Anker’s take on portable Bluetooth speakers is one of luxury and affordability. While this is a combination that few attempt and still fewer accomplish, Anker shows that fortune really does favor the bold.


Premium Shell

The aluminum shell of Anker’s Aluminum speaker is one of its top selling points, if not the top. One of my first thoughts when I first took the speaker out of its box was how magnificent it looked. How it gave the impression that it had been carved from a single slab of aluminum. Anker made some really great design choices and they tried hard to keep the device as slim and minimal as possible by only adding the necessary ports into strategic locations.

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Up front you have the speaker grills, which as you can see from the image above, give the speaker a silvery, distinct look. On top you are greeted with the menu button, with the volume buttons on either side. The power switch has made its home on the right side of the speaker, while the aux jack, microSD card slot, and charging port are on the left. It all blends together to give the Anker Aluminum speaker its luxurious look.


Sound Quality

Now for the true purpose of the Anker Aluminum speaker, playing your favorite songs. After I hooked it up to my M8, I went through my usual morning playlist to see how the speaker fared. I am going to start off by saying that I was surprised. Surprised in the fact that  a speaker that looks fantastic could also sound fantastic. My music came out clear and rich, which made my morning routine with Shakira another great experience.


Battery Life

The Anker’s Aluminum speaker has a battery life of 8 hours but from personal testing I found that to be more like a solid 7, give or take thirty minutes. 7 hours is still a very long time considering that you will most likely not be listening to music for 7 hours straight, and if you are you can still always hook it up to a charger to keep your tunes going.


MicroSD Card Support

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This is something that I was actually somewhat surprised to see. A microSD card slot built right into the speaker itself. Pleasantly surprised though, as I immediately took out the SD card from my phone to see if I could make the speaker play my music without me having to make any type of adjusted to the card. As it turned out, I didn’t. The speaker registered my music straight away and I was able to play my music without having to have my phone at all. While the purpose of buying a Bluetooth speaker is usually so that you hook it up to a Bluetooth device, I can see this being a handy feature for those days when your phones battery dies out and you still need to jam out to relive the days stress.


Final Thoughts

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The Anker Aluminum speaker provides fantastic sound, great portability, and an overall premium experience. If you are in the market for a new speaker that sounds and looks good at the same time, then look no further than the Anker Aluminum speaker. To get more information and to purchase one, you can head over to Anker’s website or to Amazon.

 

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