If you’re a fan of Altec Lansing’s Life Jacket, a portable Bluetooth speaker released last year, then you’ll be happy with their latest announcement. They’ve announced a new and even better all-weather indoor/outdoor speakers called BoomJacket. It brings you the same durability features but with better sound experience, and even longer continuous playback battery life.

You wouldn’t think that speakers are required to have heavy-duty features but users who tend to be more mobile expect their portable, digital accessories to be more durable. BoomJacket is IP67-rated and is waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant and together with its washable, rubberized skin, it is a perfect auditory companion for those who love to travel to the beach, areas with extreme weather conditions, and the not-so-typical travel destinations. You can stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled devices that are up to 50 feet away from the speakers. The pairing system is pretty easy and can remember up to eight devices, so you can pair it with any Android, Apple, or Blackberry smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Sound-wise, of course you can expect the best from Altec Lansing. BoomJacket has dual 2.0″ neodymium drivers and runs on their DSP audio enhancement technology, with a passive radiator design, aptX® CD-quality wireless audio, and a much bigger and more powerful amp. Its design has also been improved, with an elliptical-shaped but compact look. In fact, it’s no bigger than a normal-sized wallet and weighs just one pound. Its battery life is also something to boast about, with its 40-hour battery life.

The BoomJacket speakers will be available by spring this year and will have a retail price of $199. That already includes power supply cables, auxiliary wires (for when you want wired connection), USB charging, and a carrying pouch. There are also mounting options available but it will be sold separately.

SOURCE: Altec Lansing