Soundcore Mini 2 Pocket Bluetooth Speaker by Anker REVIEW

DETAILS

Just a little shorter than a can of soda, the Soundcore Mini 2 is the ultimate compact speaker. Its tiny but mighty and it provides a powerful sound despite its small form. The speaker has a 6W driver and a passive subwoofer. It has an impressive 15-hour battery life and can charge to full capacity within 2–3 hours thanks to Anker’s battery technologies. Using Bluetooth 4.2, the Soundcore Mini 2 has a 66-foot connection range. The Soundcore Mini 2 boasts a special BassUp Technology that boosts the bass and you have the power to pair two Soundcore Mini 2 speakers together for a larger stereo sound. The speaker is rated IPX7 which means that it will be protected against water jets and waves.

UNBOXING

A user-friendly device starts with its packaging. Something as simple as a pull tab on the tape that keeps the box closed is a brilliant but overlooked feature. Most might not think about how this saved them from having to cut the tape or kept them from the aggravation of ripping it open but to me, it’s the little things that really make a big impact on me. Enough with that, inside the box, you will find a few pamphlets and the speaker encased in a plastic bag. The cardboard that housed the bottom of the speaker should be pulled out and you will find wrapped inside of it the micro USB cable for charging your Soundcore Mini 2. My unboxing experience was a quick and painless process.

USER EXPERIENCE

Like the unboxing, the speaker was quite simple to use. On the side of the speaker, you will find a power button volume up/down, a Bluetooth button, and a play/pause button. When you turn it on for the first time, it automatically goes into pairing mode. The speaker appeared as a device on my iPhone’s list almost instantly and I was able to start playing music. For its size, it really puts out a good, solid sound. The bottom of the speaker is rubberized and it really stays in place well. I noticed that it pushes out pretty strong bass and that the music I was playing did not sound hollow at all.

CONCLUSION

For the size, it’s a clean little speaker. It has a wonderful sound while not being hard to use or carry. When I first saw it I wasn’t sure what would make me keep this speaker over slightly bigger speakers I’ve reviewed. It turns out the sound matches the bigger speakers while staying compact. This compared with the price make the Soundcore Mini 2 a winner. I would suggest if you plan on spending time outside or just in locations without access to full-on desktop speakers this is a wonderful option for anyone.

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