When doing housework, I often listen to music. Sometimes it’s nice to use a portable speaker so the music can travel with me.
Allow me to introduce you to the Edifier MP211. This small, battery-powered, Bluetooth and NFC enabled speaker can be taken with you wherever you go around the house.
In many respects, this product is ideal for the family market. Costing just £33, it is a basic yet robust piece of kit that you wouldn’t fret about too much if the kids wanted to use it. Oh, one added bonus: for your money you also get a set of headphones included in the box.
There’s a bit of background for you. Now let me give you some thoughts on the MP211’s performance.
Setting up the MP211 was incredibly simple. It was probably the quickest I’ve ever had a wireless speaker operational.
You charge the Lithium-ion battery using a USB port. When fully charged, you should get about 10 hours use from the MP211.
In addition to Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, you can also play music via the Aux port or Micro SD card. As it has wireless functionality, however, you can also answer phone calls on it should you sync the device with your mobile telephone.
So far, so good. You’re probably wondering about sound quality.
This little device has 1.5 inch drivers and a passive bass radiator (a passive bass radiator being a simplified speaker that improves the quality of the lower range of notes. I know because I looked it up!). Based on its size and cost, I wasn’t exactly expecting sound quality to match a high-end entertainment system.
At low to medium volumes the MP211 performed very well. When turned up, sound quality did suffer.
Then again, this product has to be seen for what it is. It’s a small wireless speaker.
It’s the kind of thing you might take on a camping trip or use while out in the garden or maybe while doing housework. If you want to listen to the 1812 Overture and hear every note clearly, you will need to spend a bit more money.
For a basic, tough, cost effective portable speaker available in a range of different colours, the Edfier MP211 is a perfectly sound choice. If you want faultless sound quality, you’ll need to invest in something a bit more substantial.
The MP211 is available to buy online from the Edifier website.
Disclosure: An Edifier MP211 was provided for review purposes. thoughts and opinions entirely my own.