Updating as per @ndalby recommendation.
OK, just got my hands on the new Soundcore Icon Mini.
Wait, what??? A plastic box??? Where’s my cardboard??
First thought was quickly sorted though - there is a recycle symbol on the bottom, so we can recycle the plastic…
At least my Happy? is in there…
It is small! But it is weighty. Not heavy, not too light either - feels sturdy, weighty. Absolutely not a criticism, a few of my colleagues said it felt like it was quality.
Haven’t had much of a chance to test audio quality yet. But this thing is pretty loud! Enough that you can feel the desk vibrating with the bass.
One thing that makes me sad… The power on and off noise has changed - I liked the old one, I knew where I was with the old one!
Apart from that, loving it so far. Will update after I’ve had chance to test properly against some of the other speakers at home. And after explaining to the boss why we needed another Anker speaker!!!
OK, quick update on this as I’ve been playing with it for a few days.
Some more pics - including the obligatory water shots!
Next to my Soundcore Mini 2
I do love getting these things wet!!
I’ve had a listen to a few different genres over the last few days with this, from dance to heavy rock - handles everything well - usual caveat that I’m not an audiophile, but I know what I like…
I’ve compared this to my Mini 2 as per the pics, as I got the Icon Mini to replace the Mini 2 for travelling… The smaller form factor, especially the flatter shape is easier for packing/travelling.
Side by side, the Mini 2 has more bass - a given because of the size, but it also sounds a bit ‘trebly’. The Icon is lovely and warm in comparison, it’s a really nice sound and I still can’t get over how much sound there is from such a small unit.
Battery life so far is amazing, but who would be surprised at an Anker product having a good battery! Played a couple of hours on this and the battery is showing 75% on my phone, hasn’t been near a charger yet…
Great job again, Anker - love it!