Anker PowerConf S330 USB Speakerphone
Anker Powerconf S330 USB Speakerphone does exactly what it says on the box. It’s a speakerphone for conferencing in online meetings such as those in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and more. I was taken back a bit by how high the quality of this device was when I first unboxed it.
In the box, we have the speakerphone itself, a USB C to USB A adapter, and a quick start guide. The quick start guide, as expected, demonstrates how to connect the device and where to download the software from. Just a side note, you do not have to install the software if you do not want to as the device supports plug-and-play.
The device provides great sound due to a 1.75″ driver that is paired with 2 passive “bass-radiators” that will add some depth to meetings and other audio such as music, or games should you wish to try this with them.
The Anker PowerConf S330 can also provide 360 voice coverage thanks to its 4 high-sensitivity microphones that will pick up voices within 3 meters in “super-high clarity”. It’s safe to say that both the speaker itself and the microphone array, are very good.
People on the other end of online calls could hear my voice very clearly. I even tried using this whilst my birds were chirping away in the background. And whilst the person on the other end could hear them, they certainly were not as loud as they could have been without the Smart Voice Enhancements.
Design and Functionality
It’s a speaker that is made for professional places of work, so it won’t look too fancy or have flashy RGB lights. However, I do like the design, it has a rather minimalistic layout with easily accessible capacitive buttons as you can see in the image above.
Connection and Software
The connection is simple. You use either the USB C connector that is already on the cable of the Anker PowerConf S330. It can also be converted to USB A using a provided. My Windows laptop automatically switched to the speaker for both audio output and the default communications device.
One thing I was surprised about was the laugh. I connected the USB C connection to my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. I then decided to call Ben on WhatsApp just to see if it worked.
It did! the Anker site does state that it is not compatible with mobile phones or tablets. This could be because of the huge variety of devices in the “smart” marketplace. It’s easier to state it’s incompatible and not receive a ton of support emails.