It is no surprise the VicTsing Shower Speaker is the No. 1 best selling shower speaker in Amazon (as of September 2017). It is a sturdy all around little mean green music blasting machine.
Like all portable Bluetooth speakers, it does have its pros & cons but overall, I can highly recommend the VicTsing Shower Speaker. It provides solid sound at a budget friendly price.
Who is that cute little chicken you see in the pic above? Well that is Chicky P! He joined the team all the way from Japan this past October. For more details just head on over to the Meet the Reviewer page.
About The Product
The VicTsing Shower Speaker is a great shower radio that has a multitude of cool features including a friendly "Power On" voice notification. Overall it is fairly easy to operate and set up right out of the box.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the design is trendy and the casing looks tight but buyer beware! It is only rated IPX 4. Meaning it can offer a fairly good amount of water protection but it is not fully waterproof. If you look at the official IPX rating definitions, this mean it can resist water splashing against its enclosure from any direction for at least 10 minutes without any harmful effects. In other words, don't drop in the pool or river for prolonged periods of time. If you drop it, fish it out quickly and hope it works ;-).
Features And Benefits
This section provides my unbiased personal opinion of the VicTsing Shower Speaker.
Impressive? Battery Life
Have yet to test it out but most online reviews do tend to agree with the official 4 - 6 hour playback time mentioned in the manual. I will provide an update soon to see if the 3.7V / 500 mAh does really last that long.
This is a matter of personal taste, but I like the rugged compact look. According to the back of the box, the speaker is 87 mm wide x 45 mm depth x 95 mm high ( 3.42 x 1.77 x 3.74 inches). It is also very light weighing in at 145 grams ( 5.11 ounces).
In terms of color, the model tested was army green which gave it a serious macho boost. Blue, black and orange versions are also available for 2 to 3 dollars more.
I dropped it twice while trying to take its photos but the sound quality never wavered.
Got to be honest, I am no audiophile. When compared to other shower speakers, the audio is not the loudest but to my untrained ears it does the job well. The only time audio quality becomes a problem is when receiving calls. I can say that it only does a slightly above average job in that situation. The caller could hear me ok but I wouldn't recommend it for an important business call. Then again, I don't think phone calls should be a priority when singing in the shower!
What Others Are Saying
Customers who have bought this wireless shower radio seem to be happy with their purchase.
As of the time of this review, 4,970 Amazon customers agreed that the VicTsing delivered on its promise, thus meriting an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The 158 reviewers on the official VicTsing website rank it 4.87 out of 5 stars.
There were only 5 reviews on the Walmart website but they all ranked it 5 out of 5.
On the negative side, Fakespot estimates Amazon has scrubbed or deleted at least 1,948 reviews of the VicTsing Shower Speaker. After correlating verified purchases, writing styles, review content, as well as review frequency, Fakespot estimates 21.1% of all Amazon reviews are unreliable thus resulting in a review grade level of C (with A being the highest). Nevertheless, these reliable reviews still rate the speakers pretty high.
What's In The Box
The VicTsing Shower Speaker comes with
- Snap Clip x 1
- Micro-USB Charging Cable 50 cm (1.64 ft) x 1
- Suction Cup x 1
- Instruction Manual x 1
The suction cup worked well on the bathroom mirror. The carabiner clip feels solid and provides a functional alternative in terms of speaker location placement potential.
This is a solid shower speaker with great all around performance. The only real downside is you can't lower the volume for the voice navigation. Nevertheless it is highly recommended. Based on its features it is a great value for your money.
The VICTSING Shower Speaker is currently available at just below $20 with free shipping you are a Prime Member. Happy showers!