Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty more opportunities to spend time outdoors. Since the changing seasons can bring unpredictable conditions, when you’re outside the Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Waterproof Wireless Speaker is a great sound solution! It’s ruggedized, waterproof, and it can fit in your bike’s bottle holder or your 4×4’s cup holder!
Measuring about 8.6″long x 2.8″wide and weighing one and a half pounds, the boomBOTTLE has a “durable shock absorbing TPU exterior [that is] strong enough to withstand drops or vibrations caused by rough terrain.” It also has “sealed, dust-proof speaker grills to keep the dirt out during backcountry rides.”
The boomBOTTLE+ is available in three color combos: black and gold, sport blue, and black and space gray. It is slim enough to comfortably grip in your hand, yet large enough to pack two 55mm drivers, a passive subwoofer, and a 6,000mAh battery that can power the speaker for up to 15 hours, or in a pinch it can be used to recharge your phone’s battery. It takes about 3 hours to fully recharge the boomBOTTLE+’s battery from dead, and the performance that you get from it will depend upon the volume that you play your music at, and whether you use the speaker solely for music or if it’s also charging your phone. The example is given that if you use the fully charged speaker to charge a dead iPhone 6+, then you can expect 1 – 2 hours of music playback before the speaker dies.
The front of the speaker has a pairing button in the center with volume up and down controls on either side; these rubber buttons are large, and they are easy to adjust even with gloves on. The stereo speakers are behind silver grills on each end.
The top has a loop that you can either attach a lanyard strap to, or you can use the included carabiner clip. The bottom has a camera mount thread. Why? Well, you could mount the boomBOTTLE+ to a tripod at a pool party, and that could be pretty handy.