Speedlink Portajoy Bluetooth Speaker – Reviewed

It’s nearly Spring and that means you are going to need a super sound system for the imminent sunny months, outdoor parties and BBQs. There is such a large range of options out there, but we think this Speedlink Portajoy speaker has all the bells and whistles to keep you smiling. No more crowding around your iPhone to hear a tune or listening to a tinny sound system without any real meat behind it. The Portajoy Bluetooth Speaker has fantastically authentic sound for those on the go or at home.


This nifty speaker is fully equipped for all devices and comes with NFC, Bluetooth and audio cable connections. This means you can pretty much access music from all systems old and new. NFC makes for a super easy connection and your device can be paired in no time at all. We found the syncing between devices to be one of the fastest and most painless out there. The speaker is adorned with sensor-touch control for ease of use and an integrated microphone for hands-free calls too.

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Sound is were the Portajoy Speaker really stands out. Thanks to a 10w RMS output power, rich bass and great detail, the overall sound quality far outstrips the price tag. Compared to speaker of this size and price, the depth of the sound is wonderfully captivating and great to listen to. For such a compact system, the Portajoy speaker packs a real punch!

The speaker also has a micro-USB slot for charging and a full charge will last you in excess of 20 hours. According to Speedlink, the full charge time is 25 hours, but we found the device to fail at around 22. That is still not bad and is a really great effort from a speaker you can take on the go. It’s almost an entire day after all! It’s not a particularly small device though, and it won’t fit in your pocket. However, it is great for taking to the park or the beach and it even has a real leather carry handle for ease of transport.

The Portajoy Bluetooth Speaker comes in a choice of black or grey (but we would have liked a few more colours, to be honest), available from £69.99 from Amazon.com.


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