Review: AUKEY Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime, Enhanced Bass, Water Resistant

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My Review:

This speaker is incredibly well made, the rubber feeling is amazing. Very soft and pleasing to the skin, it has a whopping 10W driver (2x 5W) inside which means it can get really loud and will last for 30 HOURS! That requires some good thinking right there to make this kind of speaker although it is reasonably big so that’s probably why it has a larger battery than common speakers.

Pairing with the speaker was easy, just hold the power button until the lights flashes then it is in pairing mode. I like the buttons being very clicky and tactile, it has a rubber sealing flap on the side where the MicroUSB port, 3.5mm port and reset hole is so you can charge it up or plugged it straight in. This is water resistant but if you do plug in the speaker to charge it or just straight to your phone then it isn’t as the ports are vulnerable to water.

It does have a microphone which this can be used for taking calls, say if you have this in your car then you can do hands-free calling while driving. Although I would set the speaker up first before driving as it is illegal to use phones while driving. It has a piece on the side of the speaker where you can put a rope/string through to hang it to something or a carabiner can be put on. The speaker grill isn’t metal, it’s just plastic but feels sturdy and smooth.

Overall, the speaker quality is great. Recommend this when going to parties as it provides a good sound quality and very loud volume.

Manufacturer’s description:

Perfect Design for Music Enjoying
Weighing in at just over a pound, the AUKEY SK-M12 is the ideal lightweight, water resistant companion speaker for your all your adventures. Dual 5 watt speaker drivers powered by a 2600mAh rechargeable battery deliver up to 30 continuous hours of wireless audio bounty.

Bluetooth 4.1
Experience the latest in Bluetooth audio with A2DP, improved connection stability, faster pairing, lower latency, and lower power consumption from connected devices (like your phone) when wirelessly streaming audio across distances up to 33ft.

Portable Design
Hang it from your backpack on a hike, on the inside of your tent frame, on a tree in the forest, or on a fence while you’re knocking out some yard work. Screw mounts on tripods or any 1/4″-20 compatible base.

Refined Utility
Durable silicone casing provides a rugged layer of protection from daily wear and tear. Easily manage audio playback and calls with volume controls, mode button, and built-in microphone. You can even connect your ancient non-Bluetooth 3.5mm audio devices via AUX input with included 3.5mm audio cable.

Specifications:
Version: 4.1
Standard: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Product Weight: 1.43 oz (650.6 g)
Product Dimension: 8.23×3.27×2.87in / 20.9×8.3x 7.3cm(L x W x H)
Play Time: 12 hrs
Charging Time: 6 hrs
Operation Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
Speaker Output Power: 2×5 W
AUX: 3.5mm Audio-in Jack
Power Input: DC 5V
Battery Type: Built-in Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (7.4V 2600mAh)