While most might expect portable Bluetooth speakers to be lightweight and compact, the recent trend by JBL, LG and Sharp seems to suggest otherwise.

Introducing the all-new Sharp GX-BT480 portable Bluetooth speaker that is powered by Onkyo. With a huge kick-ass 10,400 mAh battery, the GX-BT480 has a 20-hour battery life with IP54-rated protection against splashes and dust.

The Sharp GX-BT480 features Bluetooth 4.2 which gives you a maximum connectivity distance of 50 metres (unobstructed) and has a maximum audio output of 100dB. It also comes with a microSD card slot, a USB input and a 3.5mm Aux-in jack for your legacy devices. You can also wirelessly connect multiple GX-BT480 for a seamless surround sound experience.

Out of the box, the GX-BT480 comes with 3 pre-set equalizer modes that Sharp said are tuned by studio engineers. There is a Standard Mode (regulates volume of different frequencies at the same level), Bass Boost mode (for deeper and more impactful bass) and lastly the Movie Mode which enhances dialogue and vocals.

The GX-BT480 also comes with a built-in microphone which allows you to call up Siri or Google smart assistant when connected to your smart devices.

The GX-BT480 retails at S$399 and can be purchased from Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee and selected retail stores.