AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Good little budget priced speaker which is very useful and good at what it does.

Great little speaker for the price.

If you’re not looking for super-fancy sound quality but decent in-house, basic use then this is a must buy product.

I don’t think anyone purchasing this little bluetooth speaker would be expecting top quality sound, rather a reliable unit giving reasonable sound quality. My daughter though, was thrilled. It appealed instantly and actually in reality it offers a perfectly acceptable sound quality for her needs (and mine- not too loud). Its a little fiddly to pair up vi bluetooth, but once set its fine.

Sound okay but not as loud as i was expecting. Okay for price but not for level of volume.

This is so good, the sound quality on it is great and it goes quite loud.

For the money, this speaker is good for small spaces, low volumes and background sounds. Comparing it directly with similarly-sized speakers from, say, bose, it’s definitely a bit tinnier, with more distortion at higher volumes – you can get around it slightly by turning up the bass in the equaliser settings if playing from a phone. Ultimately, i’ve found myself using it for playing music in the background. In terms of design and ease of use, it looks ace. In particular, the ‘quilted’ metal mesh in the front of the speaker looks really smart. It’s really easy to pair up with a smartphone via bluetooth, and you can hook it up to a computer and charge it with the included usb cable. The amazonbasics speaker essentially does 75% of what other more expensive speakers manage, but for half, a third, a quarter, or even a fifth of the cost. I’d personally be tempted to stretch to a slightly more expensive portable speaker, for better bass and a more rounded sound at higher volumes, but for the money, this isn’t bad.

  • Good sound + Robust + Good Battery life
  • Bad speaker but great Amazon
  • Bluetooth Speaker for car

Small bluetooth speakers to use with ipad. . Amazing for price and size (tiny) but good punch.

Sound quality against price is mind blowing. It looks a bit plasticky but this is compensated for by its robustness.

This is perfect for using with my hudl. It was so simple and quick to set up – even for a technophobe like me. It’s light and compact making it easily portable. It takes up hardly any room on my desk. The sound quality is good enough for watching films or listening to music.

On off switch is on the back. It would be better if it was on the top with the other controls.

For a budget, no-nonsense bluetooth speaker, this does a great job. You won’t expect 360 surround or anything with this, but for an appliance from a ‘basics’ range, it produces a nice, clear and bassy sound that definitely beats the phone / tablet / laptop speakers they’ll be taking the load from. It’s pretty good across low to high ranges, and avoids being too tinny in the upper range. Top volume is decently loud too, and will fill a large-sized room quite easily with music. It’s as basic as you can get in terms of controls – no playback / forward / back buttons – but it’s no-nonsense you pay for here. The pay-off is not only in price, but in size / weight – it has just a little footprint, and weighs barely anything. Ideal for popping in a bag or case. Bluetooth pairing is very simple, and there’s even a standard 3. 5mm jack socket for connecting non-bluetooth devices. It charges quickly and easily with the (irritatingly very short) usb cable too.


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AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Stream music, podcasts, and more from your smartphone or other compatible device with the AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Offering a wireless range up to 10 meters, the rectangular-shaped cordless speaker makes an ideal choice for streaming audio when working in the yard, camping, hosting outdoor parties and indoor soirees, or simply relaxing at home.

Details

  • Stream music, podcasts, and other audio content 10 meter wireless range
  • Up to 8 hours of playtime on a single charge
  • Rich bass and high-quality sound at any volume
  • 3.5mm aux in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices

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Advanced Bluetooth Technology

Equipped with advanced Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology, the portable speaker pairs effortlessly with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices (Bluetooth V2.1 and over). Non-Bluetooth audio devices can be connected with a 3.5mm stereo cable.

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Ultra-Portable and Rechargeable

On a full charge, the battery-operated speaker provides up to eight hours of playtime (at 70-percent volume). No need to be tied down by cords or location. The lightweight portable speaker offers an ultra-compact size that slips easily into a shoulder bag or backpack for take-anywhere streaming audio.

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High-Quality Sound

For such a small compact size, the portable speaker produces a wide audio range. The speaker includes two internal 2.5-watt speakers and two full-range drivers, making it easy to fill a kitchen, living room, classroom, or other space with resonant, robust sound. Enjoy strong, rich bass without distortion, even at the highest volume.

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I have given this five stars because i expect it to be very competitively priced. At the time of this review it was showing as unavailable so no price was shown. It is a small portable device. It connected smoothly to bluetooth on my phone. You can also connect by cable. There is an absence of bass but that’s pretty much inevitable in such a small speaker. And if you push the volume too high it doesn’t sound great. But within those limitations i think it is excellent and if is priced in the budget end of the market it is worth five stars. I’ll try to remember to check back and see what the price is so i can edit this review if necessary.

The amazonbasics portable speaker is yet another of amazon’s budget range technology goods – the bare minimum product with no extra ‘bells and whistles’, so to speak. As expected, the products are well produced for the price, but unfortunately for the bluetooth speaker, the sound just isn’t great. There is no bass, nor clarity – it is merely ‘ok’ for the size and price. I quite like the design, the pillow-shape front is lovely and the blue covering is nice, if a little ‘cheap’ looking. Overall, if you upgrade in price and even slightly in size, you will get a much better result; however, if you’re dead set on it being this small and cheap, and can cope with the tinny sound, this isn’t bad value for money.

I want to play music from my iphone in my car which still has only a cassette player. The portable speaker works but i have not yet found a satisfactory method of mounting it in the car.

For the price, this is a brilliant little speaker. It’s lightweight, very attractive and the sound is great. Easy to use (even i can manage it, and i can’t work a dvd player). I’m really impressed with this speaker and the sound it produces.

Bought this model last year & i have to say it’s a great speaker which i use with my mp3 player. Good price and great bit of kit 😎 if your looking for a speaker for your music device i would def recommend this product, great sound and all round nice device 🖒🖒 10 out of 10.

We’re talking basics here – everything works, but it’s all frills-free; the sound is clear but quite cold and hard (better for dialogue, but good enough for music if you’re not too fussed), but it does go quite loud. The metal grille gives it a bit of tactile interest. Like nearly all bluetooth speakers, it. Can handle calls which it does in a typically utilitarian way. Budget range, no-frills – works well.

Portable Bluetooth speaker with 10 meter wireless range for streaming music, podcasts, and more from your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device

Good quality sounds and seems durable, i hope it can last a long time so i can get absolute brand satisfaction.

This is a nice small portable speaker which we didn’t have any problems in pairing up to phones or ipads. This meant that i was able to run audible books through it and listen whilst pottering around. Also very useful when on a conference call as this speaker made it easier for me to work whilst in on the call. You can of course use for listening to music also. The sound was pretty basic, a little tin sounding and quite flat as there is no real noticeable ‘bass’ sound, however, this is a basic little speaker and frankly for the price i think its a good little speaker too. Its not trying to compete with the big guys its just fulling a need in the market and it does it well.

When , at last , i figured out the instructions, it worked really well with my phone. I am not technical and this is the 1st bluetooth device i have used. A bit of a learning curve but i got there. Have not yet used it with my computer. It is small and compact so good for travel. Not much weight in the suitcase and the sound is loud enough with my phone. The sound ,so far is a bit tinny but not bad. I like it really well as a good basic speaker for music and talking books and meditations when travelling. I will get a cord with speaker jacks which i certainly think it should have with it. I am over 75 by the way s have some technical problems. Or rather problems with technology. This did not take long to sort out.

This bluetooth speaker is better than you would expect from that price range. Of course there is the rolloff at low frequencies and the lack of clarity in the midrange but for it’s size (and price) this is not out of the ordinary. If you’re looking for high fidelity sound then you won’t find it here, nor should you. The sound is adequate, and amazon has thrown in an aux input for you non bluetooth devices, rubber feet for sturdiness, even the ability to answer calls from the speaker unit. Connecting to my devices was pretty straight forward, i’ve run into more problems connecting much pricier bluetooth equipment than this so the no hassle pairing and connecting is a plus. Charging time is fairly quick and i was quite impressed by how long the speaker stayed operational before needing a recharge. Not a killer bluetooth speaker but if you’re on a tiny budget then it’s a product you should be considering.

The sound quality on this was good for such a little speaker. Even the husband who’s a bose snob was impressed. Only taking one star off as it’s a little plasticy and cheap feeling to hold but for the price that’s expected. The battery lasted well when it was off charge.

Right, first things first: this is cheap as chips. In everything that follows, bear in mind i am comparing this to my other bluetooth speaker – jam heavy metal stereo bluetooth wireless speaker which was over £100 when i got it. The amazon speaker is part of the basics range and it is, indeed, pretty basic. The sound, though, is better than you might expect. It’s clear and volume is ok. Set up is easy and straightforward – no difficulties at all. The main downside is that there’s an issue with the volume control – it’s basically inaudible at less than half volume via the bluetooth controls, and then it gets incredibly loud incredibly quickly past that. So this is cheap, fine but you’d probably not want it as your main speaker.

2 internal 2.5-watt speakers and 2 full-range drivers for high-quality sound; provides rich bass without distortion, even at highest volume

I agree with the comments made by other reviewers. This represents a good balance of quality and price. The construction is slightly plasticky and sound volume a bit limited. I have a bose version of this which is far superior – but costs 4 times or more as much. Pairing with bluetooth is easy, there are simple on/ off and volume controls and a dedicated phone call button for using this as a speaker phone. It is fairly robust and not too heavy. Whilst not representing the ultimate in hi fi quality or volume, it is certainly fir for purpose and is ideal for some amplificationon the move. Has a line input too so can pair with just about any electronic device.

Good little speaker just lacking bass.

I wasn’t expecting superb quality from this budget speaker (it’s from the basics range after all) but i was pleased that it was better than i thought it would be. The product comes with a thick booklet which contains instructions in english, french, german, italian, spanish and japanese. You have the charge the speaker for a few hours first using the extremely short (23 cm tip to tip) usb cable supplied. Once charged switch it on at the back and press the power button on top (i’m not sure why there are stages to this??). There are three other control buttons on the top – volume up and down and one to switch to phone mode if a call comes through. The speaker paired with my iphone quickly and the led light at the front turned blue to indicate this. The sound is pretty decent for such a small, basic device. It’s not as tinny as i expected and at mid volume it filled a large living room without distortion (as the volume went higher it did wobble a bit). All in all a good budget option if you’re just looking for something which will amplify your phone a bit, but the sound quality probably won’t be good enough for some.

I was pretty knocked out at the quality of this little beauty, given the price tag. Not the tinny, echoing sound you expect from a ‘value’ speaker, but clear tones with a reasonably powerful range. I’ve been using it in the kitchen to watch shows on my phone and it made an enormous improvement to the experience. Unless you are a serious tone junkie, this little speaker will meet all of your needs for a very reasonable outlay.

This little wireless speaker arrived with a good charge so it was just a matter of turning on (switch at the back of the unit), connecting to an android phone, and i was up and running. The sound is good for the size – but of course there are compromises. Still, this does tick a lot of boxes:1. 4 cm and 227g this gadget is small and light enough to fit in a coat pocket or handbag without any trouble. Battery life is quoted at “up to 8 hours” which is decent, and standard usb charging means you can use your phone charger to top it up. It sounds miles better than the tinny internal speakers in your phone, tablet or laptopalthough the appearance is rather plasticky it does have some thoughtful touches like two rubber strips on the bottom which make it sit nicely on a table. There are two internal speakers so it is stereo, though unless you hold it close to your face you would hardly know, since the speakers are so close together. You can control volume either on your source device or on the speaker. If i put them both on full for maximum blast it goes fairly loud, but also a bit harsh; it’s better at medium volume. 5mm jack input for wired connections, and you can also use it as a speakerphonei compared it to some other wireless speakers.

This is the third portable bluetooth speaker i’ve tried. The others are a small amazon basics model (no longer available) and a jam audio 2. Both are cylindrical single-speaker models. This model is somewhat larger and has three speakers, perhaps with separate left/right signals and a more resonant central speaker; yet on a side-by-side test with the jam, i felt that, if anything, the jam had the better sound (though there wasn’t a lot in it). It sometimes seems to perform ventriloquism – once, when i was testing the speaker and had it on my lap, i was half-convinced i’d somehow triggered a speaker elsewhere. The sound is best within a fairly narrow cone: moving to the side or above there is a noticeable drop-off at higher frequencies (though that doesn’t mean it sounds muffled, just a little less clear). It can never be a loud speaker, and so far i’ve used it mainly for ambient music, which is not the most exacting of sources; but the few times i’ve played rock through it, it has been ok. Recently i finally got the chance to use it in the garden (which is where i expect to use it most), and it sounded fine, even when it had to compete with nearby construction work. I’m impressed with the battery life; indeed, one reason for the delay in writing this review is that it took many hours of casual use to run down its initial charge, and i’ve yet to exhaust it again.

Not to small not too large, just perfect and will fit almost anywhere from your desk to bedroom side table. Great product from the basics range.

3.5mm aux in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices

Small and light enough to hold in the hand and put in your pocket this wee speaker sounds pretty good for its size but just lacking in a little more bass but thats to be expected due to its size.

Simple and basic, but actually it produces a really decent sound for what it is. It filled my room with sound that was fairly rich and not distorted and that wasn’t even at full volume. A little plasticy looking but for the price range and the fact it is a basics range, it’s pretty good.

A tad tinny, but easily connected via bluetooth (took 10 seconds) and lasted a couple of hours on a charge. Small enough to slip into a pocket or laptop bag. Perfect for use in the loft when i was up there sorting out stuff to throw away.

Plastics feel cheap but sound quality is ok. As good as expected for this value price.

Part of the excellent amazon basic range, the wireless speaker is compact (about size of a hard sunglasses case), finished in a matte jet black with the front grille finished in a quilted pattern. The base features two small non slip rubber feet, the main operational controls are located on the top of the device. The front grille features a led to indicate status of the device (solid blue = the device is on and paired/connected, flashing blue = not paired or connected, ). The rear features an on/off switch, usb port for charging (usb cable provided) and an aux connector (no aux cable supplied). Setup is easy requiring pairing on first use, then you’re ready to use. The sound level is good for what this is, bass is a little weaker than i would like, but for the size you cant complain and if you really wanted deep bass this may not be for you. Overall a good buy for personal use or for gift purposes. Positives+ compact size+ good volume level+ smart design+ easy setup+ usb rechargeablenegatives- weak bass- no aux cable supplied.

Fantastic speaker for the price. Goes quite loud for what you would expect, and maintains good quality sound. My teenage daughter and 10yr old son approve highly.

Rechargeable battery allows for up to 8 hours of playtime on a full charge; small and lightweight for take-anywhere convenience

Works well for the money paid.

Its a good speakers , not very bad , but by this price you can have better speakers , with water proof and can charge your phone , but its still a good choice.

The speaker was making cracklings noises when playing. I give three stars because i could just drop the item in an amazon drop off point and o got my refund straight away without spending extra money for the postage. Another great display of efficiency by amazon.

AmazonBasics Shockproof and Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Value and quality

This amazonbasics waterproof bluetooth speaker is a decent value stereo wireless speaker with a good frequency response and a really decent amount of bass for it’s size. As well sounding good for music playing the device also functions as a speaker-phone when paired with a suitable smartphone and it can also be used with non-bluetooth players by using the 3. The speaker comes supplied with clear instructions (in many languages), a usb charging cable, for use with any usb charger or a computer port, and a carabiner clip to attach the speaker to a backpack or belt for use in the great outdoors. This is a tough unit that has a rechargeable lithium ion battery which can give up to eight hours music playing time from a three and a half hour charge. 0 pairing is very straightforward – you just need to power the speaker up and look for the bsk20 device name in your player’s bluetooth menu. The speaker looks good, it is ruggedly styled with a casing of silicone material plus tough aluminium grilles front and back, and it is rainproof, dustproof, drop-proof, and shockproof to ip67 standards. If you are looking for a tough bluetooth speaker that is suitable to use in many rugged outdoor situations and locations then this amazonbasics bsk20 model is well worth considering – you can even use it in the shower.I can recommend this model for both sound and build quality and it is also decent value at around twenty-seven pounds currently from amazon – a good addition to the growing range of amazonbasics bluetooth speakers.

Disappointed by the overall quality and sound.

No problems with this item that does exactly what it says on the tin-a tough, easy-to-use, reliable and good value bluetooth speaker. You get what you pay for, so this is very much no-frills with the controls a little bit hard to detect on the uniformly black matte plastic casing. It charges quickly, and has a fairly good sound quality, easily competitive with the other speakers that i own. If you are buying this as a gift, you might want to look at a different model as this is rather sombre-i have a braven, and while i appreciate it’s much more expensive, it is much more attractive item than this rough tough trouper of a speaker.

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  • Bluetooth wireless speaker with shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof design (rated IP 67); doubles as a shower speaker
  • Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology for crystal-clear sound; pairs instantly with your Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Rubberized rugged exterior provides ultimate impact resistance; rigid construction and treated aluminium grill for enhanced strength
  • Adjust volume or switch tracks using control buttons on the portable speaker (or from paired device)
  • 10 meter wireless range; up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playtime with a single charge; lithium ion rechargeable battery included

Comments from buyers

“I’m Glad I Bought It For The Missus
, Highly recommend
, Tough little speaker good value.

Value for money, good sound for price.

Fantastic speaker for the shower,not the greatest sound, but not at all bad.

This speaker offers a surprisingly ‘meaty’ sound for all the size of it. Really very impressed by the sound quality, and it’s very robust, too. And haven’t had to do it again. I’m not in the habit of noting the time it’s lasted, but i’ve made a good few sunday dinners, decorated a teenager’s bedroom and played a great many board-games with this speaker providing the tunes. So, sounds good, and lasts for hours, possibly days one one charge. Can’t speak for the waterproofing, mind, but with it delivering so well on every other front, i’m going to assume i could safely take it swimming with me. And it’s probably robust enough for me to use as a club to subdue any curious killer whales whilst i’m swimming, too.

I work on a construction site so i often have to venture pretty far from my device but it always stays connected with my phone in my pocket. Use it all day, charge for 30 mins on my lunch break and she keeps going all the way until 6 o clock when i finish and has plenty left for the next day.

Reviewing a product like this is a little hard in words. Really you have to hear it but i will compare it to my other bluetooth speaker which at the monet costs the same price. Comparing to the very popular anker classic portable (anker classic portable wireless bluetooth speaker, powerful sound with 20 hour battery life and built-in microphone, works with iphone, ipad, samsung, nexus, htc, nokia, laptops, pc and more – black ) this give a higher volume, much better bass, is waterproof and feels like it could take a lot more punishment. The anker is however half the size and lasts a lot longer (on paper i am yet to test the battery life of this unit but the anker does last seemingly forever)really for the money i would be surprised if anything sounded as good as this and it also works in the shower. Only reason i would recommend something else would be if you wanted something smaller or lasted longer (8 hours should be enough for anyone though which is what is stated in the manual )note: i initially had problems with the device disconnecting every 60 seconds for a few seconds – this was after charging for 3 hours for the first time. I charged it again to full and have not see the problem again.

Incredibly robust, the speakers on either side of this are covered in a really tough mesh. The remainder has a thick rubber layer, including the buttons. The av socket and micro usb sockets are hidden under a flap at one end of the boxlike structure. I confess i didn’t test its waterproof boast, but intend to do so by the pool on holiday. A short charging cable is provided. Playback lasts up to 8 hours. Once connected, to a phone or other device by bluetooth or using a cable to the av socket, the quality of sound, for the price is really good. This is an amazon basics product, but i didn’t feel that it was a basic product.

I’ve been using this speaker to play music in my car because i have an ancient cd player and no way to plug in a modern music device. This little speaker is certainly loud enough and the sound quality is fine – we are not talking bose or b&o here but it’s decent for the price range. My only issue is with the control buttons which really need to be improved in any future redesign. The buttons feel too rubbery and are unresponsive which can be very frustrating. Also it really needs a dedicated power on/off switch. As it currently stands the power function is shared with the play/pause button – you have to jab it quickly to pause play back or hold it down to turn the speaker on and off. Unfortunately as the buttons are not very responsive i’ve on several occasions i’ve ended up turning the thing off when all i wanted to do was pause some music but my short elfin presses where not registering. If you are controlling the music from the source e. A smart phone then this won’t bother you, but in a car this is a big problemotherwise, speaker seems sturdy and has stood up to a few knocks.

Love it, works a treat and sounds great. Small point, the led is not where the instructions i had indicated it would be.

This is an excellent little bluetooth speaker, especially for the price. It travels well (we took it to the states and back and it is no worse for wear), it connects to all our devices quickly and easily (iphones, appletv, macbook, ipad, pc), and generates an impressive amount of volume for being a compact speaker. We are very pleased with it and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality, low-cost speaker.

This speaker is truly amazing. I threw it on the ground several times, onto a paved path, onto a wooden floor, i held it under a fast tap of flowing water, i put it into a sink of water and left it there for a few minutes, and it just floated around on the surface as the music i was sending to it came out oblivious to it’s surroundings. The water even rippled in time to the music. I must say here that i had been given this speaker for free to test, if i had paid money for it i would have treated it with more care, but i need not have worriedthe speaker comes with a hook so you can hang it from a suitable belt. Given what i had found out about it’s ruggedness, you could quite happily have it hanging around a belt while you fought your way through a heavy storm. It could even be useful in the cockpit of a sea going boat where there was a chance of waves covering it …the speaker has a great sound to it. The bass is solid, the treble is crisp and clear, the overall sound leaves the quality of a lot of similar speakers for dead. It connected easily to the signal from my windows phone. It has connections on it for using cables to wire it up but i did not test those. I love this speaker as much as you could a piece of equipment.

Range is really good paired with my iphone 7 plus. I like how the battery level shows up on the screen of my phone. Fully controlled from my phone. Clip works great on my work pants.

Amazon basics bsk20rating 5/5*title: like a casio ‘g-shock’ speaker – unbeatable sound per pound. From opening the plain packaging and plucking out this hardcore speaker, i am so impressed. It is built for a tough life. Serious rubber surround (with large hole for attaching with the included clip), old school guitar amp style mesh covering the front and rear. Connectors for usb (charges in 3. 5 hours for 8 hours use) and aux in (standard 3. It’s meant to be water/dust/shock proof and without abusing it, who am i to disagree?3 bold rubber buttons with dual purposes on the top – volume up/down and skip/track back and the central power/bluetooth pairing button. Red/blue led within the grille for power, bluetooth indication. Simple ascend/decend sounds for power on / off.

I bought this for my husband but have actually used it more than him lol. It is easy to set up and use and has a really good sound.

AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker : Small and light enough to carry around in your pocket

Not to small not too large, just perfect and will fit almost anywhere from your desk to bedroom side table. Great product from the basics range.

On off switch is on the back. It would be better if it was on the top with the other controls.

If you’re not looking for super-fancy sound quality but decent in-house, basic use then this is a must buy product.

I was pretty knocked out at the quality of this little beauty, given the price tag. Not the tinny, echoing sound you expect from a ‘value’ speaker, but clear tones with a reasonably powerful range. I’ve been using it in the kitchen to watch shows on my phone and it made an enormous improvement to the experience. Unless you are a serious tone junkie, this little speaker will meet all of your needs for a very reasonable outlay.

Right, first things first: this is cheap as chips. In everything that follows, bear in mind i am comparing this to my other bluetooth speaker – jam heavy metal stereo bluetooth wireless speaker which was over £100 when i got it. The amazon speaker is part of the basics range and it is, indeed, pretty basic. The sound, though, is better than you might expect. It’s clear and volume is ok. Set up is easy and straightforward – no difficulties at all. The main downside is that there’s an issue with the volume control – it’s basically inaudible at less than half volume via the bluetooth controls, and then it gets incredibly loud incredibly quickly past that. So this is cheap, fine but you’d probably not want it as your main speaker.

Its a good speakers , not very bad , but by this price you can have better speakers , with water proof and can charge your phone , but its still a good choice.

Good quality sounds and seems durable, i hope it can last a long time so i can get absolute brand satisfaction.

Small bluetooth speakers to use with ipad. . Amazing for price and size (tiny) but good punch.

Bought this model last year & i have to say it’s a great speaker which i use with my mp3 player. Good price and great bit of kit 😎 if your looking for a speaker for your music device i would def recommend this product, great sound and all round nice device 🖒🖒 10 out of 10.

The sound quality on this was good for such a little speaker. Even the husband who’s a bose snob was impressed. Only taking one star off as it’s a little plasticy and cheap feeling to hold but for the price that’s expected. The battery lasted well when it was off charge.

I agree with the comments made by other reviewers. This represents a good balance of quality and price. The construction is slightly plasticky and sound volume a bit limited. I have a bose version of this which is far superior – but costs 4 times or more as much. Pairing with bluetooth is easy, there are simple on/ off and volume controls and a dedicated phone call button for using this as a speaker phone. It is fairly robust and not too heavy. Whilst not representing the ultimate in hi fi quality or volume, it is certainly fir for purpose and is ideal for some amplificationon the move. Has a line input too so can pair with just about any electronic device.

Simple and basic, but actually it produces a really decent sound for what it is. It filled my room with sound that was fairly rich and not distorted and that wasn’t even at full volume. A little plasticy looking but for the price range and the fact it is a basics range, it’s pretty good.

For the price, this is a brilliant little speaker. It’s lightweight, very attractive and the sound is great. Easy to use (even i can manage it, and i can’t work a dvd player). I’m really impressed with this speaker and the sound it produces.

This is so good, the sound quality on it is great and it goes quite loud.

When , at last , i figured out the instructions, it worked really well with my phone. I am not technical and this is the 1st bluetooth device i have used. A bit of a learning curve but i got there. Have not yet used it with my computer. It is small and compact so good for travel. Not much weight in the suitcase and the sound is loud enough with my phone. The sound ,so far is a bit tinny but not bad. I like it really well as a good basic speaker for music and talking books and meditations when travelling. I will get a cord with speaker jacks which i certainly think it should have with it. I am over 75 by the way s have some technical problems. Or rather problems with technology. This did not take long to sort out.

Great little speaker for the price.

We’re talking basics here – everything works, but it’s all frills-free; the sound is clear but quite cold and hard (better for dialogue, but good enough for music if you’re not too fussed), but it does go quite loud. The metal grille gives it a bit of tactile interest. Like nearly all bluetooth speakers, it. Can handle calls which it does in a typically utilitarian way. Budget range, no-frills – works well.

Fantastic speaker for the price. Goes quite loud for what you would expect, and maintains good quality sound. My teenage daughter and 10yr old son approve highly.

Small and light enough to hold in the hand and put in your pocket this wee speaker sounds pretty good for its size but just lacking in a little more bass but thats to be expected due to its size.

This is a nice small portable speaker which we didn’t have any problems in pairing up to phones or ipads. This meant that i was able to run audible books through it and listen whilst pottering around. Also very useful when on a conference call as this speaker made it easier for me to work whilst in on the call. You can of course use for listening to music also. The sound was pretty basic, a little tin sounding and quite flat as there is no real noticeable ‘bass’ sound, however, this is a basic little speaker and frankly for the price i think its a good little speaker too. Its not trying to compete with the big guys its just fulling a need in the market and it does it well.

For a budget, no-nonsense bluetooth speaker, this does a great job. You won’t expect 360 surround or anything with this, but for an appliance from a ‘basics’ range, it produces a nice, clear and bassy sound that definitely beats the phone / tablet / laptop speakers they’ll be taking the load from. It’s pretty good across low to high ranges, and avoids being too tinny in the upper range. Top volume is decently loud too, and will fill a large-sized room quite easily with music. It’s as basic as you can get in terms of controls – no playback / forward / back buttons – but it’s no-nonsense you pay for here. The pay-off is not only in price, but in size / weight – it has just a little footprint, and weighs barely anything. Ideal for popping in a bag or case. Bluetooth pairing is very simple, and there’s even a standard 3. 5mm jack socket for connecting non-bluetooth devices. It charges quickly and easily with the (irritatingly very short) usb cable too.

AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Good battery life, OK sound for the price

On off switch is on the back. It would be better if it was on the top with the other controls.

This is perfect for using with my hudl. It was so simple and quick to set up – even for a technophobe like me. It’s light and compact making it easily portable. It takes up hardly any room on my desk. The sound quality is good enough for watching films or listening to music.

I was pretty knocked out at the quality of this little beauty, given the price tag. Not the tinny, echoing sound you expect from a ‘value’ speaker, but clear tones with a reasonably powerful range. I’ve been using it in the kitchen to watch shows on my phone and it made an enormous improvement to the experience. Unless you are a serious tone junkie, this little speaker will meet all of your needs for a very reasonable outlay.

For a budget, no-nonsense bluetooth speaker, this does a great job. You won’t expect 360 surround or anything with this, but for an appliance from a ‘basics’ range, it produces a nice, clear and bassy sound that definitely beats the phone / tablet / laptop speakers they’ll be taking the load from. It’s pretty good across low to high ranges, and avoids being too tinny in the upper range. Top volume is decently loud too, and will fill a large-sized room quite easily with music. It’s as basic as you can get in terms of controls – no playback / forward / back buttons – but it’s no-nonsense you pay for here. The pay-off is not only in price, but in size / weight – it has just a little footprint, and weighs barely anything. Ideal for popping in a bag or case. Bluetooth pairing is very simple, and there’s even a standard 3. 5mm jack socket for connecting non-bluetooth devices. It charges quickly and easily with the (irritatingly very short) usb cable too.

I wasn’t expecting superb quality from this budget speaker (it’s from the basics range after all) but i was pleased that it was better than i thought it would be. The product comes with a thick booklet which contains instructions in english, french, german, italian, spanish and japanese. You have the charge the speaker for a few hours first using the extremely short (23 cm tip to tip) usb cable supplied. Once charged switch it on at the back and press the power button on top (i’m not sure why there are stages to this??). There are three other control buttons on the top – volume up and down and one to switch to phone mode if a call comes through. The speaker paired with my iphone quickly and the led light at the front turned blue to indicate this. The sound is pretty decent for such a small, basic device. It’s not as tinny as i expected and at mid volume it filled a large living room without distortion (as the volume went higher it did wobble a bit). All in all a good budget option if you’re just looking for something which will amplify your phone a bit, but the sound quality probably won’t be good enough for some.

Sound okay but not as loud as i was expecting. Okay for price but not for level of volume.

  • Good sound + Robust + Good Battery life
  • Bad speaker but great Amazon
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I agree with the comments made by other reviewers. This represents a good balance of quality and price. The construction is slightly plasticky and sound volume a bit limited. I have a bose version of this which is far superior – but costs 4 times or more as much. Pairing with bluetooth is easy, there are simple on/ off and volume controls and a dedicated phone call button for using this as a speaker phone. It is fairly robust and not too heavy. Whilst not representing the ultimate in hi fi quality or volume, it is certainly fir for purpose and is ideal for some amplificationon the move. Has a line input too so can pair with just about any electronic device.

This is the third portable bluetooth speaker i’ve tried. The others are a small amazon basics model (no longer available) and a jam audio 2. Both are cylindrical single-speaker models. This model is somewhat larger and has three speakers, perhaps with separate left/right signals and a more resonant central speaker; yet on a side-by-side test with the jam, i felt that, if anything, the jam had the better sound (though there wasn’t a lot in it). It sometimes seems to perform ventriloquism – once, when i was testing the speaker and had it on my lap, i was half-convinced i’d somehow triggered a speaker elsewhere. The sound is best within a fairly narrow cone: moving to the side or above there is a noticeable drop-off at higher frequencies (though that doesn’t mean it sounds muffled, just a little less clear). It can never be a loud speaker, and so far i’ve used it mainly for ambient music, which is not the most exacting of sources; but the few times i’ve played rock through it, it has been ok. Recently i finally got the chance to use it in the garden (which is where i expect to use it most), and it sounded fine, even when it had to compete with nearby construction work. I’m impressed with the battery life; indeed, one reason for the delay in writing this review is that it took many hours of casual use to run down its initial charge, and i’ve yet to exhaust it again.

If you’re not looking for super-fancy sound quality but decent in-house, basic use then this is a must buy product.

Its a good speakers , not very bad , but by this price you can have better speakers , with water proof and can charge your phone , but its still a good choice.

Right, first things first: this is cheap as chips. In everything that follows, bear in mind i am comparing this to my other bluetooth speaker – jam heavy metal stereo bluetooth wireless speaker which was over £100 when i got it. The amazon speaker is part of the basics range and it is, indeed, pretty basic. The sound, though, is better than you might expect. It’s clear and volume is ok. Set up is easy and straightforward – no difficulties at all. The main downside is that there’s an issue with the volume control – it’s basically inaudible at less than half volume via the bluetooth controls, and then it gets incredibly loud incredibly quickly past that. So this is cheap, fine but you’d probably not want it as your main speaker.

Features of AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)

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  • Portable Bluetooth speaker with 10 meter wireless range for streaming music, podcasts, and more from your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device
  • 2 internal 2.5-watt speakers and 2 full-range drivers for high-quality sound; provides rich bass without distortion, even at highest volume
  • 3.5mm aux in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices
  • Rechargeable battery allows for up to 8 hours of playtime on a full charge; small and lightweight for take-anywhere convenience
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free speakerphone calling; choice of stylish colors

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AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Stream music, podcasts, and more from your smartphone or other compatible device with the AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Offering a wireless range up to 10 meters, the rectangular-shaped cordless speaker makes an ideal choice for streaming audio when working in the yard, camping, hosting outdoor parties and indoor soirees, or simply relaxing at home.

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  • Stream music, podcasts, and other audio content 10 meter wireless range
  • Up to 8 hours of playtime on a single charge
  • Rich bass and high-quality sound at any volume
  • 3.5mm aux in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices

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Advanced Bluetooth Technology

Equipped with advanced Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology, the portable speaker pairs effortlessly with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices (Bluetooth V2.1 and over). Non-Bluetooth audio devices can be connected with a 3.5mm stereo cable.

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Ultra-Portable and Rechargeable

On a full charge, the battery-operated speaker provides up to eight hours of playtime (at 70-percent volume). No need to be tied down by cords or location. The lightweight portable speaker offers an ultra-compact size that slips easily into a shoulder bag or backpack for take-anywhere streaming audio.

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High-Quality Sound

For such a small compact size, the portable speaker produces a wide audio range. The speaker includes two internal 2.5-watt speakers and two full-range drivers, making it easy to fill a kitchen, living room, classroom, or other space with resonant, robust sound. Enjoy strong, rich bass without distortion, even at the highest volume.

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Good little speaker just lacking bass.

Plastics feel cheap but sound quality is ok. As good as expected for this value price.

For the money, this speaker is good for small spaces, low volumes and background sounds. Comparing it directly with similarly-sized speakers from, say, bose, it’s definitely a bit tinnier, with more distortion at higher volumes – you can get around it slightly by turning up the bass in the equaliser settings if playing from a phone. Ultimately, i’ve found myself using it for playing music in the background. In terms of design and ease of use, it looks ace. In particular, the ‘quilted’ metal mesh in the front of the speaker looks really smart. It’s really easy to pair up with a smartphone via bluetooth, and you can hook it up to a computer and charge it with the included usb cable. The amazonbasics speaker essentially does 75% of what other more expensive speakers manage, but for half, a third, a quarter, or even a fifth of the cost. I’d personally be tempted to stretch to a slightly more expensive portable speaker, for better bass and a more rounded sound at higher volumes, but for the money, this isn’t bad.

I want to play music from my iphone in my car which still has only a cassette player. The portable speaker works but i have not yet found a satisfactory method of mounting it in the car.

Sound quality against price is mind blowing. It looks a bit plasticky but this is compensated for by its robustness.

The sound quality on this was good for such a little speaker. Even the husband who’s a bose snob was impressed. Only taking one star off as it’s a little plasticy and cheap feeling to hold but for the price that’s expected. The battery lasted well when it was off charge.

Portable Bluetooth speaker with 10 meter wireless range for streaming music, podcasts, and more from your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device

This bluetooth speaker is better than you would expect from that price range. Of course there is the rolloff at low frequencies and the lack of clarity in the midrange but for it’s size (and price) this is not out of the ordinary. If you’re looking for high fidelity sound then you won’t find it here, nor should you. The sound is adequate, and amazon has thrown in an aux input for you non bluetooth devices, rubber feet for sturdiness, even the ability to answer calls from the speaker unit. Connecting to my devices was pretty straight forward, i’ve run into more problems connecting much pricier bluetooth equipment than this so the no hassle pairing and connecting is a plus. Charging time is fairly quick and i was quite impressed by how long the speaker stayed operational before needing a recharge. Not a killer bluetooth speaker but if you’re on a tiny budget then it’s a product you should be considering.

Works well for the money paid.

When , at last , i figured out the instructions, it worked really well with my phone. I am not technical and this is the 1st bluetooth device i have used. A bit of a learning curve but i got there. Have not yet used it with my computer. It is small and compact so good for travel. Not much weight in the suitcase and the sound is loud enough with my phone. The sound ,so far is a bit tinny but not bad. I like it really well as a good basic speaker for music and talking books and meditations when travelling. I will get a cord with speaker jacks which i certainly think it should have with it. I am over 75 by the way s have some technical problems. Or rather problems with technology. This did not take long to sort out.

Fantastic speaker for the price. Goes quite loud for what you would expect, and maintains good quality sound. My teenage daughter and 10yr old son approve highly.

Small and light enough to hold in the hand and put in your pocket this wee speaker sounds pretty good for its size but just lacking in a little more bass but thats to be expected due to its size.

Simple and basic, but actually it produces a really decent sound for what it is. It filled my room with sound that was fairly rich and not distorted and that wasn’t even at full volume. A little plasticy looking but for the price range and the fact it is a basics range, it’s pretty good.

2 internal 2.5-watt speakers and 2 full-range drivers for high-quality sound; provides rich bass without distortion, even at highest volume

We’re talking basics here – everything works, but it’s all frills-free; the sound is clear but quite cold and hard (better for dialogue, but good enough for music if you’re not too fussed), but it does go quite loud. The metal grille gives it a bit of tactile interest. Like nearly all bluetooth speakers, it. Can handle calls which it does in a typically utilitarian way. Budget range, no-frills – works well.

This is so good, the sound quality on it is great and it goes quite loud.

This little wireless speaker arrived with a good charge so it was just a matter of turning on (switch at the back of the unit), connecting to an android phone, and i was up and running. The sound is good for the size – but of course there are compromises. Still, this does tick a lot of boxes:1. 4 cm and 227g this gadget is small and light enough to fit in a coat pocket or handbag without any trouble. Battery life is quoted at “up to 8 hours” which is decent, and standard usb charging means you can use your phone charger to top it up. It sounds miles better than the tinny internal speakers in your phone, tablet or laptopalthough the appearance is rather plasticky it does have some thoughtful touches like two rubber strips on the bottom which make it sit nicely on a table. There are two internal speakers so it is stereo, though unless you hold it close to your face you would hardly know, since the speakers are so close together. You can control volume either on your source device or on the speaker. If i put them both on full for maximum blast it goes fairly loud, but also a bit harsh; it’s better at medium volume. 5mm jack input for wired connections, and you can also use it as a speakerphonei compared it to some other wireless speakers.

Not to small not too large, just perfect and will fit almost anywhere from your desk to bedroom side table. Great product from the basics range.

Great little speaker for the price.

Good quality sounds and seems durable, i hope it can last a long time so i can get absolute brand satisfaction.

Small bluetooth speakers to use with ipad. . Amazing for price and size (tiny) but good punch.

3.5mm aux in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices

Part of the excellent amazon basic range, the wireless speaker is compact (about size of a hard sunglasses case), finished in a matte jet black with the front grille finished in a quilted pattern. The base features two small non slip rubber feet, the main operational controls are located on the top of the device. The front grille features a led to indicate status of the device (solid blue = the device is on and paired/connected, flashing blue = not paired or connected, ). The rear features an on/off switch, usb port for charging (usb cable provided) and an aux connector (no aux cable supplied). Setup is easy requiring pairing on first use, then you’re ready to use. The sound level is good for what this is, bass is a little weaker than i would like, but for the size you cant complain and if you really wanted deep bass this may not be for you. Overall a good buy for personal use or for gift purposes. Positives+ compact size+ good volume level+ smart design+ easy setup+ usb rechargeablenegatives- weak bass- no aux cable supplied.

For the price, this is a brilliant little speaker. It’s lightweight, very attractive and the sound is great. Easy to use (even i can manage it, and i can’t work a dvd player). I’m really impressed with this speaker and the sound it produces.

This is a nice small portable speaker which we didn’t have any problems in pairing up to phones or ipads. This meant that i was able to run audible books through it and listen whilst pottering around. Also very useful when on a conference call as this speaker made it easier for me to work whilst in on the call. You can of course use for listening to music also. The sound was pretty basic, a little tin sounding and quite flat as there is no real noticeable ‘bass’ sound, however, this is a basic little speaker and frankly for the price i think its a good little speaker too. Its not trying to compete with the big guys its just fulling a need in the market and it does it well.

Bought this model last year & i have to say it’s a great speaker which i use with my mp3 player. Good price and great bit of kit 😎 if your looking for a speaker for your music device i would def recommend this product, great sound and all round nice device 🖒🖒 10 out of 10.

A tad tinny, but easily connected via bluetooth (took 10 seconds) and lasted a couple of hours on a charge. Small enough to slip into a pocket or laptop bag. Perfect for use in the loft when i was up there sorting out stuff to throw away.

I have given this five stars because i expect it to be very competitively priced. At the time of this review it was showing as unavailable so no price was shown. It is a small portable device. It connected smoothly to bluetooth on my phone. You can also connect by cable. There is an absence of bass but that’s pretty much inevitable in such a small speaker. And if you push the volume too high it doesn’t sound great. But within those limitations i think it is excellent and if is priced in the budget end of the market it is worth five stars. I’ll try to remember to check back and see what the price is so i can edit this review if necessary.

Rechargeable battery allows for up to 8 hours of playtime on a full charge; small and lightweight for take-anywhere convenience

The speaker was making cracklings noises when playing. I give three stars because i could just drop the item in an amazon drop off point and o got my refund straight away without spending extra money for the postage. Another great display of efficiency by amazon.

I don’t think anyone purchasing this little bluetooth speaker would be expecting top quality sound, rather a reliable unit giving reasonable sound quality. My daughter though, was thrilled. It appealed instantly and actually in reality it offers a perfectly acceptable sound quality for her needs (and mine- not too loud). Its a little fiddly to pair up vi bluetooth, but once set its fine.

The amazonbasics portable speaker is yet another of amazon’s budget range technology goods – the bare minimum product with no extra ‘bells and whistles’, so to speak. As expected, the products are well produced for the price, but unfortunately for the bluetooth speaker, the sound just isn’t great. There is no bass, nor clarity – it is merely ‘ok’ for the size and price. I quite like the design, the pillow-shape front is lovely and the blue covering is nice, if a little ‘cheap’ looking. Overall, if you upgrade in price and even slightly in size, you will get a much better result; however, if you’re dead set on it being this small and cheap, and can cope with the tinny sound, this isn’t bad value for money.

AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker – : Does job well, good price, seems good quality

Works really well; i hang it at the bottom of the sliding rail which the shower head sits on, so not directly under water but definitely gets splashed a lot and seems very robust. Soft rubber hanging strap is very good. V easy to sync with iphone – followed instruction sheet included and took less than a minute. I’ve used it while my phone is still docked in my bedroom, so the range seems pretty good. More than loud enough hear music/podcast etc over noise of power shower + bathroom extractor fan. Doesn’t seem to need charging too often. Haven’t used it for taking calls in shower (seems a bit of an odd idea as i can’t see who’s calling. ) but apparently you can do this.

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).

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

Sounds great from something so small and cute.

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

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.

Great piece of equipment, good quality sound and easy to set up.

I am really impressed with the sound from such a small speaker. The rubber handle and casing seems durable and ‘bounces’ when dropped. One slight criticisms is that if you do not wish to hang the speaker up by the looped handle the sound is affected because one speaker is blocked when it lies on its side, a slightly flat bottom would let the speaker stand up on a flat surface, other than that a great little gadget.

A great product, works so well.

This is possibly one of the smallest bluetooth speakers available. Built out of plastic and lightweight (weighs as much as a mobile phone), there is a rubber handle which means you hang it virtually anywhere. There are three buttons controlling volume and the on/off pairing functionality. Pairing is very simple and you are ready to go. You haven’t got much on terms of volume and sound quality. It’s like carrying around a smartphone speaker but sounding a little clearer and louder. It’s ideal for travelling where space is at a premium. The inbuilt battery lasts around six hours with charging taking 4 hours using the supplied usb charging cable. The supplied instruction leaflet is simple to follow. It’s not bad for a bluetooth speaker but if you’re after something louder and clearer look elsewhere.

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.

It may be amazonbasics but the sound quality is surprisingly good for the price. Not perfect by any means but a good mix of features including a splash proof design, easy bluetooth pairing (tested it successfully with ipads and iphones) , circa 6 hour battery life and full recharging in less than 3 hours and ability to use as a phone speaker/ microphone. The ultra compact design is easily pocketed except the strap’s limited flexibility means it retains its shape which limits slightly how small the whole package can be reduced to. Sound quality is adequate for a fun gadget but the microphone sound quality is not as good as the native iphone microphone. The real attraction of it however for us is that it is a splash proof speaker and specifically advertised as being suitable for use in showers, whether natural or indoors. We have used it for some days in the shower with no issues. Can’t yet tell if long term durability will be an issue when exposed regularly to damp conditions but, to be honest, at such a low cost, i am happy to take the risk and let it be used. Or rather my daughter will continue to use it as she has claimed it as herscharging is easy using the supplied short usb charging cable which we plugged into an apple iphone charger. The strap releases at one end with a little encouragement but my daughter prefers keeping it on and simply hooking it over whatever is convenient. For the price, well featured and certainly popular with our early teens daughter.

Amazing sound from something so small.

This is a great little speaker which out of the box just works with no fuss. Connecting was very easy and straightforward and everything worked perfectly. The bluetooth range is excellent and i was easily carrying music about the house with no problems. The sound reproduction is also very good and everything sounds loud and clearvery highly recommended.

This is a smart looking little speaker with a rubberised surround and hanging loop. It is lightweight, compact and sturdy. It came with charge in it already so was quick to set up and connected readily to my sony walkman and ipad. It was a little reluctant to connect with my mac but after a bit of turning on and off again we made it. The connections were reliable over a reasonable distance around the house. It doesn’t say anything in the instruction booklet about being splashproof although it does mention it in the product description so i haven’t tried it in the shower. The sound quality is ok considering the size of the speaker – handy for the car (or the shower) or doing the housework with a reasonable volume. The hanging loop can be opened up to wrap it round something to make it hang loose and the sound is much better when it is suspended. It doesn’t have a flat base so it won’t stand upright on a surface unsupported which is a downside as there may not always be a suitable suspension point available. The rubber surround folds a little flap back to reveal the port for charging.

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.

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  • 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.