Bluetooth speakers come in all sort of configurations which is great for choice but one with built in capabilties for conference calls is something different with a smaller variety on offer. Anker have such a solution which comes in a well built and designed product via the portable conference speakerphone. The name is in the product being portable this can be used anywhere and is portable and not a fixed solution we tend to see on many offices today this can be brought anywhere with you in your tech pack and it is smaller but delivers on its output with sound.
Instant set up.. If on the go or at home this can be set up super fast with bluetooth and no drivers os required of connected to a pc via USB which is great On my testing I used on PC and mobile and the bluetooth connection is just great with no lag or disconnecting issues thanks to bluetooth 5.0 while we are in a state of lockdown here it has been a valuable kit here in the house to use doing my daily duties and keeps the phone out of my hand keeping me free to use both hands for typing and working which is a bonus.
The call quality is excellent and can be heard in a large room easily with its 360 degree coverage and the 6 mics makes this an ideal kit for small office type or meetings and today especially ideal for teams of small groups of 6-8 for example or more makes it the perfect kit do get work done in a closed environment or even outdoors..
The build quality is excellent too and the simple controls on board which does not complicate things. Up top we have a navi pad area that has an status LED ring around it that controls your calls,volume etc and you also have a mute feature you can also use some fucntions to control music if you use it for this too which is possibleand why not, another bonus is you can charge your mobile phone form the device. The best thing is this is compatible with all conference services like zoom..
There is a power on/off key on the front and a bluetooth connection button which keeps the design minimal but offers maximum features via the navi pad up top of the device. The housing of the unit is also has a premium look and will blend in anywhere at home of the office or even and outside environment.
Is this a product to reccomend? Well yes especially today in the current crisis and the fact it is portable with a 24hr battery life it is easy to do so and is not expensive either and ideal for anyone really and can be used for a personal speaker to and you can charge your device so it offers several features that are beneficial to it users, See below in the video how it works and sounds.
- Omni-Directional Voice Pickup: 6 microphones arranged in a 360° array pick up voices up anywhere in rooms for up to 8 people.
- Smart Voice Enhancement: A custom DSP algorithm offers real-time echo cancellation up to 70 dB, de-reverberation, and reduces background noise by 20db to ensure your voice is picked-up without distracting noises.
- Optimized Clarity and Volume: PowerConf Bluetooth speakerphone automatically balances the sound of your voice to make up for differences in volume and distance from the speakerphone.
- Instant Setup and Universal Compatibility: Connect to your phone via Bluetooth or to your computer with a USB-C cable with no need to install drivers. PowerConf Bluetooth speakerphone is compatible with all popular online conferencing services.
- 24 Hours of Call Time: PowerConf Bluetooth speakerphone has a built-in 6,700mAh battery to power days of calls. Integrated Anker PowerIQ technology allows you to charge other devices via PowerConf at optimized speeds.