Been using it for 60 minutes. Nothing wow about this speaker,. I brought this speaker because of the ability to add a micro sd card, which is a great idea. Here’s the problem, there is no volume button on the speaker. Why on earth design it to take a sd card and forget the volume button?by the way a volume button would be useful for streaming via bluetooth i. Update: excellent seller, you can change the volume on the speaker. The seller responded to my initial review comment. Note the buttons on the speaker are big and well spaced out. Which is very nice, as a few speakers i had in the past it was difficult to press the correct button. Will update review when i have tried all the features.
I bought it as a christmas gift for my son who is a keen cyclist.
I’ve been after a portable speaker for a while now and saw this item and the positive reviews it had received from other customers. It arrived promptly and extremely well packaged. The actual box it arrived in makes the product appear alot more expensive than it actually is. The speaker itself is very well made and very easy to setup and begin using. It was connected to my phone (samsung s6) in under ten seconds. Now all of that may sound alright but like anyone buying a speaker the real test is in the sound and let me assure you this does not disappoint at all. The bass in particular is amazing. I’ve played several genres of music through it to test the playback sound and it hasn’t failed once. For the price you cannot go wrong.
Key specs for Venstar Cycling Wireless Speaker, Sport Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Mini Speaker, 6w 2100mAh Battery with Bicycle Bell, Remote Controller, Bike Mount, FM Radio:
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- TRAIL TESTED – Rugged Outdoor Sports Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, the perfect portable bluetooth speaker for cycling, hiking, camping, outdoor sports, beach, poolside, shower and more
- ESSENTIAL GEAR – Bluetooth 4.0 technology and BAS? audio technology from 2x 3W speakers deliver stable, HD audio. Built-in digital FM radio with auto scan presets. Up to 8 hours playtime from any bluetooth enabled device, or listen via SD card
- TOUGH ENOUGH – Outer shell made of durable, high quality, rubberised plastic. Water resistant (IPX5 rated), compact and versatile with grippy exterior and secure mounted fitting. Excellent build quality to survive extreme environments
- GET OUT MORE – Bicycle mount installs to your frame or handle and doubles as bottle holder. I-Free drive-by-wire system makes operation on-terrain easy and safe via remote control. Use speaker as bike bell. 3.5mm audio cable included
- 1 YEAR WARRANTY – Risk free manufacturer’s warranty included plus 30 Days Money Back Guarantee. Need technical or product advice? Our friendly customer service and technical support team are ready to help you with whatever questions you might have
Comments from buyers
“Good quality product, easy Bluetooth connection.
, An Excellent Speaker for the Price.
, Great sound quality with very nice base as well
– feels very good in hand, good materials used- very good battery- great sound- very good price.
I purchased this speaker for fitting to my bike and overall it is a good product with easy to set up features. The speaker is quite bulky to be fitted to handlebars however it does come with a connection to fit to your frame if you have the connection bolts for a water bottle on your frame. The speaker would also fit into a standard water bottle holder, however the controls can be quite fiddly & this would be more difficult if the speaker was not in easy reach. The speaker also comes with a removable karabiner type clip if you wanted to hang it from your backpack for walking etc. The sound quality is good for the size of the speaker and is loud enough for the daily commute.
Use it in the bathroom as it is splash proof.
Excellent sound with no distortion in top volume.
Bought this for my boat as it was waterproof and yeaterday i was in very heavy wind, rain and waves crashing over the boat and over the speaker. It doesn’t appear to be in any way effected and there was no dip in quality. Very good battery life between charges. The only slight criticism would be the fm radio. Its not great for searching different radio stations and the reception possibly relies on being amplified by a metal object such as the bike frame is was intended for.
It’s a very well made little speaker with impressive solid rubberized construction. Great sound quality with very nice base as well. The volume can be adjusted really loud without any distortion. I’m using it with 16gb micro sd card to play my favourite tracks when exercising. I didn’t have to even charge it yet after few days of using. I didn’t test the bluetooth mode yet but it’s there ready for pairing.
Before i start my review i bought this speaker for £25 on sale from £99 but have seen else where for £23 on sale from £45 but not sold as a venstar speaker but another brand but never the less for £25 i can not complain. I bought this to take with me travelling through south east asia, i was a bit worried about the sound at first due to price and thought it wouldn’t be very loud. I have never been so wrong in my life. If you are looking for a low price speaker but with good sound get this speaker. I listen to a lot of bass heavy music such as house dnb and grime and this handels it well, you will not be dissapointed.
I love this on my bike the sound is really good, not tried it yet as a mp3 player but the bluetooth works well with my iphone and is quick to set up. Works with my laptop and again sound is good. Also use when walking the dog and attach it to my belt or bag. Used the horn button ☺ while walking when some cyclist just ride past you with out warning you 😅.
Works well, pretty good sound. Noise on switching on blue tooth mode is too loud and annoying and cannot be turned down or off as far as i can tell. The actual volume control for the speaker is a bit awkward to use. Easier to use control on phone.
A++absolutely top class customer service. After reviewing the device as not being completely 100% happy, the customer service team couldn’t help me enough. They offered me a full refund and any further assistance i may have needed. Would happily recommend them to anyone and i will also be shopping with them again. So in short if you have any doubts about ordering this item or anything else from this company then don’t because no matter how small your problem is they will help you. Best customer care on amazon bar none.
Good sounds from such a small speaker.
Excellent product, radio, sd card slot. Synchronises to your iphone to play music. Has horn and bell functions.
Not bad for a small compact twin speaker unit.
Well packaged easy use,very good value.
I used it for a 24hr mountain bike race and it had so many grateful comments. The only downside is the volume is a little fiddly but nothing major.
This is a loud and versatile little speaker. I have tried it with a mini sd card and it works well so long as the files are mp3. I have also plugged my ipod nano into it and it plays an audio book without skipping (an issue i found with another speaker). I have an issue with the volume control which is awkward as it is the same control as the ‘next’ button so if you press too briefly it jumps to the next song.
I ride my bike a great deal and like being able to listen to audio books, safely. The venstar means i can do so, whilst still being aware of traffic around me. I was sufficiently impressed, that i bought one for my brother, for his birthday present. Confession: i have not yet worked out how to use the fm radio.
Sound quality is superb, and battery life is really good too. Doesn’t take to long at all for a full charge.
Just as a bluetooth speaker it’s powerful and has good sound quality. I had a small other speaker the size of a satsuma and it’s not as loud as the speaker on my iphone. So i was pleased that this is massively louder. Easy to fit to bike, with remote control. Lots of functions and controls. Some a little difficult to figure out. But it’s difficult to think of how all the functions could be incorporated better into a few buttons. Great that you can insert a micro sd card and save your bluetooth. One improvement could be the location of volume control, maybe could be i there remote.
Most say, i was impressed by sound of it. For this money, on offer around £18, looks like worth the money i paid. It is after one day of usage review.
For it’s size, it produces a fair amount of volume and appears very well made. The best feature of this bluetooth speaker is the sd card slot, which i use more than the bluetooth when using this speaker in the bathroom.