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Altec Lansing LifeJacket - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
Altec Lansing LifeJacket
Its been a while since I heard of Altec Lansing, as a matter of fact I'm still using the same 2.1 Desktop speakers I got from them way back in 2009 and they're still okay. Which is why I was particularly excited to see they've entered the Bluetooth speaker game with a less than $100 entry. Lets see if they are up to par with the veterans in the game.
Shaped like an elongated octagon and weighing a whopping 2 pounds, there's a black grill spanning the entire width, which prevents the dual two-inch drivers from getting banged up. Above the speakers, there are two LEDs that show you the battery and Bluetooth status. On the top side you will find the NFC pairing area, the power and volume buttons which add some functionality. The rear of the device has the same grills covering the radiator, a removable silicon flap that covers the USB charging port, a 3.5mm input and a plain USB port for charging devices. The design looks awkward, It's design revolves around it being spartan and tough, able to withstand anything and this has an impressive IP67 rating so it really can. But the downside to all this is that it also looks cheap and unsophisticated.
Performance wise its all right but not stellar. It's 16 hour battery life is colossal but the sound quality isn't that great compared to other speaker systems in its level, it can perform underwater though which is neat. Although there are others in the same price range who beat the LifeJacket in every respect overall, this is still a good buy if you're going to an outdoor expedition due to its durability and battery life which others in the price range cannot beat.
- Long battery life
- Durable against the elements
- Tacky design
- Poor sound quality
- 17 hour battery life
- Built-in Mic
- Micro USB and AUX cable
Altec Lansing LifeJacket is a top selling option at the top of the price range. It's a #1 bestseller in bluetooth speakers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Ion Audio Party Rocker or Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 3 .
Altec Lansing LifeJacket is $85 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($64.99).
- Pair and play with your Bluetooth device.
- 17 hour battery life.
- BUILT-IN MIC for handsfree speakerphone from Smartphones and iPhones.
- Micro USB and AUX cable.
- Waterproof, Dustproof, Sandproof, Everything proof, Floats; outdoor shower speaker, perfect for the beach, poolside, car, boat, golf cart.
- ULTRA PORTABLE; designed to be comfortable to carry, so much better for travel & hiking, superlight and easy to fit in your backpack baggage.
- CONNECT OVER BLUETOOTH IN SECONDS to: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Smartphones, Tablets, Windows 10 ---- To play from Chromebooks, Windows 7-8 systems, TVs and non-Bluetooth devices use the included 3.5mm audio cable connected to the AUX-IN jack.
- Warranty: ALL speakers are backed by a no charge 1 year warranty.
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