Anker's sweet Soundcore Bluetooth speaker is just $22
Turn up the volume for what’s left of summer on the cheap. Amazon is selling the latest version of the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth speaker for $22Remove non-product link. That's an excellent price for a portable speaker and a solid 27 percent off the MSRP.
The Soundcore Bluetooth speaker features two “high sensitivity” drivers and a bass port that gives low frequencies a boost. Anker says the design helps to deliver less harmonic distortion at higher volumes.
The drop-proof speaker is rated for up to 24 hours of battery life, and it's also rocking IPX5 weatherproofing for resistance to light rain and spills (just don't drop it into the pool).
For connectivity, the speaker supports Bluetooth 4.2 and can maintain a connection up to 66 feet away, while a built-in mic lets the Soundcore morph into a speakerphone. The speaker even has some smarts and is able to connect with Alexa devices for voice control.
[Today’s deal: Upgraded Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker for $22 on Amazon.Remove non-product link]
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Anker Soundcore Motion Plus review: This bulked-up $100 Bluetooth speaker sounds excellent
While we originally reviewed this speaker back in May of 2020, nothing we've heard in this class since has impressed us as much. That's why we're awarding it an Editors' Choice.
Weighing 2.31 pounds (1.05 kg), the speaker is equipped with a 6,700-mAh lithium-ion battery (Anker is known for its portable chargers and battery technology) that gives you up to 12 hours of playback time at moderate volume levels. You can also tweak the speaker's sound using a companion app for iOS and Android, as well as wirelessly link two Motion Plus speakers to create a stereo pair or just expand the volume. It's an excellent value at $100 -- or $103 (£110) for the blue or red versions. (It's a little strange that they cost $3 or a whopping £20 more than the black color.)
The speaker uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has USB-C charging, with the port and a 3.5mm audio input hidden under a rubber gasket that keeps moisture from entering. On top there are volume controls, Bluetooth pairing and playback control buttons along with a bass boost button. I always left the bass boost on because the speaker sounds better with it engaged.
I'm away from the office and don't have quite as many speakers on hand for comparison purposes, but the Motion Plus sounds substantially better than the old UE Boom 2, JBL Flip 5 and Sony's new SRS-XB23, all of which currently or originally retailed for $100. Not only does the Anker put out more volume and bass, it has a wider soundstage and smoother sound at higher volumes. A lot of these mini Bluetooth speakers can impress you with how loud they can play for their small size, but they still seem constrained; they have their limitations.
So does the Motion Plus, of course, but its ceiling is higher than other portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range. It can't compete with much bigger and much more expensive speakers like the UE Hyperboom or JBL Boombox 2. But it's a good compromise if you're looking for something more affordable that's a clear level up soundwise from popular mini Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears, JBL, Sony and all the generic sub-$60 models on Amazon (the Motion Plus easily bested the Earfun Go and Tribit Stormbox, both of which are good values at $50).
As I said, it's a shame I didn't get a sample of this earlier. But better late than never.
Here are its key specs, according to Anker:
- Hi-Res Audio enhanced by Qualcomm aptX when streaming via Bluetooth (with devices that support aptX streaming).
- Two high-frequency tweeters, neodymium woofers, and passive radiators.
- 30 watts of power
- Frequency range stretches from 50Hz to 40kHz and is paired with an advanced DSP.
- IPX7 waterproof: fully waterproof casing
- 12-hour playtime (6,700-mAh battery)
- USB-C charging
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Audio input for devices without Bluetooth
- Three color options (black, red, blue)
SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker
Soundcore’s curved edges and sleek controls accentuate its unibody design. Choose from red, blue, or black to perfectly complement your home and style.
Dual full-range drivers, a patented bass port, and a fine-tuned Digital Signal Processor present music with rousing highs and deep lows. Even at high volumes, there’s less harmonic distortion resulting in remarkable clarity.
24 Hour Battery Life
Soundcore synergizes Anker’s power management technology and a high-efficiency Li-ion battery for up to 24 hours of sublime audio.
Connect with Alexa
Soundcore connects with Alexa-enabled devices.
Bluetooth 4.2 ensures your devices maintain a strong, stable connection up to 66 ft away for skip-free music.
Use with phones, tablets and almost any other Bluetooth-enabled device. Soundcore reconnects to the last device used for instant music playback.
Item model number： A3102011
The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
Superior Sound Quality: Experience your music in full-bodied stereo realized through dual high-performance drivers and a unique spiral bass port (patented). Less than 1% total harmonic distortion ensures enhanced clarity and fidelity.
Incredible Battery Life: 24-hour / 500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity Li-ion battery and Anker's industry-leading power management technology.
Bluetooth 4.0 Technology: Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. Instantly connect to your smartphone or tablet from up to 66 feet away. SoundCore reconnects automatically to the last device used. Built-in mic for hands-free calls.
What You Get: Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker, Micro USB charging cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
The Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Sound and Playtime
From ANKER, the Choice of 20 Million+ Happy Users
Superior Sound Quality
Wherever life takes you, experience your music with powerful stereo sound and crisp, tight bass. Boasting less than 1% total harmonic distortion, SoundCore sounds great even at the highest volumes.
Incredible Battery Life
Anker’s industry-leading power management technology keeps your tunes playing for up to 24 hours on a single charge—that’s over 2X longer than most other Bluetooth speakers.
To keep SoundCore small but also sounding great, we’ve designed it using a unique spiral bass port design. The result is a clean bass sound you can easily pick up and put in your bag.
Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity
Unlike most other speakers, SoundCore uses the very latest Bluetooth technology to maximize device compatibility and pairing speed.
Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Customized dual drivers produce 12 W of huge stereo sound. A Digital Signal Processor with dynamic range control ensures high volumes are distortion-free and low levels produce rich bass
The combination of exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port takes the low end to new depths while retaining incredible clarity and intensity.
Soundcore 2 provides the soundtrack for any adventure. Its IPX7 waterproof protection defends it against rain, snow, mud and more.
Anker’s leading power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery combine to power up to 24 hours of non-stop music.
Wireless Stereo Pairing
Pair two Soundcore 2 speakers via a single device for double the volume or bold stereo sound.*
*Only compatible with the updated version of Soundcore 2.
Bluetooth 5 Extended Range
Never miss a beat thanks to Soundcore 2’s ultra-stable Bluetooth connection.
Model number: A3105
The Bluetooth Speaker with Enhanced Sound and Playtime.
From ANKER, the Choice of 20 Million+ Happy Users
• Industry-Leading Technology.
• Worry-Free Warranty.
SoundCore 2 produces outstanding audio from an astonishingly compact speaker (165mm*54mm*45mm). Upgraded 2x 6W drivers blast out rich, clear sound.
Bring your music to life with proprietary Anker BassUp technology. Deeper bass ensures a wide, balanced audio range.
Play All Day
24h-hour / 500-song playtime means you can listen all day, and all night too.
Note: Playtime varies according to volume and audio content.
IPX7 water-resistant rating and dustproof engineering mean you can bring your beats anywhere - from the garden, to the beach, to the shower. Upgraded materials provide smooth touch, and better grip.
Wireless Stereo Pairing
Grab two SoundCore 2* and pair them together via a single device to turn up the volume and enjoy big stereo sound.
Listen for up to 66ft with latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, while an in-built microphone makes hands-free calling a breeze. No Bluetooth? No problem, an aux port allows you to plug in and play.
At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.
Speaker soundcore bluetooth
The official Anker Amazon storefront is now offering its upgraded Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker for $21.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $30 and more recently going for around $28, today’s deal is up to 27% off the going rate, matching our previous mention, and the lowest price we can find. This isn’t the most advanced speaker out there, but it does carry notable ratings at Amazon and is a great affordable option for around the house or on-the-go. It sports IPX5 waterproofing as well as a pair of high-sensitivity drivers and a “patented bass port.” You’ll get up to 24 hours of wireless listening time per charge, a 66-foot Bluetooth range and a design that “provides the perfect soundtrack for the park, yard, or anywhere else at home or away.” Rated 4+ stars from over 61,000 Amazon customers. More details below.
One of the best and most affordable Bluetooth speakers on the market is the OontZ Angle Solo. It carries a 4+ star rating from over 17,000 Amazon customers and will only cost you just over $14 Prime shipped right now. It’s not quite as loud and drops the battery life down to roughly 10 hours, but it’s also less expensive and even more portable.
We are also still tracking great deal on LectroFan’s Micro2 sleep machine Bluetooth speaker from $19 as well as a host of Amazon’s smart Echo speakers and gear from $20. Just be sure to check out our coverage of the new JBL Flip 6 IPX7 portable Bluetooth speaker in nine colors along with our hands-on review of the GravaStar Venus Bluetooth speaker.
More on the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker:
- ASTONISHING SOUND: Breathtaking stereo sound with deep bass is delivered with exceptional clarity and zero distortion by two high-sensitivity drivers and a patented bass port
- 24H WORRY-FREE BATTERY LIFE: Anker’s exclusive, long-life battery technology provides 24 hours of sublime music
- WATERPROOF BUILD: IPX5-rated casing offers complete protection against liquids
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