Amazon's ultraportable BTV2 Bluetooth speaker has a price your wallet will love
If you're shopping for a bluetooth speaker and don't have a lot of money to spend, well this might be the perfect accessory for you.
Hey it's Justin Yu from CNet.
This is the Amazon Basics ultra-portable bluetooth speaker BTV2.
So this thing costs 30 bucks, and it's part of Amazon's line of budget-friendly devices that also includes a bigger version for 50 bucks.
So as you can see, the design is pretty simple and exactly what you'd expect out of a $30 speaker.
It's available in black, blue, purple, gray, or red and you get a couple buttons on top for pairing and volume control and a few ports on the side that let you charge the rechargeable battery and plug in an auxiliary jack.
But there's no cable included in the box.
So you'll need to supply your own if you want to play music from a non wireless source.
A couple things do set it apart from competing speakers.
First the battery life is rated at ten hours which is double the average for speakers at this size and price.
Also it has a three watt speaker inside that can fire from both directions.
You can compare that to others like a Logitech X100 or the JBL Clip.
Both of those have their own unique features, but they can only play music on one side.
That could make a big difference depending on how you are planning to use the speakers.
So how does this one sound, well I think you will be satisfied with the quality and volume reach as long as you keep in mind the retail price.
Three watts obviously isn't going to blow you away and it definitely distorts at maximum volume.
But it's just fine at a typical volumes that you play at a barbecue, a picnic or inside the house.
You can read more details and my full review on CNET but that's gonna do it for me, I'm Justin Yu, you just took a first look at the Amazon Basics BTV2 ultra portable blue tooth speaker, thanks for watching.