With hot summer temperatures there is hardly anything better than cooling off in the pool. So that you don’t get bored while swimming, various manufacturers have come up with different ideas: Speedo recently came out with their own completely waterproof MP3 player (we reported on it) and SpeakerCraft developed their own weather resistant outdoor speakers for the poolside (which we also reported on). But the SpeakerCraft poolside solution can’t actually be carried into the pool, while Speedo’s offering requires that one swim around with waterproof headphones on the entire time, and is not very conducive to conversation.
There is now a pool music solution available at Neiman Marcus, where the user does not have to wear any bothersome headphones. The music player also manages to stay dry when using the Weatherproof Submersible Wireless Speaker: here a docking station broadcasts the audio signal wirelessly to up to ten speakers within a maximum 45 metre range.
One speaker is included with the Weatherproof Submersible Wireless Speaker. Its shaped like a ball and comes with a three inch 5 Watt speaker. It’s powered by six AA batteries which should last for up to six hours when in operation. The best part: the speaker is not only splash resistant, but actually completely and totally waterproof. According to the manufacturer, it can function for up to 30 minutes in depths of up to 3 metres. But because the sound is somewhat more restricted underwater, the speaker has been designed to float. Furthermore, the manufacturers also added two LED mood lights on top of everything.
Neiman Marcus is demanding 150 US dollars (around £75) for the package including the docking station and one speaker. Every additional speaker costs 100 US dollars. Anyone who wants to completely exhaust the system’s capabilities to its limits will be expected to pay a hefty total price tag of 1050 US dollars (around £525). Of course, in exchange they will get 50 Watts of sound swimming around their pool.Audio-news