I normally put my smartphone on a shelf to listen to music while taking a bath or showering, and a few years back I thought about using Bluetooth speakers, but few solutions were waterproof, and/or the price must have been high, so I forgot about it. Following a post on ARMDevices.net about GTEK speakers, I found out there are now many waterproof Bluetooth speakers to choose from with prices starting as low as $7.
But I found GTEK GP100 speakers quite interesting, as beside being waterproof (IPx7), there are also rugged and suitable for outdoor activities, come with a 3,000 mAh battery good for 8 to 10 hours, and can fit into your bicycle bottle’s holder.
Some of key features of GTEK GP100 (GT-D201):
- Connectivity – Bluetooth 3.0 (Website also says Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR); 10 meter range
- Speakers – 2x 5W (or 3W?); 80db+ SNR; 80Hz – 18Khz frequency range; 4 Ohm
- Battery – 2,500 / 3,000 mAh
- IP Rating – IPX7
- Materials – Silicone rubber + ABS + metal
I could not find them on Aliexpress,. but the factory price is said to be $15 per unit for 1k order, so they may end up selling for about $30 to $40. A few more details can be found on GTEK GT-D201 product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.