No, Anker speakers are not waterproof. In fact, no electronic device on Earth is fully waterproof if you take the word literally: Zero chances of water passing through the protection seal no matter how deep you submerge the device, and for how long you keep it submerged.
However, many of its speakers are water-resistant and can withstand light rain or splashes. This means that you can safely use them in the shower, but you should avoid submerging them in water.
Almost 95% of Anker Portable Speakers are IPX7 rated, which in turn means that your Anker speaker can be submerged in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes without sustaining damage.
Are Anker Soundcore speakers waterproof?
The Soundcore lineup has more than three speakers in succession whose water resistance rating is given below.
- Soundcore 1: No Rating
- Soundcore 2: IPX7
- Soundcore 3: IPX7
- Soundcore Mini Pro 3: IPX7
- Soundcore Mini 3: IPX7
- Soundcore Motion+: IPX7
- Soundcore Motion Boom: IPX7
What these ratings essentially tell us is that the original Anker Soundcore speaker was not designed to resist water whereas the later generations have a fair degree of water protection.
All the latest Soundcore speakers with IPX7 Rating will endure being fully submerged in water at a depth of one meter for at least 30 minutes. So you can shower with them, but don’t take them swimming.
Are Anker Soundcore Flare Speakers Waterproof?
The Flare series also comes with a water-resistant rating given below:
- Soundcore Flare: IP67
- Soundcore Flare 2: IPX7
- Soundcore Flare Mini: IPX7
Both Flare 2 and Flare mini can be submerged in water up to one meter for up to 30 minutes, making them perfect for showering, however, they are not recommended for swimming. The original flare shared the same protection against water but it had a dust-tight seal as a bonus.
What is IP Rating, IP67 vs IPX7?
IPX rating is an international protection rating system for electrical enclosures. The IP stands for ingress protection and is a good measure of assessing the capability of an electronic device to resist dust and water.
The first number indicates the level of dust protection, while the second number indicates that of water protection.
Anker speakers that have an IP rating of 67 are better than the ones with IPX7. Both speakers have the same level of water protection, but the first batch also has decent protection against dust particles.
If you are looking for an Anker speaker to take in the shower with you, then go for one of the newer models in the Soundcore lineup that have an IPX7 Rating. And If you are looking for a speaker to take with you on your next beach holiday, then the Soundcore Flare would be a better option as it is completely air-tight.