Saturday, October 24, 2015

AYL Water-resistant Bluetooth speaker

Having used quite a few bluetooth speakers lately I have to say this is one of my favorites. It combines good sound with a nice build making it convenient to have anywhere. It's not something you'd leave sitting out as a decoration in your house but it fits in anywhere else.

Build- Waterproof? Not quite. Even the descriptions of this product start calling it "resistant" after you get past the title. Either way though, unlike a camera a waterproof speaker isn't much good as it would sound horrible under water. I did take off the speaker cover though and what I saw there satisfied me enough to say I wouldn't worry to much if this did fall in some water. The buttons are part of the case and the port cover has a decent seal. Size wise this one is a little bigger than some other offerings but still fits in your hand fine. Remember; the bigger the speaker the better it will be able to reproduce lower frequencies. It has two grilles but only one speaker so just make sure the light is facing you when it's on. Off one corner is a nice thick strap so you you're out-and-about canoeing or hiking you can keep a good grip. One bonus to this speaker is the inclusion of a standard tripod threaded mount so you can securely attach it to something.

Function- I found use to be quite simple; once I paired  my music immediately started playing. As with any small speaker you have to have the right expectations and while the bass didn't blow me away it was able to reproduce low frequencies clearly. All the buttons have a noticeable click to them so you'll always know when a command was received. One feature that I don't know if I'll ever use is the speakerphone functions but they worked fine. You can accept a call and even hold the play/pause/call button to redial the last number.

This is a bluetooth speaker that has what you need without any thing too fancy. You get the convenience of the water resistance with sound that doesn't hurt your ears like other ones I've tried. Don't forget the solid mesh bag and cables that come with it which help make sure you're always prepared. I didn't find anything I didn't like about this one so I recommend it. I received this product free in exchange for nothing more than my honest opinion.

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