Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers: LifeJacket 2, Mini H2O, and Baby Boom XL


Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers: LifeJacket 2, Mini H2O, and Baby Boom XL

When you think of durable portable Bluetooth speakers you are more likely to come across speaker brands by Altec Lansing. This is because they produce one of the most durable water-resistant Bluetooth speakers. Altec Lansing is a company involved in manufacturing electronic products, including Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and other electronic accessories. Some of the speakers include Lifejacket 2, lifejacket 3, Lifejacket mini 3, Mini H2O, and many more. 

What makes the lifejacket 2 Bluetooth speakers stand out is that they can be used as both wireless and wired speakers, it also has a lot of features like well-balanced audio with clarity. They offer a decent battery life, good sound quality, attractive designs, rated IP67, waterproof that makes its float, shockproof, on-board microphone, and hands-free calling.

Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers LifeJacket 2, Mini H2O, and Baby Boom XL

Altec Lansing LifeJacket 2 Reviews

Altec Lansing lifejacket 2 is what I call an all-in-one Bluetooth speaker, not only does it sound really good, the vibration is just amazing. As summer is around the corner, it is the perfect outdoor speaker for anyone planning a pool party. This speaker has waterproof protection with a rating of IP67, this helps to protect it from water splashes, water immersion, sand as well as dust.

Now here is the fun part, the speaker can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, it also comes with a small mount that allows you to mount it on any surface like on a bike.  

Design 

The speaker is made with a thick rubber material making it very durable to withstand falls, this is because the rubber provides protections against shocks and water. I will like to point out that because of this rubber design, the speaker appears bulky and heavy, it weighs 906g which is not a problem if you want it to last.

On the front of the speaker, there is a mesh that covers it, you will also notice an Altec Lansing logo, and behind the speaker is a flap that helps to cover the micro USB ports, USP port, and 3.5mm audio jack.

The battery is what greatly contributes to the weight of this speaker, but still, the lifejacket 2 battery life is 16 hours. If you are having outdoor fun, you should rest assured the barry won’t disappoint.

The micro IDB port is what you use to charge the speaker, whereas the USB port is used to charge any mobile devices, and the 3.5mm audio jack is for a wired listening experience. The lifejacket 2 supports NFC pairing, all you have to do is use the NFC patch, which is located on top of the speaker. 

On top of the speaker, you find the controls, these controls are also made of rubber material. The speaker also has a blue light that is located behind the grille, the will light up when you power on the speaker and will blink when you are trying to pair the speaker to a device. 

Performance

The speaker has excellent performance when it comes to its durability and design, it can withstand so may drop without getting damaged and can be submerged in water. When immersed in water, this speaker still produces good and amazing sounds, that is where fun is, it vibrates the water making it fun to watch. Even in the water, the Bluetooth connection is not affected, this makes the speaker very easy to use at the beach or pool area.

When it comes to sound, the lifejacket 2 Bluetooth speaker can get very loud, it has an impressive bass, although the richness is not that much. It can be used for listening to music and watching movies. When it comes to music, how the speaker sounds will also depend on the music genre that you are listening to, as the sounds are not that impressive for all genres. 

When this speaker is powered on, you will hear a voice that notifies you that the speaker has been powered on. The life jacket 2 speaker can also be used to take calls, it has a mic built-in, which allows you to take calls hands-free, and the power button is used to answer a call or end a call.

Charging your mobile devices works pretty well on this device, it has a large battery that can be used to charge the mobile device when they run out of power. 

Is the lifejacket 2 worth it?

The Lifejacket 2 is a great speaker if you are looking for a shockproof, dustproof, waterproof and everything proof speaker. The speaker is not bad and will produce a good sound even when immersed in water. 

There is also a lifejacket 3 which is the improved version of lifejacket 2. The main difference between lifejacket 3 and lifejacket 2 is the battery life, lifejacket 3 has 30 hours while lifejacket 2 has 16 hours battery life. Otherwise, the design, features, and controls are almost the same, they only have very slight differences. 

Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers LifeJacket 2, Mini H2O, and Baby Boom XL

Altec Lansing Mini H2O Reviews

The Altec Lansing Mini H2O has the ability to float in water, it is rated IP67, waterproof that makes its float, shockproof, on-board microphone, and it has a durable design that allows it to survive so many drops and damage. As the name suggests, it is the mini version with almost top capabilities regardless of the size. 

Design

The Altec Lansing has an outdoor-friendly design. It is waterproof and can float in water. It also has a design that allows it to survive so many drops. It has a portable size which makes it travel friendly. 

The speaker is 2.3 inches tall and 4.1 inches wide and a depth of 1 inch. The speaker comes in various colours including grey, red, and aqua blue. The H2O is made of panels that are rubberized, and the speaker is shockproof, snowproof, sand proof, and rustproof. 

It is covered with a grille on the front part of the speaker, behind it there is a 1-inch driver and microphone. The top part contains three buttons, the power button, the plus and minus buttons. 

Performance

The power button is multifunctional which can be used to power on/off, pair the device as well as answer/end call. There is a micro USB port for charging and a 3.5mm input that is protected by the snap-shut compartment on the bottom. The charging cable and aux input are included in the packaging.

Using the controls can be tough because the buttons are multifunctional. For example, when adjusting the volume, you may end up skipping a track. Tapping the plus button will raise the volume, but when you hold this button, you can use it to navigate the tracks. The battery life of this speaker is not very good, you only get up to 6 hours of playback. 

The performance of this small speaker is average. The bass is pretty decent and not all that deep as you would want, but it is a pretty decent speaker for its size. The sound it delivers is pretty impressive for its size, but you will experience some distortion in your music at high volumes. The speaker is outdoor-friendly, shockproof, snowproof sand proof, and more. It is also affordable and good performance.

Pros

  • Has the ability to float in water
  • Waterproof and outdoor-friendly design
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • Audio performance not that great
  • Short battery life
Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers LifeJacket 2, Mini H2O, and Baby Boom XL

Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Reviews

The Altec Lansing baby boom xl is a very portable Bluetooth speaker, due to its portability, you can easily carry it around to the beach, pool or even carry it around your home while playing.  

The speaker has a rugged design, it is covered in grilles with mesh. Behind the mesh are the drivers. Its design is durable and it can survive being dipped in water. The baby boom xl is sand proof, snowproof, and rated IP67 waterproof. This design allows you to toss in the water while it floats.

Performance

The Altec Lansing baby boom xl allows you to pair it to another baby boom xl speaker through true wireless pairing. This allows you to have a good listening experience by spreading the sound. The sound that this speaker produces is excellent, and it delivers sounds that are very clear can get very loud with deep bass and gives you an enhanced experience. 

The design and size are small enough to fit in a small bag or even pocket. The speaker comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours. This also comes with a carabiner clip so you can carry it anywhere. Pairing the baby boom xl speaker to any Bluetooth devices is very easy and seamless, it pairs with almost any kind of device that has Bluetooth support.

 The speaker has a wide Bluetooth range of up to 30 feet. There is a USB cable that allows you to recharge the speaker using a USB port. 

Is Baby boom xl worth it?

The baby boom xl speaker is worth it because the sound is better than average and has a durable design. This speaker is suitable for use almost everywhere and it is one of the best Bluetooth speakers by Altec Lansing. 

Pros

  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Shockproof, dustproof and waterproof
  • Submersible

Cons

  • Does not have aptX support

Conclusion

Altec Lansing has manufactured so many speakers, some of the best portable speakers including the Lifejacket 2, lifejacket 3, Mini H2O, Baby Boom xl speaker, and more. The Altec Lansing Bluetooth speakers are outstanding in performance and long battery life. They have a rugged and waterproof design, which is essential for outdoor and indoor portable speakers. They can also float in water and are submersible in water without getting damaged. The sounds are very good and the portability allows you to carry them anywhere. 

Eddie Mcfarren

Eddie Is no stranger to technical writing after spending years in Networking, IT Infrastructure management, and online content marketing. He is an avid researcher, Software and apps dev tester who spends hours solving problems behind the scenes. Get in touch with him via social media and you can email him via contact@gawkygeek.com

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