FUGOO Sport Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker review

Every year for the Fourth of July, I host a party with food, fun, and fireworks. The turnout is always good, but every year I run into the same problem; where to put my out of date stereo on the patio. There is only one outlet outside and it is right above where all the coolers go, so every time a guest wanted a drink, I had to move the stereo.

This year, that all changes when I break out my new Sport Bluetooth wireless speaker by FUGOO.

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Design

This first thing you notice about this product is its sleek design. There are speakers literally all over this product resulting in 360 degrees of quality sound. This speaker boasts many features, including two neodymium tweeters (clear highs), subs for a midrange punch, and two passive radiators for deep bass. Moreover, it also offers up a digital signal path to help avoid interference and an air-tight seal for acoustic efficiency.

Specs

  • 40 hr battery life
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity up to 33 feet
  • 95dB SPL-A @ 0.5 meters
  • 60Hz-20KHz
  • Micro-USB for charging and updates
  • 3.5mm audio input for wired connection
  • Waterproof up to 3ft
  • 1-year limited warranty

Setup

Setting up the speaker is a snap; first, you’ll want to charge it up using the microUSB connector. The Sport also comes with an AC adapter for quicker juicing up. From zero, it ought to take about three hours to fully top off. Fully charged, you’re set for 40 hours of battery life.

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Turning the speaker on, the FUGOO Sport has an indicator light to notify users that it’s powered up. Pairing is done with the press of a dedicated Bluetooth button and comes quick and easy. On top of the unit are volume buttons flanking the power button.

Once you sync the FUGOO Sport to your favorite device, you’re off and running, ready to listen to your favorite iHeart radio stations or streaming audio. But, should a phone call come in, you can answer it and have your conversation right through the speaker. Indeed, the built-in microphone turns your speaker into a speakerphone.

Included in the box is a 3.5mm cable which allows for direct connection. This is a handy solution for those of you who might like to keep the speaker in one place, say a desk, for instance. Keep it in a conference room and connect a smartphone and you’ll have a great companion for remote calls.

Sound

Along with the ease of setup and the durable craftsmanship, this speaker also has excellent sound quality. I like a lot of different genres of music and played them all with the FUGOO Sport. I tested everything from heavy metal to thumpin’ hip hop. The sound came through clear as a bell with no distortion whatsoever.

I also hooked the unit up to my computer and used to listen to online school classes. No matter where I’ve used the speaker (basement, work, basketball practice) sound was always great.

The phone feature is nice as well; I’ve had a handful of people call me to test it out. The sound was decent, static-free, however, there was an occasional and slight lag in conversation from receiver to reception.

Versatility

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If you don’t like the look of your speaker, there are two other jackets you can get: Style, Tough. Additionally, you can also purchase accessories such as a bike mount, a remote, a strap mount and a multimount. The FUGOO setup is not only highly portable with great sound, but it’s very versatile and can adapt to your changing needs.

Where to Buy

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker solution that offers excellent sound and flexibility, you’ll definitely want to consider the FUGOO Sport. Currently, you’ll find it on sale for about $170 through the manufacturer’s website. Looking to Amazon, we find about the same cost. On a normal day, you might see it fetch about $200; such is the case with Best Buy.

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