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Photive HYDRA Rugged Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Shockproof and Waterproof Wireless Speaker with latest Bluetooth 4.0 Technology

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  • Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof Rated IP66 for 100% protection against Water and Dust. Rubberized rugged exterior for ultimate impact resistance.
  • Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 Technology- Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers crystal clear sound.
  • Jaw-dropping Sound Quality and Volume - Equipped with a passive subwoofer and two 40 mm drivers, itll deliver the rich bass and sound quality that you crave.
  • Lithium ion rechargeable battery Enjoy up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playtime with a single charge.
  • Doubles as a Shower Speaker- listen to your favorite tunes while showering and still be able to control all the functions without having to step out of the shower.
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Color: Black
  • Microphone
  • Stereo

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00K589F8A
  • Item model number: PH-BTW55
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (732 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2013
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Product Description

Color: Black

Photive Hydra Waterproof Bluetooth SpeakerThe Photive Hydra portable Bluetooth speaker provides perfect sound in less-than-perfect environments. Rated IP 66 for resistance against dust and water, it features a heavy-duty, rubberized exterior and treated aluminum grill that can withstand the elements. Perfect for listening to your music around the house, shower, beach, camping, hiking, rafting or backyard poolside fun.The Hydra pairs instantly with Bluetooth devices like smartphones, Tablets, and computers, letting you send your favorite songs wirelessly to the speaker. Change tracks and adjust volume from your Bluetooth device, or use the buttons located on the speaker. Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof

Rated IP66 for 100% protection against Water and Dust. Rubberized rugged exterior for ultimate impact resistance.
Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 Technology- Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers crystal clear sound.
Jaw-dropping Sound Quality and Volume - Equipped with a passive subwoofer and two 40 mm drivers, it'll deliver the rich bass and sound quality that you crave.
Lithium ion rechargeable battery - Enjoy up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playtime with a single charge.
Doubles as a Shower Speaker- listen to your favorite tunes while showering and still be able to control all the functions without having to step out of the shower.
Built-in microphone and speakerphone - take calls hand-free directly through the speaker. Compact and Portable- The Hydra measures approximately 6 x 2 x 3 inches.

Customer Reviews

Great speakers with amazing sound.
immefrank
The rubber coating and in-set buttons make it feel very durable and I didn't feel nervous about all the water splashing onto it in the shower.
turtlist
Great speakers for outside around the pool and at the beach.
Andrea Mutchler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

142 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Marianne P. Smith on June 2, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I originally purchased this speaker because I needed a way to listen to my music, etc. in the car while my kids watched their DVDs through my minivan's audio system. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on something that I could ONLY use in the car (such as an fm receiver) though, so I found myself looking at bluetooth speakers. My Dad has a jawbone jam box speaker - but he paid an insane amount of money for it and when I found a review that compared the Photive speaker to the Jawbone and the Photive came out ahead, I was sold. Since I planned to use the speaker both in the car and on the go, I decided to spend the little bit extra and go with the HYDRA model for the water resistant/rugged features (I have two young boys - spills happen AND we spend a lot of time at the beach, on the soccer fields, etc where features like that come in handy). This speaker is FANTASTIC!!!!! The sound quality is AMAZING. The range is fabulous. We even did our own test comparing it to the Jawbone Jambox ($199.99) and I'd take the Photive HYDRA over the Jambox any day. Long story short? Buy this. It won't disappoint!!!!
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By N. K. CONSBRUCK on July 26, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Update 08-01-2014

Wow I love this speaker! I use it all the time and even my wife who has grown skeptical at my slight speaker/headphone obsession has admitted it was a good purchase. It is still going on the first charge somehow... I thought it might be dying three days ago when I moved my phone away about 6 feet and it started cutting out. I thought that I had found a good way to tell when it was dying.

I wanted to use it while washing some dishes but didn't want my phone to get wet so I set both the speaker and the phone in an open cabinet right above the sink. Somehow I remembered to stop the music but I left both devices connected while we went to the zoo. Four and a half hours later it was still on and I started playing some music again! And that cutting out I experienced at 6 feet disappeared.

The flashing blue light is a bit annoying especially in the dark. It can be easily fixed by turning the device because the led is recessed in one of the grill holes. If it is still bothering you then some electrical tape should work. Now to address the lack of a connection point for a carabiner or anything else.

I made a drawstring type bag that fits very tightly on the device. There is more information on this at the end of the original review. Instead of starting with the drawstring side I started with the closed side. I used a bowline knot to start and used some buckles to close it up. I hope this helps others trying to make a case; I was able to upload a few pictures to show you what I came up with.

Original Review

I really enjoy a good quality speaker. To give you a little background I own Klipsch S4 headphones, Klipsch iGroove SXT, Klipsch iFi, and have a 5.
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183 of 200 people found the following review helpful By Zachary S. *Tech Reviewer* TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2014
Color Name: Black
Length: 5:07 Mins
The Photive Hydra Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker is a small and loud Bluetooth speaker that has a unique feature.

Box Contents (Thick cardboard box):
-Photive Hydra Bluetooth Speaker
-Micro USB cable
-Aux cable
-Instruction manual

Pros:
-Quality sound (2x 3.5 watt drivers) (15w output) (highs are clear and mids sound good)
-Easy to set up
-Small and portable
-Controls like play/pause, change volume and change song
-Charges by micro USB; I do not like mini USB or unique/old plugs people don't use today
-Silicon cover all over the speaker give the speaker good grip when carrying
-Rugged design and cool looking
-On/off switch
-Water/weather proof and dust proof/shockproof (submergible) (IP66 rated)
-Aux port for playing non Bluetooth devices
-Long battery life on 1 charge (8 hours)
-Built in microphone
-Great gift for music lovers like me
-Great price for a waterproof speaker!

Cons:
-Silicon piece surrounding the speaker makes it hard to shake all the water off if no towel is available
-Bass is not too good but sound quality overall is acceptable

Overall, this is great choice if you are looking for a waterproof and great sounding Bluetooth speaker that is small and looks good.

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I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation, for free to keep, and I promised that my review is fair and honest.
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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful By The OneSockMonster on July 14, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Ok, I felt compelled to write this,, So I have tried a few of the different models out there, and I for the price, I had finally settled on the Soundfreaq SFQ-04 Sound Kick Bluetooth speaker $99 from Amazon. I liked the Soundfreaq for the price and it was reliable, but I cannot find that darn thing for the life of me and I needed some Tunes for our Night Golf Outing. so I decided to Amazon Prime one overnight, I found this Photive Hydra for $60 it was already less so I figured If I found my Soundfreaq, I wouldnt feel so bad for buying this one.

So when I got it, it was rather small.. Id say it was about the size of a Rock Star Energy drink Can, The Speaker is not round, so dont want to throw you off there, the Rockstar Energy Drink can was just for reference in size..
My Soundfreaq was easily twice the size, and weighed a considerally more than the Photive
So I was apprehensive on the size..

So I open it up. and it comes with a short USB Cable, and a short headset cable if you need to plug directly in, Thats it, no plug for the way, it has a ON/Off switch and a USB in port for charging. This is where I started to think that it was inferior to the Soundfreaq, I was miffed at first that I didnt get a Wall Plug, but soon remember how many times I lost or had to find the Plug for my soundfreaq which was not USB at all and although NOT proprietary, still far more difficult to find a charger that fit it, than a Simple USB that ALL my SmartPhones and Tablets already use, so I figured that for me, it was actually a great idea,.

So before I get to the Sound, I wanted to state the ONLY CON I have so far..
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