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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
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 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 (563 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #586 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2013
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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

Sound Quality: 94% positive
"But for the package and price, the sound quality is actually excellent. "
Value: 94% positive
"The sound quality and loudness for it's price range is spectacular. "
Michael LloydRead full review
Volume: 93% positive
"The feel in your hand is really good and the volume is very good. "
IhateattentionRead full review
Bass: 88% positive
"The vocals are extremely clear and the bass is very solid and full. "
Wade HickeyRead full review
Size: 95% positive
"Nice speakers and a great travel size that hooks right up to my bluetooth or has an AUX cable for ipods. "
Cory ChristinaRead full review
Setup: 100% positive
"Setup is super simple. "
Jonathan HowardRead full review

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 79 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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76 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Zachary S. *Tech Reviewer* TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2014
Color Name: Black
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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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37 of 41 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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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Greg on June 10, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
So, I picked up the Photive hydra because I needed a durable yet compact Bluetooth speaker hat could handle the abuse of daily wear at my job. Suffice to say, this little guy does just that.

It's got a soft to the touch rubber waterproof casing that is built into the frame and on the end is a watertight rubber cap that seals your on off switch auxiliary port and charging port.
It has two 40mm (7w total output) drivers and a passive subwoofer which actually sounds pretty good. To the trained ear the mids are a bit harsh as well as the highs, that being said, it still makes an impressive sound. Because of its small size (6" long by 2" x 2") it can't be expected to produce too much bass but the bass that does come out is pleasantly surprising
I am fairly pleased with the overall loudness of it. It gets loud enough to fill a room to the point that you have to strain to hear someone talking, but it seems to lose a bit of bass when it's turned down. This is most likely due to the small drivers moving more air in turn moving the passive subwoofer the louder it gets.

After a week:
This thing still impresses me every time I turn it on. I was in the front of the house working in the yard and listening to it and it fell off the windowsill about 3 feet straight onto the concrete. My wife even freaked out for a sec and I didn't even budge...(I'm actually looking forward to seeing how much abuse it will take) not only did it not damage the unit in any way or permanently mark it at all, but it didn't skip a beat, playing loud 90's hits even while slamming into the ground. I picked it up, brushed it off and put it right back on the windowsill.
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