MonkeyCanz 10W Bluetooth Speaker Review

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The highly durable MonkeyCanz Bluetooth speaker is built to withstand the rigours of outdoor life on the beach or at the pool, though it’s equally at home indoors – even in the bathroom or shower.

Equipped with the latest communication technologies, the MonkeyCanz MC-201 comes in a range of sparkling colours and attaches securely to your world via a strong carabiner clip. If you’re a music fan looking for a smart, easy-to-operate summer accessory – perhaps you’ve just discovered it!

Eye-catching design

With its neat profile and range of bold colours, the MonkeyCanz Bluetooth speaker certainly has pleasing eye-candy appeal, but this speaker has also been designed to take outdoor life in its stride.

The rectangular tube frame has soft curves – so there are no sharp edges – and the strong, durable casing is covered with tough, scratch-resistant silicon rubber.

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A simple control interface occupies one end of the tube, with a control panel located at the other, beneath a protective cover plate.

On each side of the tube, the internal speakers are securely shielded by a mesh grille with further protection provided by the lattice framework of the outer casing. The MC-201 can be used in both horizontal and vertical positions, and finishing touches are provided by a MonkeyCanz logo visible top and bottom when ‘standing tall’, and a colour-matched carabinier clip.

Portable party power

Not only does the IPX-4 rated MonkeyCanz Bluetooth speaker have both the necessary rugged construction and the essential dust-proof, shock-proof and water-resistant credentials required for a beachside party, it also has the music-power too.

A substantial 10-watt audio output is provided by the MC-201’s configuration of two 40-mm speaker drivers, each with an audio output of 5 watts, plus omnidirectional dual passive bass radiators.

This array delivers reliable and undistorted high-quality sounds right across the audio spectrum, with plenty of sparkling presence plus a characterful bass end to give an authentic danceable kick to those familiar floor-filling basslines.

High-quality connectivity

Offering the latest Bluetooth 4.0 specification which supports the A2DP, AVRCP, HSP and HFP protocols, the MonkeyCanz Bluetooth speaker provides high-quality audio streaming which will delight music fans.

Covering a wireless range of 10 metres (33 feet), the MonkeyCanz speaker also has NFC (Near Field Communication) which allows the latest mobile audio devices to enjoy fast, one-touch pairing. Older non-Bluetooth equipment, such as MP3 players, can still be hooked up to the unit’s aux input via the included audio cable.

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Modern technologies

Thanks to its high-end Bluetooth specification which also has low power demands, the MonkeyCanz speaker also enjoys longer battery life, and thus offers a generous 12 hours of music playback from just a single 3-hour charge of its high-capacity lithium-ion battery.

And in addition, it features a built-in microphone for convenient hands-free calls. Not only does this help you to stay in touch with your friends, it also means that with the MC-201 you can seamlessly interact with the latest voice-control apps such as Siri and ‘OK Google’ search functions.

Main Features:

  • Bluetooth: 4.0, supporting A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP profiles.
  • NFC connectivity.
  • Audio output: 10 watts.
  • Speaker drivers: 2 x 40 mm (4 Ohm), twin passive bass radiators.
  • Frequency response: 60Hz – 20KHz
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Music playback: 12 hours.
  • Onboard microphone for hands-free calls.
  • Aux input: 3.5-mm stereo audio.

Pricing and Availability

At time of writing the MonkeyCanz MC-201 portable Bluetooth speaker was available at Amazon.co.uk for £37. Click here for current price, ratings and more user reviews of the MonkeyCanz MC-201 splash-proof Bluetooth speaker.

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