Do you love staying outdoors while listening to your favorite music? Or are you the adrenaline-filled, adventure-type of person who loves to hike, stroll, or climb? Or the relaxed-type who just loves lying down on the sand and bathe under the sun?

Where you may go, whatever situation you are in, as long as you need a portable speaker companion for your outdoor escapade, never ever forget to bring with you the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Philips, the company responsible for the well-known Philips SoundShooter Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker, has another portable wireless speaker in store for us. The Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker features a decent sound quality, rugged design with water resistance, speakerphone capability, and the Smart Sensor that lets you control its function by just a wave of your hands.

Know more about the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker by reading the full review below.

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Performance

The Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker packs two neodynium magnets or drivers that provide this portable wireless speaker a 4-watt power to produce. For its size, this Philips speaker has a sound quality that is just right.

While playing our favorite tracks from our iPhone 6s, we would say that the sound the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker delivers is fairly decent. At average volume level, the sound was still very clean, clear and detailed. Although once you tend to get the volume increased, don’t be surprised to hear distortions from it. Also, take note that the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker only produces sound at one direction only although it is designed with a cylindrical form. So if you want to hear the music you are playing from your device, you should always remind yourself to position this portable speaker at a 45-degree direction, in which the one with the sensor must be visible to you.

For the bass, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker impressed us with great bass output. Thanks to its wOOx bass radiators that help the speaker to pump out powerful bass. So if you are outdoors listening to your Skrillex playlist, then the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker would be a good companion for you.

When it comes to its power, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker packs a rechargeable lithium battery. According to Philip’s marketing, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker can perform for up to 8 hours of battery life. We agree to it but take note that battery life may vary according to your use. Meanwhile, you can recharge this Philips speaker via a power adaptor or a USB cable included in the package.

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Design

So the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is a must have for all outdoor enthusiasts. Why? It’s because the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is made to have a portable rugged design, in addition to water resistance or splashproof ability.

The Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is cylindrical in form, measuring a dimension of 2.8 x 2.6 x 7 inches, and weighing just less than one pound. For us, this portable wireless speaker is truly portable, easy to carry around, and very protected against any outdoor elements like dust, sand, and splashes. It has a rubberized frame enclosure that adds to its protection as well as enables users to handle and grip it easily.

Aside from that, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker also has a durable, sturdy mesh speaker grille that can protect the speaker drivers and other parts in it. On one side of it is where a water resistant cap covers the port for the USB power input or charging. Another water resistant cap covers the back part of the speaker protecting the 3.5mm audio input from any other outdoor elements. On the other side of the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is where a knob for volume adjustment is placed, as well as a tiny LED indicated multi-purpose button is found.

With the feature Smart Sensor, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker has on its front part a small sensor where the user’s hand can wave at different directions in order to control its functions like the Play/Pause or the Skip Forward/Backward. We tried using this feature and found it to be sometimes very hard to use so we just simply used our device’s controls to take over the music we are listening to.

For added portability, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker includes a tiny ring where a carabiner clip can be inserted.

The Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is available in colors, Black, Green, Purple, and White.

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Connectivity

The Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker can either be used through wireless or wired connections.

For wireless connection, this portable speaker can function via Bluetooth. Pairing our iPhone 6s with this Philips speaker was not a nuisance at all. Simply press the multi-purpose button, wait for a prompt to tell that the speaker is in pairing mode, search for the connection in your device’s Bluetooth setting, and then pair. It is just as simple as that.

If you prefer using the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker through wired connection, just simply use a 3.5mm Aux cable to input it in the speaker.

Lastly, the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker doubles as a speakerphone. We tried using this feature and found out that the quality is better if used indoors. It’s because the microphone was very sensitive to sound that it can also capture the sound coming from passers-by and vehicles. But overall, we still appreciate the quality of its speakerphone.

Summary

PROS CONS
Decent sound quality and powerful bass output Sound distorts at higher volume
Long 8-hour battery life  
Rugged, sturdy, splashproof and portable design  
Speakerphone capability  
So if you plan now to take your adventure outdoors, try bringing the Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with you. At a price of $59.89 now (before $179.99), you can now have a great portable wireless speaker companion for your next outdoor escapade.

Philips ShoqBox SB7200 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker