Bluetooth speakers are pretty awesome. But what about when it runs out of battery in the middle of your favorite song? That's where the Fugoo Bluetooth speaker shines. Most other speakers will die after about 12-15 hours of continuous playback, some longer some shorter. But the Fugoo Bluetooth Speaker lasts a whooping 40 hours. Yes you read that right, thats forty. And I can say, after using it for about 2 weeks now, that it lasts longer than that, if you have the volume rather low or medium. Now with it higher, it's going to give you less battery life. But still 40+ hours of continuous playback is amazing for a Bluetooth speaker this size.
The features of the Fugoo do not end with the battery life either. This speaker is pretty durable as well. There are three sleeves for the Fugoo speaker. The inners are called the Core, and the outer side is the Sleeve. It comes off pretty easily, although it did take me a few minutes to figure out how to switch them. For the sleeves there's the Style, Sport and Tough. Which range from rugged to ultra rugged. Obviously the Tough one is the most rugged of the three. Fugoo sent me the Style and Sport sleeves with my review unit. Which I actually like the way the Sport one looks better. As stated they are interchangeable and all of them are water resistant and dust proof. They are even drop proof to an extent.
Fugoo also has all kinds of accessories to go with the Fugoo Speaker, including a remote control, multi mount, strap mount and a bike mount. So you can mount this speaker to your bike as you go on a bike ride, which is pretty cool. Especially since it lasts forever. It's a pretty lightweight speaker, especially when you consider how big the speaker is and how big the battery is.
Now for the part you've all been waiting for. Sound quality. The Fugoo Speaker uses 360-degree sound, so you've got sound coming from everywhere. And the sound quality is really good, actually. I'd have to say it's got better sound, and louder sound without getting distorted, than most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've reviewed recently. Now that's really saying something.
As far as price goes, the speaker is $199 which includes the Sport or Style jacket. The Tough jacket brings the total to $229.99. However, if you want both the Sport and Style jackets they are $40 each, and the Tough is $50. You can buy it from Fugoo's website right now.