8.07.2017

Review: I bought the "Fugoo GO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Portable, Wireless, Shock-proof and Dust-proof"



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I FINALLY broke down and decided to buy a new portable speaker.  Actually, I bought two.  I bought two different brands and since I spent a week researching, reviewing, reading, pricing and generally "OVER THINKING" the purchase of a semi-cheap speaker, I thought I'd review them on Coffee Talking.

The first portable speaker I bought is *not* the speaker I'm featuring in this post.  The first one I bought, I ordered from Amazon and it's the Oontz Angle 3 PLUS (which I'm going to feature in another post) and although I liked it a lot, I saw the Fugoo Go at a great price, it was waterproof (the Oontz Angle 3 PLUS is not) and the Fugoo said it had 'outdoor' sound capability along with a 10 hour play battery life.  So I bought this one too.  And I like both for different reasons.

First - let's get some stats out of the way.  These are taken directly from it's description on Amazon
  • 100% Waterproof - Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has two full range drivers and two bass radiators. to help bring out a full, deep bass. Delivering a clean, outdoor loudness, so you can bring your music wherever the action takes you!
  • IP67 / DUST / MUD / SNOW PROOF / SHOCK PROOF - FUGOO GO speaker is built with waterproof super-durable cloth, waterproof and dust proof components, and wrapped in rugged shock proof case. It can drop, soak, bounce, or slide... No problem
  • INTEGRATED MOUNTING CORD - comes with a Mounting Cord wrapping around the speaker to flexibly mount it on bikes, kayaks, sport courts, backpacks or even a Hummer!
  • 10 HOUR BATTERY LIFE - Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. Charged via USB (micro USB cable included, 5.5 hours to full charge)
  • 360 DEGREE & DIRECT SOUND - GO delviers 360º sound in all directions when laid on it's back. Stand Fugoo GO on it's side for up to 92 db of direct loudness. Pair two FUGOO GOs together in Stereo for a beautiful wide sound stage, our double the music and fill the family room and backyard for an outdoor party.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FROM FUGOO

Enjoy great music wherever life takes you. Introducing FUGOO GO - the best value in waterproof Bluetooth speakers. GO was built to to deliver large and loud music to go with your active lifestyle. Waterproof and rugged with 360º audio, built in Mounting Cord and 10 hours of battery life.

Since they work together for bigger action, parties and a wide sound staging, why not pick up two? There’s nothing better to pump you up on the field of life than great music. Whether it’s surf, turf, sand, snow, or just plain dirt, you need a wireless speaker that can keep up with your active lifestyle. FUGOO Go is your teammate, surf buddy, snow pal, and beach bum. Ready to go anywhere, ready to do anything. Catch the wave, take the ride—with the best value in portable beach speakers on the scene: FUGOO GO.

Playing hard is fun. Playing with your tunes even better. That’s why the FUGOO GO speaker is built with waterproof super-durable cloth, waterproof and dust proof components, and wrapped in rugged shock proof case. It can drop, soak, bounce, or slide... No problem. With it's IP67 rating, you can get it dusty or muddy and just wash it off with a hose. There’s no lifestyle too active, no sport too hardcore for FUGOO GO - the best value in a rugged Bluetooth speaker. FUGOO GO comes with a Mounting Cord wrapping around the speaker to flexibly mount it on bikes, kayaks, sport courts, backpacks or even a Hummer! Or unhook the Mounting Cord and use it to hang the speaker in the shower, on a fence or whatever life puts in front of you. The Mounting Socket on the bottom of the speaker allows even more mounting options with accessories we offer. This makes the FUGOO GO, the most versatile speaker ever made!

The FUGOO GO Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has two full range drivers and two bass radiators. to help bring out a full, deep bass. Delivering a clean, outdoor loudness, so you can bring your music wherever the action takes you! Fugoo GO is 100% waterproof to 3 feet for 30 minutes.




This is the packaging.  The "outdoor loud" and 10 hour battery life is what sold me on trying this one.

Volume buttons and pause on the front as well as a view of the durable cord to hang it if you wish.

Power button and bluetooth connect button - you can also see the small power indicator  lights next to the buttons

Pretty durable!

Not much by way of instructions or a manual - but it's pretty 'stupid easy' to figure out so the one page instructions suffice.


PROS

  • Durable!
  • I love it 'speaks' to you when you are powering on and powering down (and plays a short jingle)
  • Bluetooth pairing was instant and easy. NO issues finding it at ALL with 2 different phones.
  • Sound is FANTASTIC.  Loud and great quality.  Not tinny. Not 'voicey' and yet the bass doesn't kill the sound either. Perfect sound that just makes music sound good.
  • Completely waterproof and dust proof (up to 3 feet of water supposedly but I'm not testing that out myself!)
  • Perfect for the beach (which is why I bought it) as it can be splashed and used around sand without it damaging the speaker.

CONS

  • Just one.  It does not come with an audio cord.  It's only bluetooth enabled. 
(My laptop has crap speakers so this would be nice to use for music or movies on my laptop but the Oontz I own does come with an audio cord as well as being bluetooth enabled so I can use my Oontz Angle 3 PLUS as a speaker for the laptop.)

Overall I love the Fugoo portable bluetooth speaker.  I actually like it so much I'm tempted to buy a couple more as gifts for my young adult kids.  If you have a Sam's Club near you - as of this posting date - I found them on sale right now for about $40.  However, as with most Sam's Club and Costco items, once their gone, their gone so I don't know if your local Sam's Club carries them or if they are sold out, etc.  Amazon DOES have them;  for about $69.99 as of this post entry.





Products related to this post available through Amazon;

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 Fugoo GO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - (Red)
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Fugoo GO 100% Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - (Black)