Music is an everyday part of American life, we love it. We use our headphones all the time to listen to our jams and improve our mood. Finally, there is a wireless speaker that can go, LITERALLY, everywhere you can go. The JAM Xterior Plus Wireless Speaker can handle the dirt, the wind and the water! Take it wherever you want to go without worrying about it breaking or getting wet. The JAM Audio website boasts heavily about their new speaker line:
Beach bums and pool sharks, rejoice. You’re looking at a speaker that floats. It’s totally waterproof, making it perfect for all your splashy summer adventures. Tired of the water? Use the integrated screw mount to attach it to your bike, then ride off into the sunset, blaring your favorite bass-heavy track.
Wireless Speaker Durability
The first thing you will note about this product is the packaging; the packaging really shows how much JAM Audio put into this product; the packaging is beautiful & elaborate. This speaker also has an IP67 rating that is explained below; its very durable!
This speaker is certified waterproof and it floats. Yes, it floats, think about that for a moment. According to the JAM Audio website, the JAM Xterior Wireless Speaker is:
Protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter (or 3.2ft) for up to 30 mins
While this speaker is not meant to be submerged for an extended period of time, it will be able to make trips to the beach or lake with a much lower chance of getting destroyed by the water.
The wireless speaker is also certified as dustproof; dust can be a huge factor in the longevity of a portable speaker. According to the website, the JAM Xterior Wireless Speaker has:
Protection from contact with harmful dust
Have you ever been golfing or riding a bike on a trail and really wanted to listen to music, but didn’t want to have to have headphones in? The experts over at JAM Audio have solved this predicament by putting a screw mount on the bottom of this wireless speaker. This mount is perfect for affixing the wireless speaker to a bike or golf cart and make it even more portable than before!
Wireless Speaker Sound
I have been let down by affordable wireless speakers in the past; my faith in small, portable speakers has been restored with the JAM Xterior Plus Speaker. Not only does the volume actually get loud enough to enjoy from a distance, it doesnt get all distorted as the volume increases. The other great thing about this speaker is the bass. No, its not the same as a true, surround sound speaker system, but it is impressive for the size.
Another issue I have had with a lot of wireless speakers that I have reviewed is the connectivity of Bluetooth and the distance in which you can travel away from the speaker with your connected device before the sound quality diminishes or cuts off. The JAM Xterior Plus Speaker’s connectivity was strong and didnt diminish just because I walked out of the room with my phone.
Wireless Speaker Battery
The JAM Audio website boasts that the JAM Xterior Plus speaker has an 8 hour battery life when fully charged. My experience was just under that 8 hours with one run of right at 7 hours and the next one at 7 hours and 13 minutes. I had the speaker playing at my desk on two different occasions while at work.
Wireless Speaker Price
As technology improves, things seem to get smaller in size and vary in quality. As this happens, we see such a fluctuation in pricing. The JAM Xterior Plus speaker is priced at $79.99 and the JAM Xterior MAX is priced at $119.99. The price is on the upper end of wireless speakers (still far below the BEATS Pill and other ultra high end speakers), but when the consideration is added in for the dustproof and waterproof ratings, the price is more than affordable.