[Review] Mpow Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Good

There is a lot to like about the Mpow Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It all starts with the seam-less setup, this speaker connects in no time. I think that without a doubt the most impressive feature is the sound quality. The bluetooth speaker sounds great, and packs tremendous punch for its size. This bluetooth speaker also has an emergency power bank feature, this could come in very handy when you find yourself in a bind where no outlets are near. Also this speaker is definitely splash-resistant. I was grilling out the first day I tested it, and it started to pour down, but the speaker was still doing great. This is because each area that has a port is covered by black tabs that feel like they are made to keep water out.”Armor” definitely lived up to its name, it can take a beating, and keep right on pumping out tunes. Armor was also built to provide more than ten hours of playback, which means you can use it pretty much all day. The speaker also includes an AUX input to satisfy even more of your audio needs.


The Bad

While this bluetooth speaker is awesome there are some downsides as well. The black tabs included in all the port access areas can be a real pain to uncover quickly. I will take this inconvenience all day though – as it allows for more protection from water. The next thing that was odd is something I’ve experienced on Amazon a lot lately. This speaker looks smaller than it appears on Amazon, I don’t mind it so much though because this speaker booms! Another problem that tends to plague most bluetooth devices is that the audio feedback when you turn it on is obnoxiously loud, and this speaker is no exception. I also didn’t care for the short USB cable. A short USB would be fine for a pair of bluetooth earbuds, but it sucks for a bluetooth speaker.


The Ugly

The only thing that truly irked me about this product is that the pricing can be all over the place. This can be troublesome, but I had no problems when ordering.



Weight: 12.5oz
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.1 x 3 inches
Battery Type: Lithium Ion

What’s in the Box:

  • Armor Bluetooth Speaker
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Instruction Manual

Final Thoughts

This speaker is a beast in many ways, and surprisingly compares nicely to my Mini Jambox by Jawbone. This speaker is very versatile which makes it perfect for any home. For me it will be used outdoors while I am grilling. I know Armor can weather the elements, so I’m comfortable using it there. It sounds great, and can take a beating. What more would you want from a bluetooth speaker?

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