I don’t know what are Anker’s future plans with this speaker but I wanted to give an update to my previous post regarding denied warranty on free gift items. Also wanted to do a quick review of the replacement speaker.
Long story short… I had 2 free Zolo Halo smart speakers (with Alexa) “one as beta test product and other as a contest prize”. Over time both the speakers developed a weird playing bug. When I checked for warranty replacement, It was denied due to both products being free gifts. Original post link below.
After escalating the issue to higher management. Anker acknowledged that the time and efforts that was invested in testing and reviewing this product should be valued. They didn’t replace both but agreed to replace one with Zolo Mojo (with Google Assistant). I can live with that
I want to do a quick review and will keep an eye for long term stability of the product.
It has a signature Zolo box (white/yellow). Features are highlighted on the front and back of the box.
Inside there is the speakers and a power cable (with barrel connector). Also included are happy/unhappy card, warranty card and user manual.
Speakers are very compact. Specs are below…
Input - 9V, 1.5A
Rated Power Consumption - 5 Watts
Power adapter rating: Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Output 9V, 1.5A
Impedance - 4 Ohm
Driver - 1.75"
Frequency response - 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Wifi compatibility - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth ver - 4.2
Bluetooth range - 10 m/ 33 ft
Weight - 312 g / 11 oz
Sound Quality and Connectivity:
These speakers are very easy to connect using Google Home app. Since I already have a few more google home speakers, it was a breeze to set this up. Zolo Play app is not needed for this…(Zolo Halo needs Zolo Play app).
Sound quality is great as always with Anker speakers. Google responds so much better than Alexa.
Speakers have grills all around with a mute botton in the front. At the back there is a bluetooth button and power input connector.
Top of the speaker is touch sensitive. There are 2 microphones on the top. Tapping with pause/play and sliding your finger on top will change volume. All these functions can also be accomplished by asking google assistant…
Long term stability of this speaker is something that I will closely monitor…Anker I’ll be watching you