Shower Power: The Hydropower Shower Speaker
Singing in the bathroom is not only fun: it can also be a perfect platform to accidentally discover your singing talent. In any case, there are more bathroom singers than you thought existed.
If you love singing in the bathroom, getting a waterproof Bluetooth speaker can enhance your experience. The only annoying fact is that the majority of these speakers have to be charged every now and then or powered using cords.
But what if you had a shower speaker that is waterproof and does not need to be charged or connected to a power source for it to work? Well, that is more like the Shower Power Speaker by Ampere. With the capability to use hydropower to recharge its built-in battery, this speaker offers you a shower experience as you’ve never had before.
Ampere Shower Power Features
Designed and manufactured by US startup Ampere, the Shower Power is a waterproof, hydro-powered speaker that targets the user who prefers carrying their music with them to the bathroom. Unlike the typical shower speakers that have to be taken out and recharged periodically, this speaker simply uses running water from your shower to run a hydroelectric generator that continuously charges its 2,600mAh battery.
When fully charged and with water flowing, the shower speaker can offer more than 80 hours of playback with the volume at the highest setting. Turn off the shower and the speaker still plays on for an impressive 14 hours or so at maximum volume. One thing to keep in mind is that the Shower Power turns itself on automatically as soon as there is water flow.
If you were expecting the speaker to remain powered indefinitely at maximum volume when the water is flowing, that is not possible, according to Ampere. Their explanation for this is that the hydroelectric generator, being quite tiny, can only generate enough power to run the speaker indefinitely at approximately 60-70 percent volume. But with more than 80 hours of playback with the water running, would you really need more?
Ampere also gives you the power to take control of your music using the button controls on the speaker itself or through an optional wireless remote. Unlike the shower speaker, the remote control is not hydro-powered, and will therefore require some batteries. If you are worried that this speaker may affect the water pressure or usage, you should be glad to know that it doesn’t.
The designers and creators of the Shower Power speaker are not only interested in making sure that your shower music sounds good: they also have a great interest in environmental conservation, which is why they made the speaker from 100% recycled ocean plastic. And just because the speaker is eco-friendly does not mean that its sound quality is poor.
This Bluetooth-enabled speaker connects automatically to your device and since it’s equipped with a proprietary “sound wave” diffuser, it sends sound in all directions allowing giving you an immersive 360° audio experience. Ampere also gives you the option to buy an optional droplet speaker, which is not hydro-powered, so that you can enhance the audio from the Shower Power speaker for a richer surround sound.
Quick Specs Summary
- 2,600mAh Lithium-ion battery for an extended playback time
- More than 80 hours of continuous operation with water running
- Up to 14 hours listening time with the shower off
- 14 – 16 hours hydropower charge time
- 150mA charge output from the hydroelectric generator
- Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of up to 10m
- Ability to connect to two devices at once (only plays music from one device at a time)
- Made from 100% recycled ocean plastic
- Sound wave diffuser for a 360° immersive audio experience
- Available in three different colors
The Shower Power speaker by Ampere is the perfect addition if you want to revolutionize how you listen to music while in your bathroom. Featuring an easy-to-install design and a reliable power source, you can always enjoy music in your bathroom however you intend to. And if music is your world, you can purchase the optional Droplet speaker for an even richer and more engaging surround sound.
- No External Power Needed
- Bluetooth Connection
- 360 Degree Sound
- Manual Button Control