France-based audio brand, ZOOOK has been trying to establish in the Indian market by bringing in more products for the music lovers at an affordable price.
The ZOOOK Rocker Encore Bluetooth speaker, which the company describes, is a rugged, shock resistant, and with a dust and splash resistant, IP65-rated speaker.
Encore is yet another rugged, portable Bluetooth speaker from ZOOOK, similar to the Rocker Armor XL. It bears a black and blue dual-tone body with plastic and a rubberised chassis featuring a mesh grille at both front and rear of the speaker. The front is equipped with an LED light, which blinks blue indicating power-on and red when being charged. An interactive voice welcomes you when powering on or pairing the device.
The top of the speaker consists of an Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) control panel, which also includes a call button, allowing you to answer calls too. A micro USB charging port and a 3.5mm AUX port are available on the right below a water-tight flap. Though the Encore weighs just 425g, ZOOOK also provides a detachable silicon strap to carry it around conveniently.
Featuring a 10m operating radius, the Encore is powered by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery and the company claims it can deliver up to 6 hours of music play time. In our test, Encore managed to achieve around 5 hours of battery on a single full charge. However, the battery life will be subject to genres of music and at different volume levels.
The Rocker Encore is just perfect — it delivers crystal clear audio with a pleasurable, distortion-free bass, even when played at high volumes. The audio quality is crisp, clear and you won’t be disappointed.
There are several portable speakers available from other manufactures such as, Xiaomi, JBL, Philips and LG, in the same price range. Unfortunately, they lack to sport the AVRCP control panel and IP65 rating under the same price-cap.
The ZOOOK Rocker Encore is available at a street price of Rs 1,999 and can be a perfect music companion at house parties, while hiking, on the beach or when camping.