This speaker surprised me in how loud it could be and it's battery life for the cost. If you're looking for a waterproof speaker (haven't had any issues with getting this speaker wet and it still working) that doesn't break the bank, you can't go wrong with this. Anker/Soundcore is my go-to for electronics, I always check to see if Anker makes some version of it and buying it before looking elsewhere.
I love how portable and reliable this speaker is. I love Soundcore and always impressed with their products and this doesn’t disappoint. I attach it to my standup paddle board and listen while I am out on the water.
Portable and lightweight but with outstanding sound for its size. I've searched for a bluetooth speaker to use at work. This is the one. Pairs easily and has no connection (or disconnection) issues with my devices. However, this is not one of those bass thumpers. It produces a good range of sounds with acceptable bass, mids and highs. If deep loud bass is what you're looking for, this is not it. I wasn't looking for one so this speaker definitely fulfills my needs.
For what this product is, it's the usual superb quality from Anker! Surprisingly heavy bass, I don't recommend placing this on a hard surface while playing heavy bass music at full volume! Great and loud enough to have in your pocket while wirelessly or via aux cable connected to a music or audio electronic. Connects to and plays very well audio from pocket FM/AM radios and loudly and for that reason great to use to extend battery life on a pocket radio for hours while listening through a speaker instead of headphones or earphones.
Haven't tested that it's waterproof yet though it's gotten wet like my Anker Soundcore Sport XL without any damages to the electronic while used properly in such circumstances.
Very much recommended, and the sound quality is great as it is and appears to definitely be 1.1 channel 'monoaural' sound and plays stereo sound through it without any channel loss. Though I did notice that supposedly this electronic can be paired with another for stereo sound at I guess 2.2 channels that is I'm satisfied with my Anker Soundcore Sport XL that I've purchased some years ago and ongoing has very reliable sound quality and battery charge. Anker appears to definitely be using premium quality Lithium batteries (there's Lithium batteries that are definitely junk) and either way great quality control.
I have some trouble sleeping sometimes and find that listening to the Get Sleepy podcast helps me immensely. I've tried a couple of the soft headband Bluetooth "earbuds" and find that they irritate me by moving around during the night. Reviews for pillow speakers were all over the place. Since I've had good experiences with other Anker products, I decided to give this one a try.
I slipped it just inside the edge of my pillow case and it stayed in place well. It was small enough that I could keep it out of my way, but still hear it at a low volume. Sound quality is not top of the line at higher volumes, but for a small speaker at this price point it is great. The auto sleep is nice for conserving battery.
I can also see me tossing this in my bag when I'm out and about or strapping it to my bicycle when I go for a ride. I've also used it on my desk to listen to podcasts while working from home. I could see it being pretty handy on a paddle board or in a kayak or canoe for those who like music while they paddle. (I prefer silence when I'm on the water) The charging port cover appears to seal well.
First impression is that it is worth the price and is a versatile little speaker.