If you love listening to music on the go, then you’ll probably love the Anker SoundCore Sport XL, a durable, waterproof speaker with built-in USB charging for your phone.
The speaker is pretty compact, it measures 6.9 x 1.7 x 3.2 inches. It has a metal grill in front with a hard plastic covering the rest. The volume is impressive due to the speaker’s powerful audio technology, according to the company. The back boasts a passive bass radiator that moves while you’re playing music, which is a cool feature. The speaker comes with an elastic hand strap and USB cable.
On top, there are several buttons including one that controls the power and others that control the volume, pause and play, along with Bluetooth pairing. There are also four small indicator lights that tell you when the speaker is in pairing mode and how much battery you have left. The small metal bar on the side allows users to attach the elastic hand strap for transportation purposes.
The speaker features a waterproof fabric that keeps the drivers safe underneath the grill and it boasts standard playback control; you can skip tracks by double clicking the play button but you aren’t able to fast forward through songs or return to a previous track. It’s shock-resistant, IP67-rated waterproof and dust-tight, the company reported.
The connection remained strong, even 50 feet away. However, the company claims that it can work up to 66 feet away. The speaker reportedly has a 15-hour playtime from the built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery. Although, the company noted that the playtime varies according to volume level and audio content. And this product does more than play music, it can also charge your phone or other mobile devices with A 5V 1A output. But keep in mind that this feature will also affect the battery life.
According to the company, this speaker has over 20 million satisfied users and 99 percent positive feedback on Amazon. You can get your hands on one for about $70. Just click here.