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Altec Lansing - Super Life Jacket Portable Wireless Speaker - Superman blue

Take your audio anywhere with this Altec Super Life Jacket Bluetooth speaker. It's dust-proof and shockproof, and it floats so you can use it on the trail, in the pool and anywhere else you may go. Stay in communication with its onboard microphone and the 50-hour battery life of this Altec Super Life Jacket Bluetooth speaker.

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    • Altec Lansing Super Life Jacket iMW888 Portable Wireless Speaker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (523 out of 629)

    Features


    Connect wirelessly from up to 100' away

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device. NFC technology enables one-touch pairing.

    Rich sound you can carry in the palm of your hand

    This portable device can slip into your bag to bring your music, movies and games to life on the go.

    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

    Play your favorite tunes for up to 50 hours on a full charge.

    Shock-, dust-, water-, snow-proof construction

    In a floatable design enables safe submersion in up to 3.3' of water. IP68 rated.

    360° sound technology

    Offers rich audio.

    Built-in microphone

    Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.

    Auxiliary audio input

    Allows simple wired connectivity.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 629 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Have had 2 break already!!!!

      Posted
      UPSoldier
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First of all I want to state I am a big fan of Altec Lansing products. I have the Mini Jacket and love it. I use it on my river rafting trips and in my Polaris Ranger atv because of the water proof dust proof design. I don't nit pick sound quality because a sealed water proof speaker is not gonna sound as good as a indoor speaker. My Mini isn't loud enough when I'm cruising at 40 mph in my Ranger so I went to best buy to get the bigger Boom Jacket ($199 on sale for $99). When I got there they had just rolled out this new monster the Super Life Jacket!!! I was drooling over it and looked on my smartphone to read reviews. Product wasn't on website yet but I took a chance anyway because the mini was so good. It is heavy but my atv was gonna carry the weight so I didnt care. It was a 93 degree day and speaker stopped working after 2 hours. Would power on but no sound. Almost as if speaker wires became disconnected inside. When you turn on the speaker there is a greeting "welcome to alter lansing". But not anymore. So I returned it. 3 weeks later it was on sale for $249 and I thought I would try it again at $50 cheaper because I love the mini so much and maybe I bought a lemon. I looked for reviews and there are 5 now all giving 5 stars. Bring the new one home and plug in to charge. Directions state you must charge for 4 hrs before initial use then red light will turn off when completely charged. NO RED LIGHT? That's strange. Well maybe it was precharged but let it charge all night to be safe. Turned on the next day and it lasted 20 minutes and will not take a charge anymore or turn on for that mater. How can I get 2 lemons in a row???? Something isn't right. Would give zero stars if I could. GONNA BUY MEGA BOOM OR FUGOO NEXT OR JBL EXTREME.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AltecLansingCustomerServ

        Thank you for reaching out to us. We're sorry to hear about this. For assistance please contact our customer service at 1.855.292.4087. Thank you! AltecLansing

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not worth the $300 price tag

      Posted
      Thomas
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been using this speaker about 4 weeks and here's what I've noticed so far... Pros -battery life is fantastic! When fully charged this has lasted me 2-3 8hr days at work at a higher volume setting -silicone exterior case does a good job protecting the unit from scratches -the ability of the unit to float is great for out on the water. I've let it drop a few times into the water and it just kept going -Bluetooth range is excellent, at least 100ft Unfortunately that's where the pros end Cons -right out of the box the speaker had a very tinny and crackly sound -volume is not great for a speaker of this weight. (Probably because most of this speaker's weight is in batteries not drivers) - the silicone casing is attached with 8 push pin grommets and I've noticed 4 of the pins have already fallen out - the barrel plug for the charger had to be pulled slightly out of the speaker for it to actually charge - using the 4 buttons on top of the speaker to perform 8+ different tasks depending on how long they are held is not ideal - the unit has the same drivers on both sides which would be good in the center of the room but I find it is usually a waste of battery and sound in many applications as it is usually facing one direction Overall I would not recommend this product especially at $300. It has most of the ruggedness I was looking for but none of the sound quality or volume.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AltecLansingCustomerServ

        Hi there, thank you for reaching out to us. I am very sorry to see that you are unhappy with our Super Life Jacket speaker. For assistance, please contact our customer service department at 1-855-292-4087 or by email at support@alteclansing.com AltecLansing

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect Beach Speaker

      Posted
      TravelerDavid
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this to take to a log cabin on a lake. It paired easily with my iPhone 7 and worked perfectly, even after being dunked in the lake a few times. It also sounds great. The App lets you change the sound with a minimized equalizer, but the app isn't that usable. I just used to the iMusic app on my iPhone. It is rated for about 50 hours of battery life and has a USB port to charge your phone. Obviously, the battery life is affected if you use it for charging. I used it over a two week period for about 2 - 6 hours a day and never ran out of battery life. But I used another battery pack to charge my phone. It comes with an 16v A/C charger. There isn't a DC or car charger with it and you can't buy one from Altec Lansing. This was important to me to be able to charge it with solar power or in the car. I ended up using an older laptop DC car charger (Targus APD80US) that provided the same 16v voltage (important). There is a relatively loud welcome message when you turn it on and it can't be changed or disabled. This could annoying for some people if you use it in an office or shared space (i.e. the smaller models). It comes with mounting adapters and, weirdly, It also comes with a strap with no indication on how to install it..... Overall, it's a great speaker for camping, beach, etc. It's a bit on the expensive side, but the quality and durability makes it worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent sound, durable, great for on the go

      Posted
      Kyle
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is an outstanding speaker for anyone who is constantly outdoors. The durability met my expectations and although the battery life didn't quite meet the description, I loved that I could take this baby by the pool or beach and not have to worry about getting sand or water on or near the speaker. The quality of the sound is decent but after watching a video on YouTube comparing the JBL Xtreme and Altec, I took it back and returned it for the JBL only because I prefer to have a louder sound and deeper bass in my music, something the Altec didn't quite meet my requirements for. The JBL is not waterproof and does not float like the Altec but the bass is both deeper and clearer and has an overall better sound. The JBL also has a strap for carrying it, slightly more light weight and makes sense for at home and at work use. However, I will be returning to Best Buy on Friday to purchase the Altec in preparation for a river trip I'm taking next weekend. This way, I can have the best of both worlds owning both of them. If you're on a budget, what it really comes down to between the two speakers is whether or not you prefer durability over sound and whether or not you prefer more bass or more treble. I suggest doing what I did and looking on YouTube at sound comparisons before purchasing either speaker. Overall would highly recommend to family or friends.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing sound for great price!

      Posted
      AwNaw
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Wanted to purchase a Bluetooth speaker for my husband’s birthday and did not know about this brand at all until I saw it on display in store. Very disappointed that the color I wanted (blue) was sold out and I didn’t have time to order online or drive to another location. About two weeks went by and we were heading on vacation the next morning to the cabin and he wanted a more portable speaker we could use at the cabin and on our boat via Bluetooth (hence why the speaker would’ve made a great gift). I suggested we head to our closest Best Buy location to see what they had available in stock. Thankfully we were able to purchase this same speaker that I saw weeks before. It was in stock! He now brings it EVERYWHERE! Battery life is long and sound will not disappoint. Light enough for travel and easy carry but durable enough to withstand a little rough rides. Thank you!!! Looking to get the Mini!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible Connectivity

      Posted
      ilymom31

      I bought this speaker because it sounded good at the store and was the only one available. Best Buy has a problem with keeping things in stock. We got home charged the speaker and used it. Sounded great. That was the only time we have been able to use it. After many attempts to connect the bluetooth to my phone, after many tries it finally connects only to not be able to hear anything coming out of the speaker. No volume what so ever!! HORRIBLE!!!! I was a little wary of the product when I took the speaker out of the box and found a note from the manufacturer that says please do not return our product to the store if your speaker doesn't work the way it is supposed to. Please call our customer service department so we can guide you on how to fix it. I ended up buying a different speaker brand, can't deal with this.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AltecLansingCustomerServ

        Hi there - we're very sorry to hear about this and would be happy to help! Please contact us at support@alteclansing.com or at 1-855-292-4087 AltecLansing

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      No sound even when connected to phone

      Posted
      Mhog

      Purchased the first super life jacket prior to spring break 2018. Two weeks after we returned from vacation, the unit would connect to the phone but would not play. Called customer service and was told to drain the battery and hard reset. The problem with that if the unit is fully charged, it takes forever to drain the battery. If there is no activity on the unit it turns off. Tried charging phones with the USB. Finally after a week of jacking with draining the battery it was complete. It does have a great battery life. Recharged the battery to reset and no change. Took back to Best Buy and they did take it back and provide a new unit. Now the second unit is doing the same and it is Aug and have only used it a hand full of times. The product discription makes this sound like the best out door speaker on the market but clearly has major issues.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AltecLansingCustomerServ

        Hi there, thank you for reaching out. We're very sorry to hear about this. We would love to help, please contact us through our social media pages AltecLansing

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      I will be returning

      Posted
      TJAustin82
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was kicking around the purchase of this speaker for a few weeks now. When I seen it go on sale this week I finally pulled the trigger. I was really shocked that it uses an old power supply for charging. So after I gave it a full charge I paired it to my phone which was simple enough. I played a few different songs and also tried some talk shows. There is a constant crackle in the sound, not clear at all. I tried different devices, and even connecting from the aux cable, and still has the crackle. The audio quality is also sub par, the no-name one I bought from wall mart a few years ago out shines this!! I was hoping this would be a replacement/ upgrade but it looks like I was wrong. Also for the size, I would assume it can have some volume and get loud. It doesn’t.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        AltecLansingCustomerServ

        Hi there, thank you for reaching out. We're very sorry to hear about this and would be happy to help - please contact us at support@alteclansing.com or at 1-855-292-4087 AltecLansing



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