This review is for the Expower Water Resistant Rugged Bluetooth Speaker.
With your purchase, you receive the speaker and combined power bank, an auxiliary 3.5mm cable, a power cable, and a clip to clip onto a bag or other item. The speaker is water/dust/shock proof, and has excellent sound quality. The speaker is made out of a metal exterior with squishy rubber to provide its durable, shockproof protection. On one end of the device is your main buttons which includes a power button, a play/pause, hands free calling, volume down/previous track, and volume up/next track. To use the volume controls, you simply hold the applicable button down. On the opposite end is a removable dust/waterproof cap which will reveal a USB port to charge your device with up to the 3600mAh capacity. There are actually many other sellers who sell a very similar speaker to this. They each have slightly different designs and features (such as a larger internal battery). I’ve tested about four of them and they all sound pretty much identical.
It is a unique design in that it doesn’t follow all other Bluetooth speaker designs, but as I mentioned other sellers have similar speakers. It is shaped like a rectangle and has a rubber web-like design to give it cushion in the event it is dropped so you don’t have to worry about breaking your device.
Sound Quality: Although sound quality is highly subjective, this is one of the best sounding portable Bluetooth speakers I have owned. It is a close second to the SINOBAND S300, which I also was lucky enough to test out. The sound is crystal clear with excellent base. The volume is capable of reaching ear-shattering sounds with very little distortion at the highest setting. The speaker’s bass hits so hard that on a flat surface, it was dancing in circles from the vibration. I am beyond impressed with how well this device sounds for its price point.
With a 3600mAh battery, this speaker will play for up to 10 hours. With normal use on mid to high volume setting, I think 7 hours would be more realistic. I have had it playing on about mid-sound for 6 hours and its still going. Please not that if you use this as a power bank, the playback time will suffer as its the same battery. Expect a few hours of charge time. To make your Lithium battery last, I would recommend a full charge before you use it. After that, only charge the battery once it is completely dead. Doing so will extend the life of your battery to give you maximum usage out of the speaker and battery.
In summary, if you are looking for a rugged, water and dust-proof speaker with amazing sound quality and a cool design, this is your device. I would highly recommend this device to anyone in need of a rugged device, including but not limited to construction, hikers, mountain bikers, and more.
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