Altec Lansing LifeJacket 2 Speaker Is a Must for Road Trippers Mike Richard October 21 First Look, Gear, Modern Vagabond My list of road trip essentials is pretty straightforward – clothing, snacks, my iPhone, and plenty of backup batteries. These days, if I’m gearing up for even a short-term trek, I rarely leave home without a solid wireless speaker too. Few things make a campground stay more comfortable than being able to listen to every single Taylor Swift song on loop, right? Altec Lansing has long been a solid, reliable, name-brand purveyor of quality audio gear. Their latest LifeJacket 2 wireless speaker is no exception. The Skinny The short version of the LifeJacket 2, in Altec Lansing’s own words, is that it features: … great sound, voice confirmation, and an onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication. The rugged jacket is IP67 Waterproof/Dustproof/Shockproof rated. With 16 hours of battery life and power bank capability, you can remotely charge your smartphone anywhere and rock out all day long. The Traveler’s Take There’s an awful lot to love about the LifeJacket 2, especially for road warriors and anyone who appreciates listening to their tunes on the go. First off, the fact that it’s billed as “indestructible” is a tall order. But Altec Lansing promises it to be dustproof, sandproof, waterproof, shockproof, and snowproof, plus: it even floats! So it’s purpose-built to take anything you can throw at it. Like so: The advanced audio circuitry means that it pairs easily with any Bluetooth compatible device. Whether you’ve got Apple products, an Android phone, Blackberry, a tablet, or a laptop, it ensures that you can seamlessly enjoy your music on the go. The pint-sized, two-pound form factor packs DSP enhanced sound courtesy of dual 2″ neodymium drivers and a passive bass radiator. In short: it packs a lot of sound in a very compact package. As an added bonus, the 16-hour battery also serves as a backup power bank so you can charge your phone and other small, mobile electronics from just about anywhere. Pricing + Availability Available now in Black, Blue, or Red for as low as $129.99 (USD) from Altec Lansing. Disclosure: Vagabondish received one complimentary Life Jacket 2 speaker in advance of this post. Read our view on sponsored content. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. + = ten Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.