Monday, February 11, 2013

A bluetooth speaker that now goes anywhere

We have another speaker in the house and this one’s got something haven’t had the chance to review. That would be that the ability use just about anywhere because not only is it waterproof, but it floats as well. The ECOXBT is about as rugged as we have seen here at MashButtons, it is waterproof and rugged for the active lifestyle. The speaker has a rechargeable battery pack that allows for up to ten hours of audio playback via Bluetooth to connect and stream wirelessly from your phone, tablet, or computer. Lastly, it does include a microphone for taking calls from the speaker while your phone is stored away. Now that I have had a chance to beat the hell out of this speaker, let’s see how it fares.

When I was told that this is a rugged waterproof speaker, I tend to take that more of a challenge than a feature, so you know that I have got to throw this in the pool, out of the pool, and deliberately knock it off countertops, especially for the shock value of people passing by. So after the ECOXBT has taken my beating, it is still playing like it had when it first arrived, hell it even looks as it did right out of the box due to the rubber coated shell. My biggest question though, is it really waterproof? The answer to that is yes, it played all day without interruption from the surface of my pool. As far as volume goes, we were able to hear what was playing at all areas of the pool. Even better, when you are floating and the phone does ring, you can answer and take from the ECOXBT. On the other hand, the sound quality was not anything special. While it puts out a great amount of sound, it is a bit flat with subtle highs and very little in the way of depth, and forget about the bass.

The ECOXBT is great for anyone that has to take their music with them everywhere. An audiophile would be disappointed by the sound quality, but when the speaker is waterproof and Bluetooth, it is hard to complain when you can listen to your music anywhere and not worry about destroying any pricey electronics. I think the ECOXBT is a great speaker for those looking to add some sound to the outdoors whether active or floating in a pool and even comes fitted with a fastener to attach a carabiner, to carry with you. I was never worried about the bumps or beating in which this speaker took, it just kept playing regardless.

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