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Waterproof Speakers to keep the music going when wet!

With summer heat baking most of the country, I find myself being in and around the water every weekend! I might be kayaking, paddle boarding, or just relaxing at the beach and I’ve found myself wishing I had a better music source. However I’m not one to run the risk of trying to keep something dry around the water.  My rule is don’t take anything that can’t get wet along when you’re on the water. I’ve seen countless phones get ruined, speakers sink, and this could all be prevented.  Now there are cell phone cases now that are completely waterproof but I generally just use a dry bag. The issue is that I like to use my phone to play music.  Well my problems are solved with the creation of bluetooth waterproof speakers.  Now not all of these are made the same and a good water proof speaker is going to cost you between $50-$100.  You’re going to want to invest in a good speaker rather than throwing your money away at a “splash-proof” speaker that sinks and dies the first day out on the water.  Here are 4 different waterproof speakers that are perfect for the active lifestyle out on the water.

Miccus eXtreme SPX7: $50 This could be considered a base model bluetooth waterproof speaker. It has a battery life of 6 hours but realistically playing music at a decent volume it’s only going to last 5ish hours.  It comes with a handle to attach it to your gear, a bicycle mount, and a suction cup.  Careful with the suction cup, if it doesn’t have a good suction it could slide from the area you mounted it which could lead to damaging the internal components. This is meant to be waterproof and not necessarily your bang around speaker.

MediaBug Summit Rugged Water-Resistant Speaker: $65 Ok so this one is one the list because it is borderline waterproof. Key words water-resistant doesn’t mean take it swimming. However it does the job for most uses on the water.  The attachable key loop lets you attach it quickly and easily.  It uses advanced technology which I won’t get into which lets it have better sound as well as increased battery life: 14 hours! Another cool benefit is that the device actually can charge your phone as well. Even though its not water-proof, its got some great sound and cool features.

ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof SpeakerBest Speaker $78 This has the best of both worlds and then some!  A 10 hour battery life, rugged frame, high end clear sound and of course fully waterproof!  This also has a waterproof mic for hand-free calling as well! Another benefit is that the speaker is not strictly bluetooth, there is a wired listening option as well. This is our choice for waterproof speaker!

NYNE Multimedia Aqua Floatable Waterproof Speaker: $100 This is the most expensive version but yet seems to fall short in certain areas. It does shine in others. It is designed to be a floating speaker or shower speaker. It isn’t your rugged outdoor bluetooth waterproof speaker and may not last if left in the elements. The output on this speaker isn’t as praised as some other speakers.  The strap that comes with is great for hanging in the shower though. Just not sure if it’s worth the $100 price tag.

 

These are just some choices to get you out on the water and enjoying some music at the same time.  This way you don’t have to stay dry to keep the music going! Do you have a favorite waterproof speaker we didn’t mention? Leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone Beachin’ Part 2

The folks over at Gone Beachin’ have been kind enough to send over plenty of samples and products to really fit into our “Salted” lifestyle that they cater to. If you aren’t too familiar with Gone Beachin, check out out first post. They’ve got great designs and comfortable clothes!

 

Today I wanted to discuss the palm design shirt that was sent to us. First of all the palm design has a real cool look to it and its not just down the front or even front and center. To us it gave a real cool laid back to the shirt just from the design alone.

 

Gone Beachin palm tree t-shirt

 

As you can see the palm design is almost down the side and actually wraps around the back of the shirt too. It’s pretty cool! Plus the material is super light! It’s a real blessing when you’re wearing this in 95 degree heat with almost 100% humidity here in South Florida! Its got a stretch to it similar to the stretch that comes with these Hurley Boardshorts

We also got this great vehicle decal sticker!

Gone beachin vehicle decal sticker

It’s made from a real heavy duty vinyl to be honest. Most car stickers seem a little flimsy, but this one could easily be thrown not only on your car or truck but a boat or board! Show off you’re living the Salted lifestyle with this decal anywhere you want!

 

This American company based out of Michigan really knows what that Beachin’ lifestyle is all about. From their clothes to their merchandise products you can always find something that shows you’ve Gone Beachin’.

 

 

Gone Beachin Co.

When we came across Gone Beachin, we first were really blown away by the designs and approach that this company has.  We thought it was pretty cool that they had unsalted and salted divisions. Lets face it, the majority of the United States is landlocked and doesn’t have an ocean to enjoy! This doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be able to express their beach loving life style through their apparel choices.  The company derived its name from a note they’d leave when heading to the beach for the day. It doesn’t just mean going to the beach…it stands for everything that the beach represents. This is very evident in the designs that the company has to offer!

We were given a chance to try out some of this fine clothing for Gear Guide for Men.  Being in Florida naturally we went with the Salted option! Gone Beachin was just finishing up on their Florida Salted Tee. They also told us they had really cool decals, stickers and bathing suits which we will review at a later date. So when the package arrived, the first thing we did was grab our Gone Beachin shirt and head for the beach!

Salted design t-shirt from Gone Beachin worn on the beach in Biscayne Bay Miami

The shirt was made of an awesome lightweight material that was perfect to wear in the hot Miami sun as we rode our bikes around Biscayne Bay. After we got done playing in the water and hanging out in the sand, the shirt was easy to throw back on. It’s lightweight material made it breathable and perfect to throw on after getting all sandy and salty! They have mens and women’s shirts available and a lot of different designs for both salted and unsalted lifestyles! Here is the shirt we were sent to review.

Florida Salted version T-shirt made by Gone Beachin Co.

Not only were we really pleased with the high quality of the shirt but the options and costs are perfect! Move over “salt life”, Gone Beachin is primed and ready for an apparel take over!

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