Do you want a portable wireless speaker that doesn’t just fire up great sound but also has a rugged, water resistant design?

There are many of these kinds of portable speakers out there but one product that stands out is the Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

This portable speaker from Philips has been a talk of the town lately, specifically by true blue audiophiles out there due to its amazing features.

Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof



The Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker offers impressive sound quality, rugged and water resistant design, and a built-in microphone for speakerphone capability. To add, this portable wireless speaker seems to be a perfect personal companion to your daily adventures, from your simple stroll to your camping and swimming getaways, because of its unusual yet functional build.

Check out our Philips Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review below.

Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof



Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review – Performance

When it comes to the performance, the Philips Shoqbox Mini has something to offer considering its small size. For the sound quality, we were surprised at how loud this portable wireless speaker is. Looking at how compact and small this Philips speaker is made us really impressed with the sound it delivers.

Listening to our music, we observed the sound to have a rich, full, balanced quality without any distortions being produced. Well, thanks to its anti-clipping feature that allows this portable speaker to deliver optimum sound quality while ensuring the absence of distortions. Aside from that, it also boosts a bass output that meets at par. Come to think of it that this one is a compact, small portable speaker, Philips still induced it with a fairly decent bass.

For the battery, the Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker has a built-in rechargeable Lithium ion battery that powers it up for about 5 hours of battery life. Honestly, we were not that impressed with the battery life of 5 hours because we think that it should have been made better, like improving the battery life of up to 8 hours.

Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof



Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review – Design

The Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is designed to look and feel rugged. It has a unique aesthetic, making it stand out from other rugged portable speakers in the market, and it features an IPX6 certification, which means that this product is made to be resistant from splashes, rain, drips of water, and even sprinkles of shower. For this kind of design, the Philips Shoqbox Mini is undeniably perfect for the outdoors.

This portable speaker measures 2.3 x 4.2 x 2.7 inches and weighs at 4.8 ounces only. For us, this one is shaped like a hand grenade, thus making it really compact, easy to carry around, and grip in the palm of our hands. The speaker grille has a unique pattern adding that “rugged feel” to it. It also has rubberized parts on both the top and bottom which has certain purpose.

The top part serves part of the buttons for power, volume controls, and Bluetooth pairing/Speakerphone function. While at the bottom part is where a rubberized cap covers the ports for Micro-USB charging and the 3.5mm Aux/Audio input used mainly for wired connections.

When it comes to water resistance, we suggest you to not float it in the water. Although Philips markets it to have the capacity to float in water, try not doing it because we tried this feature and the sound quality was really affected even if it was dried.

Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof



Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review – Connectivity

The Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker can be connected by wirelessly pairing your device to this speaker via Bluetooth or by using its 3.5mm Aux/Audio input. The pairing or connection process for the Bluetooth was very easy and smooth. While if you prefer using wired connection, you have the option to connect it with the Aux input, but you need to provide your own a 3.5mm Aux cable to use it.

Lastly, this portable wireless speaker also features speakerphone capability. It has a built-in microphone that allows for wireless phone calls or conference calls.

Summary

  PROS   CONS
  Impressive sound quality and bass output for its size   Short 5-hour battery life
  Rugged design
  IPX6 rated water resistant
  Speakerphone capability



If you are looking for a portable speaker that delivers impressive sound quality with rugged, water resistant design, try considering the Philips BT2200B-27 Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It is also now offered at a value price of $41.08 now!