A lot of Bluetooth speakers profess to be waterproof, but so what? For a Bluetooth speaker to prove its value as a waterproof device it needs to be IN the water, not just being tapped by the pitter-pater of raindrops. Okay, GAME’s Pool Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker & Underwater Light Show can handle all that since the word “pool” is in the name — obviously it floats in the water and doesn’t start sputtering sparks. But there’s more to what it does as well. But first let’s deal with it bobbing around in the shallow or deep end.
The Speaker has a rechargeable battery that’s good for about 6 hours of use (on average), so an evening pool party or hanging out at an outdoor Bar-B-Q or event won’t see it going dead anytime soon (obviously after charging the battery you need to make sure the watertight seal that covers the charger port is properly seated). It has a series of controls but obviously can be best served by using the volume controls of a smartphone or table (Apple or Android) to work the loudness level as the music streams into it and out the speaker. Which is loud enough to be heard over casual conversation or, if the party has taken to the pool, over those splashing around. The Speaker also has a greater range between it and the audio source as Bluetooth 3.0 is in effect — being a range of up to 60 feet (sans any unusual interference issues) so there’s little chance of the phone/tablet getting wet. Or tossed into the pool by someone getting rowdy. There’s plenty of volume to the speaker and the sound is crisp and clear.
Now some have described this Bluetooth speaker as a “floating Disco light” but for that to have any validity there would need to eve some lighting involved. There is. There’s a series of colored LED lights on its bottom (obviously sealed away from getting wet) and since it’s designed correctly, these lights are aimed and stay aimed into the pool’s bottom. When active, the lights play their colors through and in the water, bouncing around through refraction and generally having a good time of things. Add to this that they do their thing in sync with whatever music is being played, and the “Disco” analogy can be seen (the thought of John Travolta dancing in his white suit in the water being somewhat entertaining in its own right). Should you want just the lights alone, there’s enough power for up to 10 hours. Add to that a strap for hanging it outside the pool and the light show can be just about anywhere you want it to be (complete with or without the music). Hey, the top even lights up!
The Pool Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker & Underwater Light Show retails for $59.99 and is designed for making ones pool into a fun event, whether or not there are people in it. It doesn’t profess to do anything more than provide music and a light show in the pool or out. And for sure that is enough.