An incredibly portable speaker for listening to some tunes on the go


When looking for a Bluetooth speaker to take on the road with you, sound quality, portability and price all factor into the equation. With the Blue Tiger SoundPod there's a good compromise of all three. You're getting something that sounds pretty good, doesn't cost a whole lot and is about as portable as it comes.

Here's a quick round up of the main tech specs:

  • 3W Speaker
  • Connect via Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable (included)
  • Built-in microphone
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • 5 hours playback at max volume

You actually get three options for music playback; Bluetooth, from a microSD card or wired via the 3.5mm headphone jack on your device. Charging the speaker is done via the included USB cable so you're able to either plug it in to your computer or a wall outlet with the right adapter. It gives enough battery life to give you plenty of music on the go.

Despite its diminutive size, there's plenty of heft behind this speaker. It feels solid and sturdy, like you could happily throw it in a bag and not worry about it falling apart. The exterior has a soft touch finish that's durable, while the speaker grille covers the entire top surface. The base has a rubber covering that gives it a strong, non-slip finish. All the main controls are placed around the circumference, where you'll also find a microphone making the SoundPod perfect for hands-free calls.

What the Blue Tiger SoundPod gives is a good quality sound from a seriously portable package. Good highs, respectable but not overpowering bass and plenty of volume for something so small. At home or on the road it's a great value portable speaker to have in your bag.