At first, I thought the size of the Anker Soundcore Motion Q was going to be too big since I was coming from the Anker Soundcore mini but I don’t seem to mind the size when packing it with me. I loved the 360 degree sound it offers and the sound for the size is worth it to me. It does come with a wrist strap but I wish it was adjustable. I was a bit disappointed with the material as it felt almost like a spare shoelace/material Anker had lying around. I find myself not even using the wrist strap because of the quality. I wish the strap had an adjustable end cap that said Anker/soundcore to make the brand more apparent and to make wrist strap feel more premium. It would create a more well rounded message of Anker’s quality.
At the bottom of the speaker, you will find a thick rubber waterproof port cover for a 3.5mm Jack and a micro USB for charging. I wish Anker would have started to move to USB type C with this rebranded line. But there had to be sacrifices for the sound quality.
I have come to love the clickyness of the buttons up top. The buttons do need a little learning though. As with the usual, press and hold the volume up or down to skip to the next track or go back to the previous track is not the case with the Motion Q. I had to pull out the user manual to find out that the play button will be used for the majority of your actions.
Pressing the play button twice will skip to the next track and pressing it three times will go to the previous track. Play/pause, answering/ending, putting a current call on hold to answer an incoming call/transfer a call between the speaker and your phone is all one click on the play button.
I love that this speaker has the ability to pair two together to get the optimal stereo sound for a party. I also don’t have to worry about it at all if I bring it to the beach or if I’m sitting poolside. I did a quick water test with an almost full cup of water. The fabric casing is damp at first but will dry quickly after a quick dab with a towel or napkins. My new go to speaker is going to be the Soundcore Motion Q.
Quick water test: Quick Water Test Anker Soundcore Motion Q - YouTube