The "big brother" to Gizmodo's favorite $100 Bluetooth Speaker is Soundfreaq's Sound Step Lightning. StackSocial has it for $99 – that's 23% off. This is the lowest price ever on the very well-reviewed Sound Step Lightning.

As the name suggests, the Lightning includes a dock for devices with Apple's 8-pin connection, along with bluetooth connectivity, USB audio and traditional line-in playing. Like all Sound Steps, the Lightning also packs 2.1 speaker configuration, a FM tuner and spatial sound enhancement to provide audio that has impressed reviewers (see below). Plus, it will charge a Lightning device and a USB device at the same time. At the current price of $99 (23% off), it seems pretty good value.

>> Get the Sound Step Lightning Speaker for $99 (23% off) + Free Shipping

The Lightning's highlights…

  • 2.1 speaker configuration with dedicated sub-woofer and proprietary UQ3™ spatial sound enhancement to deliver natural bass and stereo separation – unique for a compact speaker
  • Four sound inputs: bluetooth, Lightning dock, line-in jack, and an internal FM tuner you can control through Soundfreaq's app.
  • USB port allows you to charge any USB-chargeable gadget
  • Capacitive touch buttons to control playback at the speaker, and an IR remote for everywhere else


And those reviews I promised you…

"If you're looking for a nice combination of sonic performance, features, and style on a budget, you'll find it to be one of the top Lightning options on the market." – iLounge


"Make no mistake, this is a high-quality device with a sleek design and intelligent sound." – 9 to 5 Mac

This deal is Continental US only, but free shipping is included. To get the Sound Step Lightning, or for more info, check out the link below.

>> Get the Sound Step Lightning Speaker for $99 (23% off) + Free Shipping

Written by Mark Myerson

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