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If you got the Fugoo Sport Bluetooth speaker or the Native Union MM04i Honey Comb BT iDock for yourself, what about the others on your list? Still got some holiday shopping to do? Then you might wanna consider G-Project’s G-Drop speaker. It costs $50, and for the money, you probably won’t do much better. Why? If you want a differently shaped speaker, you should also read our Yubz Magnum Bluetooth speaker review. These Bluetooth speakers have awesome features that make them some of the best Bluetooth speakers.
Just like the iHome IB6 portable Bluetooth speaker, the G-Project G-Drop speaker is IPX7. That means waterproof. I took mine in the shower where I was able to use the built-in hook to hang it from my shower rack. Those 4 knobs each house a button; left for track control, right for volume. There is also a set of smaller buttons to turn the speaker on, pair it with a new device, and control the EQ. The latter button didn’t have much impact on my music, though.
Simple enough. However, during the initial setup process, I nearly split a few fingernails, as the door is protected by a locking mechanism. Unfortunately, my version’s locking mechanism wasn’t centered, which meant that when I over-rotated the lock – which it allowed me to do so, albeit ever so slightly – it meant I was in effect locking it again. So look closely and make sure you line things up as the door doesn’t need much torque to open it. To charge this high-end Bluetooth speaker (via micro USB), or playback music from an AUX cord, you’ll have to open the small door located on the top. You may also want to read our GOgroove BlueSync OR3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker review for an easy-to-use Bluetooth speaker.
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Pairing the speaker is a standard affair with things coming together in a matter of seconds. It doesn’t look like BLE is part of the G-Drop, which means you won’t be able to power on the G-Drop from an app, but that’s probably a moot issue for most. That said, at $50 I wouldn’t expect it to have such, but it’s worth noting nonetheless. Although, you can get the Panasonic RF 2400D for half the price. But, it’s not waterproof.
What it does have, though, is a 2.5″ driver paired with a passive bass radiator. And for the size, this thing is more than ample (in sound) for traveling, lounging by the pool, or perhaps scrubbing the dirt off in the shower. And as mentioned it’s IPX7 rated, which means it can survive in up to 3-feet of water and work in temperatures as cold as -14F, or as hot as 122F. Lastly, the battery is good for up to 6 hours of playback at medium volume, though your mileage will vary depending on how loud you play it. Check out our Fugoo Sport Bluetooth Speaker review to find a speaker with better battery life.
If you want one of your own, head to G-Project or buy one directly from Amazon.