Secur Products SP-5000 Solar Media Player is a great way to charge your devices and enjoy your tunes. Most people love their music and their phones. In some cases, we are willing to sacrifice audio quality just to enjoy music when outside. The Media Player Plus can change that. Whether at the beach, camp out, picnic, or other outside activity, this will make your music sound better and last longer. The fact that your device is protected in the case means no overheating from the sun and no accidentally dropping your device and breaking the screen.
Connecting your device for playback is easy. The Media Player Plus has a 3.5mm AUX connection built in. Just plug it in, turn on the speakers and you’re done. It also has a 2000mAh powerbank built in. It includes a convenient multi-connector that has Lightning and Micro USB as well as USB for charging. In my experience, it took around two hours to fully charge my iPod 6.
The pair of three-watt speakers sound pretty decent and are actually quite loud. You won’t be hitting any deep bass, but the mid-tones and highs are crisp and clear.
The case is rain-resistant and is durable. It is also large enough to accommodate larger phones like the iPhone6+ and Samsung Note4. Inside the SP-5001, it’s padded and has elastic straps to help secure it in place. There’s also a protective pad that covers the connectors and protects your device. Finally, there are two switches; one for charging and one for turning on the speakers. Next to the switches is a charge indicator button.
The SP-5001 can be recharged via USB or through solar power. Charging through USB is pretty fast, only taking around 3 hours from a full drain. Solar power takes a lot longer. From full drain it took 3 days of sunlight to fully charge it.
While the unit itself is great, the Lightning end on the multi-connector stopped working after three uses. The Micro-USB still works fine. I just switched to using my standard Lightning cable that came with my iPod. Another thing to consider is that this is not a Bluetooth speaker. This means that owners of the iPhone 7 will need a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter in order to use this.
Overall, this is a great, portable speaker and a rechargeable powerbank for most users. It is loud and the audio is clean. However, it may not be the ideal solution for iPhone 7 owners. Securproducts.com
I’d like to thank Secur Products for providing their Solar Media Player for this review.