[dropcaps]W[/dropcaps]hen I got the chance to spend some time with this Andoer Bluetooth speaker, I imagined I’d get it out of the box and wear that awkward frown we’ve all made when let down by the over promise/under deliver marketing philosophy lots of third-party accessory manufacturers seem to live by. I’m happy to say that I was wrong! This little Bluetooth unit is the real deal, bubba.
Pitched as a companion for bathrooms, beaches or bike rides, the Andoer boasts a water-resistant, shockproof and dustproof body. The form factor is convenient and the build quality feels better than what I expected for under $20. Anybody who has operated a bicycle with headphones on knows the sense of detachment from one’s surroundings that accompanies most earbuds. With the included seat post clamp, this unit becomes a must-buy for avid cyclists in need of tunes that won’t impair their awareness. You’ll be able to hear the road and still enjoy that new Fetty Wap.
Sound quality was massively impressive. I did not expect such a powerful decibel level from a speaker unit with a circumference smaller than most Black & White cookies. This baby is loud and clear. The included suction cup mount turned a routine shower into a suds-filled dance party. While I’d recommend taking it easy on busting moves in a slippery tub, you will not want to go back to bathing in silence after using the Andoer Bluetooth speaker.
I found the battery life to be completely serviceable and about on-par with its competitors. I was able to get a couple solid hours of playback before needing to charge it via the USB port. I will warn you, the suction cup is difficult to remove from the wall. Perhaps this is just my experience on tile but be careful as it’s probably stronger than you are.
Overall, I loved this little guy. If we were talking about a $75 or $50 piece of hardware, I could probably find some faults but at just $17.66 there is not a complaint I can imagine anyone having. Powerful audio, convenient size and an affordable price make the Andoer 5W Bluetooth Speaker a bonafide winner in my book.