Turn your average shower into a great shower by adding music or radio news being played on your very own speaker shower head. A relaxing hot shower with your favorite tunes is a fantastic way to start any day. Or squeeze every last minute of your day by learning about what's happening in the world with the broadcast radio news or listening to your favorite podcast whilst you shower. There is something about the acoustics and the privacy of a great shower that make it the perfect stage for belting out a rendition of your favorite song. Adding a backing tune is just amazing to sing along to - and I'm sure something that Ferris Bueller would have been a big fan of.
What is a speaker shower head? A perfectly ordinary and functional shower head with one major difference - a Bluetooth speaker at its heart! Different from a simple waterproof Bluetooth speaker, a shower head speaker is designed to fit directly within the showerhead. Magnets are usually employed to hold the speaker in place, making it very easy to pop in to use but also easy to remove to recharge the speaker batteries. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect wirelessly to your iPhone, Android phone, computer or other devices. Simply connect to your chosen device to sync and play your favorite tracks. The portable and waterproof speaker can often be removed and used outside of the shower for added functionality. Please use this guide to find the best speaker for your shower.
Advantages of speaker shower heads
- Listen to your music in your shower. Stating the obvious here, but it a pretty great obvious point. You don't have to put up with random radio programming, you choose what you want to listen to.
- Music to your ears. Unlike other waterproof speakers, a shower head speaker is right where you need it, music straight to your ears. Louder, clearer and direct makes for a better listening and showering experience.
- Great backing for your singing. Who doesn't love a good sing in the shower? The alcove acoustics and intimate privacy of a shower make it the ideal stage. As the water flows out of the pipes, let the songs flow from your heart! Now with your own band and backing vocals.
- Save time by multitasking. Squeeze in a podcast or news broadcast whilst you shower. You've got no time to lose, you high-flyer, you! Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!
- It's pretty cool. Always be entertained, maybe show off to your significant other by playing your song one morning as they shower.
- It's portable and usable outside the shower. Always have a speaker to use anywhere, not just in the shower. Who wants to be sharing headphones to show a friend the cool new band you found? Just whip out the speaker and turn it up.
How do I find the best speaker shower head for me? Want tunes in your shower? Check off these things and you'll be singing sweetly;
- Connectivity. How does your speaker connect to your device? Bluetooth is very universal and is likely your best bet - that way, you can leave the phone outside the bathroom and avoid any humidity/water damage. Also does the unit support telephone calls?
- Volume control. Does the unit have a way to increase or decrease volume from the showerhead?
- Charge & recharge. How long does your speaker's battery charge last for - obviously, if it has a longer run time, then you're not going to need to charge it as often. The best brand can last for seven hours. Recharging should be simple and easy.
- Sound quality. Take notice of the user reviews and product details to make sure it sounds great.
- Shower spray. Remember, you aren't just buying a Bluetooth speaker - you're also buying a showerhead, which is a key aspect of ensuring that you have an enjoyable shower. As with the sound quality, take note of the user reviews and product info so that you know you're still going to have a great shower â€“ and not just a dribble with sound.
- Portability. Can you use the speaker elsewhere outside the shower to get the best bang for your buck?
The Abco Tech Water Resistant Wireless FM Radio Bluetooth Shower Speaker
is an excellent option for a small portable shower speaker. What`s so great about it is that it is compatible with any Bluetooth media player or phone - works great with Apple iPhone 5, Android Devices and phones, Samsung S-Voice, and Google. For my Samsung Note 2, it worked flawlessly. It has a cool auto-pairing feature that pairs your device with the speaker automatically when it is in range of the speaker. Of course, that is optional and not a requirement.
While the battery life is not the greatest, the battery is rechargeable. I don`t take too long of showers so that`s not a huge deal for me. The sound isn`t too bad and the suction that holds the speaker is great. I`ve had mine stuck for over a week now and it has yet to fall. So for that, I`m rather impressed. One of the features that is an "iffy" feature for me is that the speaker announces what it is doing. For example, if you press the power button, it says "Power on" or if you Switch to the radio, it says "FM Radio Mode". It`s pretty cool because you know it`s working, but as a mom of an infant that naps often and is a light sleeper - this isn`t something I`d be able to use during his nap times because of that. It`s not able to be turned off either as far as I can tell. So it is both a good and a negative feature. Something that I don`t care too much for is that there is no display for your radio so searching for a radio station is a big challenge. Not a huge deal, but a little annoying. Also, there is no setting memory what so ever which is definitely a big downfall. If you`re in radio mode and turn the speaker off, the next time you turn it back on, it will go into Bluetooth mode by default. It works the same way with the volume. You can get it adjusted to the perfect level for your shower/tub, but the next time you turn it on it will go right back to the pre-determined default volume.
Overall it is a great speaker despite the annoying quirks of it. For the price, it`s not bad. The product itself in terms of quality is well made and durable. It`s also definitely waterproof. All in all I`m satisfied with it.
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