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Monday, September 14, 2015

SpeakStick Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker Review

Do you like to listen to music in the shower? Are you afraid you're going to miss an important phone call while taking a long bath? Do you want to avoid your phone/tablet falling into the hot tub? Here are all good reasons for having a water durable speaker. I recently had the chance to test one from SmartMixture. It is their SpeakStick model, measures about 3 1/2 inches across and comes with a suction cup on the back to stick to the shower wall.

Working with the speaker is easy. First, hold the power button on the speaker to turn it on. Then, enable Bluetooth on your phone and search to pair. It showed up as SpeakStick in the list of devices. From there, any audio that would normally be coming out of the phone speaker would come out of the SpeakStick speaker. 

To test, I turned on Spotify and initially listened to Radioactive from Imagine Dragons. The audio is certainly clear and crisp. It handled the extra bass okay, but I wouldn't try to play it too loud. It is only meant to be heard in the shower really, not a concert arena, which it does a fine job with.

As mentioned earlier, one of the benefits of the speaker is the ability to not miss a call while in the shower. This you certainly can do, as answering is just a quick push of the button, but you have to remember you'll be talking over the water running from the shower. The person on the other end will definitely know where you are. If that is okay, or you just need to listen into a meeting on mute, you'll do fine with that here.

Range-wise, the speaker covered a whole floor of the house quiet easily. You really don't want to leave your phone in the bathroom while you're in the shower as the moisture could collect in/on it. So, leaving the phone in the bedroom worked out fine here. Far enough from the water where there is no risk of getting wet or gathering steam.

Colorwise, I see that Amazon has available blue, black, pink, and green. I was sent a yellow unit for review. I'm not sure where to actually buy the yellow one. It is listed on their website, but is out of stock there, too. Speaking of their website, if you sign up for their mailing list, they'll give you a 20% off coupon.
Overall, a useful speaker to keep in the shower if you can't live a minute without your phone within arm's reach, or you just like to sing in the shower and don't want to be acapella. It certainly won't help you sing in tune, but is great to be at your ready.
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