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You could be forgiven for thinking that this external Bluetooth speaker is all about partying (it’s got flashing bright lights, is easily portable, an Xbass function and looks pretty cool) but, in all honesty, it’s got a lot more uses to it than that and, being the old fuddy duddy I am, other things than partying sprang to mind. Maybe that’s the sign of a good product – a wide appeal?

For starters, it has an audiobook function. Straight away I’m thinking this is ideal for kids, especially if you’re unable to read them that bedtime story for whatever reason. The lights give them a good visual while you can play their favourite story and it wouldn’t look out of place in most modern kids bedrooms I imagine. Similarly, there’s no reason why you couldn’t make use of it yourself in this way – imagine having a recipe read out to you and not have to worry about getting your speaker covered in liquid or food (it’s IPX7 rated so can even be submerged in shallow water for up to half an hour!) while you do so?

Of course, camping is the main thing that springs to mind for me. Whether you’re in a more lively site (use that Xbass!) or a more quiet one (Music setting), this speaker should give you what you need. It can have up to 20 hours battery life (significantly less if you pump it out at high volumes however) and also has 2 USB ports to charge other items from it if you need to. Handily, the lights can act as a low power torch in the dark, proving quite handy when finding your pitch at night. It also comes with a shoulder strap for ease of transport (weighs in at just over a kilo so hardly a burden) and uses Bluetooth 5.0 to connect up with a wireless range of just under 100 ft. RRP £99.99

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An external Bluetooth speaker that looks pretty good and pumps out the sound when you need it to.
  • Portable
  • Looks good
  • IPX7 rated
  • Versatile
  • 3.5mm jack for when you just want it all to yourself
  • Battery could be better
  • Not the latest Bluetooth