The Anker SoundCore Boost is Anker’s current top of the range speaker offering similar performance to speakers costing more than twice as much.
You’ll all be familiar with Anker and if not here’s a bit of a quick introduction. Anker are an accessory maker that specialises in products like power banks, in car chargers, action cameras and even Bluetooth speakers.
The Anker SoundCore Boost sit’s at the top of the Anker speaker line-up and costs more than the SoundCore 2 which I reviewed back in September, but that extra money does go towards a better performing speaker that’s still significantly cheaper than what the competition is offering.
ANKER SOUNDCORE BOOST REVIEW – DESIGN
The Anker SoundCore Boost is a larger speaker than the SoundCore 2, dimensions for the speaker are 6.2 x 19.3 x 6.5 cm which is just the right amount of space to build in a rechargeable battery that can give up to 12 hours of playback.
A quality, rubberised plastic is used on the exterior of the speaker that feels great to the touch, adds grip and is touch wearing too.
The mesh grill which covers the speaker units is stylishly wrapped around the edges of the curved body with a slender border breaking up the front and rear grill sections.
Looking form the front of the speaker, there is a small tab on the left side which is actually used for opening up a small door where you can find a single standard USB out, 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB plug.
Both the 3.5mm headphone port and micro USB plug can be used for piping audio in to the SoundCore Boost 2, the micro USB is also there for charging the onboard battery. The standard USB plug can be used an an OTG power source too.