“I have been a fan of Bose products for a long long time. I have been eyeing the Bose Soundlink Mini II as the ‘I’m going to get that speaker one day,’ next on my buy list. However, at the $199 asking price, I just never got around to buying it,” Terry White writes for Terry White’s Tech Blog. “I’m not an audiophile and I just want something that sounds really good. At $199 though, something always comes up that I’d rather have when I’m ready to buy.”

“Many of you know that I’m also a big fan of Anker products and while I have been paying attention mostly to their portable backup batteries and USB chargers, one day I noticed that they also sold something called the ‘Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth Speaker,'” White writes. “I noticed that this speaker bears a striking resemblance to the Bose speaker (many do). The one thing that was definitely different was the asking price! It’s only $59.99!

Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, iPad and more

“At $60 bucks it was definitely worth a shot. I got one, and was immediately impressed by the build quality and packaging. It didn’t feel cheap. It felt every bit as good as a more expensive speaker, but the big question was how does it sound?” White writes. “I fell back in my chair when I heard the music and my first response was WHOA!”

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MacDailyNews Take: We swear by Anker chargers and cables for our iPhones and iPads.