iClever has built up a good reputation as a manufacturer of solid, well-designed Bluetooth devices, and the BoostSound IC-BTS07 Bluetooth Speaker is no exception, and well fitted to support your audiobook streaming needs. This is a portable Bluetooth 4.0 device with two 3W speaker units, and a claimed 10 hours playback time from its large capacity rechargeable battery. The price tag of $29.99 is very reasonable, but even in this range, there are plenty of rival devices. So how does the BoostSound IC-BTS07 stack up against the competition?

The speaker unit itself is definitely robust enough for outdoor use, even heavy. Its rubberized finish should also be hard-wearing, as will the rubber-covered operating buttons and the rubber flap over the ports at the the back. Power from a standard micro USB 5V 1A port means that you’ll find plenty of compatible phone chargers, and there is also a covered AUX port allowing cable connection to non-Bluetooth audio devices, with a physical Mode switch on the top to switch between inputs. In operation, there’s no problem syncing the Bluetooth to the usual range of devices. Volume is indeed very strong, even reverberating somewhat, and audio presence is going to be no problem at all, even outdoors. All in all, any camper keen to listen to audiobooks, or even anyone looking for a smaller room speaker, is going to be completely happy with the BoostSound IC-BTS07.