KitSound Hive Portable Bluetooth Speaker Black

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About this product


  • 5 W RMS works best with a digital amplifier to bring you big sound from a small speaker
  • The auxiliary input allows you to connect any device with a 3.5 mm jack e.g. an iPod or MP3 player
  • Bluetooth 2.1 provides wireless, hassle free connection

Product overview

• 5 W RMS works best with a digital amplifier to bring you big sound from a small speaker
• The auxiliary input allows you to connect any device with a 3.5 mm jack e.g. an iPod or MP3 player
• Bluetooth 2.1 provides wireless, hassle free connection
• Built in microphone for hands free calling
• Play/Pause and volume control allow for control away from your Bluetooth device
• Rugged and portable design, perfect for travel, outdoors, festivals or even camping

How long will it take to charge and how long can I use it for?
It only takes 4 hours to fully charge the Kitsound Hive portable Bluetooth speaker and in return you have 6-10 hours of playback to enjoy your greatest hits and playlists.

Is it wireless and if so what is the maximum range?
With Bluetooth V2.1 connectivity you can connect your Apple, Android or Windows smartphone wirelessly with a range of up to 10 metres, giving you freedom to choose where you want to play.

Can I turn it up loud and still have superb sound quality?
A passive radiator on the bottom of the speaker help to enhance bass frequencies and provide a deep and punchy bass. Combined with active drivers enhanced with a digital sound processor, middle and high frequencies will be loud and clear as well. These drivers have a combined output of 5 W giving you a big sound in a small package ready to fill a room.

What if I don’t have Bluetooth on my device?
Thanks to a line in 3.5 mm jack connection on the side of the Kitsound Hive portable Bluetooth speaker, you can connect any non-Bluetooth devices that have an earphone output or line out such as tablets, TVs , PCs and laptops and even MP3 players.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from In A Word.......Wow ! Got this for the Mrs for Xmas in Black so she can use her I-pod to play music out loud around the house & garden and also use her new 10" Android Tablet as a streaming TV in the kitchen (with decent sound) while cooking etc. I have to admit, I would never have believed what can come out of such a small box. The truth must be told, this is no Sonos but then your not paying Ј100's for it, what you do get is a Crisp, deep & undistorted reproduction of whatever sound you throw at it even at full volume. OWWWwwww & that lovely bass, it doesn't shake the floor but it's there nice & strong, It was quite a jaw dropper even for me, my Mrs is a bit of a pain for accepting new tech but this has blown her socks off, gardening, picnic's and visits to the beach will never be the same again.....Don't you just love technology ??? YES says she :-) Thanks Maplin
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking bit of kit My needs were simple all it had to do was be loud enough for me to hear navigation instructions from my Co Pilot Sat Nav app on my tablet, but it surpasses that easily and I also use it to listen to music, it also means I can hear when my phone rings much better so don't need to have it next to me all the time in the workshop. On offer too right now 10 out of 10 for me Maplins scored with this one for a change :) :)
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small bluetooth speaker Very pleased and impressed by this speaker considering the compact size.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken Need to return this item as it broken after a few weeks
Date published: 2016-08-25
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Brand Kitsound
Colour Black
Dimensions (H/W/L) 64 mm x 165 mm x 49 mm
Manufacturers Guarantee 3 years
Model Name / Number Hive / KSHIVE
Radio No
Water resistant No
Weight 400 g
Frequency Response 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Microphone Yes
Output Power 5 W RMS ( 2.5 W @ 4 ohm x 2 )
Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB
Speaker Diameter 40 mm
Bluetooth Version 2.1
Connection 3.5 mm stereo jack
Device Compatibility Apple, Android and Windows smartphones
Any device with a 3.5 mm earphone or line output
NFC Enabled No
Wireless Range Up to 10 m
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Battery Type Lithium ion
Battery Voltage 3.7 V
Charge / Power Via USB
Charger Tip Size / Voltage Micro USB / 5 V DC
Playback Time 6 - 10 hours

I have bought a ks hive speaker from you over 12 months ago and can not get it off battery protection mode, any ideas please, thanks 

Asked by: S8lee
Details of how to alleviate this are contained in the instruction manual on page 8
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-03

Can I attach a microphone to this? I'm looking for a Bluetooth speaker for my daughter that could double up as a karaoke.

Asked by: Jules
No, I am sorry but this would not work for your intended use.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-14

Does it have a bass and subwoofer?

Asked by: Birkha
This is a standard Bluetooth speaker.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-15

How far can speaker be used from a computer

Asked by: paul c
Up to 25m
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-04

have any reviews ??

Asked by: anna
The reviews for this item are on the web page for the item under the Reviews Tab
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-15

Hi This looks like a Hive 2 but is called a hive Please advise Thanks

Asked by: bevC
The details provided just say the item is a Hive not a Hive 2.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-18

Hi just reading up about this speaker when it says best used with an amplifier can you buy that in store aswell?

Asked by: Edel27
Yes we sell a range of amplifiers suitable, something like:
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-10-30

Hi,  Can I use this for play back, for sound from my camcorder.

Asked by: Mr Gadget
If the camcorder has an earphone output it should be able to. But this would depend on the manufacture and model of camcorder.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-21
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