REVIEW – We have all seen countless Bluetooth speakers reviewed on sites like The-Gadgeteer.com. Most are boxy or have clips or loops to hang them from. Few have an actual handle. Not so the AOMAIS Go Bluetooth Speaker.
What is it?
A basic speaker/speakerphone that has an integrated handle that allows you to tote this along like the boom-boxes of yore. It’s sleek, with a slightly nappy grip, and has IP-x7 weatherproofing, so your trip to the beach or out on the boat may not end in musical disaster. (We have no control over your relationships, Gary. If she doesn’t like that Alt-Country playlist you chose, that’s on you!) I was sent the Black model, but it’s also available in Blue and Red.
From the company website
- Booming Bass and Full Volume – Get 30W sound with AOMAIS Go’s two 15 watt full-range drivers and two passive radiators. TWS function lets you pair two speakers for a powerful 60W stereo surround sound. Super bass booms with less than 1% total harmonic distortion.
- Long Play Time, Fast Charge – Get the play time you want with an 8800mAh rechargeable battery that can go for up to 30-Hour (At 50% volume, playtime varies according to volume level and audio content).
- IPX7 Waterproof – top-level waterproof able to withstand full immersion of up to 33 feet for 30 minutes. it’s dustproof, snowproof, mudproof, waterproof or even being dropped.
- Support hands-free calling, Tablets, cellphones sync in a snap with Bluetooth 4.2 – Works great with mobile phones, Wired connection with PC, TV and other non-Bluetooth devices with a 3.5mm audio jack.
- Clear, rich sound that fills the room indoors and performs outdoors – Easily connect any device with a playlist to have continuous sound for any occasion.
Design and features
The sound from this unit seemed fine with just one unit. (Apparently, with two, you can pair them for twice the watts per channel, or to fill a larger space. We were not sent a second unit with which to test this.) There are two front-facing speakers with rear- and front-facing passive vents to equalize pressure and give more space to the sound.
With the buttons right under the study, built-in handle, you can easily power on/off, lower volume, pause playback or answer a call, and increase volume. Pairing with another AOMAIS Go requires holding the vol + and vol – together. At 13″ x 7″ x 3″, this is not a huge package to tote along.
Under a water-resistant side panel, there is a microUSB charging port, a USB-A output port to charge your device and an AUX input port. I was never able to run the unit down to where it would not play or charge my iPhone. This makes the AOMAIS Go a great companion on a multi-day trip to the beach or day-long bike ride where you’d like some music and a good source of power at hand.
Standard Bluetooth pairing. If you don’t know how to do this in 2019, turn in your Gadgeteer membership card.
What I like
- Good grippy handle
- Buttons are easy to see and find
- IPx7 means freedom from worry about splashes and sudden showers
- Can charge your device from the USB out port if needed
What needs to be improved
- Can’t really think of anything
The Bluetooth speaker market is a crowded place. The AOMAIS Go brings clear advantages with IP-X7 weatherproofing, 30-hour battery life, and the ability to charge your phones or tablets from its 8800 mAh battery. If you have a large group, having someone else get a second one will enable the whole group to enjoy the same jams together. But there are always warnings to heed: