With water-resistance as its selling point, design firm Boombang’s latest creation, the G-Project $69 G-Go Bluetooth speaker has hit the market with a fury. It just became available in Target stores, and is available in three stunning colors. This little baby not only give your portable hi-fi set-up some flair, but it also sound like a speaker that could be significantly more costly.
The G-Go also have an integrated handle for carrying it around. Absent is any built-in rechargeable battery like many portable Bluetooth speakers have on the market today, however, you do get up to 8-hours of on-the-go use with four AA batteries. Additionally, you can stream music to it from any Bluetooth-enabled device, which includes tablets, smartphones and the Apple line-up. And range tops out at around 30-feet.
Where to Buy: Target
Additional features including a 3.5mm audio input for non-Bluetooth audio devices, and a USB port for charging any USB-compatible device.
Sound quality is pretty decent, particularly for the price. It blasts out treble, and bass seems rich for its speaker cabinet size. It performed very well with smaller portable devices, creating a robust surround-sound originating from low-wattage gadgets. G-Project says that it is designed to be used in kitchen, bathroom, beach, pool, patio, and other environments with potential exposure to water. Although it’s not water-proof, it is water-resistant, and a quick test in the shower with a fair amount of water splashed on it did not affect the integrity of operation or the sound.
The G-Go also has a rugged housing to make sure it won’t break from drops or bumps. And since it’s using the latest bluetooth A2DP technology, you’ll be able to take advantage of its compatibility with all of the new Bluetooth products out on the market. Love the integrated handle.
As mentioned, the G-GO Portable Bluetooth Speakers is available at Target stores for $69.
Check out the user video and full press release…
G-GO, THE FIRST WATER RESISTANT, BLUETOOTH ENABLED SPEAKER, NOW AVAILABLE AT TARGET
BUILT FOR ADVENTUROUS, MUSIC LOVERS ON-THE-GO
Los Angeles, March 19, 2012 – Designed to survive the most rugged lifestyle, G-GO, the first portable water resistant Bluetooth speaker on the market, is now available exclusively at Target stores nationwide as well as at Target.com. Built with durability and mobility in mind, G-GO will allow consumers to take their favorite music anywhere and everywhere.
G-GO is currently available in three colors including black, white, and metallic blue at a competitive price of $69.
The first in a line of lifestyle products from G-Project, G-GO was co-developed by LA-based design firm Boombang, the same company behind the design of the critically acclaimed line of Soundfreaq speakers.
“Your phone goes everywhere you go but phones are delicate and you have to keep them protected. Bluetooth speakers are great because you can stream music from your phone while keeping it in a case, pocket or bag, but the speakers on the market are just as delicate. We built G-GO for real-world use and to take a little abuse – so you can splash it with water, knock it over or bang it and never worry about it. G-GO is designed to go on any adventure whether you’re playing at the beach, park, or pool, camping, hiking, or gardening. You can even take G-GO in the shower. With G-GO we’re bringing music to the active lifestyle.” said Josh Goldstein, Product Marketing Director for G-Project.
From backyard barbeques to backwoods camping, G-GO delivers a completely portable and rich audio listening lifestyle. Features include:
- Ready for Anything – G-GO is designed for consumers who want to take their music everywhere they go: shower, poolside, backyard, camping, the beach and beyond! G-GO is water resistant and built with a reinforced housing making it one of the sturdiest speakers to come to market.
- Universal Wireless Streaming – G-GO is designed for today’s wireless devices, as well as future devices with Bluetooth capabilities.
- Portable Performance – G-GO is equipped with an integrated handle, making it convenient to carry and is AA battery operated, offering up to 8 hours of playtime.
- Always in Charge – Universal USB power port allows users to charge any USB-chargeable gadget from G-GO including iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices.
For more information regarding G-GO, visit www.enterG-Project.com.
G-Project is evolving accessories for smart devices to be rugged and real-world ready. Founded in 2011, G-Project is based in Miami with offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong and led by a team of industry veterans with backgrounds in design, technology and music.