Shower singers rejoice: There’s a Bluetooth speaker built just for you. The $100 Ampere Shower Power attaches to your showerhead and is powered by the water flowing through it.
Run the water and a small generator inside the speaker fires up and turns the speaker on. The generator simultaneously charges a small battery inside the speaker, allowing the music maker to run for up to 20 hours even if the water is turned off.
Conservation-minded singers will also appreciate the materials that go into the Shower Power’s construction: Its housing is fabricated entirely from recycled ocean plastic, further shrinking the product’s environmental footprint.
Despite its diminutive dimensions—3 x 2 inches (HxW)—Ampere says the Shower Power produces impressive sound. A proprietary amplifier radiates sound evenly in all directions, and you can pair the Shower Power with Ampere’s other waterproof speaker—the Droplet—for a more immersive audio experience.
The Shower Power will be available in three colors to coordinate with your showerhead: white, matte black, and chrome. Ampere also announced this week that it has an LED-light edition of the speaker in development. The Shower Power Shine produces a light show in sync with your music. That's expected to ship it later in 2021.
If you can’t wait for our review of the Shower Power, Ampere is taking pre-orders for the speaker through its crowd-funding campaign at Indiegogo. The speaker is expected to ship sometime in the first quarter of 2021.