From the first minute I listened to the Fugoo Tough I became an instant fan. It had incredible sound while still being the most rugged speaker I have seen to date. Similar to the previous models, each of the XL speakers are IP67 rated which means they’re water, shock, snow and dust-proof. The Style and Sport XL models have the ability to float, in case you want to take a dip in the pool.
For me the only thing missing was a larger version for those back yard get togethers, well now you have it. The Fugoo Tough XL is not only larger but louder too. Measuring 13.18” (L) x 4.37” x 4.64” (H) inches, the Tough XL is considerably bigger than its predecessor and heavier at 4 pounds 15 ounces. The size and weight is not a problem for me though I have heard some complains. You can also purchase a hand strap for the speaker for $29.99. If you have more than one Fugoo speaker expect a soon to be released software update that will allow you to pair the speakers for continuous sound or to be used as a complete left and right speaker system.
From my experience you will most likely not get the 35 hours of battery life though I have the tendency of blasting my music as well as charging my phone while listening to my music. Overall I am quite happy with my Fugoo Tough XL. It has become my go to speaker.
- 360 degree sound with 8 symmetrically placed drivers crank out clean highs, mid range punches and deep, roaring lows. 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub drivers, 2 passive radiators and a 97 db. sound pressure level, the CORE-X fills produces rich audio.
- 100% Waterproof and the perfect teammate for the beach, paddle boarding and sailing. IP67 rating insures it can go 3′ under water for 30 minutes, though it will float as well for easy retrieval. Fully dust-proof, mud-proof and shock proof to 3′ as well.
- 35-HOUR BATTERY LIFE – Best-in-its-class battery life means more than a day and a half of continuous jams, uninterrupted experiences and all-out adventures.
- Portable Power Bank -Quick charge your phones and tablets from the included USB Port
- SIRI & GOOGLE NOW CONTROL – With Apple Siri and Android Google Now accessible through your FUGOO Bluetooth speaker, you’re a voice command away from unlimited searches. There is also a built in full duplex speakerphone for hands free chatting.
You can pick up your Fugoo Tough XL ($329.99).
Disclosure: I received the Fugoo Tough XL in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own. No other compensation was given.