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Altec Lansing IMW577 LifeJacket 2 Floating Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Aqua

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
7.7
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Sound Quality
 136
sound, sounds, sound quality, loud, little speaker
+88%
-13%
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" ...  i love it small and portable for your pocket with great sound  ...  "
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" ...  She likes the sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound was good for the six weeks that the speaker worked.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised at the sound that comes from this little speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  I love this speaker. ... Very compact but delivers a great sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is much better than I expected  ...  "
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" ...  The cutest lil speaker you’ll ever buy!!  ...  "
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Volume
 79
loud, volume, sound, little speaker, sound quality
+77%
-23%
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" ...  The sound is very loud I really like this portable speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  connects great to my iphone and is surprisingly LOUD for a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice loud sound!  ...  "
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" ...  It is crisp, clear, and actually gets pretty loud.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome little speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great speaker !  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised at the sound that comes from this little speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for a little speaker.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 51
waterproof, water proof, pool, kayaking, shower
+96%
-4%
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" ...  This is awesome, great sound and waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Really is water proof and loud after the update well deserved  ...  "
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" ...  Very loud and definitely waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  We use ours while sailing, and haven’t had any troubles with sea spray hitting it  ...  "
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" ...  Waterproof, smaller, lighter, and all around better so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker for the beach!  ...  "
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" ...  It has gone in the lake, on the beach, been in rain, gotten muddy, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, waterproof, nice presentation, small, good sound for the size.  ...  "
Size
 43
small, portable, speaker, sound, compact
+100%
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" ...  It is very light and portable. ... We take it everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  It's cute, portable, durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and good sound  ...  "
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" ...  Small and light.  ...  "
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" ...  Im very happy with its weight and size for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little pocket rocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size and quality for a small work space.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very portable because of the size. ... Fits right in your pocket.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 35
months, days, years, working, speaker
+23%
-77%
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" ...  Product stopped working completely after 2 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Dropped it and it stopped working. ... Bought the second one on Amazon and it worked for less than 7 days and it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked okay for a month, went fuzzy, continued to become more fuzzy, gave out after 2.5 months.  ...  "
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" ...  The clip that came with it is cheap and broke within the first week.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE 2: Dropping another star. ... The issue with it cutting out and not responding to anything just happened again. ... It's only been a few days since it last happened.  ...  "
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" ...  BROKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER BUYING IT!!!! ... I had this for less than 6 weeks before it broke.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one died after 2 years of minimal use. ... it's defective ( brand new out of the box )!  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely loved the speaker until it stopped working.  ...  "
Battery Life
 30
battery, hours, charge, recharge, last
+63%
-37%
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" ...  Its a staple in his life.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is ridiculous, I use it about 6 hours a day every day. ... I used it for 3 days straight without a recharge and it was still good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Unbelievable-this speaker has decent sound, holds a charge, and is actually waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is more then enough for a days use.  ...  "
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" ...  Standby battery life could be better, but again, it's low cost.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the only reason for 4 stars, otherwise they work well, sound good, are definitely waterproof, and the batteries last all day.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts plenty of long.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound and volume, and battery seems to last a fairly long time.  ...  "
Price
 27
speaker, money, worth, sounds, size and price
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Great little outdoor speaker especially for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Works good and I saved 3 bucks and tax . ... Walmart carries these  ...  "
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" ...  For the size and price you can't beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is truly an incredible value, I would buy it if it was twice as expensive  ...  "
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" ...  Works good and I saved 3 bucks and tax . ... Walmart carries these  ...  "
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" ...  $150 is a lot of money to spend on a speaker but I went ahead and bought it.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little waterproof speaker for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s the best speaker for the price out there  ...  "
Bluetooth
 26
speaker, pairing, away, paired, disconnected
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I have several friends that also enjoy this BT speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this durable blue tooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The bluetooth range is also exceptional, I can walk a good distance away from it and not have it cut out, though I've never walked further than 20yds away from it.  ...  "
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" ...  The bluetooth range is also exceptional, I can walk a good distance away from it and not have it cut out, though I've never walked further than 20yds away from it.  ...  "
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" ...  connects great to my iphone and is surprisingly LOUD for a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is beautiful, bluetooth easily connects.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely the best tiny Bluetooth speaker I have ever heard .  ...  "
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" ...  it paired up to my phone right away no issues and notifies me when it is connected.  ...  "
Build Quality
 21
rubber, broken, clip, rugged, rivits
+48%
-52%
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" ...  The problem is the packaging was all in Portuguese and the plastic box it was in was cracked.  ...  "
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" ...  The clip that came with it is cheap and broke within the first week.  ...  "
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" ...  There was a crack whith a piece of the container missing, thr bottom part of the case was hanging on by one side due to the other side being broken, and there was a small dent on the speaker underneath the crack where the missing plastic was.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is so light that there can only be incredibly substandard materials inside.  ...  "
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" ...  There are small plastic . ... pins, rivits that hold the rubber outer case on to the speaker. ... This causes the pin rivit fasteners to break rather quickly. ... This makes the rubber case flap a but.  ...  "
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" ...  Not worth the material it's made of I've had two,last one very lightly used wont hold a charge or stay locked on blue tooth .  ...  "
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" ...  Broken and damaged when I got it. ... I feel ripped off  ...  "
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" ...  BROKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER BUYING IT!!!! ... I had this for less than 6 weeks before it broke.  ...  "
Charging
 20
speaker, recharge, charging port, charging, plugged
+45%
-55%
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" ...  I purchased on Christmas Day and by May, the charging port had pushed back into the device rendering it useless.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker would charge, but then would not power up.  ...  "
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" ...  The first one I owned worked great the 2nd one had a bad battery it would only hold a 2hour charge  ...  "
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" ...  This one will not take a charge of any kind.  ...  "
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" ...  I also wish it would recharge using USB, rather than a proprietary charger.  ...  "
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" ...  It just stopped holding a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  When it gets defective I literally need to let it die, recharge it, then connect a device.  ...  "
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" ...  Product will not hold a charge.  ...  "
For Kids
 16
son, daughter, kids, bought, one
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My son upgraded the stereo system in my truck as a Christmas present a few years ago (great kid!)  ...  "
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" ...  Son loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Just s expected, Granddaughter loves it and exactly what she wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves this.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my husband for his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Wife loves it  ...  "
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" ...  I have one, as do each of my three kids.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 16
bluetooth, connected, pairing, paired, disconnected
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I tried to use this speaker to watch a movie on my laptop and it was too distracting & incredibly annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  However after getting to my destination and trying to connect, the speaker would not operate at all.  ...  "
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" ...  And mine was having problems connecting to my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It disconnected from my phone and won't reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker won't pair with my HP laptop and when it was connected by a ox cord it would only play the background music during a video.  ...  "
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" ...  The very first use, on the very first song after pairing my phone disconnected from it. ... I had a solid blue light and couldn't reconnect to the speaker. ... Not only is that just silly (it is advertised as having multiple device connection logic and capacity) but it was certainly something I didn't do.  ...  "
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" ...  At 9 months it stopped connecting to devices. ... It would be on, and nothing could connect. ... When it gets defective I literally need to let it die, recharge it, then connect a device.  ...  "
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" ...  i have other bluetooth devices that don't do this wi/ my iphone so .  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
store, shipping, seller, repair, pay
+43%
-57%
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" ...  The product description is for the IMW258 model, but this is the IMW257  ...  "
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" ...  I believe it to be a defective model, and should not be sold anywhere or offered on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not sound as described  ...  "
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" ...  Do not buy from this thieving seller.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing's going back where it came from.  ...  "
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" ...  I called Altec and they will repair it but I have to pay for shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  I called Altec and they will repair it but I have to pay for shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  I've contacted the company and will change review when/ if they contact me back and make the situation right.  ...  "
As Gift
 12
christmas, bought, son, purchased, loves
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This was a gift for my wife.  ...  "
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" ...  purchased as gift, great reviews  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  My son upgraded the stereo system in my truck as a Christmas present a few years ago (great kid!)  ...  "
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" ...  gift for someone  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Christmas gift for my nephew. ... He loved it  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two of these for my kids for Christmas.  ...  "
Bass
 12
speaker, loud, sounds, smaller, overpowering
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Lack of mids and lows in some point but on the beach sounds great .  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is deep but not overpowering.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: loud, clear, deep bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Man I love this speaker its very loud and sound system and bass is the best I ever heard  ...  "
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" ...  Has enough bass to satisfy me.  ...  "
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" ...  I can’t beleive how good this sounds, super clear and the bass is crazy for something smaller then a $1 bill!  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is great with this speaker except the bass isn't the best.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good speaker if you're using it mainly at home, when you use it outside the bass drops off unless you have it right next to you.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 11
easy to connect, works, sound quality, easy to use, set
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It works well and is easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound quality. ... I bought this one, because the first one was easy to use, easy to connect to, and good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up too  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to switch from one device to another if you have multiple users.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for your tween that you don't want to give that $300 speaker to just yet this works very well and it's easy to connect she did it all on her own and it has a pretty good range from device to speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to and amazing sound quality from such a little bitty thing.  ...  "
For Travel
 10
water, traveling, trips, speaker, kayaking
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I use this for hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  Dropped it in the water during our float trip multiple times and it continued to work great.  ...  "
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" ...  So portable, perfect for traveling, i mean it freaking FLOATS IN WATER and it projects loudly! ... Definitely worth it for all your adventures, girls/bros trips, traveling, this is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Took it on tube float trips on the river this summer and it worked beautifully.  ...  "
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" ...  I"m getting more so I can just leave it on my nightstand, kayak, and backpack.  ...  "
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" ...  My very outdoorsey dad saw mine on a boating trip and loved it, so I had to buy him one too :)  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for biking, walking, hiking, kayaking or just hanging out at the beach or poolside.  ...  "
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" ...  good size for beach and traveling.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
repair, pay, package, delivered, called
+50%
-50%
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" ...  it's defective ( brand new out of the box )!  ...  "
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" ...  I called Altec and they will repair it but I have to pay for shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  I called Altec and they will repair it but I have to pay for shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Was dirty when it arrived and was not in it's original packaging  ...  "
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" ...  Received package last night and as soon as i unboxed it this morning I tried to test and the unit wouldn't turn on.  ...  "
Fit
 10
pocket, fell, riving, kayak, hand
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I also like the small size because it can fit into my hard hat wile at work.  ...  "
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" ...  I really liked my first one but someone broke the place where you plug it in.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits in your hand, comes with a clip so if you want to hang it from a belt loop on your pants, or from your keychain, you can!  ...  "
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" ...  Fits right in your pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Ran it over with our truck by accidental after it fell off the back and no damage what so ever  ...  "
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" ...  Its 4.1x1.0x2.19 big, fits in my front pocket easily and sounds great!  ...  "
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" ...  This fits in my pocket or can be clipped onto a backpack.  ...  "

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