With perfect timing for the hot summer weather, Inateck is releasing the MercuryBox. The accessories supplier has scored points here with compact dimensions, a long battery-life and waterproofing that meets that IPX-5 standard, meaning the MercuryBox can even withstand splashing from small waves. That makes this Bluetooth speaker ideal for the beach, the pool, or the bathroom if you want to enjoy the water but aren’t prepared to give up on the music.
The MercuryBox is constructed from aluminium and comes delivered with a 120cm USB charging cable as well as a standard 3.5mm audio cable. Not forgetting a handy carry pouch. It can also be used as a hands-free system thanks to its external microphone. Controls include a power, play, and multifunction button, as well as a volume rocker. The rear side of the case houses a 3.5mm jack, the micro-USB charging port, and a ‘paperclip’ reset switch.
Rubber feet give the well-made and surprisingly powerful MercuryBox a firm grip on any surface. The rear of the case also houses two bass reflex openings which give the speaker membranes room to manoeuvre. The two drivers each produce 5w making sound output surprisingly impressive – and according to Inateck, you should be able to keep the music going for between 10 and 15 hours.
The MercuryBox stands out thanks to its eye-catching price – just €59.99. The lightweight and slimline design also it means you could happily slip it into your pocket, making it ideal to take with you on that upcoming beach holiday.