- Brand: ECOXGEAR
- Model: ECOROX
- Price: £87.96 (At Time of Review)
ECOXGEAR is the outdoor, durable and rugged line of speakers from Grace Digital. The ECOXGEAR range of speakers is designed to take a beating while still offering an enjoyable listening experience and, of course, looking good while doing it. All of the speakers in the range feature Bluetooth connectivity, a waterproof rating, float and are shock proof so you will never have to compromise on enjoying your music no matter whether you drop the speaker in a lake or wind up giving it a little kick for whatever reason.
Today I will be taking a look at the ECOROX which is the mid-sized speaker when being compared to the others from ECOXGEAR. The ECOROX has all of the main features one would expect from an ECOXGEAR speaker and to further strut its stuff, it can also be mounted to the likes of a bikes handle bars, car dashboards or for people like me who spend most of their time indoors, a tripod. Aside from being a Bluetooth speaker, the ECOROX can also be used as a speaker phone to make sure you never miss an important call by having to try and turn it off or mess with your phone, just simply hit the answer call button on the speaker and you are good to go.
Jumping right into the performance aspect of the EXOROX and I have to say I was quite impressed all around. Knowing this speaker is designed to be a rugged outdoors type, I thought it may lack a bit in the quality of sound due to all the other important features it has to offer, but I was wrong. The ECOROX has a nice bit of bass for a unit of this size and the clarity of the highs is quite nice, even when cranking the volume up a bit. Being designed for outdoor use, the ECOROX does a good job of spreading the sound around making sure it would be able to cover a decent sized picnic or camping area. While I did not have a lake near by, I did manage to test the speaker in a bit of water as seen in the review video and have to say, I was, of course worried a bit but I am confident in saying it lived up to it’s waterproof rating and while the water was shallow, it definitely still managed to do a bit of floating.
The design of the ECOROX was probably one of the things I enjoyed the most. Not only does it come in a few different colours, the shape and soft rubber material used on the exterior not only look great, but also gives you a bit of reassurance that if you do drop it, there will be no need to panic. As far as the technical side of design is concerned the ECOROX features full-range 6W stereo speakers and a top mounted bass radiator, which as mentioned, give off some nice sound for a unit this size. When you combine the aesthetics, with the technical specifications which, of course, include the IPX7 waterproof rating and then remember it floats, you have a very nicely designed speaker.
As far as value is concerned, the ECOROX is definitely not the most budget friendly speaker on the block but in terms of value for the money, it is spot on. For around £90 you are getting a speaker that has an IPX7 waterproof rating, floats, has good sound quality and is rather pleasant on the eyes. If you are looking for something to stand the test of time and keep up with an extreme lifestyle than the ECOROX may be a perfect fit for you.
When all is said and done if you are just looking for something to enjoy a bit of music around the house then the ECOROX is definitely a bit of overkill for you. If you are looking for something to take along on your Go-Pro type adventures without having to worry if it gets wet or knocked about a bit then the ECOROX will be a great fit for you and is surely worthy of your hard earned money. Is this the best Bluetooth speaker under £100? I’ll let you decide.
I would like to thank ECOXGEAR for sending the ECOROX in for review and look forward to seeing what else they will come out with in the future.
- IPX7 Waterproof Rating
- Comes in various colours
- Top mounted bass radiator
- Overall good sound quality
- Rugged and Durable
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