Wireless speakers are almost a dime a dozen these days, but the Soundcast VG5 is a weatherproof one. That means you can take it to pool parties, beach trips, or out in the rain if you’re feeling a bit melodramatic. And you don’t have to worry about it breaking.
That alone is impressive in itself, but the Soundcast VG5 boasts a pretty excellent sound quality and and stunning performance, easily making it a fantastic choice if you’re on the market for a robust Bluetooth speaker to give your future dance parties enormous sizzle.
The design resembles that of an Amazon Echo, which is to say it’s a tower-style speaker that has a capacitive touch panel up top. There, you’ll find controls for turning the device on or off, toggling Bluetooth on or off, changing the volume, muting sound, and more. That’s coupled with a gauge-style LED array that displays the battery capacity.
The exterior, again, is weather-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about bringing this thing outdoors even if light rain starts. In terms of the design itself, we have to admit this isn’t the best-looking Bluetooth speaker we’ve come across, but that’s a small demerit for an otherwise excellent device.
As for the sound component, you’ll find cinched within a long-throw, down-firing 6-inch woofer as well as two 3-inch full range drivers. This combination allows the speaker to produce a low-booming sound, delivering excellent clarity that can fill any room. The device supports Bluetooth 4.2, Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Circuitry, and codecs like hi-def AAC and apt-X. You can get it now for $450 a pop.