Many people like to listen to tunes when they’re at the pool or beach, which are both environments where electronic devices could potentially get wet. While waterproof music players do exist, lots of folks now use their smartphone as their own little personal stereo. That’s the reason for the existence of Grace Digital Audio’s ECOXPRO Waterproof Speaker Case. It houses the user’s smartphone – along with some other odds and ends – while playing its music library through a full-range three-inch front speaker.
The ECOXPRO is essentially a scaled-down version of Grace’s Eco Terra Boombox. Like that device, it is fully waterproof (submersible down to ten feet/three meters), and allows the user’s smartphone to be plugged into its own sound system. Whereas the Boombox is a biggish thing with two speakers, however, the ECOXPRO has a single speaker, and could easily fit inside a purse or backpack.
The universal fit Waterproof Speaker Case accommodates all standard-sized smartphones and MP3 players, and includes some extra room for stuff like keys, credit cards and whatnot. It is said to provide up to 30 hours of playback time on three AA batteries, and includes the obligatory carabiner clip, allowing it to dangle from things.
Should users not want to subject everyone at the pool/beach to their musical tastes, it also has a waterproof headphone jack. Should they drop it in the deep ocean – well, it floats. It is also impact-resistant, surviving drops from up to six feet (1.8 meters).
Another nice feature is its pressure release valve. When it comes time to retrieve one’s smartphone from inside the device, this can be used to release the vacuum that has built up inside, making it easier to open.
The ECOXPRO Waterproof Speaker Case is available now, for US$79.99