Of all the iPhone features that Apple has upgraded over the years – from the camera to the screen to the software – the built-in speaker remains disappointing at best. A good pair of headphones solves this problem, but also Scosche’s new BoomCanMS Portable Speaker, a small Bluetooth boombox that attaches to modern iPhones via a MagSafe connection on the back.
It’s not that Apple doesn’t care about how good the iPhone’s built-in speakers sound. The speaker on the iPhone 13 sounds much better than the original model released back in 2007. Just how the speaker sounds depends entirely on how much air it can move, and the tiny speaker on your smartphone will never be able to compete with the speakers you find yourself on. smart speakers the size of a hockey puck, let alone the speakers that come with a home theater surround sound kit.
Basic physics works against how good the iPhone itself may sound, but for $ 45, the Scosche BoomCanMS is an easy way to upgrade the iPhone’s acoustic capabilities if you resolutely refuse to wear headphones. With Bluetooth 5.0, it doesn’t connect to the iPhone as easily as AirPods, but you can pair it in iOS settings. Scosche promises five hours of charging listening, and BoomCanMS can also be used as an upgraded speakerphone if you have a room full of people trying to eavesdrop on a call. A pair of BoomCanMS speakers can also be connected wirelessly for true stereo sound, but only one can be magnetically connected to the iPhone at a time.
TBoomCanMS is also rated IPX7, which means it can easily survive a dive into the water to a meter depth of half an hour, but don’t expect it to pump out your tunes if you choose to dive. However, if you happen to drop the phone in the toilet, you don’t have to worry about the speaker dying afterwards.
The MagSafe speaker comes in black or white and will be available for purchase sometime this spring.
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