Today we’ve got the VTIN Rocker Bluetooth speaker up for review, this is an IPX4 rated outdoor speaker with Bluetooth 4.0, a 2200mAh battery and a nifty little flashlight built-in to the speaker itself. Not your typical speaker, but let’s face it – everything is better with a flashlight.
I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to wireless speakers, I’ve seen Bluetooth speakers with power bank, I’ve seen some with FM radio, I’ve even seen some with rainbow lights but this is the first I’ve seen with a built-in flashlight. I guess I have seen it all now.
1What’s in the Box
The VTIN Rocker comes in a neatly packaged slide-to-open brown box with the speaker’s image and specs plastered on the front. Just like the other VTIN speaker reviews we’ve done, the speaker inside is always well protected with a foam lining – inside there’s :
- The VTIN Rocker speaker
- An AUX cable
- A hook for added portability
- A USB cable for charging
- The VTIN Rocker instruction manual
2VTIN Rocker Design
The Rocker’s shape and overall design is very basic, or as I like to think of it – user friendly. The rectangular casing measures 186(W)x56(D)x61(H) mm and weighs just under 14oz, which is ideal considering its primary use as an outdoor portable speaker.
Most of the speaker’s enclosure is made from silicone, this rubberized design makes the Rocker easy to grip and it contributes to the shockproof/water-resistant (not waterproof) properties of the speaker. Viewed from the front, the Rocker has a perforated black speaker grille with a centered VTIN logo in addition to its silver accents.
Control and function buttons are laid across the top panel, from the left these include the mute button, the play/pause button, the previous track/volume down button, the volume up/next track button and the flashlight on/off button. The flashlight bulb and hook connection point are located on the left and right panel respectively. On the back panel there’s the on/off switch, the micro USB charging port and an AUX port.
3VTIN Rocker Audio
The audio quality of the VTIN Rocker was pretty much on par with the Punker model we recently reviewed, it provided a clear and well-balanced audio performance up until I pushed it to the 90% volume mark. For me, it sounds a little muffled at 90% and above.
The bass is very respectable as well, considering its got 2x5W 40mm speaker drivers crammed into such a small space it really does provide a very satisfying listening experience.
Speakerphone – The built-in mic enables hands free calls with ease, I was able to receive calls while in the shower using nothing but the speaker itself and even with a high powered shower I could still hear every word clearly.
4VTIN Rocker Battery Life
According to the VTIN Rocker manual, the 2200mAh rechargeable battery should give approximately 8 hours from a single charge if the speaker is used at 70%. Using the speaker at the same 70% mark, I was able to get 6 hours 49 minutes – that’s just a bit short of the advertised battery life but to be honest anything over 5 hours from a portable speaker is more than enough for me. It takes 3-5 hours to go from flat to full charge.
5VTIN Rocker Connectivity
The VTIN Rocker Bluetooth speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 for streaming, it’s not the latest version but nonetheless it does a very good job at providing a stable connection within the 10m range. In open spaces this works perfectly but during testing there were a few stutters when I tried it between rooms.
Connecting to this speaker is very easy, just switch the speaker on then turn on Bluetooth on your phone and look for the “VTIN-2” name in your connections list. If you don’t fancy using Bluetooth or if your device isn’t Bluetooth compatible, there’s an AUX input as well.
6VTIN Rocker Specs
|Playback Time||Up to 8 Hours|
|Battery Charge Time||3-5 Hours|
|Bluetooth Version||4.0 CSR
|Water Resistance Rating||IPX4|
Having now reviewed 3 VTIN portable speakers, it’s clear to see that VicTsing has put a lot of time and effort into making products that are both functional and of the highest quality – even budget products. I would 100% recommend the VTIN Rocker Bluetooth speaker to anyone who wants a cheap but quality wireless outdoor speaker.
Disclaimer: The VTIN Rocker Bluetooth speaker review sample was given to me free of charge for my honest review and opinions. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and it’s in no way influenced by the maker of the product.
A highly durable water-resistant outdoor Bluetooth speaker that sounds good and is easy on the eyes and the wallet. Another quality Bluetooth speaker from VicTsing.