Your favorite bar-style mobile speaker might be awesome for daily use, but we doubt they’ll survive the unrelenting grind of rugged outdoor abuse. For that, you’ll need something built with the express purpose of surviving unusual hardship. That’s where the Philips Shoqbox SB7200 comes in.
Unlike the Jamboxes of the world, this extra-tough speaker comes in a durable rubber casing that can live through bumps, drops and even water splashes, making it an easier sell for anyone who wishes to take their mobile speaker for camping and other outdoor adventuring duties. An attached ring on one end of the speaker lets you hook it to a carabiner for easy portability, while a water-resistant cover lets you plug in both the USB outlet and 3.5mm jack when not in use.
Of course, the Philips Shoqbox SB7200 packs wireless speaker talents, too. It features a pair of 4-watt neodymium drivers, wOOx bass radiators, wireless music streaming via Bluetooth, built-in mic (for hands-free phone calls), motion sensor (so you can control playback with swipes and taps), voice prompts (so you’ll know your gestures are being read accordingly) and a rechargeable battery (up to 8 hours of playback). You can even wirelessly pair two Shoqboxes together to function as a stereo speaker, so you can really enjoy playing “Eye of the Tiger” on loop while you climb rocks or cross treacherous bridges and stuff. Oh, and it’s small, measuring just 2.8 x 2.6 x 7 inches for true portability.