I’ve never heard of Fugoo but they were at CES this year and they’ve announced the Fugoo XL Bluetooth speaker which features eight drivers with 24 watts of power and a battery that can last up to 35 hours. Price is $329.99 but there’s also the Style XL and Sport XL speaker which are priced at $299.99..
The new FUGOO XL speakers will make their debut at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, North Hall, booth #3938. They will also be at the Pepcom Digital Experience! and Showstoppers media events, which preview some of the coming year’s hottest gadgets and technologies.
With a total of eight acoustic drivers, the FUGOO XL throws out 24 watts of audio power by way of four neodymium tweeters, two neodymium aluminum domed mid-woofers and two passive radiators. To get true 360-degree audio, the drivers are strategically placed on all four sides of the speaker at an eight-degree upper angle to deliver a 360-degree sweet spot. The FUGOO XL easily fills an indoor or outdoor space in all directions with rich full bass, solid midrange, and crisp distinct highs.
All FUGOO speakers use a unique “core + jacket” design that pairs advanced audio technology in a robust “core” with an interchangeable outer “jacket.” The speakers are IP67 rated, making them 100 percent waterproof, shockproof, dust-proof and snow-proof. The new larger models include the Style XL, Sport XL and Tough XL. The Style XL and Sport XL jackets come in new colors and fabrics and will also float, making them the ideal speakers for a pool party or while fishing dock side.
Using the same advanced battery technology and power management design found on the smaller, original FUGOO speaker, the FUGOO XL offers a whopping 35 hours of battery life(2), easily outlasting any other speaker of its size — and even smaller ones — two or three times over. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy clear, quality sound for as long as their expedition takes — because if there’s an outlet nearby, it’s not an adventure.
Convenient new features include the ability to charge a smartphone or tablet directly from the USB charge port, and five dedicated control buttons make it easy to control the music directly from the speaker. The FUGOO XL includes various strap and carry options for easy transport and secure placement, making it the go-to speaker for people wanting to enjoy their favorite tunes wherever life takes them.
In addition, all FUGOO speakers include a hands-free mode, making it easy to talk with friends while still enjoying their favorite activity. Built-in full-duplex speakerphone functionality and omni-directional microphone with echo cancellation delivers crystal clear audio. FUGOO speakers can even serve as a personal assistant with Siri and Google Now voice support, which are ideal for setting exercise timers, checking sport scores and weather forecasts, or to voice dial a friend. The new FUGOO XL will also work with FUGOO’s exclusive wearable waterproof Bluetooth Remote Control, providing direct control of the speaker and phone.
Price and Availability
The FUGOO XL speaker, XL jackets and XL straps will be available in April in the U.S., Canada and select countries in Europe fromwww.FUGOO.com, Amazon and additional selected retailers. The MSRP for the Style XL and Sport XL speakers are $299.99 and the MSRP for the FUGOO XL is $329.99.