AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – – A fantastic little speaker for bathroom / kitchen / shed use

My first thought was that it was a bargain for the price. However, after having it for 3 months i can say that it’s money well spent, but it does have a few issues: it is very confusing that the led’s and buzzes means different things (basically you are ensure if you are pairing, dissconecting, or turning on or off), also there are no skip buttons (if you have a smart watch though you can easily skip through that). There are lots of good factors though: water resistant (i use it in the shower), portable, light. The sound quality is good for the price, but i would expect a bit more ‘punch and clarity’. A larger colour scheme wouldn’t go unmissed.

It’s super small and sounds really good and loud. Of course you can’t compare it with bigger speakers but i was positively surprised. Great for bathroom or just to keep in a bag.

It was amazing, until it broken unexpectedly 5 months later. I would expect that it would turn off on it’s own if it’s no longer in use or no device is connected to it, but it doesn’t. Whenever the speaker runs out of battery it starts making this extremely loud sound to alert the user that it has almost run out of battery. Here are the specifications for the AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker –:

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  • Our smallest portable speaker with a convenient silicon handle for hanging
  • Connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away
  • Works with Bluetooth-enabled devices including Android and iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones, iPods, and MP3/MP4 players
  • Up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge; full charge takes 2 hours; Splash-resistant design
  • Built-in mic for making phone calls; power and volume-control buttons; USB charging cable included

I have now bought 4 of these as every time i take it anywhere my friends want it. For its size it gives out good sound but can distort at high volume. Ideal for picnics in the park and small groups but not a replacement for a boombox if you want volume. For oldies who had to put up with tinny sound for years, even from home systems, this will be a revelation given its size. I would say it is ideal for the bathroom, being splashproof, kitchen, shed, garden etc unless you like to crank it up loud. For the best sound it needs to be hung up, but that’s not too taxing. Teenagers hang it on their bag etc. My brother in law is a painter and decorator and despite having a flip 4, which sounds amazing, he preferred this for its usability and cost. In short it is great for the price depending upon what you intend to use it for.

This is a really great product, small, easily attachable and great sound quality (the bass is sweet af) however it could do with a better mix, hence the 4 stars not 5.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • It works but it’s a bit annoying. Although it’s billed as being double sided
  • Great portable speaker
  • Good value shower speaker 🔊

Waterproof and perfect for the shower.

It works but it’s a bit annoying. Although it’s billed as being double sided, really the sound only comes out one side and it’s hard to know which side it is. The strap works but i’d rather have a carabiner type attachment. It also lacks any ability to skip track or start google voice, which are pretty basic features in my opinion. The connection is generally ok but i’ve had times when it has stopped working properly and needed to be restarted. Update july 2018, after about a year and a half of service on my bike, the sound quality has heavily degraded, it sounds like everything is underwater. The unit never had any great sound quality to start with and i wouldn’t say it’s suitable for listening to music on anymore.

Really surprised at the sound quality very good for the size and price. Bought as a ‘stocking filler’ son uses it every day in his bathroom and it gets charges every now and then. Would be good for holidays/camping.

Nicxe little speaker for hanging under patio umbrella, decent sound for size.

Once i got one that didn’t decide to shut off when it got loud it works fine.

This is an excellent little speaker, it’s much smaller than i imagined but the sound quality is very good, both for music, and for audiobooks. Just proves that the amazon basics range is anything but basic.

Ideal for my shower cabinet. Sound quality ok for the cost.

A great product, works so well.

My son keeps taking my travel speaker so i decided to get one for myself. It connected to bluetooth immediately and i was surprised at the power of it, as it is really much smaller than it seemed in the pictures. Sound is as good as you’d expect from such a small speaker. Handy handle/hanger on the top andcreally simple to work.

The bluetooth speaker is on the small side but has a big sound, keep it away from a good soaking as mine stopped working until i dried it.

This speaker is just cute and tiny – love it. Surprisingly punchy sound too.

Certainly drowns out my awful singing in the shower. Surprised at how loud it is and doesn’t need charging very often. Easy to connect to bluetooth – no issues very happy :).

Really easy to use, once paired with my phone, it pairs automatically when i switch it on in the shower, so start spotify on phone, step into shower and turn on the speaker and it starts playing the music right away with no extra faffing. Goes nice and loud, lasts for a good few showers before needing recharging.

This is an excellent little speaker. It’s a little bit smaller than i thought it would be but the sound is huge. Sometimes i’ll watch tv shows on my tablet while showering and the sound from my galaxy s2 is not loud enough so this filled a void. I have it hanging in my shower and i’m loving it, seriously, don’t even doubt it – unless you need great sound for great music, get this thing, it totally works (loads better than other 10€ portable speakers i’ve tried over the years).

Good loud sound, simple to set up, rechargeable battery keeps its charge, handy.

For a small speaker, it gives brilliant sound. So loud you wouldn’t expect it. Do not underestimate itworks very well in shower, where it’s very wet and humid. Had it a couple months and is still working well after being under the shower.

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AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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3.8 of 5 stars, based on 68 reviews

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  1. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    This was a gift for my husband (who likes to listen to music & podcasts in the shower) and he has been really happy with it so far. It is easy to connect via bluetooth and the sound is very good for the very reasonable price tag. He couldn’t tell the difference in sound quality with this one and a significantly more expensive one that stopped working.
    • This was a gift for my husband (who likes to listen to music & podcasts in the shower) and he has been really happy with it so far. It is easy to connect via bluetooth and the sound is very good for the very reasonable price tag. He couldn’t tell the difference in sound quality with this one and a significantly more expensive one that stopped working.
      • The amazon basics nano speaker is delivered in amazon excellent frustration free packaging which is easy to open, coming supplied with a small usb charging lead (for use with your pc or other usb port. (does not come supplied with its own plug in charger). The instructions are clear and well written; however, the device is so simple to use i doubt you will need them. Main functions:1) long press of central power button turns on speaker. 2) 2 second press of power button activates blue tooth pairing, the small indicator light flashes fast to show it is in pairing mode. 3) two buttons marked + and – are used to increase or decrease volume. 4) power off by a long press of the middle power button. Once paired, the nano speaker automatically pairs each time it is turned on, and to disconnect the speaker you simply turn it off (of course you can also pair and disconnect from your device is desired). The speaker looks good in the hand, it’s of sturdy construction and has a rubberised loop for hanging. Due to the fact the device has 2 speakers (one each side) you will need to hang the device to get the best sound, otherwise one speaker will be facing the surface of whatever you rest it on – the shape means it does not stand upright by itself.
  2. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    The amazon basics nano speaker is delivered in amazon excellent frustration free packaging which is easy to open, coming supplied with a small usb charging lead (for use with your pc or other usb port. (does not come supplied with its own plug in charger). The instructions are clear and well written; however, the device is so simple to use i doubt you will need them. Main functions:1) long press of central power button turns on speaker. 2) 2 second press of power button activates blue tooth pairing, the small indicator light flashes fast to show it is in pairing mode. 3) two buttons marked + and – are used to increase or decrease volume. 4) power off by a long press of the middle power button. Once paired, the nano speaker automatically pairs each time it is turned on, and to disconnect the speaker you simply turn it off (of course you can also pair and disconnect from your device is desired). The speaker looks good in the hand, it’s of sturdy construction and has a rubberised loop for hanging. Due to the fact the device has 2 speakers (one each side) you will need to hang the device to get the best sound, otherwise one speaker will be facing the surface of whatever you rest it on – the shape means it does not stand upright by itself.
    • I always used to get too nervous taking my phone into the bathroom in case the condensation broke it so this is a lifesaver. I’m too scared to take it directly into the shower with me though so i hang it up on the towel rack. The audio quality is really decent and the battery life is pretty good too, i don’t charge mine up all that often.
  3. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I always used to get too nervous taking my phone into the bathroom in case the condensation broke it so this is a lifesaver. I’m too scared to take it directly into the shower with me though so i hang it up on the towel rack. The audio quality is really decent and the battery life is pretty good too, i don’t charge mine up all that often.
  4. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I really wanted to love this speaker, but i just can’t. It does sound pretty good, considering its size and price. And the battery even lasts pretty well too. The issue is with the range and strength of the bluetooth, which in my case, has been pretty inconsistent. Sometimes getting it connected to my phone takes forever, and i often just give up and shower in silence.
    • I really wanted to love this speaker, but i just can’t. It does sound pretty good, considering its size and price. And the battery even lasts pretty well too. The issue is with the range and strength of the bluetooth, which in my case, has been pretty inconsistent. Sometimes getting it connected to my phone takes forever, and i often just give up and shower in silence.
      • Bought to hang off my rear view mirror to play music from my phone via bluetooth. Couldnt attach to this so hung off something else. Tried connecting both this and car kit via bluetooth but couldnt connect both at once. An incoming call was picked up by the bluetooth speaker and it worked well as a handsfree kit.
  5. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Bought to hang off my rear view mirror to play music from my phone via bluetooth. Couldnt attach to this so hung off something else. Tried connecting both this and car kit via bluetooth but couldnt connect both at once. An incoming call was picked up by the bluetooth speaker and it worked well as a handsfree kit.
  6. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Nice design, but stopped working after only one charge. Also does not have the function to skip forward and backward the tracks, only volume up and down.
  7. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Nice design, but stopped working after only one charge. Also does not have the function to skip forward and backward the tracks, only volume up and down.
    • Perfect for bathroom or kitchen etc. . Waterproof and easy to operate,sound is loud enough also. I have only had it for a few days but so far so good.
      • Perfect for bathroom or kitchen etc. . Waterproof and easy to operate,sound is loud enough also. I have only had it for a few days but so far so good.
  8. Sound quality was great during the first month but got worse since then and it now sounds like someone is scratching records.
  9. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Sound quality was great during the first month but got worse since then and it now sounds like someone is scratching records.
  10. 1.0 out of 5 stars Swerve if you’re looking for something that’ll last more than 6 weeks on said:

    This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Bought this at the beginning of july and it has now stopped working.
  11. This review is from : AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    Bought this at the beginning of july and it has now stopped working.

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