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Portable Bluetooth® NFC Brick Speaker- Black
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Portable Bluetooth® NFC Brick Speaker- Black

Take your tunes with you wherever you go with this Portable NFC Brick Speaker from Monoprice!

This compact speaker easily fits into a backpack, purse, or glovebox, so you can always have it at hand when you need to hear some music. It features a 3 watts/channel stereo amplifier powering a pair of 4-ohm rated, 40mm drivers, which produce exceptional loudness and clarity, belying its compact dimensions.

The speaker features Bluetooth® v4.0 connectivity, with support for the HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles. It also supports NFC (Near Field Communications), which allows you to pair your phone simply by placing it on top of the speaker casing. It cannot get any simpler than that!

It includes a built-in 1200mAh rechargeable battery, which can provide up to 10 hours of music playback. The battery can be charged from a USB power source in about 3 hours.


  • Full stereo soundstage
  • Uses Bluetooth v4.0 with HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free phone use
  • Auxiliary input for direct wired connections

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Model 10949
Driver Size 40mm
Amplifier Power 3 watts/channel
Speaker Impedance 4 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.5% (1KHz/1W)
Signal to Noise Ratio 96dB
Frequency Response 90 Hz ~ 18 KHz
Bluetooth Standard V4.0
Supported Profiles HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Range up to 32 feet (10 meters)
Power Source internal 1200mAh lithium battery
Charging Source USB (5VDC)
Charging Time about 3 hours
Playback Time up to 10 hours
Dimensions (LxHxW) 6.1" x 2.1" x 2.3" (155 x 54 x 59 mm)

Package Contents:

  • 1x NFC brick speaker
  • 1x Micro USB cable
  • 1x 3.5mm TRS audio cable
  • 1x User's manual

159 Reviews

80.38% of the reviewers recommend this product


Nice Sound, Bluetooth Doesn't Work

  • FrankieMo,
  • 10/28/2015 6:53:39 AM

Pros: Compact, nice sound

Cons: Bluetooth does not work

Out of the box the bluetooth will not connect. I'm using it for now wired to my laptop, but that's not why I bought it. Very disappointed.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review. Have you tried pairing this with a different device? Please let me know, thank you!

John Lingo
Tech Support
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Only one complaint

  • RedRattler,
  •  Tampa, FL 
  • 10/15/2015 10:58:44 AM

Pros: Easy to setup
Perfect for my office, as I do not need it to be very loud.

Cons: Pairing notification to loud and not adjustable

I do not use it for phone calls, so I can not comment on the built in microphone. It works exactly as I hoped for, except for it's pairing notification. My only complaint is the volume of the notification it makes, every time it pairs with my device. I have the volume for my music set at one click above silent, so as not to annoy my fellow coworkers. However, every time I pair the speaker (including when I walk out of range and back in again) it announces "your phone is connected" at 50% of speaker volume. I have received several complaint about this, but there is no way to lower the volume, or disable the notification all together.

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  • chunkluv,
  •  Johnstown, OH 
  • 10/7/2015 4:07:37 PM

When I originally ordered this, I received 2 faulty units back to back. Monoprice was great at the returns. The third one I received finally worked out of the box, however it only worked for a couple of months and one of the speakers went out and the remaining speaker sounded bad. Let me preface that I take very good care of my electronics and this was not dropped or poorly taken care of. Really disappointed.

by Monoprice Administrator

I sincerely apologize for the inconvenient experience faced with this brick speaker. I will submit a complaint regarding these issues so our product team can look into this further. We truly value your feedback. If I may ask, do you happen to have the order number for this speaker? Please let me know so I can best assist you in resolving this matter. Thank you in advance!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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Good sound/ Lousy Mic

  • SpartanG,
  •  Novi, MI 
  • 9/24/2015 8:44:17 AM

Pros: small, light and really good sound for the size- great price from MP, and quick shipment.

Cons: Microphone is lousy for calls

Pretty good device- sounds great for the size and knowing it's not going to be a "party speaker". I use it for traveling and to do conference calls when in the hotels/ etc. That's where my problems start- people consistently tell me I sound really far away or am muffled, to the point where I have to use a headset or just turn it off. Kinda defeats the purpose for what I bought it for. That said, it's still a really good speaker, and I would say is comparable to the Jawbone for sound (only their mic seems to work....)

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I Probably won't buy this one again.

  • Kenneth Warford,
  •  Gardner, KS 
  • 9/11/2015 2:34:28 PM

Pros: Has NFC
Good Volume in a small package

Cons: The Bluetooth reception is not as good as some competitor models I have.
The Original Brick I own I would rate a strong 8, but based on the ones I've had since July 2015 I'm being kind to rate it a 3.

I have an older brick that I have loved using for over a year now, but something must be different with the ones they are selling today. The 2nd unit that I bought in July 2015 arrived and was just such a failure in sound quality that I returned it right away. When I finally got the replacement it sounded better but still not as good and not as loud as my original unit. Then it started having trouble over Bluetooth, it started out garbling the 1st 30 seconds after connecting, but now it started doing it at other times as well. So while I love my old version of this I will probably give up on this model. Now I just have to figure out how to return the replacement.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hi Kenneth,

Thank you for your review on PID 10949. I am truly sorry to hear about your recent experience with this Bluetooth brick speaker. I will be passing along this feedback to our product team so they can look into the matter further. If you would like, I can either setup an RMA for another replacement speaker or we can return it for store credit instead. Please let me know how you would prefer to proceed and I will get that going right away. My apologies again for any inconvenience and I hope this helps!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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