Anker Soundcore mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 15-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range, Enhanced Bass, Noise-Cancelling Microphone


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Soundcore 3 Soundcore Motion Boom A3102 Soundcore 2 A3119 A3101
Sound Powerful Stereo Sound, Deeper Bass, Pure Titanium Diaphragm Clear Huge Stereo Sound, Stronger Bass. Pure Titanium Diaphragms Loud Stereo Sound, Balanced Sound Profile Stereo Sound, Deeper Bass 360° Size-Defying Sound, Deeper Bass Powerful Sound
Playtime 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours 15 Hours 15 Hours
Water Resistance IPX7 IPX7 IPX5 IPX7 IPX7
APP EQ Settings, Software Upgrades EQ Settings, Software Upgrades Setting, Software Upgrades
Connection Partycast: Link 100+ Speakers TWS Partycast: Link 100+ Speakers
More Feature USB-C USB Charger out, USB-C FM Radio
Recommended For Bedroom Shower Beach Hiking Boat Beach Camping Picnic Indoor Bedroom Kitchen Travel Travel Shower Bathroom Travel Camping Kayak Hike Beach Room Travel Camping

Soundcore mini

The Mini Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Sound

Model number: A3101

Compact and Powerful

A 5W audio driver and passive subwoofer ensure you get crystal-clear sound and powerful bass from a Bluetooth speaker you can literally take anywhere.

Seamless Connectivity and Calls

Bluetooth 4.0 provides rapid pairing and a stable connection. The 66ft transmission range and noise-cancelling microphone enable convenient hands-free calling away from your device.

Unstoppable Music

Soundcore mini boasts micro SD support and AUX-in jack—so even if your phone stops, your music keeps going.

Listen Longer

Thanks to Anker’s advanced battery technology, Soundcore mini provides over 15 hours of non-stop music-more than double that of other similarly sized speakers.



Dimensions: 6.86 x 6.86 x 6.86 cm; 200 Grams
Model: A3101111
Batteries Included: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Manufacture: Anker
Origin: China

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290 Responses

  1. makeup artist Eman says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this for a specific reason. Like many I work from home on a laptop and spend many hours on a wired headset. I wanted to get rid of as many cables/peripherals as possible, so was after a speaker/phone, that I could use with MS Teams for calls. Like all Anker products the speaker is superbly built and easy to use. The rubber ring on the bottom is a great addition to stop it sliding about. Connecting to the laptop (windows 10) was easy enough and adding to Team was straightforward. Incoming calls and audio came through loud and clear but despite trying a few locations for the speaker, I was told I sounded like I was in the toilet (I definitely wasn’t). So back to the headset. Keeping the speaker for other uses but just be aware that if your primary reason for buying is the same as mine, this may not be best option.

  2. Blanca58Bgymkv says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this for a specific reason. Like many I work from home on a laptop and spend many hours on a wired headset. I wanted to get rid of as many cables/peripherals as possible, so was after a speaker/phone, that I could use with MS Teams for calls. Like all Anker products the speaker is superbly built and easy to use. The rubber ring on the bottom is a great addition to stop it sliding about. Connecting to the laptop (windows 10) was easy enough and adding to Team was straightforward. Incoming calls and audio came through loud and clear but despite trying a few locations for the speaker, I was told I sounded like I was in the toilet (I definitely wasn’t). So back to the headset. Keeping the speaker for other uses but just be aware that if your primary reason for buying is the same as mine, this may not be best option.

  3. VetaWorsnop says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our Usersi used the speaker to play music and audio books via my talking book machine, i have but to problems with it , 1 the instructions are just to flimsy, not enough details or help for controls etc, while i am over the moon with the audio quality and the amazeing amout of stuff on the speaker it is let down by the difficulty of operateing the radio , to me it does not matter as i bought the speaker to get away from radio, but it would be nice if it was easier to use. so in a summing up, more information in the way of describeing how to use controls and make the radio better . i would quite happily give this speaker 10 out of 10 despite the radio and lack of clearer instructions, to me its a little miracle that something so small and compact produces such quality.

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our Usersi used the speaker to play music and audio books via my talking book machine, i have but to problems with it , 1 the instructions are just to flimsy, not enough details or help for controls etc, while i am over the moon with the audio quality and the amazeing amout of stuff on the speaker it is let down by the difficulty of operateing the radio , to me it does not matter as i bought the speaker to get away from radio, but it would be nice if it was easier to use. so in a summing up, more information in the way of describeing how to use controls and make the radio better . i would quite happily give this speaker 10 out of 10 despite the radio and lack of clearer instructions, to me its a little miracle that something so small and compact produces such quality.

  5. RozellaDartnell says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 17 From Our UsersI am never one to write reviews, in fact this is my first, but this speaker has changed me.

    Do not get me wrong, it does not have the best sound quality by any means, nor is it that loud, especially in an outside setting. That being said, the loudness is just about perfect for a chill out with some mates, and the sound quality is acceptable. When inside it is not too bad, but as mentioned outside, it is not the best.

    I managed to purchase this on Prime Day, heavily discounted, which was an added bonus. The amount of times I dropped it, in the first couple years of ownership, and it still worked, surprised me – dropping it on all surfaces seemed to have no effect: grass, carpet and concrete all had no effect. Surprisingly, the single bit of cosmetic damage it has picked up in its life time was the smallest of dents in the top of speaker, caused by a cologne bottle in a rucksack – which I found rather amusing.

    Although, all of this is irrelevant. What really made me write this review is what happened a few weeks ago. I had taken the speaker kayaking with some friends, which was easy with the Soundcore Mini being so small. I had stuffed it down the side of me in the kayak, and as I was only on a fun little paddle with some friends I had opted not to attach the kayak’s spray skirt. Forgetting that I had not attached it, I did a sharp turn, causing the Soundcore Mini to fall out of the kayak and into the lake. Initially I had not realised that the speaker had fallen in – all I heard was a splash. I frantically looked around the kayak to see what was missing, hoping it wasn’t my phone, or worse, my lunch.

    It was not until a friend pointed out they could see my speaker sinking to the bottom of the lake, that I realised that my companion, of now five years, was drowning. That endless bubbles rising to the surface further fuelled my panic. I thought ‘I am going in after it’, but that is easier said than done. Trying to jump out of a river runner kayak, which is rather overkill for a lake, is incredibly difficult without capsizing. I eventually got in the water, and watched as the last few bubbles rose to the surface. I dove down, and by some miracle I actually found the speaker on the lake floor. In total, the speaker would have been fully submerged in water for two minutes.

    I returned to land and connected to my speaker. To my surprise it actually turned on. Even more surprisingly, I could connect to it. I played a song. The sound was incredibly muffled. I decided the best thing to do was to play heavily bass boosted music on maximum volume, and place the speaker upside down so the water could escape. After doing this for about two days on and off, the speaker sorted itself out, and the sound quality and volume was back to how it was before going for a swim.

    May I also point out that the speaker is not advertised as being waterproof.

    Never have I been more amazed in my life.

    If you want a pretty cheap, INDESTRUCTIBLE speaker, that you can just throw in your bag and take wherever, no matter the conditions, weather, location, etc. then this is the one. A compromise on sound quality and volume is needed, but when you are out and someone asks if anyone has a speaker, you can be the plug and, this is definitely better than not having one at all.

    One improvement I think could be made, although it is easier said than done from a production perspective, is to add a loop or hole that you could pass a carabiner through, so the speaker could be attached to the side of a rucksack or a belt. Also, you could attach it to the kayak seat… just in case. But to be fair, I just put it in the bottle holder on the side of my rucksack and that works perfectly fine.

    Side note: if bored it makes a good substitute for a ball to play catch with.

    INDESTRUCTIBLE

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I got this mainly because the built-in speaker in the M1 Macmini is very weak.

    With the Anker Soundcore Mini, I feel the sound quality is about a 5x improvement over the Macmini speakers. The volume, power and clarity of sound is immediately noticeable.

    I like are that it has 3.5mm input so I can use it wired. So I also have an Anker cable that use to connect to the Macmini. Perfect.

    I only use Bluetooth rarely, what with the soup of EMF in the environment, why add more when it isn’t necessary? Therefore, I’m pleased that Anker is giving us options.

    This speaker appears very well built and because I’ve purchased several other Anker products, I kind of expect this, so the speaker has not let me down.

    I also like the soft metallic pink rose colour…too many electronics are either black or in very bright colours, so glad that we have a choice of gentler colours.

    Lastly, I was reading an Amazon review and the person mentioned how he improved the sound coming out of another brand/category of device by using a MAC app called “eqMAC”. In fact, he said he was going to return this other device because the speaker sound was not impressive. …But after installing the app, he was able to access the Equaliser of this player, adjust the sound, and then he decided to KEEP the player after all.

    I don’t use these Anker speakers much to listen to music. But, while I was reading this review, I was listening to The Manhattan Transfer, and was thinking they sounded flat. So I downloaded eqMAC, and just even tweaking the BASE alone was a huge improvement.

    I then adjusted the Mid level sounds…and wow, it’s like if these speakers were 5x better than the Macmini mini speakers…NOW they are 10x better than the Macmini speakers after being able to adjust BASE/MID levels.

    So there’s a tip for you if you are using the Anker Soundcore Mini to listen to music or films and want to improve the sound quality even further.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 17 From Our UsersI am never one to write reviews, in fact this is my first, but this speaker has changed me.

    Do not get me wrong, it does not have the best sound quality by any means, nor is it that loud, especially in an outside setting. That being said, the loudness is just about perfect for a chill out with some mates, and the sound quality is acceptable. When inside it is not too bad, but as mentioned outside, it is not the best.

    I managed to purchase this on Prime Day, heavily discounted, which was an added bonus. The amount of times I dropped it, in the first couple years of ownership, and it still worked, surprised me – dropping it on all surfaces seemed to have no effect: grass, carpet and concrete all had no effect. Surprisingly, the single bit of cosmetic damage it has picked up in its life time was the smallest of dents in the top of speaker, caused by a cologne bottle in a rucksack – which I found rather amusing.

    Although, all of this is irrelevant. What really made me write this review is what happened a few weeks ago. I had taken the speaker kayaking with some friends, which was easy with the Soundcore Mini being so small. I had stuffed it down the side of me in the kayak, and as I was only on a fun little paddle with some friends I had opted not to attach the kayak’s spray skirt. Forgetting that I had not attached it, I did a sharp turn, causing the Soundcore Mini to fall out of the kayak and into the lake. Initially I had not realised that the speaker had fallen in – all I heard was a splash. I frantically looked around the kayak to see what was missing, hoping it wasn’t my phone, or worse, my lunch.

    It was not until a friend pointed out they could see my speaker sinking to the bottom of the lake, that I realised that my companion, of now five years, was drowning. That endless bubbles rising to the surface further fuelled my panic. I thought ‘I am going in after it’, but that is easier said than done. Trying to jump out of a river runner kayak, which is rather overkill for a lake, is incredibly difficult without capsizing. I eventually got in the water, and watched as the last few bubbles rose to the surface. I dove down, and by some miracle I actually found the speaker on the lake floor. In total, the speaker would have been fully submerged in water for two minutes.

    I returned to land and connected to my speaker. To my surprise it actually turned on. Even more surprisingly, I could connect to it. I played a song. The sound was incredibly muffled. I decided the best thing to do was to play heavily bass boosted music on maximum volume, and place the speaker upside down so the water could escape. After doing this for about two days on and off, the speaker sorted itself out, and the sound quality and volume was back to how it was before going for a swim.

    May I also point out that the speaker is not advertised as being waterproof.

    Never have I been more amazed in my life.

    If you want a pretty cheap, INDESTRUCTIBLE speaker, that you can just throw in your bag and take wherever, no matter the conditions, weather, location, etc. then this is the one. A compromise on sound quality and volume is needed, but when you are out and someone asks if anyone has a speaker, you can be the plug and, this is definitely better than not having one at all.

    One improvement I think could be made, although it is easier said than done from a production perspective, is to add a loop or hole that you could pass a carabiner through, so the speaker could be attached to the side of a rucksack or a belt. Also, you could attach it to the kayak seat… just in case. But to be fair, I just put it in the bottle holder on the side of my rucksack and that works perfectly fine.

    Side note: if bored it makes a good substitute for a ball to play catch with.

    INDESTRUCTIBLE

  8. MathiasPNPF says:

     United Kingdom

    I got this mainly because the built-in speaker in the M1 Macmini is very weak.

    With the Anker Soundcore Mini, I feel the sound quality is about a 5x improvement over the Macmini speakers. The volume, power and clarity of sound is immediately noticeable.

    I like are that it has 3.5mm input so I can use it wired. So I also have an Anker cable that use to connect to the Macmini. Perfect.

    I only use Bluetooth rarely, what with the soup of EMF in the environment, why add more when it isn’t necessary? Therefore, I’m pleased that Anker is giving us options.

    This speaker appears very well built and because I’ve purchased several other Anker products, I kind of expect this, so the speaker has not let me down.

    I also like the soft metallic pink rose colour…too many electronics are either black or in very bright colours, so glad that we have a choice of gentler colours.

    Lastly, I was reading an Amazon review and the person mentioned how he improved the sound coming out of another brand/category of device by using a MAC app called “eqMAC”. In fact, he said he was going to return this other device because the speaker sound was not impressive. …But after installing the app, he was able to access the Equaliser of this player, adjust the sound, and then he decided to KEEP the player after all.

    I don’t use these Anker speakers much to listen to music. But, while I was reading this review, I was listening to The Manhattan Transfer, and was thinking they sounded flat. So I downloaded eqMAC, and just even tweaking the BASE alone was a huge improvement.

    I then adjusted the Mid level sounds…and wow, it’s like if these speakers were 5x better than the Macmini mini speakers…NOW they are 10x better than the Macmini speakers after being able to adjust BASE/MID levels.

    So there’s a tip for you if you are using the Anker Soundcore Mini to listen to music or films and want to improve the sound quality even further.

  9. AndrewBaudinet says:

     United Kingdom

    I only received the speaker a few days ago, so its a story so far. It connected to my Kindle Fire no problem, but my Samsung phone wasn’t so simple. I could not get it to connect. I contacted the customer support who asked me to clear all the Bluetooth pairings which I did and it connected. I have since found if I leave the speaker switched on, then try and use it it does not automatically reconnect, you have to switch it on/off. Again I have contacted them to check if this is normal. When it’s Working OK it’s a great little speaker, just what I wanted, great sound.

  10. Felica08Urcf says:

     United Kingdom

    I only received the speaker a few days ago, so its a story so far. It connected to my Kindle Fire no problem, but my Samsung phone wasn’t so simple. I could not get it to connect. I contacted the customer support who asked me to clear all the Bluetooth pairings which I did and it connected. I have since found if I leave the speaker switched on, then try and use it it does not automatically reconnect, you have to switch it on/off. Again I have contacted them to check if this is normal. When it’s Working OK it’s a great little speaker, just what I wanted, great sound.

  11. Sanora1645 says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this to take in my bag on holiday and have been quite happy with it so far. I opted for it as some reviews said it has room filling sound. I can assure you, that is not the case, however, don’t let that put you off. The sound quality from this little speaker is remarkably good for its size and price point and while sat on a solid surface does a reasonable job at propelling the sound out from it.

    Bluetooth pairing is easy, battery life is good and is reported back to the mobile device you have connected from, so you easily know when it needs recharged.

    The built in SD card reader and FM radio are unlikely to be used by me, but they are a handy feature to have.

    No problem in recommending this speaker to others.

  12. JedXTRKnwdoinw says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this to take in my bag on holiday and have been quite happy with it so far. I opted for it as some reviews said it has room filling sound. I can assure you, that is not the case, however, don’t let that put you off. The sound quality from this little speaker is remarkably good for its size and price point and while sat on a solid surface does a reasonable job at propelling the sound out from it.

    Bluetooth pairing is easy, battery life is good and is reported back to the mobile device you have connected from, so you easily know when it needs recharged.

    The built in SD card reader and FM radio are unlikely to be used by me, but they are a handy feature to have.

    No problem in recommending this speaker to others.

  13. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis is a great little with a lot of power! I bought one then bought another two for my lads. Whilst the sound isn’t 100% pure for all the audiophiles out there, as a compact stand alone BT speaker it’s fantastic. The battery life is amazing, it came charged and I still haven’t had to charge it yet and I’ve used it for the last several days. Well recommended

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis is a great little with a lot of power! I bought one then bought another two for my lads. Whilst the sound isn’t 100% pure for all the audiophiles out there, as a compact stand alone BT speaker it’s fantastic. The battery life is amazing, it came charged and I still haven’t had to charge it yet and I’ve used it for the last several days. Well recommended

  15. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Bought these a while back, never an issue connecting and with a great sound considering the size of them, but one thing lets it down.
    That is when you have it on the original Bluetooth system you are connected to,that then turns off.

  16. Jason D'Aprile says:

     United Kingdom

    Bought these a while back, never an issue connecting and with a great sound considering the size of them, but one thing lets it down.
    That is when you have it on the original Bluetooth system you are connected to,that then turns off.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Nice little speaker for its size. Connects straight away and as of yet not lost connection. Obviously not going to be the best of sounds but very good for its size and price .
    It will take aux and has a slot for a micro SD card

  18. RozellaDartnell says:

     United Kingdom

    Nice little speaker for its size. Connects straight away and as of yet not lost connection. Obviously not going to be the best of sounds but very good for its size and price .
    It will take aux and has a slot for a micro SD card

  19. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This speaker is pretty loud for its size it is pretty impressive. The overall sound is okay but the louder you get the less clear it becomes. I like bass so for me this was a little disappointing but for its size I didnt expect much to begin with. As for battery life it was pretty good and stayed on for hours. I ended returning it in the end and got the anker soundcore boost as the bass is more than enough.

  20. Brittney45J says:

     United Kingdom

    Has this speaker for a little over a year, absolutely fantastic for what little I paid for it.

    Only reason to not rate it five stars was as I was using it today it randomly
    lost sound. As you hold it to your ear you can hear it playing super quiet inside but no settings/buttons etc return volume
    so I am assuming a connection has come loose. can’t complain too much for the low
    cost.

  21. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This speaker is pretty loud for its size it is pretty impressive. The overall sound is okay but the louder you get the less clear it becomes. I like bass so for me this was a little disappointing but for its size I didnt expect much to begin with. As for battery life it was pretty good and stayed on for hours. I ended returning it in the end and got the anker soundcore boost as the bass is more than enough.

  22. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Has this speaker for a little over a year, absolutely fantastic for what little I paid for it.

    Only reason to not rate it five stars was as I was using it today it randomly
    lost sound. As you hold it to your ear you can hear it playing super quiet inside but no settings/buttons etc return volume
    so I am assuming a connection has come loose. can’t complain too much for the low
    cost.

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The quality from the speaker is decent considering its size and it’s easy to fit in your bag and take with you. I will say though that when you are recording a video or anything it chips out for like 3 secs before it reconnects. The battery life is decent but if you listen to music at a high volume for a while it dies quickly.

  24. DortheaDHage says:

     United Kingdom

    Considering it’s size it has a quite impressive sound. It’s well made and has a solid feel to it. The best working time I have managed to get from a full charge has been 8 hours. That’s not a big problem as it lasts for a working day. All in all I would recommend this bluetooth speaker.

  25. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The quality from the speaker is decent considering its size and it’s easy to fit in your bag and take with you. I will say though that when you are recording a video or anything it chips out for like 3 secs before it reconnects. The battery life is decent but if you listen to music at a high volume for a while it dies quickly.

  26. Amanda Kooser says:

     United Kingdom

    Considering it’s size it has a quite impressive sound. It’s well made and has a solid feel to it. The best working time I have managed to get from a full charge has been 8 hours. That’s not a big problem as it lasts for a working day. All in all I would recommend this bluetooth speaker.

  27. Jon Linkov says:

     United Kingdom

    For the cost of this little pearl just buy it. It’s amazing. Bluetooth connectivity is automatic in all of 3 seconds. Not charged it for a few weeks and use it daily in my gym. Distance is fab and works a country mile from phone. Perfectly loud enough! Wouldn’t be suitable “in da club” but perfect for home and garden!

  28. Jacquel33O says:

     United Kingdom

    For the cost of this little pearl just buy it. It’s amazing. Bluetooth connectivity is automatic in all of 3 seconds. Not charged it for a few weeks and use it daily in my gym. Distance is fab and works a country mile from phone. Perfectly loud enough! Wouldn’t be suitable “in da club” but perfect for home and garden!

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I got this just for when I’m sat outside or the rare occasion I get away on holiday and I’m so glad I did. The sound from such a small speaker is amazing to the point I have to turn it down a bit so the neighbours don’t complain. Can’t fault the Bluetooth connection either, it’s not given me any issues at all. Battery life on it seems good as well.

  30. ChangMoench says:

     United Kingdom

    Great for carrying around the home but not sure the bass sound is quite as wholesome and deep as my similar sized Betron. Good value though

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I got this just for when I’m sat outside or the rare occasion I get away on holiday and I’m so glad I did. The sound from such a small speaker is amazing to the point I have to turn it down a bit so the neighbours don’t complain. Can’t fault the Bluetooth connection either, it’s not given me any issues at all. Battery life on it seems good as well.

  32. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great for carrying around the home but not sure the bass sound is quite as wholesome and deep as my similar sized Betron. Good value though

  33. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This maybe small, but it goes plenty loud enough, and the sound quality is good, okay you might not get the bass extension of something bigger but it’s clear.
    Linking via Bluetooth was painless and the controls on the front are good.
    I haven’t used all connectivity options yet, but having an aux socket as well as microsd card slot is useful.
    For the money (I paid <20), it's good value.

  34. Cycling Weekly says:

     United Kingdom

    This maybe small, but it goes plenty loud enough, and the sound quality is good, okay you might not get the bass extension of something bigger but it’s clear.
    Linking via Bluetooth was painless and the controls on the front are good.
    I haven’t used all connectivity options yet, but having an aux socket as well as microsd card slot is useful.
    For the money (I paid <20), it's good value.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Works fine but lacks bass compared to competition, also could do with being a little loude

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Works fine but lacks bass compared to competition, also could do with being a little loude

  37. DorothyTaft says:

     United Kingdom

    Easy Bluetooth connection clear sound quality and controls. It also has fm radio but could not sort local stations.

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Easy Bluetooth connection clear sound quality and controls. It also has fm radio but could not sort local stations.

  39. KAEGushkzbxqn says:

     United Kingdom

    Its small, portable and sounds great..good for travelling light and allows you to still enjoy sound quality when watching the internet from your devices whilst away.

  40. HEATHER @ runfastermommy says:

     United Kingdom

    Its small, portable and sounds great..good for travelling light and allows you to still enjoy sound quality when watching the internet from your devices whilst away.

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