If your life is a journey, Yatra wants to tag along. The technology product company prides itself in designing creative yet rugged items to help bridge our active, tech-forward lifestyles. Yatra itself is an ancient word for journey or voyage passage and Yatra products, like the Aquatune 5712 waterproof Bluetooth speaker we just tested, want to journey with you.
The Aquatune 5712 is small but packs a big punch. It is IPX7 waterproof rated for up to 30 minutes immersion in 3 feet of water, and it is rated at 5-watts with a play-time of up to 12 hours. It is available in solid black or black and orange and built of durable plastic and composite materials and is waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. It features a single driver that delivers a full range of sound with some of the best vocal reproduction I have heard in a unit this size.
The kit comes complete with instructions, a micro USB charging cord, caribiner clip, and flexible handlebar strap. Controls on the face of the Aquatune 5712 allow the user to adjust volume and track and the Bluetooth speaker also can be used for hands-free calling with your smartphone. The Aquatune 5712 can be purchased at shopyatra.com and carries an MSRP of $34.99.
I really like the range on this unit, I was able to walk from one end of the house to the other and it kept playing without any breakup. Next, I took the Aquatune 5712 out back and headed for the water tub for our dogs. Guess what? It doesn’t play under water. It does, however, float, so this is the perfect device to use around or in the swimming pool, lake, bathtub, etc. And after allowing the water to drain off, the sound quality returns to normal after the submersion test(s).
Big quality, small package – I highly recommend the Aquatune 5712 from Yatra for campers, hikers, bikers, picnics, and any outdoor or outside activities. It also works quite well indoors as well.
Source: Yatra Aquatune 5712 review sample provided by the manufacturer
What I Like: Small; Lightweight; Rugged; Waterproof; Very good sound reproduction
What Needs Improvement: I kept thinking would be nice with some type LED flashlight on it