The best thing about a Bluetooth speaker is that you can take it with you anywhere – gone are the days when we were tied to our home stereo systems and transistor radios. Today we can take our music with us and we can do so knowing that the sound quality is amazing; more than our parents ever would’ve dreamed of in a portable stereo system. Perhaps one of the best choices for its long-lasting sound and rugged design is the Fugoo Sport.
This is a great speaker for many reasons and one of those reasons is the highly-competitive price tag attached to it. This speaker retails for about $200 and that’s a price point which will be appealing to a lot of consumers. You can pay a lot more for a Bluetooth speaker system, but if what you’re looking for is a highly portable speaker that you won’t have to worry about recharging every five minutes, then this system is one of the best.
There are all kinds of Bluetooth speaker systems that claim to be water resistant, but very few of them are actually what you would really call waterproof. This speaker is designed to handle everything the elements can throw at it, whether that be sand, dirt, mud, or even immersion in water. According to the manufacturer specs, this speaker can be submerged in water up to 3 feet deep for as long as 30 minutes without damaging its internal workings. I’m not sure that I’d necessarily want to try that out, but it’s nice to know you can take it for a float in the pool without having to worry about it getting wet.
The FUGOO Sport is designed to be a great speakerphone as well. With its built-in microphone and crystal-clear sound, it works very well with either Siri or Google Now. That means not only can you engage in hands-free conversations while you’re swimming in the pool, you can also ask Siri what the weather is like outside or even settle an important trivia dispute with a friend or family member without ever getting out of the pool. The possibilities are only limited by your own imagination.
Awesome Sound Quality
If you’ve ever listened to a Bluetooth speaker system and noticed something wasn’t quite right about the sound, chances are that was because it had a limited number of speaker drivers inside it. In general, the more speaker drivers a Bluetooth speaker contains, the better sound you can expect it to produce. To put things in perspective for you, some of the less expensive Bluetooth speaker systems normally have three speaker drivers, which limits the range of sound. The better systems normally have five speaker drivers, but in this speaker there are actually six. That means you can expect a richer output that sounds good no matter which genre of music you’re listening to.
The Best Battery Life out There
My wife has a Bluetooth speaker that will last about five hours between charges, which isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. There are several different Bluetooth speakers with batteries that will last up to 10 hours. Again, that’s not bad – it’s just that’s this FUGOO speaker outperforms any of them. This speaker has the potential to last a mind boggling 40 hours between charges if you listen to your speaker at a moderate level. In my experience, there is no other speaker on the market that outlasts it. I can’t think of too many situations in which 40 hours of battery life wouldn’t be sufficient.
Take It with You Anywhere
The manufacturers of this speaker have designed this to be one of the most portable Bluetooth speakers that you’ll find anywhere. We’ve already talked about its rugged nature and its long-lasting battery life, but we should also mention that the speaker is designed to easily mount on outdoor exercise equipment so you can take it with you on the go. You can mount it to your bike, you can mount it to your kayak, and you can even mount it to a tree. Pretty much anywhere you can go this speaker can go with you. You can choose from several different mounts depending upon where you plan on using the speaker.
Not Enough Sound
There was one thing that really disappointed me about this speaker. After being highly impressed by its rugged nature, long-lasting battery life, and it’s a versatile design with different mounts, I was very disappointed to find numerous complaints about its sound capability. It’s not that this speaker sounds bad – it’s just that it isn’t the loudest speaker on the market. In many cases customers have complained that once you get any more than 20 feet from the speaker you won’t be able to hear it properly – especially if you’re on a crowded beach. Personally, I’m looking for a speaker that’s capable of drawing attention to itself because of its great sound quality and high decibels.
This Could Be the Perfect Speaker
While I was definitely disappointed to find out that this speaker isn’t loud enough in many circumstances, I was certainly impressed with just about every other aspect of its design. Its battery life is one of the best on the market and, unlike some of the false claims of its competitors, it really is a waterproof speaker. The quality of sound it’s capable of producing is extremely rich with it six speaker drivers, but unfortunately it’s lack of real powerful sound will certainly make any one pause. Hopefully, it’s something they can improve upon in future models.