Soundcore Icon Mini – Review

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Earlier this year I wrote about our new waterproof, bluetooth speaker – the Anker Soundcore Flare, today I want to introduce you to it’s baby brother, the Anker Soundcore Icon Mini

Introducing the Soundcore Icon Mini

The Soundcore Icon Mini is a pocket-sized speaker that allows you to take your music with you wherever you go. The Icon Mini is lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand so can easily be carried in your pocket or in your bag for whenever the need arises.

Soundcore Icon Mini - waterproof, bluetooth speaker

Pair the Icon Mini with your phone using Bluetooth

It is super easy to connect the Soundcore Icon Mini to your phone, just turn the speaker on (it will play a sound to let you know it’s awake!) and open the bluetooth settings on your phone – tap “Soundcore Icon Mini” and it should pair instantly and you can get the party started! (And, if the sound from one Icon Mini isn’t enough, you can double up and pair up two to the same phone or tablet to play simultaneously).

How waterproof is waterproof?

The Icon Mini is designed for adventure and can withstand complete submersion in water so whether you’re on the beach, by the pool or stomping through the mud, the Icon Mini will be by your side! We took it down to the beach to provide a soundtrack to our seaside adventures earlier in the month. The sturdy rubberised casing meant I didn’t need to worry about sand getting in there or it getting knocked about by the kids while they were playing.

What is the battery life of the Icon Mini?

The speaker is conveniently charged via micro-usb giving you a variety of charging options. The battery life is an impressive 8 hours from a single charge and be re-charged to full power again in just three hours giving you plenty of battery life for an afternoon in the park, a day on the beach or an evening by the campfire.

So how’s the sound?

We took the Soundcore Icon Mini down onto the beach for added sunny day vibes – I popped it on the picnic blanket had it playing within a matter of moments. The volume is easy to alter via the buttons on the side of the unit, or via your device. I was conscious of not wanting to disturb other people on the beach and how much sound can carry on a windy day so I was keen to keep the music at a bit of a background level rather than testing it to full capacity (which incidentally I’ve done since and was surprised by just how much punch this little orange speaker has!)

However . . .

We found the connection seemed to drop in and out a bit on the beach – we couldn’t decide if this was perhaps due to my phone struggling for coverage or not but I’ve found I have the same issue sat in the house so I’m not quite sure what’s going on there.

All in, I’m pretty impressed with the Soundcore Icon Mini – whilst the sound dropping out is undeniably irritating, for under £30 I think this sturdy little waterproof speaker is pretty impressive and will be sure to get plenty of use on our adventures.

We were sent the Soundcore Icon Mini free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions remain our own.

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