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This Bluetooth speaker from Soundboks brings the rave wherever you go

And by rave, we mean closing all the windows in your house and jamming out by yourself because people are terrible.

Image: Joe Rice-Jones / KnowTechie

Listen, we know Bluetooth speakers have a bad rep. They’re small, anemic, sound tinny and you might as well leave them at home. The thing is, not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal.

Soundboks knows this, and the third iteration of its bass-pounding, rave-inducing speaker will literally melt your face. (Joe, we’ve talked about your use of the word ‘literally’ – Ed.)

That’s because it’s a speaker first and a Bluetooth speaker second.

This Bluetooth speaker will melt your face

Image: Soundboks

Soundboks has been making insane Bluetooth speakers since the first version was successfully crowdfunded back in 2016.

Now, they’re back with the third iteration, which brings upgraded Bluetooth, a better battery, and rubber feet. It also comes with wireless linking via SKAA, which lets you sync up to 5 Soundboks together in perfect harmony.

Check out some of the details here:

  • The 2019 Soundboks has a whopping 126db volume rating – that’s somewhere between a thunderclap and an aircraft taking off while you’re standing near it
  • Bringing the jams are two 10-inch woofers (96db), a one-inch compression driver tweeter (104db) and a Merus Audio Eximo 3 x 72W RMS class D amplifier with Advanced Bass digital signal processing.
  • Frequency response is 40Hz on the low end, up to 20,000 kHz on the top end
  • The Batteryboks that runs the whole shebang is a LiFePO4 pack that’s rated for 40 hours of playback at medium volume, or 5 hours at maximum. Yes, I did say 40 hours. That’s almost long enough to run your own music festival
  • It’s got a pole mount underneath for rigging them into a portable PA system
  • They’re not light, at 34 lbs total weight. Still, there’s a backpack attachment so you can hike around with it

We’ve got two of the $999 Soundboks here for testing out this weekend, so look out for our full review in the coming weeks.

What do you think? Interested in Soundboks and its speakers? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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