What is a Shower Speaker
A shower in the morning can boost your energy levels, a warm bath after a hard day of work will help you relax and provide better sleep. And good music can add to both. Unfortunately, not every acoustics can operate with the humidity levels in a bathroom. But where there is a demand — there is an offer. Meaning, the manufacturers have noticed the empty niche and today we have an opportunity to buy special shower speakers! Now you can enjoy your favourite music first thing in the morning and while relaxing in the evening. Simply connect them to your smartphone and push the Play button! Also, Bluetooth shower speakers are really portable, easy to take with you to a cottage or a trip. In this review, we will speak about how to choose the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers.
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What Features to Compare
First, we recommend you to look at the power of the shower speakers. For regular speakers, the starting point is 3W, but in a shower, 1.5W is enough for listening, mostly. If you would like to listen to your music at high volumes, the 10–20W will make it (good even for outdoors use). After that, check how many drivers are there in a speaker as this parameter affects the sound power too. As a rule, you will find either one or two drivers, however, three or more also happen. There might or might not be a subwoofer. If there is one, you can hope to get good low-frequency sound. And the last parameter we list under the performance is the duration of the shower speaker operation. Most models have this parameter somewhere between 5 and 10 hours, but some can handle up to 15 hours on a single charge.
Today, the most used connection type for shower speakers is a Bluetooth. It is simple and fast, and the connectivity distance is approximately 10 meters. Some devices use the NFC connection type where you need to touch the two devices to connect them, but the distance, in this case, might be smaller compared to the Bluetooth. And the last option is to connect the speakers via the AUX cable to your smartphone directly. The best option, of course, is to have all the listed types. Sometimes it is possible.
This parameter includes, first of all, the shower speakers' size. If you are only going to use them in your bathroom, the size probably does not matter much and depends on the room size only. But for those who like to take their music for a walk or when going to the trip the more compact the better. Also, maybe a microphone will be a good extra. When your hands are wet or you just can't take the call, you will be able to speak via the speakers. And, finally, for additional convenience and comfort, many manufacturers design shower speakers with means to adjust them on a wall.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
Another stunning feature here is the ability to operate for up to 15 hours continuously owing to a large capacity Lithium-Ion battery. The battery can be recharged via a USB so a laptop or a computer will suit just fine, and if you have a power bank you'll be able to charge the speaker on the go! So, you can not only put this speaker in the shower but also take it when you go hiking. Never leave your favourite melodies behind!
As for the connectivity, you can pair the UE BOOM 2 with two mobile devices at a time. Moreover, having purchased a couple of these speakers, you will obtain the opportunity to play music from your smartphone or tablet to them both simultaneously. Surround yourself with music.
Powerful Stereo Sound
Another distinctly useful feature here is the tripod mount for you to set the speaker more conveniently (although the tripod itself is to be bought separately). You can also mount this speaker on your bike's handlebar and ride with drive!
Connectivity between this shower speaker and your music streaming gadget can be achieved either via Bluetooth or using a 3.5 AUX cable. Bluetooth connection is better for damp environments as you can cover the source device or even leave it outside your bathroom, while AUX cable might save your smartphone or tablet some power. Track control is manageable on the speaker itself, the control panel is as simple as they can be. Put the URPOWER F2 on your bath caddie, turn the music on and relax. The stress of the day will leave in no time.
Let There Be Light
If you are tired of your playlist and want something new, this model with a built-in FM radio is your best hit. No need to drain the smartphone battery with Bluetooth, turn on a radio directly from the speaker.
A suction cup offers you an option to stick this Bluetooth speaker to either horizontal or vertical surface and it will not move from its spot. ABS plastic housing is safe for use in everyday devices.
Carry Music Around
To add music to your whole home, we also recommend in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
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