Altec Lansing - Boom Jacket Bluetooth Speaker - Red

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This Altec Lansing Boom Jacket IMW576-RED speaker's Bluetooth interface and NFC (near-field communication) technology let you stream music from select devices from up to 50' away. The water-, sand-, shock- and snow-proof construction offers protection.

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Best Buy Customer Reviews

5
Durable Product Posted by: from: on I had been hesitant of purchasing as we were looking for something that would live up to our active lifestyle that would provide a good quality sounds. This is the perfect little speaker. While it did take longer then it should have to pair with my ipad - after I turned it off and back on it had no issues. Also, just a piece of advice, be sure to check your volume on the ipad or iphone as well as our volume was turned lower on the ipad, but the speaker was all the way up so it took us a few minutes to realize why it was not as "loud" as we experienced in the store. We've taken this speaker outside now on numerous occasions and the battery seems to be holding up well. In addition to us not worrying about the outside conditions where we bring the speaker, its great as we have kids and aren't needing to hold our breath each time they go to adjust the volume, fall and break. For anyone with an active lifestyle, kids, or even those that are clumsy, this is a great product!

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5
Great Speaker for outdoor adventures! Posted by: from: Northern, VA on I don't do a lot of reviews, but wanted to take the time to say how great this speaker is. Bought it for a camping trip to have some tunes, without lugging a larger system around. With it being water proof, decided to take it with us on the raft as well. Well I can say it held up to the waterproof test! It floats! It kept playing underwater for a good 2 minutes, and has worked great since. It also puts out a reasonably good quality sound and can get rather loud for such a little speaker. Highly recommend!

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

1
charging port is fragile Posted by: from: on Bought a boomjacket, after 1 month the charging port became defective and the speaker would not take a charge. Exchanged for another boomjacket and despite me being careful, it's charging port also became defective. Since it is still under warranty I am returning the speaker for repair or exchange. The charging port on this speaker is fragile and breaks easily. Customer service is overseas and not very good. Customer service rep was supposed to email me the return directions, but never did. I had to call again to get instructions. Buyer beware.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2
Battery life's the best feature Posted by: from: on I purchased this speaker to use at work in an aircraft hanger and occasionally by the pool. It is not loud enough to drown out jet blasts. When it is quiet, the sound is OK. It does lack bass as reviewed by others on this site. It does not sound as good as the Bose or JBL speakers I've had in the past. The battery does last quite a long time. They advertise "up to 40 hours," but I have only been able to get around 25 hours on them at about 80% volume on a full charge. Still pretty impressive. It doesn't seem to be waterproof as advertised. I attempted to have it float in a pool like pictures show, but it sounded like it was shorting out, so I quickly removed it from the water. Overall, it's a decent sounding speaker with great battery life. If you could get it on sale for under $100 like I did, it's worth the money.

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

1
Hear this before you buy Posted by: from: on I would like to consider myself by no means a "speaker geek" or have no ear for speaker quality at all. But I have found this speaker to be the worst thing I have ever listened to. In every single one of my songs I trial ran (country, pop, hip hop, 80's rock) the volume automatically rises and falls on its own (its the worst thing ever). The bass sounds like a dying flatulence (not even kidding). Unless you are 100 years old and can't hear anything at all, I would highly recommend purchasing something else. A Pro is that it is highly durable and water proof, so when you throw it off Mount Everest or sink it to the bottom of the ocean I promise it will sound the same! Seriously, I am no expert on quality of speakers, don't get this its terrible. Don't make the same mistake I did. Good luck mate.

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

5
Just What I Wanted Posted by: from: on Looked around for several different Bluetooth speakers and settled on this one after my research. I had to have waterproof, well not really but that's what I wanted. My wife and I will be using it while camping, doing inside and outside work, at the beach and boating. It will be mostly paired to my phone and computer. It seems to have pretty good distance reception from 0 to 20 feet in the house through walls and a little more than that unobstructed line of site. Pairing is easy and volume is good as well. Seems to be built very solid.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Good music box for the dough Posted by: from: on I bought this to use at work(I'm in construction)and have found it to be very well made and reliable. It interfaces with my android phone just fine. Answering calls through the Boomjacket is seamless and the mic picks up my voice clearly for the person on the other end. Probably not as much bass punch as I thought I was getting but then I won't bother people so that's fine.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

3
Not bad but not good either Posted by: from: on This speaker isn't bad. I really liked the voice feature and how it lets you know how charged it is by saying "80% charged". What I didn't like and why I returned it was the sound quality. To me it wasn't very good. I opted for the JBL Charge 3 and it sounds much better. Not bad but not as good in my opinion as the JBL for the same price.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Completely Thrilled! Posted by: from: on I bought this wireless speaker, because of it being waterproof and it floats! I was taking my time buying it, because I thought it was a lot to spend on one speaker. Then Best Buy put it on sale. After purchasing this speaker I am amazed! My son uses it every time he takes a bath, and probably loves it more than me :)

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

3
Not what I had hoped for Posted by: from: on I brought this unit to use on my ATV . I installed the mount and no matter how tight I made the mount , even using pilers the unit would just flop over even before we went riding. I ended up mounting it on a RAM mount . The unit had very good quality sound but isn't loud enough to be headed well when riding.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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