This new plastic bodied waterproof Bluetooth speaker from OUTAd is currently on offer at £23.99 on Amazon which for a pocket sized speaker of this quality is not bad. It is nicely made, looks good and sounds fine for the size.
Supplied in an eco friendly plain cardboard storage box, was the speaker itself, a USB charging cable, audio cable, a lanyard strap and a User Guide. The User Guide is well printed and easy to read if rather small. I enclose a copy on the end of my unboxing video, switch to fullscreen and pause when needed to read it.
Build quality is excellent. The speaker body consists of a front facing plain grill covering the speakers and microphone with one status LED. On the top are the standard dual use four track, volume and power buttons with a lanyard strap cut out on both corners. One one side is a grommet protected bay concealing the micro-USB charging and audio in ports
Setting up the speaker for Bluetooth pairing is easy enough thanks to the LED guided status prompts. It paired first time my Nexus 6P phone and connected automatically when rebooted. The connection is good and I experienced no drop outs in use.
Sound quality from this speaker is good for the small size but more bass would have been good, but given the size and form factor it is not technically possible. That said, the audio quality is perfectly adequate for normal use and in fact better than I was expecting for the nature of the device. Also it lacks some features found on many rivals devices, such as NFC, FM radio and a TF card slot but again given the small size the lack is not to be wondered at.
The main selling points for this speaker are the unusual design and robust build together with the IP67 waterproofing which would make it perfect for camping or outdoor use. It can even withstand a total immersion in water for up to 30 minutes.
This is a great speaker for outdoor or camping use. The build quality is good and the speaker looks much more upmarket and sophisticated than I was expecting. Battery life with my limited testing seems fine and it is good for the claimed ten hours between two and a half hour charges.
The unusual design, good build quality make this an appealing buy and for the price would make a useful and easily packed addition to any camping trip.
Good sound quality
Audio in port
No TF card slot
No powerbank feature
No carry case
No FM radio