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AddOn Apollo Alexa Enabled Wireless Bluetooth Speaker £22.49 @ Lloyds Pharmacy (Click & Collect) (+£3.99 delivery)
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AddOn Apollo Alexa Enabled Wireless Bluetooth Speaker £22.49 @ Lloyds Pharmacy (Click & Collect) (+£3.99 delivery)

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Posted 17th Dec 2019Edited by:"DistortedVision"

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IPX5 rated so suitable for showers / bathrooms

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It looks like you have to press a button to summon Alexa, not hands free.
OB117/12/2019 22:09

It looks like you have to press a button to summon Alexa, not hands free.


I was planning on installing it inside the shower enclosure so that's not an issue for me.
Seems pretty good although it’s similar price to a regular Echo Dot 3, so not sure if it’s a good bang for your buck.

Sub £20 would make it a little more enticing, however still quite a nice product.

I wonder how good the sound really is?
jedijacobs18/12/2019 00:13

Seems pretty good although it’s similar price to a regular Echo Dot 3, so n …Seems pretty good although it’s similar price to a regular Echo Dot 3, so not sure if it’s a good bang for your buck.Sub £20 would make it a little more enticing, however still quite a nice product.I wonder how good the sound really is?


I think it's USP is the fact that its waterproof (IPX5) with the suction cup. It also has an internal battery and is therefore portable which the Echo Dot is not.

I'll let you know how it sounds when I collect it on Friday.
DistortedVision18/12/2019 00:51

I think it's USP is the fact that its waterproof (IPX5) with the suction …I think it's USP is the fact that its waterproof (IPX5) with the suction cup. It also has an internal battery and is therefore portable which the Echo Dot is not.I'll let you know how it sounds when I collect it on Friday.


I totally get that and I’d like something like this, but as an alternative you can just get a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with an internal battery (plenty pop up around £5-£10 on here) and just steam your music service through that, which is considerably less than this.
It’s definitely nice to have it all in one place but it’s not truly portable as you still need to either have your mobile (with a decent date plan) or be in a WiFi area to utilise it’s “freedom” from the plug socket.
Defiantly needs to be considerably cheaper to get me to bite.
If the sound was amazing (which hopefully you’ll find this week) it may be more desirable for sure.
jedijacobs18/12/2019 00:57

I totally get that and I’d like something like this, but as an alternative …I totally get that and I’d like something like this, but as an alternative you can just get a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with an internal battery (plenty pop up around £5-£10 on here) and just steam your music service through that, which is considerably less than this.It’s definitely nice to have it all in one place but it’s not truly portable as you still need to either have your mobile (with a decent date plan) or be in a WiFi area to utilise it’s “freedom” from the plug socket.Defiantly needs to be considerably cheaper to get me to bite.If the sound was amazing (which hopefully you’ll find this week) it may be more desirable for sure.


I already have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a suction cup in the shower. But it doesn't have Alexa. This is what sold it for me. I can voice control streaming from Spotify and Amazon Music. Also you can get 4 months of Amazon Music for 99p. My trial is coming to and end so this sealed the deal for me.
DistortedVision18/12/2019 01:22

I already have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a suction cup in the …I already have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a suction cup in the shower. But it doesn't have Alexa. This is what sold it for me. I can voice control streaming from Spotify and Amazon Music. Also you can get 4 months of Amazon Music for 99p. My trial is coming to and end so this sealed the deal for me.


Yeah that’s fair enough.
I’m already with Amazon Music Unlimited so the trail would be lost on me.
It’s a nifty little device, just needs to be cheaper to warrant the purchase, but hopefully it’ll do the trick for you and will be interested to hear how it sounds and functions.
What phone is it next to the speaker in the picture? Looks nice
Set up mine today. Sound is fine. It's pretty much as expected. It's not quite as rich and powerful as an Echo Dot (3rd gen). I never expected it to be as it is lighter and not mains powered. It goes loud without distorting. It functions just the same as an Echo Dot except you have to press a button before you make a voice command. It's fine as a shower speaker but I wouldn't recommend it for anything else.

I would recommend buying if the price falls to around £18.
Edited by: "DistortedVision" 20th Dec 2019
nkiran2218/12/2019 11:39

What phone is it next to the speaker in the picture? Looks nice


Hopefully the next iPhone, notchless!
Set mine up today. It sounds better than my last shower speaker and the added Alexa functionality is great.

However, there is no easily accessible off/on button without lifting a waterproof flap. So you risk getting water into the switch and adjacent charge port whenever you turn it on/off on the shower.

If you don't turn it off, I presume it'll keep searching for a Bluetooth connection and quickly run the battery dead.

Yes, you could discipline yourself to turn it off/on outside the shower every time to keep it dry, but it's a shame it doesn't have a waterproof on/off button.
Edited by: "terriclarkfan" 26th Dec 2019
terriclarkfan26/12/2019 14:15

Set mine up today. It sounds better than my last shower speaker and the …Set mine up today. It sounds better than my last shower speaker and the added Alexa functionality is great.However, there is no easily accessible off/on button without lifting a waterproof flap. So you risk getting water into the switch and adjacent charge port whenever you turn it on/off on the shower. If you don't turn it off, I presume it'll keep searching for a Bluetooth connection and quickly run the battery dead.Yes, you could discipline yourself to turn it off/on outside the shower every time to keep it dry, but it's a shame it doesn't have a waterproof on/off button.


I'm pretty sure it switches off itself after a period of inactivity rather than drains the battery.
@DistortedVision I hope so, but I left mine on overnight and it was dead this morning. If I'm somewhere in the house, then I would have thought it would maintain the Bluetooth connection. Further investigation needed.
Went and got the Aquablaster from B&M today for £20, to compare with the Apollo.

Also supports Alexa and it's shower-waterproof. Its sound quality is just as good as the Apollo.

But, annoyingly, it doesn't support Spotify via Alexa; it insists on Amazon Music Unlimited. It also requires a third party app on your phone, unlike the Apollo.

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