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Rugged, splashproof: this speaker packs some pretty serious sound, and would be great for both outdoor and indoor use,
This review is from: Updated Version Omaker M3 Outdoor Sport Rugged Square Design SplashProof&Shockproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Shower speaker with NFC Tap & Play Technology (Orange) (Electronics)
Sometimes it’s nice to be outside and enjoy the silence. Sometimes it’s better to be able to hear the tunes you choose.
This little speaker gives you the option. It is rugged and ideal for outdoors. It comes with a handy strap, and everything you need to charge it up and then take it outdoors for wireless use. I had a chance to try out one of these units for the purpose of a review. I’ve owned a lot of bluetooth speakers, but I really like this one for its compact, portable, rugged and accessible design.
It hooks up via Bluetooth to my iPhone. Just press and hold the on button, and you’ll hear a voice saying: “waiting for bluetooth connection.” Then you have to turn on bluetooth on your phone, tablet or computer, and look for the Omaker M3 device name to show up. Select that, and it connects right away. The speaker will confirm that by saying “Bluetooth successfully connected.”
It’s also set up for NFC connection, but I don’t have a phone or device that has that so I haven’t been able to test it.
The sound is pretty good for such a small speaker. It can get quite loud, and it’s clear and strong. It’s not high fidelity, and won’t please audiophiles. I detect a little bit of noise, but it’s only barely noticeable. The bass is pretty good, but I think it sounds better with mid range and high notes. Still, it’s much better and much bigger than you’d get from the phone alone.
It’d be a great speaker for camping or any outdoor activities — especially those where you’d be worried about splashing and inclement weather. Ideal for the poolside or the beach or for hiking where it might rain. (It isn’t water proof. There’s a cover for the USB and 3.5mm audio inputs, but it wouldn’t protect them if you immersed it in the water. Also: the grid that covers the speaker will protect from the occasional splash or light rain but would certainly leak if it went under.)
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