When it comes to budget speakers, not many get better than this ECOXBT speaker. This speaker sits right in the sweet spot between decent sound and affordability. The one thing that makes this speaker stand out is the manner in which this little guy has been constructed. It is built to be tough, which is also one reason why it looks rather rubbery.
Discounted Price: $89.90
I am also particularly glad that the speaker is absolutely friendly for water related activities regardless of whether you are taking a quick shower, a sweet dip in the pool or is on hardcore adventurous water sports activities like kayaking, jet skiing, boat ride, river rafting, and the likes. If you are a travel writer or an adventurer, you will especially love this speaker even more.
Size and Weight
The size of this waterproof speaker in terms of Height x Width x Depth is (4 x 9 x 28inches). It weighs 1.5 pounds only. This will snugly fit into your bag and you won’t even feel its weight even if you are packing for holidays or adventures.
This speaker comes with no frills. You have the speaker right in the middle with two carved out handles at the side for easy grip. Tough polycarbonate plastic and rubber materials are used in constructing this speaker. This helps in waterproofing and shock resistance. It has a stainless steel grill cover that adds value to it.
The speaker area comes in three colors, black, red, and orange, but the handle area is black. The control buttons are rightly placed on the top panel. This gives you the comfort of operating the system from any position and direction. It also comes with a detachable carbineer clip that you can use for attaching the speaker to your back bag. Personally, I won’t say that this is the finest looking portable Bluetooth speaker in the market. However, having said that, I must certainly add that the performance makes up for the rather boring looks.
The battery life of this speaker is staggering. It has Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with 1800 mAh. The Lithium-Ion battery is one of the most reliable and durable battery and are used in most electronic devices and gadgets. You can play a cool 12 hours in one go. Battery mileage will vary depending on the volume in which you play your music in. I don’t blast this speaker around the whole day, so it last me a good one week on one charge. To say the least, I am very impressed and if not for anything, I would like to recommend this piece for the battery life. Recharging will take not more than 2 and half hours at the most.
Remarkably Good Sound
What is a speaker if it cannot deliver clear and lucid sound, right? Well, you will not be disappointed with the performance of this speaker. The ECOXBT wireless Bluetooth stereo speaker is crafted with dual 2 inches audio drivers or speakers. This helps in delivering crystal clear and crisp sound of music without distortion. The quality of sound and its loudness are well balanced. The bass gets a little tight when you crank up the volume to full, so if you are listening to something with a lot of bass, it delivers best at medium volume. You must remember here that the sound quality of this speaker is most suited for casual listening.
Speaker Phone Abilities
Another great feature of this speaker is its speakerphone capabilities. This is especially handy on occasions when you are in the middle of showering and need to take an important call. On a more casual sense, you can take and make calls as you relax in the middle of the pool. Yes, your phone can stay safe, far away from where the water is, while you take calls. Waterproof speakers at its best.
Fully Water Proof
With an IPX7 certification, it is completely waterproof and protected against water immersion for up to three feet. The only precaution you have to take is to keep the charging cap fully closed so that it is watertight. Fear the rain and water no more because even if this speaker falls in to the lake or pool, it will float instead of sinking.
Flawless Wireless connectivity
within . Pair up with any Bluetooth compatible devices such as your smartphone, tablet, and laptop for sharing songs with your friends or keep listening to your choicest music.
Areas of Improvement
A lot of people have complained about charging issues in which the charger breaks after a few use. And while Grace Digitals replace the faulty products under their one year and three years coverage sending them back is rather irritating. It sure would be nice to be able to just get a well-made product the first time round. Personally, I have not faced this issue, and it seems like the manufacturer have replaced all the faulty products by now. If you do face it, contact their customer care and get a refurbished unit.
The other drawback I can think of is that the sound gets considerably lower when the speaker gets wet. I know it is expected, but I feel that the reduction in volume is a little too much.
Discounted Price: $89.90
I have used this nifty speaker a lot of times in the shower and have no complaints so far. The few times it has accompanied me in my travels, I have not been let down either. All in all, an efficient speaker. Although it does not get many points look-wise and cannot be considered as sleek, the features that the speaker packs for the price tag is topnotch.
To say the least, this is a weather proof speaker. You can take it with you in all your adventures. If you want a waterproof speaker with decent sound at a decent price range, this is the product for you. Its sibling, ECOXGEAR ECOXSTONE, is a better version of this speaker with a slightly higher price tag and may suit your needs just fine, too. Do check it out.