Just today, October 19, 2015, audio solutions company, Altec Lansing launched a wide range of sound devices at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City. With an umbrella feature they call “Everything Proof, the new devices are manufactured and tested to IP67 standards – waterproof, dustproof and shockproof.

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Take note though that “Everything Proof” is just a marketing slogan, which the brand is carrying to suggest that their products can withstand “rigors of the outside world.” In fact, during the launch, Altec Lansing showed various videos demonstrating how tough the new speakers are. The Life Jacket, for instance, was subjected to rigorous tests like being shot by a gun, blasted by a bomb, and pounded by a hammer.

Here are the new stuff, which Altec Lansing launched:

Life Jacket

Life Jacket is the grand daddy of their IP67 “Everything Proof” devices. The device boasts bluetooth and NFC connectivity, and features speaker phone with caller ID, voice confirmation and commands, 16 hours of battery life and power bank capability.

Based on specs, the device has dual 2″ neodymium drivers and 1 passive bass radiator, which should be enough to deliver well-balanced sound.

The Life Jacket costs PhP7,250.

Technical Details
  • Model: iMW577
  • Average Battery Life: Up to 16 hours
  • Product Dimensions: 3.125″ x 7.5″ x 2.825
  • Weight: 2lbs
  • Special Features: IP67 rated: waterproof, sandproof, snowproof, dustproof, shockproof AND IT FLOATS! Power bank to remotely charge other devices, speakerphone with caller ID, voice confirmation, Aux In jack, accepts voice commands, NFC compatible.
  • Certification: IP67
  • Sound: DSP Enhanced Sound
  • Pairing: Easy Pairing
  • Drivers: Dual 2″ Neodymium drivers + 1 passive bass radiator
  • Compatibility: Apple, Android, BlackBerry, tablets and laptops
  • Wireless Range: 33 feet
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Accessories: Mounting Hardware, Cables

Mini Life Jacket

Mini Life Jacket also features a rugged design in a very compact build. It also features the same connectivity features except NFC. It has onboard mic for speakerphone capability and AUX in to extend your music to the device.

On full charge, the Mini Life Jacket can run up to 10 hours. It features dual 1.5″ neodymium drivers.

The Mini Life Jacket costs PhP4,850.

Technical Details
  • Model: iMW477
  • Average Battery Life: Up to 10 Hours
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5″ x 6.5″ x 2.375″
  • Weight: 0.9 Pounds
  • Special Features: IP67 rated: waterproof, sandproof, snowproof, dustproof, shockproof AND IT FLOATS! Voice Confirmation, Onboard Mic for speakerphone capability, Aux In
  • Certification: IP67
  • Sound: DSP CD-quality audio
  • Pairing: Bluetooth with voice confirmation
  • Speakerphone: Onboard microphone
  • Drivers: 2 x 1.5″” Neodymium
  • Aux Input: 3.5mm
  • Compatibility: Apple, Android, BlackBerry, tablets and laptops
  • Wireless Range: 33 FT
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Accessories: Mounting Hardware, Cables

Mini H20

This is the smallest speaker among the new ones that Altec Lansing launched. Its build can easily appeal adventurers and travelers. Apart from its waterproof, dustproof, sandproof and snowproof features (just like the other “Everything Proof” devices they launched), the Mini H20 also has voice confirmation and onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication.

The speaker can run for 6 hours, and has integrated Aux IN, and even a carabiner so you can take it anywhere you want. The Mini H20 comes in 5 different color options: black, white, red, orange and blue.

Mini H20 only costs PhP1,995.

Watch out for our unboxing and review of this device soon.

Technical Details
  • Model: IMW255
  • Average Battery Life: Up to 6 hours
  • Product Dimensions: 2.25″ x 4.125″ x 1.0″
  • Weight: 0.25 llbs
  • Special Features: IP67 rated: waterproof, sandproof, snowproof, dustproof, shockproof AND IT FLOATS! Voice Confirmation, Onboard Mic for speakerphone capability, Aux In, Carabineer
  • Certification: IP67
  • Sound: DSP CD-quality audio
  • Pairing: Bluetooth with voice confirmation
  • Speakerphone: Onboard microphone
  • Drivers: 2 x 1″ Neodymium
  • Aux Input: 3.5mm
  • Compatibility: Apple, Android, BlackBerry, tablets and laptops
  • Wireless Range: 33 feet
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Accessories: Cables, carabineer

What do you think of these new speakers by Altec Lansing? Would you get one when these models become available in selected branches of SM Appliance Centers, Astro Vision, Astro Plus and Anson’s?

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