At first I thought they must be pulling my leg. But it seems that a floating speaker is actually a thing. Well it is now. Called the SuperStar BackFloat, this high-performance floatable – and portable – speaker is of course waterproof and is available with a black finish embellished with a choice of neon blue or neon green.
Features include Bluetooth stereo sound (with support for AAC and aptX) as well as connections to any music device using 3.5mm Aux line socket. SuperStar BackFloat also features built-in mics for speakerphone functionality, enabling conference calls via a smartphone (though it’s probably not a good idea to take your smartphone into the pool unless it’s waterproof..
Says ‘Head Monster’ Noel Lee: “With the tremendous popularity of smartphones and other portable music solutions, it’s not surprising that year-on-year sales growth in portable wireless speakers has grown substantially, with a 200 per cent increase in units sold. Our SuperStar speaker line is leading this wave of portable music solutions by helping people free their music so they can enjoy great sound literally anywhere
He adds: With SuperStar BackFloat, we’re expanding today’s on-the-go musical universe to include when you’re showering, swimming or enjoying a day by the pool or beach.”
Available at an RRP of £119.95 from selected retailers including John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges as well as Monster’s own UK retail website: shopmonsterproducts.co.uk
Bluetooth speaker that floats on water
Tough, shockproof silicon case
Waterproof to IPX6
Two full-range drivers plus two bass radiators deliver crisp, articulate sound with taut bass and impressive volume potential
Bluetooth includes aptX and AAC support
10m wireless range
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers 7+ hours of playback per charge
Built-in mic adds speakerphone functionality when used with a smartphone
3.5mm Aux line socket for connection to non-wireless devices
USB cable supplied, for both charging and non-wireless playback from USB-equipped devices
Colour options: black with neon blue or black with neon green