Anker A7910 Pocket Bluetooth Speaker Review
I am not an audiophile, but listening to the built-in speakers on my phone, tablet, or Chromebook isn’t pretty. Using the built-in speakers to listen to a voicemail on your phone might be sufficient, but using the built-in speakers to listen to a movie, YouTube video, or stream music is a completely different story.
It might be smaller than a bread box, but the A7910 Pocket Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker (I’ll just call it “PUPBS”) by Anker has the power to let you know it’s there. After charging the PUPBS, I immediately connected it to my Moto X (2013) using the NFC Bluetooth pairing in the speaker and the NFC on the phone. I made sure that Bluetooth and NFC was turned on on my phone and turned on the PUPBS. I then tapped my phone to the NFC chip area of the PUPBS (located near the “ANKER” logo) and BAM! it was connected! I realize that I’m not going to use this at a house party, but I want something other than tinny laptop speakers (which point down, toward the desk, I just don’t get that).
I cranked the volume all the way up and tested it using everyone’s favorite Bluetooth speaker testing song, “Let it Go” (from the Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Idina Menzel. I also tested it with “Walk This Way” (Run-DMC version) and “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi. I was listening in a completely quiet room and I had the speaker in the center of the room. The speaker really made some noise! My wife just said, “Is there anyway you could turn that down?!”
Here are some details on the A7910:
Bluetooth Version: 3.0
Bluetooth Profile: A2DP, AVRCP
Size: 1.8” x 1.8” x 1.8”
Weight: 3.2 ± 0.2oz
Playtime: 12 hours
Charge time: 3 hours
Operating range: 33 feet
Speaker Output Power: 3W
The speaker comes with a micro-USB cable for charging, but no power adapter. That’s not a problem because you already have one for your phone, right? 🙂
You’ll notice that the PUPBS does not have an audio in port. No problem! The PUPBS (I really like saying that) comes with a cord that has an AUX to micro-USB adapter. I should also point out that there’s a rubber, non-skid base to keep the PUPBS in place while you’re having your jam session.
Since the PUPBS also comes with a nice carrying pouch, this is now my travel-with-me-wherever-I-go speaker.
The Anker A7910 Pocket Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker is (currently) available from Amazon.com for $22.99.