If you are someone who enjoys listening to music on a daily basis, then one of the best gadgets you can get yourself is a portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker. That’s because, compared to indoor bluetooth speakers, our waterproof bluetooth speakers are built with a rugged build that not only makes them able to withstand a typical outdoor lifestyle, but they’re also resistant to water damage, be it due to accidental splashing of water, rain, or even falling into a body of water. Not only does the Speaqua Barnacle X tick all of these boxes, it offers far more versatility than any other portable Bluetooth speaker you can find today.
The Speaqua Barnacle X is a foldable, portable Bluetooth speaker rated both for a rugged body that is shockproof and dustproof as well as an IP68 waterproof rating,features a unique 4-in-1 universal mounting system for various settings options,enhanced audio system,dual equalizer provides Great sound 8GB of internal storage to store up to 2000 songs Inline controls Smart RGB lighting system featuring 5 different lighting patterns Party Pairing function that allows up to 150+ speakers to be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 Battery up to to 12 hours.
Designed to bring more music literally anywhere, including indoors and out, this unique waterproof Bluetooth speaker delivers stellar sound on every adventure.
Now, let’s take a more detailed look at the Speaqua Barnacle X and see all it has to offer you.
Design and specifications
Starting with the size of the speakers, the Speaqua Barnacle X comes in fairly compact, at just 5.5 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 6.2 inches tall, and it’s also very lightweight, weighing in at just 1.7 pounds.
On top of its compact size and light weight, this portable Bluetooth speaker also has a great aesthetic, featuring a spherical design that makes it easy to handle.
Stamped on the back side of the device, we also have the official Speaqua logo, which basically looks like an adorable looking octopus that is eager for adventure. Note that for our review unit we got a Tidal Blue color model, which is simply gorgeous to look at.
Still talking about the great portability of the Barnacle X, as mentioned before, this portable Bluetooth speaker also features a unique 4-in-1 universal mounting system that basically combines four (x4) different mounting and carrying options, which all come built right into the body device.
The first of these mounting options is a 1/4-20 Universal Mounting Thread, which allows the speaker to be mounted on any camera mount.
On top of that, the Speaqua Barnacle X also comes with a GoPro Mount Adapter included in its package that clips perfectly into the built-in 1/4-20 universal mounting thread, which ultimately allows this speaker to be mounted to all pre-existing GoPro mounts that you find on sport utility vehicles. Like bikes and boards.
A third mounting/carrying option for the speaker from their universal 4-in-1 mounting system would be the removable suction cup, which allows users to attach the speaker to any smooth, clean surface, such as a table or countertop, or maybe even a window (if you don’t have any space). horizontal available).
For a fourth and final mounting option, the Barnacle X’s 4-in-1 Universal Mounting System also incorporates an integrated Carabiner Clip, which allows the speaker to be attached to backpacks, tents, and belt loops.
Then, in terms of its construction, it is also worth noting that the Speaqua Barnacle X is also rated as having a rugged build that is shockproof and dustproof.
On top of that, it is also rated to have an IP68 waterproof rating thanks to its Water Play technology, which qualifies it to be waterproof, which can even be submerged under water (up to a maximum depth of 3 feet for 1 hour at most).
The speaker is also collapsible, which means you can throw it in the water and it will continue to play music without interruption, as well without you having to worry about it getting water damage.
Speaking of the speaker playing music, the Speaqua Barnacle X also features a massive 8GB of internal storage, which makes it capable of storing up to 2000 songs at once, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite tunes anytime, even if you put your smartphone down. at home.
Last but not least, the speaker also integrates the RGB smart lighting system that features 5 different amazing lighting patterns, which include: Pure White Light Pattern, Tempo Rotations Pattern, Rhythm-Based Brightness Pattern, Rotating Color Ring Pattern, and Breathing Lights Pattern.
The speaker’s five lighting modes allow you to fully customize your listening experience and, most importantly, set the ambience for any type of moment, be it a study session, a party, or even a romantic moment outdoors or indoors.
Audio specifications and sound quality
We move on to the speaker’s sound specification. To reproduce outstanding sound, the Speaqua Barnacle X comes with a high-performance dual equalizer enhanced audio system optimized to deliver crystal clear sound in any type of environment, and features a total output power of 20W that ultimately allows the speaker to deliver great sound with crystal clear clarity and superior bass performance depth.
The dual-speaker Enhanced Sound system also features advanced sound settings that provide you with dynamic acoustic tuning for indoor and outdoor listening. To put it simply, users can switch between a lush sound profile better suited for indoor listening and a fuller, more powerful bass profile that’s ideal for outdoor listening.
Interface / Control Panel
Now we’ll take a closer look at the amplifier’s interface, namely its control panel. As mentioned earlier, Barnacle X also integrates built-in controls.
On the left side of the speaker we have the Dual EQ button (used to switch between the two audio files), followed by the volume up button, then the play/pause button, which is followed by the volume down button.
Then, on the right side of the speaker, we have a protective cover for its USB charging port, a Bluetooth pairing button, an on/off button, and an RGB lighting button (used to switch between 5 different amazing lighting patterns from its RGB smart lighting system).
For the wireless connection method, this portable bluetooth headset uses Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, which features support for HFP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
Best of all, the Barnacle X also features Party Pairing functionality that allows up to 150+ speakers to be wirelessly connected to each other via Bluetooth 5.0, finally allowing users to create the ultimate portable surround sound experience with multiple devices simultaneously.
Battery and battery life
As powerful as it is, the Barnacle X comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can provide you with up to 12 hours of battery life.
When it’s time to recharge its battery, you simply have to plug the included USB charging cable into the dedicated USB charging port. It only takes about an hour to recharge its battery.
Speaqua Barnacle X is a foldable, portable Bluetooth speaker rated both for durable shockproof and dustproof construction as well as IP68 waterproof rating, features a unique 4-in-1 universal mounting system for various settings options, enhanced audio system, dual equalizer provides Great sound 8GB of internal storage to store up to 2000 songs Inline controls Smart RGB lighting system featuring 5 different lighting patterns Party Pairing function that allows up to 150+ speakers to be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 Battery up to to 12 hours.
All in all, this portable and waterproof bluetooth speaker allows you to listen to your favorite tunes anywhere, anytime, with or without your phone. The 4-in-1 universal mount system makes it the perfect travel companion, while the dual enhanced sound system makes it capable of delivering true high-quality sound.
Know that the Speaqua Barnacle X is currently available in two different models (x2): Manta Ray Black (Solid Black) and Tidal Blue (Light Blue).
If you’re interested in buying it, the price per unit is just $179.99. You can order it online now, either directly from Speaqua’s official shopping pageAlternatively, from Best Buy online store.