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Grace Digital GDI-AQSCE104 Eco Extreme Waterproof Floating Case with Built-In Speaker for iPod, iPhone, Droid, and MP3 Players (Yellow)
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- Waterproof, floating, and dust proof case to protect and play your iPod, iPhone
- Set it on a table, attach it your backpack or tent via the included carabineer, up to 30 hours of continues play
- Includes extra room to keep your credit cards, wallet, or keys safe, lake or backyard barbeque
- The Eco Extreme has been fully IPX7 approved (international waterproof standard)
- The Eco Extreme is available in multiple colors
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The Eco Extreme waterproof case works with every mp3 player and cell phone including the iPhone, iPod Touch, Motorola Droid and Blackberry. Built with a rugged, rubberized protective body, this is a great choice for anyone on the go who wants to take their music with them. The Eco Extreme case for your mp3 player is a top pick. It provides extreme durability, rugged housing and dynamic sound – performance that will get your heart rate up but priced to keep your heart rate down! Listen to your music in style and grace.
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Design- Nice hefty design. I got the orange one very pleased with choice. Not bright orange but a nice dark orange. This way i can see it in the grass but it also look cool. The only thing i would change, i knew this going in, I would be to put a bigger D-clip on it with some 550 cord. The plastic loop that the current clip uses is kinda small.
Durability- It feels durable and will take some abuse. I have not tested it's waterpoofness but it has a rubber seal and the latches seem strong. They also has a button lock on them which is nice. I would take care on rocks though because it is plastic on the face and back. Plastic is brittle so it may survive a drop on the ground but not on the rocks.
Sound- As expected it's not earbleeding loud but loud enough. It should be fine for a group of people huddling around a table eating or playing cards. I compared it to my other portable speaker its about the same but with more bass. I got this for its waterproofness, size and durability not for the sound. I like that it only needs 3 AA batteries.
If you want a larger speaker that is also water resistant and durable try Sangean U-1 or U-3. They seem like larger and louder sound systems that are tough. But their line ins are on the outside. If you want a fully enclosed unit try the fatbox. but all three are large. I choose Sangean because unlike other rugged sound systems they run off regular batteries not ones for power tools.
Update- For some reason it sounds louder now. it could be the songs. But now i would recommend it for a large group. For personal listening i hardly go over 1/3 turn Also I have noticed that even at max volume i don't hear any distortion, which i did on other portable speakers.
***end of summer review***
Took it to the beach and camping many times. Words can't describe how perfect this speaker is. I think it's a great compromise between sound (it is still plenty loud, I don't see a great need for anything louder) and size. I just throw it in my pack or clip on and off i go. Also the fact that it use AA batteries is great. When the power goes out you swap out batteries and keep listening and rocking while others need to recharge their internal batteries. Also for the people who don't like wasting batteries you can always buy AA rechargeables.
Saved myself and my paddle, but lost my shoes, cooler, ECO Extreme radio with my Iphone inside of it.
That was May 14, 2012.
Today is June 24, 2012.
A guy calls me today to tell me he found the radio with my phone inside of it and both still work fine !!!!!
the thing is awesome, saved my $600.00 Iphone and the radio, with a new set of batteries, works fine !!!
Thanks Grace !!!!
It really is waterproof.
Great sound for a speaker of its size.
It uses AA batteries (3)
Good battery life with my rechargeables
Cons: none really. There are a couple of things I might change, but they are personal preferences that I will note below.
The first thing I did was test it. Yeah, it sounded great, but I mean I closed it up and dunked it in the sink - without my MP3 player inside you knuckleheads. I put tissue paper inside and it came out bone dry. I noticed one of the negative reviews said theirs leaked from a corner and the manufacture rep told them to double-check that the cord does not get pinched in the corner. That happened to me a couple of times but it was really noticeable when I tried to clamp the case shut - push the cord aside and no problem. I also saw the rep says the cord has been redesigned to better plug into players/phones that are in a protective case.
It is somewhat bulky, but that is what gives it the big sound and makes it float. I actually would have liked a bit more space inside. I was using a larger-than-most MP3 player (Zune 80GB). I managed to wedge in spare batteries (I use rechargeable), ID, cash, and car key off the key ring. If the case was just little thicker I could have carried my phone too.
Regarding the spare batteries... I only carry them because I don't recharge daily. I've gone all weekend on one set without any problem. I don't doubt they get close to the manufacture's stated 30 hours.
I saw some complaints about poor sound from the speaker. I don't recall if it was in the instructions or I read it on here but if water gets onto the speaker you just have to turn it over and tap it against your palm. It handles splashes well and I've only had to do this after dunking it. If water got into your ear it wouldn't sound too good either. This speaker is the best I've heard for its size.
Another review mentioned the size of the strap used to attach a carabineer. I also would like it more if it were a smidgen larger, so I could use a larger carabineer on it. Not a big deal. I just attach my larger biner on theirs so I can clip it to my float tube handle.
And, since I know the manufacture reads the feedback, maybe make the grooves on the volume knob a bit deeper for a better grip.
That may be one of the best things about this product - the manufacture cares about the user. This case is bulletproof (no, not real bullets but it is tough). But anyone can oops now and then. In the Amazon reviews, I saw the manufacture's rep listening to the feedback and offering solutions. I sure wish other companies would learn a good lesson from these folks.
I'm looking forward to replacing my stolen speaker soon with this same one from Grace Digital. Spring is almost in the air and I gotta have my tunes... See y'all on the Hooch.
Update June 22,2012: I got my new ECO Extreme case/speaker. I switched to alkaline cells (vs. rechargables) and haven't had to change them over 8 trips down the Chattahoochee River (about 24 hours). They did make the carabineer more friendly and the audio plug also was changed for a better fit. I now use my smart phone in the case (the POS Zune player died). I've measured the inside and it looks like it will fit the larger Samsung S3 if I upgrade. Every trip someone asks where I got the great speaker/box.
After using it several times out on the water, I still give it 5 stars. When the batteries get low, it sounds like the speaker has blown. Put fresh batteries in and sounding good again. I use rechargable to save money and better performance. I can't tell you how many have stopped me on the river asking how I have tunes on my kayak!
The design is sturdy, and there is even an air-pressure differential filter that protects the speaker in case you take it on a plane or up a mountain. Plenty of room inside, the device was much bigger than I thought it would be.
I couldn't find anything like this elsewhere; if you need some rugged and waterproof portable-audio, then this is surprisingly well worth the money.