As a site for Dallas Cowboys fans, I've always tried to stick to the basics. The writers here at ITS are true fans, of both the Cowboys and of football in general. We're not going for salacious or juicy because you've got enough of that from the ESPN's of the world. That said, sometimes a new product hits the market that is just awesome for Cowboys fans, and so I want to talk to you today about NIMA USA Bluetooth Speakers.
I don't know about you but I'm a bit of an audiophile. I picked up my first guitar when I was 12 years old and have never set it down. I love music. I also happen to enjoy the many conveniences that technology brings us practically every day.
I've had plenty of bluetooth speakers over the years and while they are handy, they also kind of suck. I'm the kind of guy who cringes when I hear a car go by with rap music blaring in full treble mode. You know what I'm talking about; the guy can't afford good speakers yet so he's got the bass turned all the way down so he can go louder without blowing out the speakers he does have.
Music is an immersive experience, full of tones high and low, and so bluetooth speakers usually leave me a bit disappointed.
The average speaker is just a few inches across the cone. I've found some decent soundbars that do a bit better, but it still doesn't deliver the full range of sound. In truth, I'm not sure any bluetooth speaker designed for mobility will ever be truly great in that regard, but NIMA USA is definitely challenging that assumption.
I got two of the small S Series speakers from NIMA. Once I received them, I charged them both up before using them--as should be done with any rechargeable battery--then I tested one out. I paired with the speaker and opened Spotify on my phone to a suggested playlist, Rock Party. The first song that played was Welcome by Coheed and Cambria. I'm not really a fan, but I like that song. Anyway, the song started and I found myself turning to look at the speaker with wide eyes, then just said aloud, "damn."
What's so Special About NIMA USA Bluetooth Speakers?
First and foremost, NIMA USA offers perhaps the best feature ever; full NFL licensing! The two speakers I got are both little Dallas Cowboys helmets.
Pretty awesome, right? That's a picture of one of my speakers on my desk. You might see the little black wire coming out of the back and that's because I was testing the line-in functionality. NIMA USA bluetooth speakers come with that.
I'm going to give links to the official NIMA USA website so you guys can check these out for yourselves, so I'm not going to go into every spec. But I will cover some of my favorite features.
As mentioned before, NIMA USA is fully licensed with the NFL, but they're also licensed for NCAA teams as well, and are working on NBA and MLB licenses. These things are perfect for your mancave.
Personally, I like to use bluetooth speakers around the house. I get a good playlist going with one in the bathroom for some showers, or I take out into the garage with me to ease the discomfort of heat as I work on my cars. But it's also great when I head out to lake, grab a table by the water, and just chill.
Another great use is tailgating; sure you can leave your car stereo playing, but you usually have to go too loud for just enough clarity outside the vehicle, which makes you a pest to your neighbors. With NIMA bluetooth speakers, that's not an issue. Get the right volume and clarity, all while showing off your team spirit. People will trip out seeing this little helmet blasting crystal clear tunes, trust me.
And since NIMA is licensed for all 32 NFL teams and lord knows how many NCAA teams, you can bet they've got your team covered. Personally, I'm excited to see what the MLB speakers will look like, and will order a Texas Rangers speaker as soon as I can.
NIMA USA bluetooth speakers really blew me away with the sound quality. Just by chance, Welcome by Coheed and Cambria was the first thing that came up on Spotify when I tested this bad boy out, and I was stunned. Sure, it had the volume you expect, but it's more than that.
That song starts with a light guitar medley before a more metal sound starts up. At full blast, the guitar was crystal clear, and then the bass guitar started playing and it wasn't only clear, but I felt the bass. From a speaker barely twice the size of my fist, I felt the bass! That's incredible.
I've tested it with metal, classic and alternative rock , rap, R&B, country, country rap, and even classical (cello and piano) and with each one the sound was crisp and the lows were actually present.
Before, no matter how hard I searched, I always had to sacrifice audio quality because the speakers are small. With NIMA USA bluetooth speakers, the size didn't sacrifice the audio quality like other brands. The reason? These speakers have three speakers in them. The earhole location on either side has small speakers for mids and highs, and there's a small driver on the bottom.
Bluetooth Connectivity - TWS (True Wireless Stereo)
One thing that I find particularly cool about NIMA USA speakers is the ability to pair multiple speakers at once. They call it True Wireless Stereo and it allows the speakers to pair so when you connect them to your phone, you've got a better stereo experience.
Bluetooth speakers tend to be limited in range; you can put it close by for better sound if you're stationary, but if you're moving around a room a bit, the music fades as you move away. NIMA allows you to actually place speakers across the room for a fuller sound experience than any other bluetooth speaker I've ever found.
The bluetooth range for NIMA speakers meets the standard for all bluetooth devices.
I've had these a few days now and haven't had the time to be in one place listening to anything for long enough to test it, but NIMA claims an 8-12 hour battery life on a full charge. In my experience, 3-4 hours is what other speakers offer.
And if that's not cool enough for you, how about this: NIMA USA bluetooth speakers can actually charge your cell phone!
Yep. The speaker has three ports on the back:
- Standard mini-USB charge port
- USB power output
- Line-in audio jack
Considering how much of a drain streaming music and running bluetooth drains a phone, this might be the most handy feature of all.
Multiple Sizes Available
Looking at the NIMA USA website, you'll see that every speaker comes in three sizes; small, medium, and large. Judging by the sound quality of the small speakers, I would bet money that the two larger sizes would blow me away.
Don't get me wrong, I know a good sound system. I've built many for home and car. This speaker won't rival powered systems in any way whatsoever, but then again how many of those can you carry in your hand anywhere you go?
When I first saw the price of these speakers, I admit, I was hesitant. I mean $120 for a small bluetooth speaker is higher than the market average. The medium and large sizes go for $220 and $399, respectively.
Full disclosure: because of my audience with all of you fine Cowboys fans, I was gifted two speakers for the purposes of testing and giving a product review, so I didn't pay for them.
That said, any doubts I had about the price went away the first time I used one of them. Absolutely.
Portable music is important to me. I have headphones and earbuds and both are uncomfortable after just a few minutes of use, so bluetooth speakers are my preferred method of portable music. I don't have a need for a full-size, head-sized helmet speaker (the large size) so the price is a bit high for me, personally, but I also don't entertain people spread over larger distances, like tailgating. If you do, the larger size will be a wise investment, no doubt.
I haven't had occasion to try out the bluetooth call feature yet, but having tried that of other brands and knowing the overall sound quality of NIMA USA bluetooth speakers, I'm confident they'll be spectacular.
I encourage you to check out the website, read the reviews and product specifications, then get one and see for yourself.
I may not have had to pay for my speakers, but I'm also not getting paid for telling you guys about them. The links in this review to NIMA USA's website are not affiliate links, and I get no cut of any sales. If you follow us Twitter @CowboysNation, then you know we sometimes push products and services we find valuable to our followers, and this is no different. As with any promotions we run, I demand quality and value. I've worked hard on ITS, personally, for eight years and will not put my name on anything I don't fully support. Just needed to share that; product reviews tend to get a little one-sided and I don't like that either.
NIMA USA Bluetooth Speakers
Overall, I'd say the CEO of NIMA USA, Nima Saati has the best bluetooth speaker on the market. Forget the sports team designs, the quality of the speaker itself is easily worth the price, but the incredible design is a great bonus.
For a little more info here on the speakers, here's a recent promotional video that NIMA USA has released.
Our acoustic, electrical and mechanical engineers have calibrated and fine-tuned every component to create the most stunning surround sound experience in an official NCAA licensed team football helmet.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I am!
NIMA USA Website - Dallas Cowboys Speaker: Dallas Cowboys NIMA USA
Will It Be The Cowboys, Or Another Team, Who Pays Byron Jones After 2019?
After having his fifth year option exercised for the 2019 season, cornerback Byron Jones enters a contract year this Fall.
Jones inarguably had the best year of his career in 2018: earning not only his first Pro Bowl selection but also Second Team All Pro honors for his performance. Doing it all without an impressive stat sheet, Jones was able to let his film speak for itself throughout most of the year, and he became the number one cornerback we'd all hoped he could be when the Cowboys decided to take the freakishly athletic defensive back in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
This contract year is quite unique for Byron Jones, however. Next offseason the Cowboys will be forced to re-sign and extend just about all of their key contributors on both sides of the ball. DeMarcus Lawrence already got his contract, but Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and others still await their deals. Deals which the front office has all-but explicitly promised will come.
This leaves Jones, the former first round pick and now former All Pro, generally considered to be the odd man out. So while 2019 is a contract year for Byron Jones, he may be earning himself a contract from a completely different team.
Jones has had an interesting road to this contract season. One which would be a shame for the Cowboys to waste. Moving between cornerback and safety during the first three years of his career, Jones fell out of the coaches' good graces while playing out of his most natural position. Under Kris Richard's new regime, though, Jones had his best season to date. He looked to finally be comfortable in his role, and was now playing for a coach who believed he could be a special player.
Now that Byron Jones has found his place in the Cowboys defense, and has earned his way into conversations with the league's top cornerbacks, he's likely priced himself out of the Cowboys' future plans.
It's funny how that works out. Of course, Jones should go get paid, and I'd never fault a guy for maximizing his value on the market. But there's a good chance the Cowboys make the mistake of allowing a premier cornerback to walk out of their building next offseason. But if they want to retain players like Elliott and Cooper, they may not have any other choice.
Will 2019 be the Storybook Ending to Jason Witten’s Hall of Fame Career?
It's old news now, but Jason Witten will suit up for the Dallas Cowboys once again in 2019. After less than a year in retirement, he will return to the field with the hopes of chasing down that ever elusive Super Bowl ring that has eluded him, and the Cowboys, for nearly two decades. If successful, it would be the storybook ending to an impressive Hall of Fame career.
I may be in the minority here, but I actually wasn't too excited to hear Jason Witten was going to end his retirement and rejoin the Dallas Cowboys. I thought he retired at the right time last year, going out on his terms instead of letting father time force him out. He definitely didn't have anything else to prove on the field, but sometimes hunger gets the best of us all.
That's what Jason Witten is. He's hungry! He's not stupid. He's looked this Dallas Cowboys roster over and sees just how talented it is from top to bottom. He knows this team has a real shot at reaching the promised land this year, adding yet another Super Bowl trophy to their collection. He wanted in, and rightfully so.
Witten may not have a full tank of gas anymore, but he's got enough left to help get this team to their desired destination. Despite my hesitation at first, I'm really excited to have him back in uniform. I'm really looking forward to seeing him back in action now, but more importantly having him on hand to mentor these younger players around him.
Most importantly though, I'm really hoping the 2019 season can be the storybook ending he deserves. He's been such an important ambassador to the NFL throughout his career, both on and off the field. What better way to end such a decorated career than with a little jewelry to put on his finger?
The 11 time Pro Bowler still holds a lot of records in the NFL and with the Dallas Cowboys, despite not playing last season. I'll let you look those up for yourself if you want, but the impact he has had on the game throughout his career is undeniable, and should continue to be so. The Cowboys or Witten wouldn't have reunited if either thought that wasn't the case anymore.
I know many of you may be thinking I'm probably reaching little to suggest this 2019 Dallas Cowboys team has a chance at going all the way this year, but I don't think so. This is a team with Super Bowl aspirations and the roster to do it.
The Cowboys already had a championship caliber defense last season and they're even better now after making a few upgrades. This alone will make them a much more dangerous team this year, but they're not slouches on the offensive side of the ball either.
The offense was good last season after making the Amari Cooper trade, but should be able to take the next step this year. They only lost Cole Beasley, but replaced him with Randall Cobb, who has a chance to be even better if he can stay healthy. Then if you throw in the addition of Jason Witten and the development of a few players, this is looking more and more like one of the more dangerous offenses in the NFL.
Maybe, just maybe, this is the team that can finally get the Dallas Cowboys back to the Super Bowl and help Jason Witten end his Hall of Fame career in a storybook like manner. Hello Hollywood! You've got a blockbuster movie in the making.
Do you think Jason Witten can end his career in a storybook like manner?
Travis Frederick’s Return Named Cowboys Biggest Reason For Excitement
Overall, Cowboys Nation feels to be in a positive mood during this year's offseason. Despite early angst over lack of action at the start of free agency, and concern over the Cowboys' draft strategy, most within the fan base seem to have high, yet realistic, hopes for the 2019 season.
Most seem to believe the NFC East will be a two team race, with the last two champions battling for the crown once again down the stretch of the season. Others can see the potential for a dark-horse candidate in Washington, but still believe the Cowboys roster has the edge.
So while Cowboys fans may not think they need a singular reason to look forward to the Fall of 2019, Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski gave them one this week.
NFL Brent Sobleski @@brentsobleski Twitter Logo NFL Analyst The offseason can be as thrilling for NFL fans as the regular season. Player movement constantly refreshes rosters-whether through free agency, the draft or trades. Significant changes inject excitement into franchises, personnel and fanbases. A one-time league doormat can become the league's "it' team simply through a string of acquisitions.
Brent identified the biggest reason for each team to look forward to 2019, with the return of center Travis Frederick being the Cowboys' submission. There's no question that when healthy, Frederick is one of the best centers in the game, and anchors an offensive line many still consider to be at the top of the league.
"A full year with wide receiver Amari Cooper and re-signing Demarcus Lawrence to a long-term deal are both reasons for the Dallas Cowboys to be excited. However, the return of Travis Frederick to man the middle of the offensive line is far more pertinent."
Frederick missed all of the 2018 season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease that I am not nearly qualified enough to discuss. What I do know is that it can be very serious, and it kept Frederick out for the entire year.
The Cowboys offensive line suffered during the early part of 2018, largely due in part to Travis Frederick's absence. Yes, Joe Looney filled in and played as well as anyone could have hoped for, but the disconnect in communication across the offensive line was clear without their usual center. Especially during the first couple months of the season.
If Frederick is fully back and healthy, his presence alone will take the Cowboys offensive line back towards their peak. Combine his comeback with a healthy Zack Martin, and a now bulked up Connor Williams, and the interior of this line has the chance to be special.
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