Windows Phone Accessory Review: MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We have plenty of options to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth portable speaker to use with our Windows Phone.  These speakers allow for us to enjoy our music collection without the need to be tethered to our Windows Phones by wired earphones.  MPow has a new Bluetooth speaker that has become available and  is hoping it makes your shortlist while shopping for a portable speaker.

The MPow has a conservative appearance, solid build quality and appealing audio quality.  The speaker also has hands-free calling support so you will not miss a call while enjoying your tunes.  In the short time we've had with the MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker, it has made a nice impression on us.

Here is a quick rundown of the MPow Bluetooth speaker.  It takes advantage of Bluetooth 4.0, supports AAC digital audio and has a 3.5mm audio jack as well as the wireless connectivity.  The unit measures 6.2 x 1.8 x 2.3 inches and only weighs 10 ounces.

The speaker has a battery life expectancy of 8 hours and a thirty-foot working range. 

The design has the speaker wrapped in an impact resistant silicone finish that gives the speaker a nice grip.  On the face of the speaker, you will find volume control buttons and a multi-function button that is used for pairing and call features.  At the right end of the speaker are your 3.5mm jack, micro-USB port and power switch.

To pair the MPow speaker to your Windows Phone, press and hold the multi-function button for about six seconds.  When the LED lights under the speakers grill flash red/blue the speaker is ready for pairing.  Call features controlled by the multi-function button include call answering/ending and rejecting a call.

The MPow Bluetooth portable speaker has a conservative appearance, which looks good.  Sound quality is strong enough to be adequate indoors as well as outdoors.  The size of the speaker makes it convenient for backpack carry or even a coat pocket.  Overall, the MPow Bluetooth speaker is a good option to consider.

The speaker is available through various online retailers, such as here at, with a price tag in the neighborhood of $45.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.