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Soundcore’s new Bluetooth boombox belts out 80 watts of audio

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Soundcore Motion Boom Plus
The Motion Boom Plus is built to stand up to water so you can take your tunes anywhere.
Photo: Soundcore

Soundcore’s new Motion Boom Plus boombox is built to blast out the tunes wherever you go this summer. The 80-watt Bluetooth speaker packs an array of new features designed to deliver “punchy bass and detailed high end,” the company said.

“Combining an IP67 rating with its upgraded woofers, newly added tweeters, more power,
and portable carry handle, the Motion Boom Plus is the ideal Bluetooth speaker for the park
or at an outdoor pool or beach party,” said Frank Zhu, general manager of Soundcore’s
speaker division, in a press release Monday. “We’ve also made it two times louder than its predecessor to help keep the party going, all day and all night long.”

Plus, you don’t need to worry about losing it in the pool or the lake. It floats!

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Motion Boom Plus Bluetooth boombox

The Motion Boom Plus is the latest entry in a growing segment of the audio gadget market: Bluetooth boomboxes that let you crank up your smartphone audio for all to hear.

The Motion Boom Plus will compete with outdoor-oriented speakers from market leaders like JBL and Braven. Soundcore’s upcoming model will cost considerably less than competitors, though. JBL’s Boombox 2, for instance, retails for $499.95. Soundcore’s will cost less than $180.

Calling the Motion Boom Plus (or its competitors) a “speaker” is actually a bit of a misnomer, though. Styled like an old-school boombox, the Motion Boom Plus packs multiple speakers to cover the audio spectrum.

Dual 3.5-inch woofers pull 30 watts each and work in conjunction with passive bass radiators on each end of the device. Meanwhile, dual 1-inch tweeters (10 watts each) handle the highs and mids.

Soundcore Motion Boom Plus specs

The Soundcore Motion Boom Plus works with Soundcore's apps for additional capabilities.
The Motion Boom Plus works with Soundcore’s apps for additional capabilities.
Photo: Soundcore

Features include:

  • Extended 20-hour battery life, thanks to 13,400 mAh internal battery.
  • Built-in handle and removable shoulder strap for easy transportation.
  • Upgraded titanium drivers and BassUp technology.
  • “Floatable design” with IP67 waterproof and and dustproof rating.

The Motion Boom Plus also works with Soundcore’s PartyCast feature, which lets gadget owners pair up to 100 compatible speakers to amp things up.

Plus, it works with the Soundcore app, so users can take advantage of equalization presets or create their own EQ settings.

Motion Boom Plus goes on sale May 30 for $179.99 in the United Sates, 189.99 pounds in the United Kingdom, 179.99 euros in Europe and $229.99 CAD in Canada. It will sell Amazon and other sellers.

Discounted preorders are available now on Soundcore’s website. Soundcore is Anker Innovations’ premium audio line.