Stuff Gadget Awards 2020 (part 1)

If, in a moment of madness, Rick Moranis stole one of Slash’s stage stacks and blasted it with a shrink ray, we’d be faced with a rather flimsy pitch for the Honey, I Shrunk… franchise. On the flip side, Rick would have created something similar to the Marshall Emberton.

The brand’s smallest speaker by some margin, it’s dinky enough to grasp in the palm of your hand – but this is one movable beast that packs a serious sonic punch. Its energetic multidirectional audio is way more refined than you might expect from a speaker of this size and price. Bass is rich and rumbly, and you can crank up the volume without fear of the sound getting crowded or pushed.

The Emberton’s also a joy to live with, thanks to a stonking 20-hour battery life, waterproof build and unflappable Bluetooth 5 connection.

Highly commended: JBL Flip 5 Eco

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