The newly released iClever IC-BTS03 shower/outdoor Bluetooth speaker was specifically designed to go places you wouldn’t dare take a normal Bluetooth speaker. Thanks to its IP65 weatherproof rating you’ll be able to enjoy your music in wet, damp and dusty areas without worrying too much about you device getting damaged.
What’s in the box
The IC-BTS03 ships in the standard brown box favoured by a lot of tech companies these days, upon unboxing you’ll find the speaker itself, a 3.5mm audio cable for connecting any non-Bluetooth or older devices you might have, a USB cable for charging and the IC-BTS03 user manual to help with setting up the speaker.
iClever IC-BTS03 Design
The robust and practical iClever IC-BTS03 features a functional yet appealing design. Small enough to fit in your palm, it is still powerful enough to fill a room with sound. Designed in a sturdy cubic shape for easy balance, the iClever IC-BTS03’s dimensions measure 98 x 90 x 50 mm, making it small enough to take anywhere you want to go.
It is also really light to carry around, weighing only 286 grams. This Bluetooth speaker has a unique appearance with a hard plastic case that gives it its waterproof properties. It also has rubberized corners to avoid damage during transportation and to offer protection if the speaker is accidentally dropped. The large metal speaker grille encompasses much of the surface, enabling excellent sound quality that belies its diminutive size.
While much of the face is black, the bright orange detailing lends the speaker a contemporary and vibrant look. There is also a useful rubber wrist strap for easy transportation and the charging port has a rubber covering to protect it. This stylish speaker features four function buttons to the top, which are able to control all the functions of the unit, contributing to its streamlined, modern appeal.
iClever IC-BTS03 Audio
The audio quality of the IC-BTS03 is pretty impressive for a speaker that fits in the palm of your hands. It has a total output of 5W, this might not sound like a lot but if you intend on using this as a Bluetooth shower speaker you’ll be very impressed how loud it sounds in an enclosed shower room.
iClever IC-BTS03 Battery Life
The IC-BTS03 has a built in 2000mah rechargeable battery which according to iClever should provide up to 10 hours of music playback from a single full charge cycle.
From my personal experience I was able to get between 9 and 10 hours from a full charge cycle using Bluetooth connection and volume set to one before maximum. (tip: if you want to conserve on battery power use the included 3.5mm cable instead because the Bluetooth radio needs power to stay connected and function)
iClever IC-BTS03 Connection Options
As with most other outdoor Bluetooth speakers, the IC-BTS03 speaker features both wired and wireless options for connecting, Bluetooth 3.1 +EDR ensures a stable and reliable connection with your Bluetooth devices within a 10m range while the aux-in port offers the added reliability of a wired connection.
iClever IC-BTS03 Main Features
Weatherproof design – A truly portable speaker that can go anywhere, the IC-BTS03 is IP65 rated which means it can be used in wet and dusty environments without causing any damage to the speaker. It’s also shockproof so a few knocks shouldn’t be a problem.
10 hours playback – A single full charge provides up to 10 hours music playback. Charging time is approximately 3-4 hours. There’s also an auto shutdown feature which turns off the speaker after 10 minutes of inactivity.
Bluetooth V3.1 +EDR – The IC-BTS03 incorporates Bluetooth version 3.1 +EDR for a stable and reliable connection within a 10m range, just connect once and the speaker remembers your mobile device for future use.
Audio output – Powered by a single 5W driver, the IC-BTS03 will take your audio beyond anything you can get from using a smartphone or tablet.
All in all the iClever IC-BTS03 is an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor uses. It’s lightweight, easy to carry around, has a very good battery life and is built to withstand everything you can throw at it. I would definitely recommend this Bluetooth speaker to anyone looking for a go anywhere speaker that doesn’t cost much.