One Black Friday Bluetooth speaker deal you shouldn’t miss

The Anker Select Pro has an integrated light show. 

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We're not seeing a whole lot of good Bluetooth speaker sales for Black Friday this year, but this one is worth checking out: Anker's fully waterproof Soundcore Select Pro mini Bluetooth speaker with LED lighting is only £50 at Walmart. Normally, it retails for £100. 

I haven't tried the Soundcore Select Pro, but I have used the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom. The two speakers appear to be the same except for a few notable differences.

The Select Pro has a smaller rechargeable battery -- 6,700mAh instead of the Motion Boom's 10,000mAh battery. That reduces the Select Pro's battery life to 16 hours instead of 24 hours for the Motion Boom at moderate volume levels. The smaller battery also makes the speaker a little lighter.

Read more: Best wireless boombox Bluetooth speakers for 2021 Additionally, you can't pair two Select Pro speakers to create a stereo pair, although you can link the Select Pro to other Soundcore Bluetooth speakers to augment the sound. With the Motion Boom you can create a stereo pair.

On a more positive note, the Select Pro does have those LEDs that "blink and dance to create a beat-driven light show."   If both speakers were available at their nonsale prices, I'd tell you to get the Motion Boom for £10 more (yes, it's £110 right now). But the Select Pro is only £50.

That's a good deal for this speaker.

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