Scosche BoomBottle MM: What we know so far

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Companies continue releasing different portable speakers–each better than the other. Along with better features, unique designs come with the package. Scosche most likely had such a realization that they can produce one with a feature not so common in other speakers–the MagicMount category.

MagicMount is a feature that allows you to–as the name suggests–mount your device on the speaker to let it play. What’s great about the MagicMount is the magnetic component that will hold your device or allow the speaker itself to mount on a magnetic wall. Scosche’s BoomBottle MM has this exact feature, and we are to look at the entire speaker piece by piece.

1Scosche BoomBottle MM: DESIGN

The Scosche BoomBottle MM’s design is similar to a bottle–without the cap, of course. Instead of the lid on top, it’s a slanting cover where you’ll mount your phone. The slanting cover on top has magnetic components for MagicMount purposes. The speaker’s long and cylindrical design measures 7 ¼ inches in height and 3 inches in diameter. You can assume, for sure, that the speaker is a snug fit in your hands, making it easy to carry. A black mesh material with a grill design covers the entire speaker, while the top and bottom are of different materials. You’ll find the SCOSCHE brand name on the bottom, whereas the logo is on the top of the speaker.

Both sides (top and bottom) have magnetic materials embedded for mounting purposes. If you need to mount the speaker on a wall, you can attach the bottom part of the speaker against the surface. For your devices, you can rest it on top of the speaker–which has a diagonal angle of 30 degrees. It makes scrolling through your phone for song-playing purposes easier.

We all know that not all phones have metallic finishing on the back portion–as a majority of the popular phones nowadays have plastic. So, to attach the phone to the speaker, you either need to have a case with the right material or use one of the Magic Plates that comes with purchasing the Scosche BoomBottle MM.

For the speaker’s controls, you’ll find them along the spine–there are also LED indicators. There is a battery life LED indicator that shows you four bars. It is right under the Bluetooth logo that lights up when paired with a device. You’ll also locate the USB-C charging port with a rubber material covering it, and close by it are the button controls for volume, power, and the Bluetooth indicator. There’s also a port for any Audio Input using a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you look at the speaker closely, you’ll notice that there’s a handle-looking design on top. That’s not only for hanging purposes (if ever you have a strap for it) but for bottle-opening, as well! There’s a small silver right in that location that’ll pop open a bottle for when you decide to bring the speaker with you when you go out camping or have a small gathering with your friends.

Scosche BoomBottle MM: FEATURES

The most important feature of a portable speaker is its battery life. With the Scosche BoomBottle MM ideal for outdoor activities, we expect it to have a decent battery life, if not big. The Scosche BoomBottle MM brings to the table 12 hours of total playtime with 25% of the volume up. The number of hours of playtime will noticeably decrease depending on how high your volume is. Such a downside is present on all portable speakers. Suffice to say, the battery life is decent.

The Scosche BoomBottle MM has a built-in microphone that allows hands-free calling. The speaker also offers dual pairing for True Stereo Sound, giving you twice the power of music blasting from the speakers. Taking it with you when you go to the pool or the beaches or just casually rowing across the sea is nothing to worry about due to BoomBottle MM’s high waterproof rating–IP67. The IP67 rating covers your speaker, allowing it to withstand splashes of water and even help it survive 2m underwater for no more than 15 minutes. Of course, you can expect the sound to be a little muffled underwater.

The speaker’s Bluetooth connectivity version is not that impressive, though, but knowing that its release to the market was a few years ago, it’s not a surprise. With a 4.2 Bluetooth Connectivity, you can be sure that there will be close to no audio delay when watching a video, nor will pairing with the device gives you too much trouble.

For reference purposes, the speaker’s frequency range is from 80Hz to 18kHz with a 12W Power Output.

Scosche BoomBottle MM: SOUND QUALITY

The Scosche BoomBottle MM’s sound quality is decent. The sound from the speaker is crisp and clear, with a good balance between the bass and the treble. It didn’t matter which genre we were playing–the speaker did a great job in enhancing the right features that fit the genre of the music.

If you plan on using the speaker for calling purposes, the BoomBottle MM’s microphone is so-so within the given 30ft range. There won’t be any problems if your voice is loud enough for the speaker to pick up. Of course, the noise in your environment will play a part in how the other person in the other line will hear you since BoomBottle MM doesn’t have the ANC. We recommend that you be closer to the speaker when answering calls, so your voice is loud and clear for the other person. Don’t expect too much from BoomBottle MM’s mic, though, as the brand’s purpose for manufacturing this speaker doesn’t focus on hands-free calling.

Scosche BoomBottle MM: PRICE

The Scosche BoomBottle MM will cost you $129.99 in the market, and although it isn’t the cheapest, there are still more options for you. The Scosche BoomBottle MM has been out for a few years and may not be suitable for those who want to be up to date with devices.

Scosche BoomBottle MM: VERDICT

The speaker’s features are good because it’s been in the market for two to three years. While there are many alternative speakers, those who want the MagicMount feature plus a high waterproof rating will surely consider getting the Scosche BoomBottle MM instead. All the information here is what we know about the Scosche BoomBottle MM.


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