I have had experiences with many different brands and styles of Bluetooth speakers and I will tell you that this is one of my absolute favorites! This feels like a quality speaker even before you take it out of the box! Once out you will notice some features quickly. Rubberized cushioning surrounds the edges. I feel like I could drop this many times and it would still come up playing..of course, I will try not to drop it, but if I did….I’m just saying. To help ensure you don’t drop it there is an attached writs strap screwed onto the speaker.
Four buttons on the top of the speaker give access to power, track skip forward and back, volume up, play/pause and phone functions to answer and end a call. There is a microphone built in so you could use this to take a call by the pool without getting your phone close to the water…I know, right! You are already as in love with the thing as much as I am and I haven’t even began telling you about how great it sounds!
This speaker pairs quickly and always pairs as soon as I turn it on (as long as my phone is within range). The sound on this speaker is amazing! Rich deep bass, nice bright highs (not tinny or muffled as I have found on other Bluetooth speakers). The buttons respond nicely and do a great job controlling the volume as well as the track up and down. One interesting feature is the screw hole at the bottom…you could mount this on a small tripod or speaker stand to get the sound elevated on a better listening level. That’s a pretty cool feature I’ve not seen on one of these Bluetooth speakers before.
I turn this on at night when I fall asleep with Pandora running on a 60 minute timer. I turn it off in the morning, so basically it plays sound for an hour and then sits on standby for about 4 more hours. The speaker stays charged for about 4 nights of this type of use with intermittent use during the evening before bed. Charge it up during the 5th day while I am at work and I am good to go for about another 4-5 nights! It will definitely be heading to Florida in a few weeks on Spring Break. I can’t wait to listen to it while I sit at the beach drinking Miller Lite in the sunshine! And if it ends up raining…I’ll still drink my Miller Light and sit at the beach because it has a water resistance rating of IPX5. It is safe from multi directional water drops and sprays. I will not submerge it in the ocean.
PROS (in order of awesomeness):
- SOUND–it is the best sounding speaker I have (and I have some that cost more and some that cost less)
- BATTERY LIFE
- I received the light blue one
- when you connect or turn the speaker on there is a loud connection tone that is not affected by the volume level. When I connect at night the sound is quite loud. This is not a feature I dislike, but I wish the volume of the connection sound was controlled by the volume setting of the speaker.
Seriously, that is the only thing I can find negative about this speaker. I love it and I’m sure you will, too.
I received mine at a discount for my honest evaluation. You can get yours at the link below.