LifenSoul has released a Bluetooth mini water resistant speaker (BM101) that is very cool and inexpensive.
It is under two inches tall and is available in five colors. There is a transmission distance of up to 10M. The distance varies by device. The output power is 2W and it runs off a built-in rechargeable lithium battery. The speaker has a one year warranty. The MSRP is $24.99.
The package includes the speaker, a stretchable strap to attach it to things like backpacks, belt loops, or bicycles, a small instruction book, and a charging cable.
Using The Product
This is a cool little speaker, perfect for summer days around the pool or anywhere else that water resistance would come in handy. The outside is composed of a soft rubber, that provides the water resistance feature.
Setting up the Bluetooth connection was a breeze. When using it with my iPhone 6 I turned on the speaker, opened the Settings app and selected Bluetooth. As soon as I made sure that Bluetooth was turned on, the speaker showed up on the list of available items and I clicked to choose it. The battery must be charged before it can be used the first time, but it reached a complete charge in a little over an hour. There is a red blinking light that comes on when the cable is connected. The light changes to blue when it is ready to use.
It is quite compact and will fit into most pockets.
No one expects to get $1,000 quality out of a $24.99 speaker and this one is no exception to that rule. However, the sound is quite good, and there is a good, strong bass. I tested it on the only moving object that I had available, a baby stroller. We rolled over a very rough road with the speaker hanging from the handle. The sound remained steady and consistent.
Do I Recommend It?
I do. It has good sound, is reasonably priced, and offers the water resistance feature. For kids, I would choose one of the bright colors, like the pink or lavender, as it might help keep it from getting lost. Although after looking at my grandson’s play area, I have to add that even the bright color won’t always help.