Wireless Bluetooth speakers are fast becoming a staple means of enjoying music both indoors and outdoors, even with their inability to match the sound output of a stereo system. Maybe it’s the convenience of their portability and flashy designs.
The reasons for their popularity may vary, but one thing is constant – Bluetooth speakers are here to stay. Being one of the fast-moving items in today’s market, manufacturers are making deliberate efforts to deliver the best possible sound outputs and sleek designs, and the Oontz Angle 3 Plus is no exception.
While it’s certainly not the best performer in the wireless speaker market, the Oontz Angle 3 Plus offers consumers absolute value for money. Here’s an Oontz Angle 3 Plus review to show you just how much a speaker under $50 will offer.
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The Oontz Angle 3 Plus will certainly not win any awards because of its design, which is something you would expect from a 35-dollar piece. Nonetheless, it has nice functional perks that improve its appeal. For instance, it is designed to be used in both an upright and horizontal position.
In terms of shape, the Angle 3 Plus comes in a triangular design with smooth edges. The triangular shape makes it easy to pick it up when you want to move it around. Its portability is also enhanced by its light weight of just 13 ounces.
Portability aside, the Angle 3 Plus is equipped with grip contact points made of rubber, minimizing slipping instances on steep surfaces. On the top edge of the speaker is an inbuilt microphone for making phone calls.
There’s also a Bluetooth button with a blue LED light that blinks when the speaker is ready to pair. When it successfully pairs with another device, the non-intrusive light stays blue.
There’s also a red LED light that indicates the amount of power remaining on the battery and the charging status of the speaker. It blinks when the speaker is charging or when the battery is low and stays red when it's fully charged.
On the bottom of the device is a vent for dispersing the heat generated when you play music for a long time.
In addition to the above design perks, this piece of work can resist splash water. Unfortunately, it cannot withstand being completely submerged in water or being left in wet surroundings for a long time. Always remember to cover the AUX jack and micro USB ports with the rubber flap that comes with the speaker when using it in wet environments.
The sound output of the Oontz Angle 3 Plus is pretty amazing for a speaker of its size and price range. It has an output of 10W, which is beautifully delivered by the front dual speakers. It also produces an omni directional sound that fills up the entire room nicely.
It follows up its outstanding audio output with a long battery life of up to 30 hours. It also comes with a USB cable for charging. This cable cannot be used on a wall outlet.
The speaker also comes with a power saving function that shuts down the device if you don’t use it for 15 minutes. However, it automatically switches to regular mode when plugged into a power source.
The Angle 3 Plus is also equipped with a microphone, allowing you to make hands-free calls without too much hassle. There’s nothing special about the mic. It’s functional, and that’s all that matters.
This wireless speaker is also water-resistant up to IPX5, meaning that it is also rainproof, splashproof, sand proof, dustproof and perfect for poolside and beach applications.
Of course, the Oontz Angle 3 Plus has Bluetooth connectivity. But are there other ways you can play music on this device?
The Angle 3 plus comes with a 3.5mm AUX input that allows you to hardwire music from devices that do not have Bluetooth capability. Unfortunately, you cannot simultaneously pair the speaker with more than one device.
Also, you can’t pair the speaker with your phone via Bluetooth when another device is connected to the AUX input. The Bluetooth connectivity is automatically disabled the moment you plug in the audio jack into your phone
Pros and Cons
Overall, the Oontz Angle 3 Plus is a decent Bluetooth speaker. It may not have the best connectivity or the most powerful sound output in the market. However, it compensates that with an outstanding battery life and interesting design perks.