It was over a year ago that I purchased this little speaker to be my designated canoe speaker for an upcoming canoe trip. We were going to be doing a 12 mile trip down Sugar Creek and we had a large group of friends going. Since we were planning on being on the water for at least 5 hours I wanted to have a canoe speaker that would last the whole time and keep the good times going. After reading some reviews on Amazon I purchased this speaker for $16.99 and off to the river it went.
Is the VicTSing a Good Waterproof Bluetooth Canoe Speaker?
The total canoe trip took us around 6.5 hours. As I mentioned we had a big group and made quite a bit of stops along the way. As soon as we got settled into our canoes I turned the speaker on and here is where I’ll start my review:
Total Play Time
I had this speaker charged to 100% and was playing music from my phone via bluetooth at full volume (both on my phone and on the speaker). After 3 hours the speaker was out of battery. To be honest I wasn’t expecting this speaker to last the whole time, in fact I brought a USB battery bank to recharge it on the water (yes, it did work).
Surprisingly loud. For the compact size of this speaker everybody said they could hear the music playing with clarity, even those 20-30 feet back from us. With that being said, I had this speaker at max volume the entire trip which cut into its battery life.
While I never completely submerged the speaker in water, it got splashed and handled plenty with wet hands. The speaker never skipped a note. In addition, the speaker was sitting in direct sunlight for a good portion of the trip and never overheated.
Suction vs Clip
Clip. Just use the clip. I was in a metal canoe and thought I may be able to use the suction cup this speaker comes with to suction it to the inside wall of the canoe, it didn’t work well. Every few minutes it would fall down. I ended up tying a rope around the handle of one of our coolers and clipping the speaker to that.
All in all the VicTSing isn’t a bad little waterproof blue tooth canoe speaker. My only complaints are that the battery life is a little short and the sound quality is average. I would recommend you bring a USB power bank on your canoe trip and power the speaker while it’s playing (don’t wait for it to die like I did). For $17 you can’t go wrong. The speaker does everything you need it to do and if for some reason it goes overboard it’s not a total loss. To purchase this exact speaker on Amazon click on this link.