Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on the Turtle Shell 3.0, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
Turtle Shell 3.0, by Outdoor Tech
This third iteration of the FREESKIER-favorite speaker is 20 percent louder than its predecessor. Not only does it play louder, it also plays for longer: now up to 20 hours of jammin’. It’s waterproof and also floats, making this an ideal pool party companion. A built-in microphone allows you to take and make calls and sync with the likes of Siri. Plus, it doubles as a portable power bank. And in case you’re not feeling the Bluetooth vibes, the speaker features a 3.5 mm audio jack. Its Bluetooth range is approximately 32 feet and you can also link the 3.0 to another Turtle Shell (up to 15 feet away) to amplify your sound. If you’re looking for a gift item for multiple people, the “Turtle Two Pack” includes two of these suckers in one package for just $179.95. All told, the Turtle Shell 3.0 is a stellar option for those seeking a loud, portable speaker that’s ultra-durable to withstand all sorts of abuse.