Fugoo TOUGH and SPORT Bluetooth Speakers
Travel and outdoor speakers are getting better and better with awesome sound, portability, and ruggedness. The Fugoo is in its own league for its ability to transform with three different jackets, and a crazy battery life of 40 hours. Most travel speakers have a battery life of around 10 hours, which I thought was good, but 40 is off the charts and really nice if you will be far from electricity for extended periods.
The concept is that you have a core speaker and can change out the look and level of toughness by swapping out the shell. The Fugoo system has a three different cover options. I’ve tried the Tough and the Sport, two great choices for travel and adventure. The Tough jacket is more like armor and is so hard core, you can submerge it three feet under water for thirty minutes and even drive a truck over it and it will maintain its integrity. I don’t think you’ll find a tougher one out there. And not that you would do those things, but it’s nice to know that if it gets dropped in the water or if it takes a fall onto concrete, it will be fine. In fact, I’d guess this thing would cause more damage than it would sustain. I love the silver and black design with big volume buttons on top.
The Tough is 1.5 lbs, and if you want to shave off a little bulk but still want something that will be durable enough for the beach, the Sport cover is a great option weighing in at 1.1 lbs (they’re both 4 x 7 x 9). You just take off the Tough shell and slip this one on. I wouldn’t drive over the Sport, but it can handle water and sand and offers a different look.
The core’s sound is excellent with six speakers inside for 360 degree sound. It’s clear and crisp. You don’t have to place it against a wall for reverb the way you do with some other bluetooth speakers. I listen to a wide variety of music and everything sounded great on the Fugoo. So do my Podcasts. There’s a voice that comes on to let you know when it’s on (in addition to a blue light), and a voice that tells you when you’re pairing, etc. Pairing is quick and easy. It has a mic, so if you get a phone call, you can use the speaker the way you would use the bluetooth in your car for calls, and it also works with Siri and Google Now. You just push the middle button on the top of the speaker and you have full access–isn’t that fabulous? You can order a pizza from your speaker without getting out of the pool.
I am completely amazed at the quality and durability of this little speaker, particularly with the Tough shell. It sounds awesome in the house too, and you can go from room to room (including a steamy shower) without skipping a beat. As someone who loves music and listens to it all the time, as well as Podcasts, I really appreciate something like this and never have to go on another adventure without the luxury of being able to enjoy my tunes in any situation I want. Find the Tough HERE and the Sport HERE.