There’s a lot of similarity between the Ecoxgear Ecorox Bluetooth speaker/speakerphone and the Navy SEALs. They’re both rugged, packed with stamina and waterproof. Oh yeah, and they both come from aqua-crazy San Diego.
The Ecorox isn’t like the growing cluster of water-resistant Bluetooth speakers that are simply impervious to splashed water. Instead, the Ecorox is actually waterproof — its IPX7 rating means it’s able to shrug off full immersion in water up to three feet deep for thirty minutes (only it won’t need to, because the speaker floats).
Ruggedness? Ecoxgear says the speakers’ rubberized armor can handle “drops and everyday abuse” — making it perfect for not only SEALs, but also the clumsy and/or constantly inebriated beach bunny or cabana boy (or, yes, even the deck of a kayak).
Ecoxgear says the speaker’s li-on battery lasts about ten hours; if that holds water it makes the Ecorox one of the long-lasting battery-powered speakers.
Other cool features: a carabiner clip for attaching it to stuff (or you), and a screw mount which fits any common photo tripod. And the Ecorox is equipped with a waterproof microphone, making it also an adverse-condition speakerphone.
You’ll pay a little more for the extra features and anti-soggy magic — the Ecorox is $130.