Most Bluetooth speakers are for personal listening only, or perhaps with a small group of people. You’d be hard-pressed to find a decent portable wireless solution that’ll crank out high-fidelity audio during, say, a party or any magnificently noisy gathering. Enter the iLive Tailgate Speaker.
It’s a 14″ x 9″ x 6″ wireless speaker, so you can imagine how big it is compared to the other popular Bluetooth options out there, including ones from Bose or JBL. Made for being carried around, the device is designed with an integrated handle on top so you can easily take it with you. Under the handle, you’ll find a smattering of controls and inputs. On the front is a 5.25” woofer speaker with LED light effects just under the grille.
Aside from wireless music playback, the iLive Tailgate speaker also comes with a built-in FM receiver. And you can save up to 30 station presets. A microUSB-to-USB cable comes with the box, as well as a 3.5mm audio cable. It’s also got an SD card reader, microphone input and gain control, and a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts three hours on a single charge.
Granted, it’s not the nicest-looking Bluetooth speaker we’ve seen. But it doesn’t look half-terrible. The brutal aesthetic somewhat add to its overall heavy-duty vibe, actually. It’s got a 60-feet range, too — perfect if you’re at a tailgate party; no need to leave your phone if you want to go around. Setup is almost non-existent. Just charge it up, turn it on, connect, and play.BUY NOW