Welcome to another edition of our accessory spotlight series. We want to present you with a well-rounded variety of accessories for your iPhone or iPad so you can find what is just right for you. Many of these products are not new, but are spotlighted here because of their high consumer ratings. Today’s category is portable mini Bluetooth speakers.
This year, speaker maker House of Marley launched a new cylindrical speaker that packs a punch for its diminutive size and costs much less that others in its category. It is shaped like a soda can and blasts your tunes in multiple directions.
The Chant Sport is a rounded Bluetooth connected speaker with two 4.5-watt 1.75-inch speakers and a passive radiator for a beefy sound. The case is made from plastic, silicone, and aluminum.
It features a built-in microphone so you can make and receive phone calls. The shape of the device allows for sound to pipe throughout a room at multiple angles. It supports Bluetooth 4.0, but also includes a 3.5mm aux port for connecting directly to music-playing gadgets. The company claims the rechargeable battery lasts for up to eight hours of continuous playback.
This particular cylindrical speaker is designed to be water-resistant and has an IPX7 rating for protection against liquids getting into the guts. It is also designed to float. So, if you accidentally drop it over the side of your boat, you’ll be able to retrieve it easier.
It comes with a carabiner clip so you can attach it to your backpack or belt loop while you are hiking around.
The Chant Sport is relatively inexpensive, considering that most speakers in this range cost about $200. It is available on Amazon for $99.