Do you like to play rough? Then you need a bestie that can hang with your rugged lifestyle. The Fugoo Tough is one tough Bluetooth travel speaker that does not mess around. It’s waterproof for 30 minutes, which is very nifty, but its claim to speaker fame is that it is loud with speakers in all directions and ultra durable: You can drag it through the mud, expose it to snow, dirt, rain and sleet, and it isn’t easily shocked – if ever. It will take on heat, freezing cold, sand storms and even float in water, all while blasting high-quality audio with big bad boombox beats.
The manly 360-degree speaker boasts Apple iOS Siri and Android Google Now integration and will play for 40 continuous hours with a built-in rechargeable lithium-iron battery that takes 3.5 hours to fully fill up again via USM or international AC adapter. The battery life is displayed, so you won’t get any surprises mid rocking out to Sabbath during a tricky desert buggy race or in the half pipe. Made from fiber-reinforced resin and solid aluminum, it weighs just 1.4 pounds and is 2.4″ X 7.8″ x 2.9.”
As of late August 2015, you can kick things up a notch with the Fugoo Tough’s burly new sibling, the “roaring, intrepid and virtually indestructible” FUGOO Tough XL. This rugged bro is four times the size and offers nifty additions such as eight acoustic drivers and a USB port to charge your phone. With speakers facing in all directions, things will get LOUD, whether you are mountain biking or jamming out in a mud face-off.
Of course, it’s perfectly acceptable to simply chill by the pool. If your toddler drops her ice cream cone onto it or kicks it into the deep end, no biggie. It will keep playing, in the water. Mama can continue sipping her Mojito.
Other Fugoo options include the Sport, the Style (reminiscent of a chic little clutch), and the brand new Sport XL comes out in late August and floats on water. Yup.
Among Fugoo accessories, you will find a Bike Mount that also works on boat railings, a Strap Mount you can attach to a basketball pole, as well as a Multi Mount (for carabiners, tripods etc.).
First launched at the 2014 International CES trade show, the Fugoo has since been dropped onto concrete, been run over by a car and plopped into water, where it can survive for up to three feet for 30 minutes. After participating in, say, dirt biking, it can be hosed down while still pumping out the jams. The Fugoo Tough is $229.99. More information and other models’ prices at www.fugoo.com.