Summer time is fast approaching and it’s time to start gearing up for your vacations or summer events. The kind people at Ecoxgear recently sent me their floatable EcoCarbon water proof and shock proof Bluetooth speaker plus LED flashlight to review.What’s in the Box?
- USB cord
- USB to AC USB Power Adapter (AC): USB to AC 100-240V, 5V 1.0A
- Carabiner Clip
- Integrated LED Flashlight
After unboxing the speaker I was rather impressed with the aesthetics of it and how light in weight it is at only 1.9 lbs . Though the EcoCarbon is classified as a rugged device the casing is very stylish and does not look rugged at all.
The EcoCarbon was not charged when it arrived so the first thing to do after unboxing was charging it. The air tight compartment located on the back of the speaker contains the input/ output jack, 3.5mm jack, USB port and the on/off power switch. The EcoCarbon has a built in lithium rechargeable battery that has up to 12 hours of play or talk time. It also has an integrated LED flashlight and can charge any USB devices.
On top of the EcoCarbon it has the control buttons which consist the power, Bluetooth pairing, volume controls and the speakerphone answer buttons.
After the EcoCarbon speaker was fully charged I powered it on to start pairing it with my iPhone. The EcoCarbon’s Bluetooth universal A2DP Core 5 by CSR connects to any Bluetooth device. Pairing the speaker was pretty simple by just going into my Bluetooth settings and pressing connect. Once connected I started to play my Pandora stations to test out the integrated full range stereo speakers. The sound quality was amazing!
I decided I needed to test out the EcoCarbon’s in and out of water to see the difference between the two. Since I’m a David Bowie fan and also because the beginning of the song “Let’s Dance” has great audio introduction.
My first test was indoors and I had the volume on max.
Next I tested it out in the water.
Notice how there is not much difference between the two.
Source: EcoCarbon, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance!”, EcoXGear