Many makers of portable speakers nowadays do not just settle on offering the ordinary. They do not simply stick to what an ordinary portable speaker do, which is to produce sound. Since the trend here now is the ever changing, revolutionizing portable speaker category, many of them produce different kinds, from an ultra-slim audio device to an ultra-rugged portable speaker. Well, for us, the leap of faith the makers take is just worth it.For over a long time now, Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker is known to be respectable when it comes to offering different audio equipment to audiophiles. They started from producing film and professional audio to the present producing computer speakers and docks. This company has continued to delight many of their way of innovations.At present, Altec Lansing has made another extraordinary product. This product showed that Altec Lansing Wireless speaker is also great in the portable Bluetooth speakers category. And they did not just settled on the ordinary because this product has something great to offer.
Behold! The new Altec Lansing Life Jacket Review is here! The price is $130.00, you can now have one of these. Yes, it is affordable but is it really worth it? We have tested once again another portable speaker for you to help you in deciding which portable speaker to have. Here’s the Altec Lansing Life Jacket review.
Altec Lansing Life Jacket Review – Performance
The performance of Altec Lansing Life Jacket? Very impressive.
The Altec Lansing Life Jacket actually produces a very nice, clear, crisp, and loud sound. Considering its small size, this portable speaker’s audio quality is detailed, impressive, and satisfying. Altec Lansing Life Jacket carries dual 2.5 inch Neodymium drivers and a passive radiator allowing it to have the sound we are talking about. Because of this feature, Altec Lansing Life Jacket offers a quality sound and at the same time, a not-so-bulky bit of bass. While testing it, we haven’t faced issues with its delivery. The portable speaker performed well even at the highest volume without getting distortions.Along with the mentioned features above, the Altec Lansing Life Jacket is built with the Apt-X technology, helping the speaker to enhance its audio fidelity at a limited bandwidth.When it comes to the bass, this portable speaker delivers it at par. But don’t expect much of bass delivery from this because, as we tried, Altec Lansing Life Jacket produces only a bit of bass. Thus, the bass performance of this portable speaker is at par.
Something that is not so good in this portable speaker is that the sound it produces is not omnidirectional? What does it mean? It means that you can only hear the sound clearly when you are in front of it. Although if you are not that picky of an audiophile, then this is not a very serious issue.
Lastly, for the battery life, Altec Lansing Life Jacket lasts at an absolutely impressive 16 hours on a single, full charge. This is because this portable speaker packs a large lithium-ion rechargeable battery. In this long hour of playback, the battery life is amazing! Wait, there’s more. This portable speaker also doubles as a power bank or charger for other devices such as your iPhone, Android smartphones, tablets, and others. This is possible because of the built-in USB port available at the rear part.
Altec Lansing Life Jacket – Design
The Altec Lansing Life Jacket is dubbed as an ultra-rugged, IP67 waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof portable Bluetooth wireless speaker. This only means that Altec Lansing Bluetooth speakers are set for durability.This portable speaker measures 6 inches long, 2 inches high and 3 inches wide. It also weighs at 1 pound, thus very portable and lightweight. This ultra-rugged portable speaker is designed with a rubberized exterior in order to make it shockproof. The front and the rear part are composed of the speaker grill. For the top part, the power button, volume up and volume down buttons are present. Take note that the power button has two purposes, to turn the portable speaker on/off and to serve as play/pause buttons. For the rear part, aside from a speaker grill, it also has a space for the ports, such as the USB port and the 3.5mm auxiliary input.
If you didn’t notice, the Altec Lansing Life Jacket does not have the skip or rewind buttons. This means that skipping or rewinding your tracks from the portable speaker is not possible so you only have to attend to your device and control the tracks. Well, this is quite disappointing.
The design of Altec Lansing Life Jacket points to its purpose of not just settling in the ordinary. The portable speaker is IP67 certified which means that it is a waterproof device and can be submerged in water for up to 1 meter, in 30 minutes. Also, this is a shockproof portable Bluetooth wireless speaker so you will not be worried to harm it if ever you will drop it. Alongside these is that Altec Lansing Life Jacket is dustproof, having the ability to withstand earth elements such as dirt, sand, and dust.
Altec Lansing Life Jacket – Connectivity
Altec Lansing Life Jacket is a portable Bluetooth wireless speaker. It can wirelessly connect from any of your devices, be it an iPhone, Android smartphone, tablet, laptops, and others as long as it is supported with Bluetooth connection. For non-Bluetooth devices, Altec Lansing Wireless speakers is still usable because it has a built-in 3.5 mm auxiliary port.During testing, our devices were still connected to the portable speaker even at the range of 30 feet. Also, note that the Altec Lansing Life Jacket has the capability of remembering up to eight paired devices.Another feature present is its Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. This feature allows easier pairing of devices. So if you want to use your device with the portable speaker, pairing will not be a problem.
Lastly, aside from streaming your favourite tracks and having ultra-rugged features, Altec Lansing Life Jacket doubles as a speakerphone. It has a built-in microphone so you can make and receive phone calls from your devices. For its quality, it was similar to other portable speakers we tried having some quite distant sound. This is not a problem though. By the way, in the speakerphone capability, the Altec Lansing Jacket Bluetooth speakers has the ability to announce the caller’s number before taking it. That is cool!
|Ultra-rugged, IP67 Waterproof, Dustproof, and Shockproof design||Bass Quality|
|Sound Quality||Sound Delivery is not Omnidirectional|
|Battery Life and Charging Capability||No Skip/Rewind Buttons|