I’ll be honest, cheeps, it’s rough right now. I work from home all day every day, so you’d think I’d be fine with all this. But, man, it’s cold and rainy outside, everyone is going a little stir-crazy and there’s no end in sight.
No, a Bluetooth speaker is not the answer. Music, however, not only helps combat the silence but also takes my brain away from this everything-is-awful mindset. If you’re feeling the same way and can’t (or don’t want to) wear headphones, here’s an insanely good deal: The with promo code D42LU42G. It’s available in four colors; the not-my-taste camouflage-blue one dips to $9.99 with that same code.
Yep, it’s your basic brick, one that features physical controls up top. But it’s also pretty versatile; you can plug in a flash drive or microSD card (referred to here as “TF”) if you have tunes stored on one, making for a nice little self-contained jukebox. There’s also an analog input in case you want a wired connection to something like an old iPod.
There’s a built-in microphone as well, so this might prove a louder, clearer hands-free alternative to your phone for all the Zoom meetings you have to call into now.
Axloie promises up to 12 hours of play time on a charge and backs the speaker with a 12-month warranty. It has a 4.4-star average rating from nearly 300 buyers; both Fakespot and ReviewMeta indicate the majority of those ratings to be legit.
Ten bucks. Hard to beat.