

    this is cool

  • Fernando Gonzalez

    How do I get the phandroid coupon for the 21.99 price ?

    • robjackson81

      When you purchase, enter the promo code PHANBOT

  • John

    Ordered. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/digitalpins digitalpins

    this lil android is awesome, I so want one

  • Brian Menius

    Thanks for the tip! I picked one up.

  • Tympakianakis Apostolis

    Very nice but US-only, so… useless…

  • blest

    Purchased!

  • Wm. Mike Kostok Jr.

    Looks awesome! Hope I win!!!

  • Chris H

    Sold. This will be great for me and the kids. Maybe the wife too…

  • thedicemaster

    i was interested, until I arrived at the checkout where the only options under country where “United states”
    you might want to include that when you post things like this.

    • socalrailroader

      Well, it’s a US based site, so I would imagine that most on here are from the good ole USA :)

      • shonangreg

        phandroid is a US-based site? What does that even mean, SR? The servers are in the US? The registrar is US-based? The writers go to physical offices that are in the US? What I see is that the audience is worldwide, and phandroid serves up articles to worldwide markets.

        I too wish more of the articles here stated when offers were limited to specific markets. To be fair to phandroid in general, though, I do seem to recall other offers being accompanied by such qualifications.

  • Eric Wilborn

    I wonder if he likes having his tail pulled.

  • Jeremy schinze

    just bought one from amazon since i had a gift card

  • Adam McIntosh

    I want one but if I win, twoooooooooooooooo will be mine

  • Jorge Carmona

    Beep Boop Bipp!

  • Nole Lilley

    Nifty!

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Squabbits!

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    That looks like fun! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/a.723.26y Asad Sarwar

    Wish it was in canda :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/wrg25 W!LL

    Sold…… ordering mine from Amazon as I type…..

  • Joelo661

    Is Accessory Genie a legit website?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vallejos.max Maximiliano Vallejos

    Done and Done. Bought! :D looks awesome!

  • Guest

    this is actually really cool

  • Kevin Kintner

    I would love to have that little speaker!

  • http://twitter.com/xummoner David G.

    I’ve been thinking about getting an external speaker for my Gnex, this one looks pretty cool.

  • Blkegk

    just bought one.

  • ntegrit

    Cool, and a decent deal, but… no Blue tooth (which is actually good news, since I just got a Veho 360!)

  • Human_Evolution

    how do i get the promo code to work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cluelesslouis Louis Wong

    Android <3

  • http://twitter.com/smisa Sean Misa

    Wow, that seems like a nifty little speaker I could use to play my music

  • dannydarko

    I want one Badly:)!!!!!

  • MileHighDroid

    Ordered mine! Great price on a device that is functional and it shows that I support Android! I’ve been looking for something Android for my desk. Well, this is perfect for that and it gives me a speaker for music and phone calls.

  • Xavier Plasencia

    i want this

  • ajm531

    ZOMG!!!! this is so freaking cute and awesome and useful who wouldnt want thsi

  • http://gplus.to/questioncom victor sanchez

    Count me in!

  • http://twitter.com/oplleez Shercock Holmes

    This is awesome. I want it!

  • Joel B.

    Ordered! Too awesome to pass up.

  • HellG

    Say outrageous one more time….

  • Cole Boggess

    Probably the cutest Andy I’ve seen!

  • Rob Petersen

    I want one!!

  • Madeline Dao

    Coolio

  • SpackJarrow

    Anyone have any idea how I can get on in the UK?

  • Cory Hockenbury

    sounds neat.. literally

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Commenting here too just in case…

  • Tony Lai

    Adorable and great for android fans. Got mine ordered and just hope it arrives quickly!

  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley

    Before you give this thing away, “I think you better turn your ticket in and get your money back at the door.” :p (I’m a big Counting Crows fan.)

  • Alexander H

    Let the palbot be with you?

  • http://twitter.com/Z3R0Degrees Nick

    No winners were announced for the last contest yet…..

  • JustinBookhammer

    I want it

  • C-Law

    This thing is awesome! I want one!

  • Kylecore

    I SO WANT ONE!
    Added to google+
    This thing looks so freaking awesome!!!

  • http://warrencbennett.wordpress.com/ Warren C. Bennett

    This is great. I would love one of these.

  • RavenFox

    Just bought mine. Thanks guys :)

  • ZzBallykingzZ

    I ordered me one!! Thanks for the deal!

  • Chippey5

    Awesome!

  • http://droiddot.info/ droid.

    In for one. thanks!

  • IlanAlpert

    Sweet! Another great addition to android memorabilia!

  • Randall Ito

    Tried to order. They don’t ship to Hawaii I guess. It doesn’t show up on their dropdown menu of states. I think we are still a state. LOL. That sucks. You should change description to “continental USA”. :(

  • Tamara Rodney

    I just bought one! I like the fact that it’s got two speakers and a subwoofer.

  • Quentin Wong

    Just purchased one! So excited for this thing to arrive to my doorstep!

  • Brian Menius

    Mine arrived today. This little guy is awesome. For casual around-the-house Pandora playback, the sound quality is fantastic. I’m sure it’s not going to get high marks from audiophiles, but for $21.99, I think it’s fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgar.barrientos.18 Edgar Barrientos

    Coupon expired =(

    • http://www.facebook.com/edgar.barrientos.18 Edgar Barrientos

      I found another promo code though APPROMO112 saved me around 7 bucks or 26 shipped. Happy holidays

  • http://www.facebook.com/mr.cory.knowles Cory Knowles

    just got mine today in the mail its worth every bit of the 21.99 this thing is loud and well built its made in china yea but what isnt anymore great review and great buy similiar speakers to this are 40.00 plus tax took about 4 days to come from compton ca to holland michigan they say its shipped thru dhl but they transfer it to usps so track it there!