The sun is shining and it’s beating down something fierce. Hot weather means one thing, you’re trying to stay cool. One of America’s favorite past times to beat the heat is finding the closest body of water, whether it’s a pool, lake, or the ocean and jumping right in.
While you’re chilling by that water, maybe under an umbrella to block the sunlight, you may want to listen to some of your favorite tunes. Whatever you choose to listen to, you need something durable and affordable. Most importantly it needs to handle being around water, you know, since you’re hanging out by the pool or wherever.
Yatra has a line of Bluetooth speakers that fit into those categories. But I’m not gonna talk about all three, I’m just gonna talk about one. The Aquatune 5712 for $39.99. It could be your next Bluetooth speaker.
The Aquatune 5712 is a small compact speaker that is built to withstand your rugged outdoor lifestyle. It comes in either black and orange or just black. The cover is a soft rubber that will keep it beautiful in the likely event that you drop it or perhaps you bump it into something.
It comes with a carabiner clip and a bicycle strap. The carabiner clip has a locking sleeve to secure it further so it doesn’t slip off. This is the one area I find a little flimsy. Both the gate and the locking sleeve seem to be made out of a soft aluminum that feels like it could break easily.
Despite the material of the gate and locking sleeve, attaching it to things is a snap. I hang mine from a baby stroller while walking and have no problems. You can also hang it from beach chairs or anything with a handle and it will fit nicely.
The Aquatune 5712’s charging time takes around an hour and a half and lasts you all day. I listened for around 10 hours before I decided to recharge and my volume was an average of 75%.
There are three buttons used to control the Aquatune, power, volume up/change track, and volume down/change track. All the buttons are easy to press with no resistance.
The micro USB charging port (cable included) is brilliantly designed to be hidden in plain site. Its cover is built into the design of the speakers rubber cover. Peel back the bottom, and there it is. This is where you would normally find the 3.5mm jack as well, but this is strictly a Bluetooth speaker.
My favorite thing is its IPX7 rating. For those who don’t know what that is let me give you the definition. Protection against water immersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to three feet. How awesome is that? I did try it, but not for the full 30 minutes. I did it to George Micheal’s Faith in about one foot of water in my kitchen sink. It still works.
With its small design, it’s no surprise that its sound isn’t party loud. My that I mean don’t expect to rock the party with it. It plenty loud for your “personal space”, like headphones that don’t go in your ear.
This Aquatune speaker’s sound is one of the best I’ve run across. You can tell the engineers worked hard to ensure a transparent sound. You can clearly hear all instruments working together in harmony for a pleasant sound on the ear. You can even hear the bass without it being too bassy.
I’m gonna keep this section short and sweet. Falling right in line with other Bluetooth speakers, it has a range of 33 feet. I had no troubles reaching that mark. When using the speaker as a phone device, the calls were clear. However considering this is marketed as a water speaker, I’m not sure you would use it anyway.
The Aquatune 5712 is at the top of my favorite Bluetooth speakers in terms of design and price. It looks cool and the added water rating, that’s just icing on the cake. If you plan on being at a pool, or any water activity, this speaker is a good one to have at your side.