Anker Soundcore Mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 15-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range, Enhanced Bass, Noise-Cancelling Microphone - Black
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|Model Name||SoundCore mini|
|Item Weight||200 Grams|
About this item
- Compact And Powerful: Super-portable Bluetooth speaker delivers powerful sound and robust bass through an advanced 5W driver and passive subwoofer.
- Unstoppable Music: Micro SD support and AUX capability provide endless audio options.
- Extensive Connectivity: Utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 technology for seamless device linking and a 66ft connection range.
- Extended Playtime: Anker battery technology supplies 15 hours of continuous playtime on a single charge; more than double that of comparable speakers.
- What You Get: Anker Soundcore mini, Micro USB charging cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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Anker Soundcore mini
Packed inside this tiny speaker are a premium 5W driver and a passive subwoofer to deliver rich sound that fills the room. The built-in noise cancelling microphone enables hands-free calling, while the microSD card and AUX ports offer more musical input options.
Small enough to even fit inside handbags and small backpacks—Soundcore mini can go anywhere you do.
Up to 15 hours of continuous playtime from a single charge.
|Soundcore Mini||Soundcore Mini 3||Soundcore Motion Q||Soundcore Flare Mini||Soundcore||Soundcore Motion+|
|Power||5 Watts||6 Watts||16 Watts||10 Watts||6 Watts||30 Watts|
|Playtime||Up to 15 Hours||Up to 15 Hours||Up to 10 Hours||Up to 12 Hours||Up to 24 Hours||Up to 12 Hours|
|Charge Port||Micro USB||USB-C||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||USB-C|
|App||—||Yes，with Customizable EQ||—||—||—||Yes，with Customizable EQ|
|Sound||Powerful Sound||360° sound / Bass Up Technology||360° sound / Bass Up Technology||360° sound / Bass Up Technology||Loud Stereo Sound||Hi-Res Audio Certification / Qualcomm aptX / BassUp Technology / Customizable EQ|
|Wireless Stereo Pairing||—||✓||✓||✓||—||✓|
|Size||2.7 x 2.7 x 2.7 in||2.7 x 2.7 x 3.3 in||3.5 x 3.5 x 4.2 in||3.4 x 2.8 x 5.6 in||6.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 in||10.1 x 3.1 x 3.2 in|
|Weight||0.45 lb||0.5 lb||0.9 lb||1.06 lb||0.78 lb||2.31 lb|
The Mini Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Sound
Model number: A3101
Compact and Powerful
A 5W audio driver and passive subwoofer ensure you get crystal-clear sound and powerful bass from a speaker you can literally take anywhere.
Seamless Connectivity and Calls
Bluetooth 4.0 provides rapid pairing and a stable connection. The 66ft transmission range and noise-cancelling microphone enable convenient hands-free calling away from your device.
Soundcore mini boasts micro SD support and AUX-in jack—so even if your phone stops, your music keeps going.
Thanks to Anker's advanced battery technology, Soundcore mini provides over 15 hours of non-stop music-more than double that of other similarly sized speakers.
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Over the next few hours I moved the speaker on my desk while plugged-in. ~~ NO excessive pressure or movement on the plug cable. Then I smelled rubber meltdown/burning - the cable was on ON-FIRE & the papers under it also caught FIRE! ~~ Diet Pepsi 2 the rescue. Fortunately I had a full glass of Diet Pepsi on my desk which got used for something never imagined by PepsiCo, Inc. ~ Papers, Cable & Soundcore Mini 2 now in the Palm Beach county dump.
If you are looking for booming, stereo sound that is going to knock your socks off, I would say look elsewhere. In fact, I would recommend the Logitech UE Boom series or any other bluetooth speaker at least 3x the price of this one.
However, the Anker SoundCore mini absolutely does fulfill a niche market where a speaker like this one becomes a godsend.....
If you are looking for something compact to fill, say a bedroom, with decent quality audio, this speaker fits the bill perfectly. I'll talk more about the sound quality of this speaker in a moment including a glaring omission to what is NOT included with this purchase....
I have the Amazon DOT. I needed something small to boost the audio from that device. This Anker product is perfect. It can be used with bluetooth connectivity or wired. I chose wired (and purchased a separate 3.5mm cable), because I find that bluetooth audio with the DOT can sometimes cut out. A wired connection with that device ensures that spoken responses won't be cut off by delayed bluetooth transmission.
So, for those of you who own an Amazon DOT, this is the perfect speaker to accompany that device.
The sound quality is decent. In fact, I'll go one step further to say it's better than one would expect from a device of this size. It does product room-filling sound. It has some bass response, but for those of you who like a lot of "boom," you are going to be disappointed. This speaker is perfect for traveling and filling a hotel room with sound for your own personal enjoyment. This is not particularly great for entertaining a large party where you really want the sound to be in the forefront.
I did test the bluetooth capabilities of this speaker with my iPhone and it worked perfectly. Pairing was fast and easy. Wired connectivity also worked flawlessly.
There is a micro SD slot in the back of the speaker so you can play music directly off a card. I don't quite understand the necessity for this feature as most devices you would connect to this speaker already have a storage feature. I have no need for such a feature, and I would rather that Anker had put their money elsewhere in making this a perfect bluetooth device....
....such as providing a power adapter. This is the one thing that is sorely missing from this speaker. While it comes with a USB charging cable, there is no accompanying power adapter. I find that very "cheap" on Anker's part in not supplying. I was fortunate that I had an extra iPhone adapter lying around. I am not certain those of you reading this review have one as well. For that omission, I deducted one star from this review.
In all, I would rate this speaker a 5-star product for what it is. If you purchase the SoundCore knowing its strengths and limitations, you are going to be very happy with it. It's more of a "personal" speaker than anything else.
However, there is one issue that resulted in giving this 3 star review and that is Auto Sleep. After a short period of no data from the phone, the speaker goes to sleep and you have to flip the power off and on again. I work from home and have to reconnect after each phone call. Most other devices such as this disable Auto Sleep if they are plugged into USB Power, but this is not the case here.
Keep this in mind when purchasing.
*UPDATE* After using the product for a few weeks she's less than happy with a rather quirky issue that this speaker has. Whenever she connects via her iPhone 6, or iPod touch 4th gen and tries to play music, it begins playback at its MAXIMUM volume which is very jarring and unpleasant. This is after making sure that the sound was turned way down on both the speaker and on her apple products. It's honestly an extremely strange issue. I haven't seen any mention of it in the other reviews so I'm hopeful that we've just got a slightly duddy unit. Don't get me wrong the speaker sounds great and it was made extremely well, and if you're planning on jamming out with this thing it probably won't matter to you. But if you're someone who enjoys quiet listening and you don't like sudden loud noises, I'd stay clear. We're returning this and upgrading to the SoundCore in hopes that the issue won't persist.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2018
Anker are my new favourite company and I'd recommend this to anyone. The sound will easily fill a room and the size makes it as portable as they come. Not to mention the battery playing time, FM radio, SIRI access and more. OUTSTANDING piece of kit.
Reviewed in Canada on April 12, 2018
A noter qu'en temps que très grand amateur de musique et musicien depuis près de 25 ans, je sais jauger le son d'un appareil audio, y compris high-tech.
Les basses sont légèrement accentuées. A noter que, même s'il n'y a pas d'égaliseur pour les régler, on peut jouer sur le niveau des celles-ci, en jouant avec le volume du Smartphone connecté et du volume de l'enceinte. Il est possible, par ailleurs, grâce à ce mécanisme, d'obtenir des basses lourdes et exagérées mais, sans pouvoir obtenir une extrêmes lourdeur audible quand même.
Les aigus, tout comme les middle, sont corrects. Tout comme pour les basses, on peut jouer avec les volumes, mais les résultats sont moins flagrants.
Pour le volume, on peut atteindre des niveaux corrects, mais je, l'ai trouvé juste, par exemple pour une utilisation dans une voiture sur l'autoroute à 120 klm/heures, mais avec la deux vitres avant complètement ouvertes ; !!!!!! mais attention que j'ai un smartphone qui, même si c'est un Huawey, est d'entrée de gamme, et que j'ai constaté que le son et sa son volume sonore sont ses points faibles et que je pense fortement que cela a des conséquences directes sur le niveau de volume obtenu.
Le produit a un poids conséquent, comparé à sa taille, mais, dans l'absolu, rien de pénalisant (à vue de nez, entre 100 et 200 gr) . Par contre, malgré le fait que je n'en ai pas la preuve à ce jour, il donne une sensation de confiance au point de vue solidité, de par cela.
Le bluetooth fonctionne correctement et, mis à part une ou deux coupures sur 3h30 d'utilisation, par exemple, rien à signaler.
On peut considérer cela comme normal ou alors, il faut du plus "lourd", mais du plus cher également.
Je pense, au vu des évaluations que j'avais lues, que vous ne pourrez-pas transmettre cet objet à votre arrière petit fils, et que la durée de vie du produit doit se situer aux alentours d''un ou deux ans, selon la fréquence d'utilisation, mais au vu du prix et de ce qu'il donne, je trouve cela normal.
Finalement, pour conclure, agréable à l’œil, pratique, bon fonctionnement à un prix imbattable mais, amateur de son haut de gamme et extrêmement subtil, passez votre chemin A noter qu'à ce prix là, vous ne trouverez rien qui correspond à vos attentes précises, et je suis gentil.
J'espère que vous aurez apprécié mon évaluation.