Following the footsteps of other successful ventures, Amazon has launched another house brand called AmazonBasics. AmazonBasics aims for selling various types of acceossory items such as mobile accessories, speakers, travel accessories, and what not. In a word, AmazonBasics features basic items for your everyday life. Since it is a house brand of Amazon, AmazonBasics has got instant recognition among the users.

AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; Image Source: Amazon

AmazonBasics mainly focuses on functional and innovative products in affordable price range for everyone. Hence their products have also achieved huge popularity. One of their top products is the AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker which has caught the eyes of the fans and followers for promising configuration but in a cheaper price range.

The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is sold on Amazon.com at only 20 dollars which is one of the cheapest wireless speakers sold by any renowned brand. Elegant design and high brand value managed to make a pretty good sales figure at Amazon. But the real question is whether the cheap price range affects the performance of this speaker. So Let’s see the insights of this wireless Bluetooth speaker:

Simple and functional design makes it look really elegant; Image Source: Amazon

At first glance, the AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has an truly simple and elegant design. The speaker is rectangular box shaped which is not too much large. The length of this speaker is only 6.3 inches which is pretty compact and lightweight design weighing only 0.5 pounds makes it really convenient as a portable wireless speaker.

The upper surface has four small round buttons for playing functions and the back surface has a port, a 3.5mm jack and a on-off button. The speaker comes in three different colors and they are- black, red and blue. The only negative thing about the design is it doesn’t have any water resistance function. Overall, the design is indeed gorgeous as a low budget wireless speaker and would be a great looking addition to your accessories.

The rear surface has charging port and 3.5mm audio jack; Image Source: Amazon

The main focus of any speaker is the sound quality. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker have two internal full range 2.5 watt speakers in it which can be enough for playing audio in a small quiet room, like listening to an audio book, or having some personal time listening to music as they do not require loud sound.

But it is not enough for playing in a party or a classroom or larger space as it cannot produce the perfectly loud sound suitable for these functions. Which makes it really unworthy comparing to other budget wireless speakers where they feature louder sound having more than 10 watt amplifiers.

But the positive thing is the AmazonBasics speaker feature rich bass quality and minimal audio distortion even at the highest volume. Still the sound quality is overall not satisfactory comparing to other budget speakers.

The speaker comes in three beautiful colors; Image source: Amazon

This speaker also features a built-in microphone which allows you to have hands-free speakerphone calling, which is pretty interesting and great for hassle-free conversations. So you do not have to hold your phone for talking while you are cooking or doing any other job.

It has a 3.5mm jack to connect with other non-bluetooth devices; Image source: Amazon

Another drawback of this speaker is its drawback connectivity function. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR technology.

This Bluetooth version is actually outdated and certainly cannot produce a better connection than other speakers where they feature Bluetooth 4.0 or later versions. Besides this Bluetooth version has less wireless range than other Bluetooth speakers. This speaker has a wireless range of 33 feet, where other Bluetooth wireless speakers like Oontz Angle 3 offers a wireless range of 100 feet. So the wireless connectivity is a definite miss according to us.

Although the speaker has 3.5mm jack by which it can be connected with any non Bluetooth devices by any AUX cable. Therefore the connectivity feature is also disappointing.

AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; Image Source: Amazon

One of the few positive configuration of the whole wireless speaker is the battery life. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker can give an 8 hours of play time at a single full charge at 70 percent volume. This is pretty decent as a low range wireless speaker. The recharge function seems pretty good with a provided cable.

Overall, this speaker is not up to the mark as the brand popularity. You can buy this speaker for its excellent design and for personal use. But this speaker isn’t that much impressive although the price range is cheap. Many cheap speakers from other companies are offering greater feature and performance. We really hope AmazonBasics brings better wireless speakers with solid performance in coming days.

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