Abco Tech Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker & Handsfree speakerphone – Compatible with all Bluetooth Devices, iPhone 5 Siri and All Android devices (Green)
The Abco Tech Shower Speaker reminds me of a hockey puck. It has such a cute and simple form factor. Just charge it up and suction it to the shower wall. I’m no fan of suction power, but I’ve had this one up for more than two weeks and the suction cup shows no sign of letting up.
Pairing is easy. I paired it with both my Kindle Fire HD 8.9” tablet and my iPhone without problems. Reconnecting is automatic on the iPhone. I just have to choose the device on the Fire.
The Bluetooth range is excellent. I took my iPhone out of the bathroom, out the bedroom, down the stairs and the speaker still played.
Battery life is great. I charged it once and two weeks later, it’s still going. Mind you, I only turn it on while using the shower.
All the controls work well. I can skip music, go back, pause, play, adjust volume . . . and answer the phone. I’m not sure who wants to answer the phone while in the shower. I imagine all the noise from the water would make it difficult for the person on the other end. Nevertheless, I tested it — with the water off, as that’s what I would do if I actually answered the phone in the shower. The sound from the speaker is excellent. I can hear the caller like I could directly on my cell phone. It’s clear as can be. The other end is much more like from a speakerphone. It’s a muddier sound, though it doesn’t cut in and out. I suspect the echoing in the shower is the cause of that, but that’s where it would be used, so that’s where I tested it. Call back last number works. No Siri.
The only problem I’ve discovered is the play button doesn’t work on my Kindle Fire when I’m playing the Songza app (it will pause the music, but it won’t restart the music). This is just app specific, because the play button does work with the mp3 music I have on the Kindle itself. I also have the Songza app on my iPhone and the play button works just fine there.
Music sounds great coming out of this little thing. With the tile in the shower providing reverberation, the sounds are even better. It’s an excellent Bluetooth shower speaker. I like it.
This product was provided for review by Abco.