Made for the Pool: The WOW-SOUND Rugged, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

I had the opportunity to try WOW-SOUND ($229.99) from WOW World of Watersports. It's available just in time for summer. This is a heavy-duty speaker with serious, omnidirectional sound (100dBA.) In fact, you can buy two of them and pair them to operate in stereo.

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The fun can go on and on, as the WOW-SOUND offers 4 to 5 hours of battery life. It's also good for camping, at night, thanks to the multi-intensity 360-degree LED light. It is a bit heavy and pricey, but it offers a lot more than your traditional "water-resistant" speaker. This thing is meant for the pool, and is waterproof ((IP67 rating) and shockproof and dust proof and can even be submerged for thirty minutes, though you should probably use it with the included inflatable raft. 

Pros

  • Serious, omnidirectional sound (100dBA)
  • Waterproof, shockproof and dust-proof (IP67 rating)
  • 4+ hours of battery life
  • 360 degree LED light
  • Pairs with another WOW-SOUND speaker for stereo sound

Cons

  • Heavy but heavy duty
  • Pricey

Final Verdict

If you are looking for an speaker for the beach or pool, the WOW-SOUND from WOW World of Watersports should be high on your list. 

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