If you’re looking for a portable speaker, take a look at the reasonably priced and flexible MercuryBox Bluetooth Speaker. It’s water-resistant, has a long-lasting rechargeable battery, allows you to take phone calls, and can be used with the included audio cable if you prefer not to use it wirelessly.
What I liked
This is a speaker that gives you a lot of options. You can use it wirelessly with any Bluetooth-enabled device. I set up the connection with my iPhone easily. If you prefer to use it with an audio cable, one is included with the speaker for your convenience.
If you get a call while you’re listening to music, simply press the multi-function button to pick it up. The MercuryBox acts as a speakerphone.
Inateck claims that the MercuryBox is waterproof and weatherproof. I didn’t take it to the beach, or out in the snow, or into the shower to test out those claims, but it appears to be well-sealed from the elements.
This is a lightweight speaker that easily fits into a bag or a roomy pocket. It comes with a hand strap that you can attach if you wish. The battery is long-lasting, with up to 15 hours of listening time. The USB charging cable is included in the box.
What I didn't like
While overall the sound is quite good, and it goes surprisingly loud, at very high volume it gets a bit tinny. I don’t have any other complaints about it, but for loud music lovers, that might be a deal-breaker.
While the MercuryBox speaker may not be the best choice for people who like to listen to deafening music, it has a lot to offer for the casual music listener. Its overall quality, portability, flexibility, features, and price make it a solid option. You can buy the MercuryBox speaker on Amazon in Black or Silver for $39.99.