PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker

£12.99
5

My Rating

5.0/10

Pros

  • Robust
  • Waterproof
  • Great for Kids
  • Long Bluetooth Range

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

The PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker is a portable, outdoor, and universal speaker that can attach easily to clothing, your bag, or even hung on a branch!

This speaker is waterproof, shockproof, and even dustproof.  This is a perfect speaker for outdoor activities and its rugged design won’t let you down.

You get a Bluetooth 4.0 connection that can easily connect to all Bluetooth enabled devices.

But is this speaker any good? What does it sound like? Time to test it out!

Packaging.

The PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker comes packaged in a Black cardboard box with usage images and a clear viewing window.  The box measures 15.0cm x 7.0cm x 5.5cm and weighs 120G.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Outer packaging of the PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Contents.

Upon opening the PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker box you will find the following items. 1x Speaker, 1x USB Micro Charger Cable, 1x Micro USB/AUX Cable, 1x English/Chinese User Guide.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Contents of the PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker.

The PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker is a small, portable and universal music speaker.  You get a matt finished Silicone coating with a hook design that can attach to just about anything.  The speaker measures (With loop opened) 19.0cm in height x 4.5cm in diameter and weighs 65G.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Image of the PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

The speaker I have is Pink in colour, but PINGKO also do this speaker in Blue.

On one side there’s three control buttons.  These buttons are Volume Down/Previous Track, Play/Pause/Power, and Volume Up/Next Track.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Image of the control buttons – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

On the other side there’s a cover which houses the TF Card Slot, Micro USB Charging Port and a reset hole.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Image of the charging area – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

The underside is where the audio speaker output is located.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Image of the speaker area – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Setting up and using the Speaker.

Before you use this little speaker for the first time you’ll need to charge it using the supplied Micro USB Charger Cable.  The cable measures 52.0cm in length.  Insert one end into the speaker and the other into any 5V DC USB power source.

Charging takes around 2-3 hours to fully charge and you’ll be able to play this speaker for around 5 hours on this single charge.

Once charged you’ll need to hook this speaker upto your device.  I’m choosing to connect via the Bluetooth connection.  But, you can play music via a wired 3.5mm AUX Cable connection, or even use a TF Card.

To connect via Bluetooth, power on the speaker and search on your device via your Bluetooth menu for “AS888” and connect.  That’s it!

A successful connection will light up your speaker with a warming Red LED glow.

Sound Quality.

The sound quality isn’t the best, and the speaker needs to be positioned in a raised looped position.  If you place the speaker on a flat surface, you’ll get nothing apart from a muffled audio sound.  Once suspended the sound is clear but quiet even when you increase the volume on your device.  I would say it has about the same sound level as playing audio directly using your mobile phone.

PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker
Image of the PINGKO speaker looped around my finger – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

The real point of this speaker is the unique way in which you can hang and listen to it.  You can hook this onto a bag zip, loop in around your bicycle handle bar and even hang it on a tree branch!

But the sound for me is a big let-down and quite disappointing overall.

The build quality does need mentioning though.  It’s certainly rugged and even withstood several blows against the wall as I threw it around the house!

The Bluetooth wireless range is advertised as being capable of 10M but in fact I found it worked at 15-20M with no signal lose.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: PINGKO
  • Model: Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Model Code: PK-6012pink
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B06XJ13J8Q
  • Bluetooth Version: V2.1 +EDR
  • Output Power: 3W
  • Impedance: 4Ω
  • Response Frequency: 80Hz-20KHz
  • Operating Distance: 10M
  • Audio Noise: >80dB
  • Voice Distortion: ≤5%
  • Battery: 400mAh / 3.7V
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX5
  • Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS

Conclusion.

The PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker is poor in terms of audio volume and quality.  It’s certainly a robust speaker that would be ideal for pre-teen as a first speaker.  But, for me the sound is low quality and low, the connection signal is excellent though.

Overall, it depends on what you wish to have this speaker for.  If it’s for a kid and you’re not too worried about audio quality and looking for something robust then this is perfect.  But if you’re after audio quality you’ll be disappointed with the PINGKO speaker.

It does look quite cool though!

If want the PINGKO Bluetooth Speaker for yourself, it’s available exclusively on Amazon and comes with a 12 Month warranty.  The RRP for this speaker is £39.99.

Product sample provided by PINGKO in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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