Almost all Altec Lansing Bluetooth speakers are everything proof, and the Baby Boom XL is no different. This speaker is waterproof, sand proof, dustproof, and shockproof. The Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL is a portable Altec Lansing speaker designed to make the speaker ideal for use outdoors, especially in areas like the poolside or beach. There is no doubt the design and build quality is excellent. This article covers a detailed review of the Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL. But, what makes this outstanding portable speaker top of the range?
Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL portable Bluetooth speaker has a 10 hours battery life, is rated IP67 waterproof, shockproof, sand proof, and dustproof design, and can float on water. In addition, it is equipped with Voice assistant support (Google Voice assistant and Siri) and a 33 feet Wireless range.
- Impressive sound quality
- Good build quality
- Portable design
- Waterproof and shockproof
- Decent battery life
- Multifunctional buttons can be confusing for some
Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL specifications
- 10 hours battery life
- Waterproof (IP67 rated)
- Shockproof, sand proof, and dustproof
- Floating design
- Voice assistant support (Google Voice assistant and Siri)
- 33 feet Wireless range
Design and Build Quality
The Baby Boom XL has a good design and built-in features you’d expect from a brand like Altec Lansing, which has been around for decades. This speaker is rugged and shockproof, with the whole body covered in rubber. Mesh grilles also cover the speaker and the front panel, including the back. The speaker drivers are on the front side, which is covered by grilles to keep it protected.
It has excellent build quality and construction; you won’t worry if you accidentally drop your speaker. The speaker is soundproof, snowproof, dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof with a certification of IP67. With this rating, you can immerse this speaker in water up to 1 meter without getting damaged. It also withstands water splashes. The Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL can also float when you toss it in water.
On the side of the speaker, there is the Altec Lansing name stamped on it. The top panel consists of the speaker’s controls, with three controls, including a power button, a minus button, and a plus button. All these controls are multifunctional. The power button, for example, can also be used to answer and end calls, summon voice assistants, and connect your Bluetooth devices to the speaker.
The minus and the plus buttons are the volume adjustment buttons; however, and can be used to change the tracks.
The Baby Boom XL has a rechargeable battery; you get 10 hours of playtime on a full charge. To charge this speaker, you will use the charging USB port on the speaker’s back. The USB cable for charging this speaker is included in the package. The battery life can be affected by certain factors, such as the volume level you are playing the music.
When you connect the charger to your speaker, a red LED light will light up, indicating that the speaker is charging. The speaker only takes 2 to 3 hours to be fully charged.
The speaker makes use of true wireless connectivity. You can connect this speaker to your devices via Bluetooth. The process of pairing your Baby Boom to your Bluetooth devices is straightforward and seamless. The connection is very stable, reliable, and robust. It also has a wide wireless range of up to 33 feet, ensuring that you do not get audio or signal cuts when away from your device.
Ports and Controls
The Baby Boom XL has its controls on the top panel of the speaker. The power button and two other buttons (-,+) are the controls available on the speaker. The power button has a lot of uses, including pausing/playing music, powering on the speaker, answering/ending calls, and pairing the speaker.
All the ports are located on the back of the speaker. These ports have a rubber cap that protects the ports from damaged. The ports need to be closed for them to be waterproof; otherwise, they can get damaged by water. The speaker also has a micro USB port to charge your speaker. Next to the Micro USB port, a 3.5mm audio port allows you to use wired connectivity to connect your device to the Baby Boom XL.
The Baby Boom XL can also be used to take phone calls as it has a built-in microphone. The speakers’ microphone is very detailed, precise, and accurate. It allows you to take your calls very clearly.
Use the power button to make phone calls; you will answer or end a call by pressing the power button once. Pressing and holding the power button for 2 seconds rejects a call.
Features and details
Loud sounds: The Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL speaker produces impressive sounds. The speaker gives you a fantastic bass. It also allows you to connect the speaker to other Altec Lansing speakers to get an even louder sound.
Everything Proof design: The speaker is everything proof. It is well protected from dust, sand as well as water. In addition, it’s rated IP67 waterproof. Although the speaker also floats when it’s in water, it can also immerse in water. Therefore, the speaker is perfect for use outdoors.
Compatibility: The Baby Boom XL is compatible with a lot of devices. It can easily connect to devices that do not support Bluetooth technology via the 3.5mm audio jack. It also connects to Bluetooth devices very easily.
Just ask feature: This speaker has a ‘just ask feature.’ With this feature, you can quickly summon the voice assistants such as Siri for iPhone users and Google Assistant for Android users. There are different ways in which you can activate this feature. For example, you can use voice control when your voice assistant on your device is on, and another option is to tap the power button twice.
The Baby Boom XL also performs well when it comes to performance. When pairing this device to your Bluetooth devices, the pairing is straightforward, easy, and seamless. The speaker uses true wireless pairing and gives a stable connection once connected to your devices.
It also has lot more features like connecting the Baby Boom XL with other Baby Boom speakers for loud sound and even multi-room audio. In terms of sound, the Baby Boom gives you clear, crisp, and detailed sounds. This Baby Boom XL speaker is also very loud with solid bass without any distortion, making it an excellent choice for bass-heavy songs. In addition, the speaker’s small size and design make it very portable.
In terms of pairing, the speaker also performs well and does not give you problems. It has been easy to use controls. In addition, the speaker comes with a warranty if the product fails to function or when there are defects. This warranty ensures that you can get your product repaired or replaced.
How to connect the Baby Boom XL speaker to my Bluetooth device?
Connecting the Baby Boom XL to your devices is very easy. You can use Bluetooth connectivity or the audio jack.
- To connect via Bluetooth, first press and hold the power button for 5 to 8 seconds when pairing on the speaker.
- A blue and red LED light will start flashing; this shows you that the Baby Boom XL is in pairing mode.
- Then go to the Bluetooth settings on your device, next select Baby Boom XL on the list of available devices.
- When the connection is successful, you will hear a loud beep; this indicates a successful connection.
If you have problems with Bluetooth connectivity, you should try to press and hold the speakers’ power button for up to 10 seconds. Although it would be best to do this even when your speaker has powered on, do not let go of the control until you see that the speaker appears on the list of available devices on your Bluetooth device list. Then connect the speaker to your Bluetooth device.
This speaker also allows you to pair it with another Baby Boom XL speaker.
- To do this, you first power the speakers.
- Once they are on, start by pressing and holding the power button and the minus button simultaneously for up to 3 seconds.
- Then, go to the second speaker; press and hold the power button together with the minus button for at least 3 seconds. It will pair the two speakers together.
If you want a portable, waterproof speaker that gives you excellent and loud sounds, then the Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL portable speaker is best. The speaker boasts of outstanding features like impressive battery life, a clip that you can use to carry your music with you, and great speakers if you want to enjoy music anywhere you are. It is perfect for almost any kind of occasion and environment.