The Mini Lifejacket has an everything-proof design, just like most of the Altec Lansing speakers. In addition, the speaker has the protection of IP67, rugged design, stable connectivity, ease of use, and good battery life of up to 16 hours.
The speaker can also be mounted, which allows you to hook it to your bike for easy carrying. This speaker has a rubberized body that helps it withstand harsh elements. The speaker is also able to survive when dropped accidentally because of its shockproof body. However, it has a good battery life that gives you 16 hours of playtime after a full charge.
- Rechargeable Battery
- Wifi connectivity
- Aux connection
- USB port, Micro USB port
- IP67 rating
- Everything proof
- 8 hours battery life
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 6.75 x 3.5 inches (H x W x D)
Features of the Altec Lansing Mini lifejacket speaker
Sound quality: The speaker has sounds that are accurate and detailed. For its price, it still produces decent sounds.
Ease to use: Setting up the mini lifejacket speaker is very easy. It also has controls that are easy to use.
Versatile: The mini lifejacket speaker has a lot of valuable features. You can use the mini lifejacket 3 speakers for a lot of purposes. It is suitable for indoor listening and an excellent choice for outdoor listening. You can also use this speaker at the beach or pool and even toss it into the water.
Charge devices: You can also be used to charge your devices, such as your smartphone or your tablet, with the USB port on the Mini lifejacket speaker.
Good battery life: It has a good amount of battery life of up to 16 hours.
True wireless connectivity: The Altec Lansing mini life jacket uses true wireless connectivity to pair your devices. In addition to that, you can be able to connect your devices via the aux-in.
Pair other speakers: You can also pair other mini lifejacket speakers to have more volume.
Wide wireless range: The wireless range of this is up to 33 feet which is good; you don’t have to worry about sound distortion while on call and away from your device.
Everything proof: This is one of the best features of the lifejacket mini, with a rating of IP67. The speaker is protected from water, sand, dust, and other elements.
Portable: The mini lifejacket speaker is very portable, comes with a mount attachment that allows you to mount the speaker to your bike and easily carry it anywhere with you.
The speaker has excellent packaging that contains an AC adapter, a 3.5mm audio cable, the USB to Micro UDB bake, a mounting kit, tripod mount, and a quick start guide.
Design and build quality
The Mini lifejacket has a rugged design, and it has a layer of rubber that covers the speaker. The speaker can also be immersed in up to 1 meter of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.
The grilles cover the speaker back and front with the front logo. There is a Micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB port on the speaker’s back. These are for charging the speaker, connecting audio in, and charging your devices, respectively. The grilles also protect these drivers.
There are only two ways in which you can connect the mini lifejacket to your devices. First, you can do it through the 3.5mm audio jack via Bluetooth connection. When you use Bluetooth connectivity, you will get a stable connection without any problems. There is also a high Bluetooth range of you to 33 feet. So connecting this speaker to your devices is very easy and seamless.
The audio quality is also outstanding when you use the speaker via the audio jack. This speaker also has a microphone covered by the grilles for protection, and it is very accurate and precise. The wide wireless range is an added advantage as you do not easily experience signal loss while using this speaker.
The mini lifejacket performs decently; it uses neodymium drivers and a firing bass radiator on the speaker’s rear for audio performance. It helps to deliver robust and impressive bass. However, this speaker can get very loud. It contains dual 1.5inch neodymium drivers as well as bass drivers located at the back.
When the speaker’s volume is very high, you get some noticeable distortion. In addition, the mini lifejacket has very high trebles, which affects the sound, especially when you are listening to high-pitched vocals.
The mini lifejacket battery life can last about 8 hours after a single charge. It has an LED indicator that will notify you if your device is charging and when it has fully charged. In addition, you can save the speaker’s battery life by switching off the speaker when not in use.
The speaker also has a voice confirmation feature. This will tell you when the device is on/off and connected to a device. You can also use the speaker to answer calls.
Ports and Controls
The mini lifejacket speaker ports are on the backside, with a micro USB port, a stereo aux jack, and a USB port—the micro USB port for charging your speaker using the micro USB cable included in the package. The stereo aux jack connects the speaker using the 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable.
All these jacks have a snapshot compartment that makes them waterproof. However, take note not to leave it open while on the poolside.
The power button is also the Bluetooth pairing button, and the volume adjustment buttons also function as buttons for changing tracks by holding them continuously. It has a hole and mounts that help attach it to your bike, making it easy for you to take your music anywhere.
- It has a rugged and waterproof design
- Contains a speakerphone
- Capable of charging your devices
- Decent audio quality with clear mids
- Good battery life
- Distortion is noticeable when the volume is high
- Dynamics are limited by the DSP when the volume is high
How to use the mini lifejacket
Using the mini lifejacket is an easy process. The speaker does not require any special skills or software to use it and has a simple setup process.
It has a voice confirmation feature; this will notify you when the speaker is turned on or off. To pair it to your Bluetooth devices, you use the same power button as a multifunctional button and pause/play the music. Then you can pair it up to your mobile phone or laptop or any other device. The connection is stable and reliable.
The mini lifejacket is a great speaker. The speaker boasts many great features that make it a great speaker for a lot of purposes. It produces a decent and well-balanced sound, although some distortion is still present at high volumes. The speaker is small, but the audio performance is full compared to the larger frame of the mini lifejacket.
It also has an everything-proof design with IP67 protection. Other great features include the rugged design, stable connectivity, ease of use, and good battery life. Therefore, it is worth it if you want a portable speaker with great features.