Why this pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker is such a convenient piece of tech

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61vlEQLLUiL._SL1000_AmazonDo you have small, relatively insignificant problems that crop up just often enough to be annoying?

Since buying the original iPhone almost 10 years ago, I run into the problem of needing to amplify its audio a couple of time a month.

Yes, I’m aware speakers, speaker docks, and Bluetooth speakers have been around for decades. I bought a cheap iPod speaker dock in 2005.

It’s hardly worth lugging around a full-sized Bluetooth speaker all the time, though. That is what makes Anker’s SoundCore Nano such a convenient piece of tech. 

It’s tiny. Fits-in-your-pocket-easily tiny. But it produces audio that sounds loud and clear, traits it inherited from its older sibling (and my go-to Bluetooth speaker), the SoundCore Sport XL. For the past week and a half it’s lived on my “dining room” desk, and work desk. It’s the ideal mono speaker to listen to when working, because it can only get so loud

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You can also use it for speakerphone calls during a teleconference. It solves all these stupid, little problems that shouldn’t exist anymore, but still crop up. I can almost guarantee you that at some point you’ve cupped your hand around your phone’s speaker, or put it in a plastic cup to amplify its sound.

It’s not going to give you room-filling, audiophile-grade sound, but given it’s cheap price, the Anker’s SoundCore Nano is a total “convenience purchase.” Pick this speaker up and you might be surprised how many edge cases you can solve with it.

Anker SoundCore Nano Bluetooth Speaker, $24.88, available at Amazon

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