If you got the Bose Soundlink Revolve – Best Sounding Bluetooth Speaker for yourself, but 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.

First off, it’s 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 finger nails, 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 one of the best Bluetooth speaker (via micro USB), or play back music from an AUX cord, you’ll have to open the small door located on the top.

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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.

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.

If you want one of your own, head to G-Project or buy one direct from Amazon.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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  1. G drop sucks! I opened it brand new and it keeps dropping the bluetooth signal then trys to connect back and drops agean. Anyone know the problem? Its not my phone cuz i can connect with other bluetooth speakers

  2. I have this speaker, hasn’t been abused or anything but now won’t stay charging for more then a few seconds without jiggling the cord around non stop. I’ve tried every cord I have, charger boxes and everything. Any ideas how to fix this?

    1. Mark, We seem to be having the same problem. My guess is that, just like a cell phone, the charging port eventually wears out/becomes loose.. We did get a few out of ours so I’m not complaining for $50. It would be nice if lasted longer though. We didn’t charge ours all that often to have this happen. If, in fact, that is the cause. That being said, I will probably buy another because it does put out some pretty good sound for such a compact speaker and we like to take ours camping at the lake and out to the pool so…

  3. Best speaker I’ve ever had. I use it all the time, Even in the shower routinely every morning. It’s been the life of the party. This speaker has been dropped many times and still works like new. Love how you can answer the phone and talk THROUGH the speaker !

  4. Same pronlem with the charging port it allways blinks when it charges had to get a new cord and works fine now. I seen someone say that they are trying to do a hard reset on the bluetooth connectivity try holding the bluetooth button on the speaker for about 5 seconds or until you see the blue light blinking that means it is ready to pair.
    Other than the issue id give it 9/10 but right now since the charging is bad id give it a 7/10. But i had also had mine for about 1 year bow and still works so its worth the 50 bucks..

  5. Completely agree I’ve already exchanged mine and on my second one, my charging problems happen the first few days

  6. Loved it the first day. Loud , clear, decent bass, 6hrs battery life ! then it wouldn’t charge. I have several g-project speakers so I bought this G- Drop Make sure when your charging it you get a solid red light not a blinking one. Use a quality Samsung charger that fits snugly in the port. I was using other android chargers and was seriously frustrated. It would work for about 10 minutes and keep turning off. Mine lasts close to 8 hrs fully charged at moderate volume. I love this thing again ! Lol

  7. I used mine for about a month and the charging problem kicked in. I know you get what you pay for but something that makes it totally useless should definitely be compensated for in some way.

    1. I had the same problem till I found a good charger. Make sure it charges with a solid red light not a blinking one and that the cable fits snugly in the port.

  8. Same. My new speaker wont even charge. The red ‘charging’ light goes on when it feels like it.. plays for a minute if i crank it, while still plugged it. Bs. Sad, the speaker frikn cranks. Never even got to take it on the boat. Boo

  9. I am having the same exact problem. After a full charge it plays for about 5 mins. This one is only a few week sold and I think I’ve used it maybe 4 times. Junk

  10. I dont have any blue tooth connectivity, was working fine for about 2months then it failed to connect and now its stuck searching?? Anyone know how to hard reset?

  11. Had the same charging issue with mine, but found it was an issue with the charger. Charged it off my laptop and have yet to have it die on me, been good for a full 8 hrs, 5 days a week. Maybe I just got lucky with mine, but so far so good.

  12. Same issue with the battery here. Mine did well for about four months and now it won’t hold a charge at all. Even more disgruntled that it also won’t play my devices while it is plugged in. This speaker is lousy to say the least.

  13. I agree with the other commenters. I bought my G drop at Target.I went with the intention of getting a JBL and I wish I had. The sound quality is OK but, after about a month, it will not hold a charge. It will power on for maybe one minute and just cut off.

  14. My second G-Drop just died. Same problem will not charge. The problem may be the USB charging receptacle. Each lasted about 3 months. I was able to exchange the first, but this one goes straight to recycling. I’d avoid this until they fix this problem.

  15. This speaker’s battery deserves a 10 out of 100. The battery is absolutely pathetic. I got the g-drop just over a month ago and the battery life was pretty good at first. But now it doesn’t hold a charge. I just got done charging the speaker for over 24 hours, kept it plugged in, and was able to play a total of 10 mins of music before it shut off. So frustrating! Yeah it was only 50 bucks but I wish I spent 50 more and got the jbl speaker. Don’t waste your money on this piece of junk, save a little more and get an actual good bluetooth speaker.

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