Henry Ford said, "you can have any color, as long as it's black.". Of course, he is talking about the T-type Ford, but so is the SODLK Bluetooth speaker. Unfortunately, this lovely little speaker is only available in black, but don't be upset about it. The disadvantage of SODLK in color is that it makes up for this in sound quality and even makes JBL flip 6 and other loudspeakers very popular in price.
SODLK looks like most other waterproof Bluetooth speakers and is designed for party use. It can be held comfortably with one hand and feels relatively light, but don't let it fool you. This speaker can increase the volume and has an endurance battery. SODLK has two lithium-ion batteries, with a charge of 5200mAh, which can play for 16 hours.
Impressively, 14 watts of power per channel powers the speaker's two 55mm dynamic drivers, while the two passive radiators boost the bass. At this point, I should say that although the bass does not produce an earthquake, it is large enough to be heard without submerging the midrange and treble. There is also an outdoor mode, which can raise the bass and activate the volume when the noise level rises and the party becomes noisy.
A waterproof button on the top of the speaker is used to pause music, adjust volume, pair with a Bluetooth power supply, power the speaker, and switch to outdoor mode. When you lie flat on the table, SODLK performs very well, or when the space is small and you need to make more space for a few extra drinks, it may be turned over.
Like most Bluetooth loud speakers, SODLK is easy to install and only needs to be paired with a smartphone or laptop once. After the initial pairing, whenever the speaker is turned on, it is connected and ready to play in about one second. The battery takes about four hours to charge fully, and SODLK has a USB-c cable in the box for charging.
In addition to connecting via Bluetooth, SODLK also adds a 3.5mm stereo jack input for connecting to a walkman or any other analog source, such as a device without Bluetooth. There is also a Bluetooth profile beside the microphone so SODLK can be used as a speaker. This is a great group phone or video chat.
The sound from this ordinary-looking speaker is very accurate. Given its size, the bass is good, and the midrange and treble are surprisingly clear and neutral. When the party becomes noisy, the outdoor mode can eliminate the noise. For a speaker of this size, the rated power of 28w is very respectable. The volume it can produce is excellent, and there is almost no obvious distortion or rattle at a higher volume level.
Conclusion: SODLK is an excellent small speaker. Some speakers have slightly higher bass, but you can't find it at this price. If all you want is a waterproof speaker with good sound and excellent battery life, SODLK is a bargain. I like you to pair the two speakers together. I also like that it can be used as a speaker. Many Bluetooth speakers do not have speaker functions, which is a pity because it is a great function, especially when you are on vacation and want to call home—highly recommended.