I'm no stranger to testing new Bluetooth speakers, but while one works for a certain demographic of individuals, and another may fit the needs of someone else, finding the perfect speaker for all walks of life has been a challenge.
The Altec Lansing Mini Life Jacket 3 picks up where Altec Lansing left off with its other speakers and seems to have all the features needed to be the one Bluetooth speaker for all of us.
It's also durable, waterproof and able to withstand whatever you may throw at it.
This attractive speaker features a rugged, compact design, True Wireless Stereo Plus Pairing for pairing 2 Mini Life Jacket 3’s together, mounting capability (mounting bracket included) and an onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication. Combined with being IP67 Waterproof/Dustproof/Shockproof rated and it will float. With 16 hours of battery life plus an onboard Power Bank for remotely charging portable devices and an Aux In port the Mini Life Jacket 3 is the perfect rugged compact music companion for wherever you want to go.
The Altec Lansing Mini Life Jacket 3 ($99.99; avail Best Buy and Target, Amazon or online): for that pre-game playlist, this Bluetooth speaker that comes in different colors, so you can get creative- or you if want, you can go bigger with the monster Super Life Jacket speaker ($299.99; avail Best Buy)
The features fill out with a micro-USB port for charging the unit, an 1/8-inch stereo aux jack for analog input signals, and a full-sized USB port that you can use to charge other devices from the speaker's battery. They are waterproof if you keep the rubber cap fitted over them. It's also a good sign that these caps fit very snow, hence no water.There is also a bolt-hole hard point and a bag full of hardware that can be used to attach it to handle bars, a snowmobile or various tripods.
$99 is a bargain, get one, two or three now! It's the first Bluetooth speaker I've used, that I can truthfully say might just be your best friend.