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Last Updated: 7 Dec 2018

Altec Lansing IMW577 LifeJacket 2 Floating Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Aqua

7.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
584
Old Reviews
46
Unverified
167
Yes
NFC

Review Summary - 371 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Sound Quality
 136
sound, sounds, sound quality, loud, little speaker
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Speaker works great!  ...  "
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" ...  Now when my coworkers play trashy rap music I just whip this bad boy out and play some bagpipes!  ...  "
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" ...  It does still say "POWERING ON WELCOME TO ALTEC LANSING" which was fine the first few times but it's really annoying. ... Anyway it's loud for a little speaker, has great sound and I love that it's water resistant because I use it in the bathroom when I take a shower and get ready every morning.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound quality. ... I'm sure the same room-filling sound would exist if we were playing music. ... This is my second speaker. ... I bought this one, because the first one was easy to use, easy to connect to, and good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks tiny, but sounds extraordinary.  ...  "
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" ...  She likes the sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality was much better than expected and battery life exceeds manufacturers specs.  ...  "
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" ...  Man I love this speaker its very loud and sound system and bass is the best I ever heard  ...  "
Volume
 79
loud, volume, sound, little speaker, sound quality
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Awesome little speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  I have no problem now after buying this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  connects great to my iphone and is surprisingly LOUD for a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Fills a room.  ...  "
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" ...  Very loud and it floats so I can use it in the pool  ...  "
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" ...  I wish the sound quality was a little better when played at high volume but definitely worth the price and plays really loud for such a compact speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good--however, all the way up--max volume, it does sound a little distorted, but will work great for my needs--a kayak trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my speaker, compact, good sound and the volume is great, I would purchase again.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 51
waterproof, water proof, pool, kayaking, shower
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I go kayaking too and this is a perfect size for me. ... I"m getting more so I can just leave it on my nightstand, kayak, and backpack.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this for hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  100% waterproof and virtually indestructible!  ...  "
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" ...  I use it in the shower so it's definitely waterproof and lasts for hours.  ...  "
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" ...  It is truly water proof, sand proof, wind proof- it floats, holds a long charge, and the size is perfect for going to the beach or kayaking or whatever.  ...  "
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" ...  In the garage, kayak, tent, you name it!!  ...  "
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" ...  This thing actually floats. ... It is mounted to the kayak now.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound, definitely water and sand proof, and easy to use!  ...  "
Size
 43
small, portable, speaker, sound, compact
+100%
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" ...  Perfect size and quality for a small work space.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little pocket rocket.  ...  "
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" ...  great sound for a tiny speak perfect size for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is surprisingly really good for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  This little guy packs a punch. ... Really small package makes it easy to carry around and doesn’t sacrifice any sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Pocket sized and packs a punch.  ...  "
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" ...  Great, small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Tiny size but amazing performer.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 35
months, days, years, working, speaker
+23%
-77%
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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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" ...  After 3 months quit working.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The first one died after 2 years of minimal use. ... it's defective ( brand new out of the box )!  ...  "
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" ...  So I've had this speaker now for a grand total of 10 days. ... I used it off and off, never more than 10 minutes just to verify that it actually still worked. ... Until I can get a working solution here, this is a 1 out of 5 star.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely loved the speaker until it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  Broken and damaged when I got it.  ...  "
Battery Life
 30
battery, hours, charge, recharge, last
+63%
-37%
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" ...  Unbelievable-this speaker has decent sound, holds a charge, and is actually waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery last forever and the sound is good too.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound and volume, and battery seems to last a fairly long time.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  It stays charged for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery could last longer but over all its quality and well tested durability has impressed me multiple times.  ...  "
Price
 27
speaker, money, worth, sounds, size and price
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Great sound for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little waterproof speaker for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent value for $19.99.  ...  "
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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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" ...  For the size and price you can't beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price.  ...  "
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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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" ...  $150 is a lot of money to spend on a speaker but I went ahead and bought it.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 26
speaker, pairing, away, paired, disconnected
+81%
-19%
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" ...  connects great to my iphone and is surprisingly LOUD for a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this durable blue tooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I have dual audio Bluetooth on my phone and can broadcast to both at once, it works. ... Not sure if it is my phone or not, but I don't usually have problems connecting to things via Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to walk at least 15ft away with a wall in between and it still kept a good BT connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely the best tiny Bluetooth speaker I have ever heard .  ...  "
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" ...  By far the best Bluetooth speaker I have bought.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Bluetooth syncs quickly and no issues!  ...  "
Build Quality
 21
rubber, broken, clip, rugged, rivits
+48%
-52%
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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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" ...  The problem is the packaging was all in Portuguese and the plastic box it was in was cracked.  ...  "
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" ...  BROKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER BUYING IT!!!! ... I had this for less than 6 weeks before it broke.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Broken and damaged when I got it. ... I feel ripped off  ...  "
Charging
 20
speaker, recharge, charging port, charging, plugged
+45%
-55%
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" ...  BUT, I was NOT able to recharge the device when the battery's initial charge was depleted.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This one will not take a charge of any kind.  ...  "
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" ...  Product will not hold a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker would charge, but then would not power up.  ...  "
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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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" ...  However, the cheap charger completely bent where it is supposed to insert into the speaker. ... EXCEPT, no other android charger will work because the case is so thick you need a charger where the metal piece is supposed to go in. ... SO I have spent a lot of money for chargers for this stupid thing but they are all not long enough to get past the thick rubber case and actually go in the speaker and charge it.  ...  "
For Kids
 16
son, daughter, kids, bought, one
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I bought two of these for my kids for Christmas. ... Both kids love them and love that they can use them in the bathroom or by the pool without worrying that they will get ruined.  ...  "
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" ...  Wife loves it  ...  "
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" ...  My son loves his!  ...  "
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" ...  Great my granddaughter loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have one, as do each of my three kids.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my husband for his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Son loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my daughter.  ...  "
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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" ...  Bought this for a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two of these for my kids for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Just s expected, Granddaughter loves it and exactly what she wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my husband for his birthday.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It was given as a gift to my sister in law and she absolutely loved it .  ...  "
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" ...  gift for someone  ...  "
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" ...  Christmas gift for my nephew. ... He loved it  ...  "
Bass
 12
speaker, loud, sounds, smaller, overpowering
+92%
-8%
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" ...  If you want a speaker thats on the smaller side with fantastic bass and sound this speaker will blow you out of the park.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Pros: loud, clear, deep bass.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The bass is deep but not overpowering.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is great with this speaker except the bass isn't the best.  ...  "
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" ...  Has enough bass to satisfy me.  ...  "
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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" ...  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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" ...  Really like this model because I can easily attach it to my saddle for trail riding.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I use this for hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  Took it on tube float trips on the river this summer and it worked beautifully.  ...  "
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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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" ...  good size for beach and traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for biking, walking, hiking, kayaking or just hanging out at the beach or poolside.  ...  "
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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