RuggedTec RoqBloq Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker – Gear Review

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photo 3The RuggedTec RoqBloq  Outdoor Bluetooth speaker quite honestly blew me away. I was not really sure what to expect when I pulled it out of the box. Many of the other outdoor speakers I have used in the past sounded like they were stuck in a tunnel and their battery life did not meet expectations. the RoqBloq will give you eight hours to rock out and does so with fantastic sound quality.

This little speaker can be connected to your smart device with Bluetooth or via a headphone jack. the RoqBloq comes with the connection cable so no need to hunt one down.  It also comes with the USB charging cable. To get a full charge it can take between 6-8 hours of charging from a wall socket and longer from something like a computer. A charge will last eight hours. I am not able to say that the battery lasts exactly eight hours however It does last for a long time. None of that gone in an hour stuff like many rechargeable products.

The RoqBlog is Dust Proof, Water Resistant, Shock Proof and has a built in Mic for making calls while connected to your phone. When connecting your phone or Bluetooth enabled device the speaker makes audible sounds when is turned on, connected or disconnected to a device, and when powering down.  Below you will find a diagram of the buttons and a look at back panel.

Button Diagram Back panel with dust and water protector gasket.

 

With its light weight small size  the RoqBloq is great for outdoor parties, camping, RV or vehicle life and many other things. To learn more about the RoqBlog speaker you can visit the RuggedTec Website. The speaker retails at $69 with shipping.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure the speaker is plugged and charged properly before the first use. Also on some of the models the red charging light does not turn off or change colors when the product is fully charged. This is a known issue and is being investigated by RuggedTec.

 What do I think about the product? 

I love this little speaker and use it every chance I get. I use it both indoors and outdoors.  I have connected my phone, tablet and even laptop to it to play music or listen to podcasts. The sound quality is fantastic for its size. If you are sound geek you will find problems with it but the rest of us will not notice. Even when turned up to its loudest setting it does not vibrate or make odd distortions. If you are in the market for a new all weather powerful party in box I highly recommend the RoqBloq.

 

Full Disclosure:  The RuggedTec RoqBloq used in this review was provided to me by RuggedTec at no charge to me.  This did not influence my review in any way.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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