Anker’s SoundCore Bluetooth speaker pumps out great sound and has enough battery power to last all day.
- Sound quality: The sound quality on this unit is impressive at this price point. It doesn’t quite have the bass output of my JBL Flip 2 speaker (or of the Anker A7909 speaker), but there definitely is some bass there and sound quality overall is very good. I was surprised how loud this little speaker can get and there is a minimal distortion at high volumes.
- Simple design: A like the minimalistic design of this speaker. There is the power button, two volume buttons, and play/pause button, and a Bluetooth button for pairing to another device. Double-tapping the play/pause button allows you to skip forward, which is handy if you’re streaming Pandora.
- Battery life: I’ve had this speaker playing most of the day and it is still going strong. Anker notes that you can get up to 24 hours of playback.
- Aux input: If you don’t want to bother with the Bluetooth pairing process, you can simply use an audio cable to plug this speaker into your device’s headphone jack.
- Micro USB charging: This unit uses a standard Micro USB port to recharge.
- Bluetooth 4.0: This speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology which provides a slightly longer range and improved battery life on your device.
- No “back” button: While you can skip forward by double-tapping the play/pause button, there is no “back” function that I could find.
- Buttons difficult to locate: The “buttons” are underneath the rubberized exterior and marked with raised symbols. However, since the markings are black-on-black, it can be difficult to locate the buttons in a dimly lit room.
Overall, I really like the sound quality of this speaker despite the slightly lighter bass response. The speaker gets very loud with minimal distortion.
Check out the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker on Amazon
–Sample provided for review