Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gear Review: Outad 2 in 1 Bluetooth Speaker and LED Lamp

Have you ever found yourself around the campfire or out by the grill wishing you could crank your playlist louder? Let's face it, the volume on your smart phone really isn't that loud especially when you're outside. Enter the Outad 2 in 1 Bluetooth Speaker and LED Lamp. This little baby has what you need when you're outdoors and want to crank that playlist for everyone's enjoyment out on the deck, around the grill, the pool, or campfire.

This little speaker packs a punch and has great range too. You can pair any Bluetooth capable device from up to 33 feet away and the loudness factor is pretty loud without loosing clarity. To top that off, as the sun starts to go down, this little gem has a LED lantern that is rather bright and can keep the party going through the night with 120 lumens of brightness.

If you're using your smart phone, you can pause the music and
accept incoming calls, and also place outgoing calls to the last dialed number on your phone as the speaker also has a built in mic. Other controls on the unit allow you to skip a song or go back to a previous song, pause the music and turn the light on to dim, high power, or off.

This really is a very versatile little speaker combo and one that is rather light and wouldn't add weight to the pack for those outings with friends into the woods. It's also equipped with rechargeable lithium-ion batter which charges via USB cable. Full charge gives you 7 hours of lamp light, 10 hours of streaming music (provided your device will last that long) or 6 hours of both lamp and music together.

I have to admit I was rather skeptical at first, but after playing with it, I'm rather impressed at the ease of use, compactability, and it's ruggedness. Our 3 year old has had her hands on it too and surprisingly it has so far survived and let me tell you, she can be rough on stuff. So if you're in the market for a wireless solution for your tunes while out on the back deck or in the back or front country, give the Outad 2 in 1 Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp a spin.

Happy Trails,
Tim and Robin

Specs for the tech junkies:
  • Broad Capability: Broadcom 3.0 + EDR
  • Bluetooth Range: 10m / 33ft
  • Two Adjustable ways of lighting: Lighting by bulbs with 120LM output
  • Rated Power Output: 4Ω, 3W
  • DC Power Input: USB 5V, 500mAh
  • Built-in Li-ion Battery: 3.7V, 1800mAh
  • Charging Time: 3.5h
  • Battery Working Time: Up to 7 hours in lighting; up to 10 hours in streaming music; up to 6 hours in lighting and streaming music
  • Service Life: Regular cycle charging 1200 times
  • Weight: 8.39oz
  • Diameter: 3.72in
  • Length: 2.43in (Extension Length: 5.14in)
  • Color: Green
  • Material: ABS Plastic
  • International certification: FCC, CE and RoHS

Disclaimer: Tim received the Outad 2 in 1 Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp from YKS Amazon for review purposes only. Tim is not being compensated by for this review. The opinions expressed above are Tim's independent thoughts and experiences.