MonkeyCanz 10W Bluetooth Speaker Review


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.


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 for £37. Click here for current price, ratings and more user reviews of the MonkeyCanz MC-201 splash-proof Bluetooth speaker.