The first thing you’ll want to do is touch it.
They call the color oxblood, which is a badass way of telling you it’s brown leather that looks nicer than anything else in your house. There are retro knobs along the top and a power switch that feel so much more important than a touchscreen or any other boring button ever could. A grille hides some tech sex magic inside that only a true sound-loving wizard could’ve conjured up.
And then you’ll want to hear it.
Marshall’s newest iteration of its Acton speaker sounds a lot like the original. (Surprise! We’re fans.) Well, it sounds exactly like it. The good news: It’s under 250 bucks. The bad news: We hear there’s only going to be 300 of them.
But if for whatever reason you don’t go and get one because hey, you need to spend your hard-earned cash on CrossFit or a football game you’re absolutely not betting on, that’s cool and we understand. Luckily you have a few other solid options down the road for when you finally come to terms with your shitty, tiny phone speakers and decide today it’s time for a change.