A bluetooth speaker is essentially a wireless speaker which connects to its parent unit via bluetooth technology. They are different than wi-fi speakers. The latter are highly portable compared to the former, which are usually fixed permanently or semi-permanently. They offer a very convenient way to bring your music with you almost anywhere.
The Indian market is seeing quite a few players entering the wireless speaker market. Noise aqua mini is a new entrant. Here are some observations concerning the product:
Firstly, adding to the portability factor, the unit is water, mud and shockproof. It is rated IPX7. This means, it will work even if immersed in shallow waters not more than 3 feet. The charging controls can be accessed via a rubber sleeve. There is also an auxiliary input so you can play the content directly by connecting your phone/iPad directly to the speakers. Plus you also have the option of switching to FM radio if you get bored with your own music.
The speakers are enclosed in a square-shaped design, which may look clunky to some. The package weighs around 220 g. Not hefty, but not light-weight too.
Coming to the most critical part, the sound quality. The quality is good. Bass packs sufficient punch, while lows and mid-range sounds could have been better.
Powered by a 1800mAh battery, a single charge takes around 3 hours and lasts around ten hours per company, which I did not test. Still,that is plenty of time.
However, considering its price bracket, it does feel a tad overpriced with a unit costing 2,499/-. But the plus points of it being IPX7 certifed balances it out.