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Our summer of sound with Fugoo | best travel speakers

Disclosure: We received a Fugoo “Style” speaker for review purposes but were not required to write or express any opinions about the product. As always, all opinions are our own.

What gadgets come with you when you travel? For me, it’s a short list. I never leave home without my smartphone. I bring my tablet to read and play movies for the kids on long flights. My GoPro comes along for active travel adventures. And now, my Fugoo speaker fills our travels with our favorite tunes. Truth is, I’m totally hooked. It is one of the best travel speakers I’ve used to date. As I write this, I am rocking out to The Black Eyed Peas on Pandora on the Fugoo (pronounced foo-goo). When it is not connected to my phone, this stylish, little musical gem gets around.fugoo in desk mode

This summer, my Fugoo hooked up with my computer to host our neighborhood outdoor movies. Fugoo caught the attention of my friends at backyard BBQs, connecting with their device playlists by the fire pit and out on the beach. With a 40 hour battery life, this small, beautiful, portable speaker made sure we never missed a beat this summer. With a 40 hour battery life, this small, beautiful, portable speaker made sure we never missed a beat this summer.

What first appealed to me about the Fugoo brand is it feels a lot like GoPro. Fugoo is a product aimed at a young, hip and active group of travelers. Want to see what I mean? Check out their product video.

Let’s face it, this mama’s Fugoo experiences this summer are a far cry from the young, bikini-clad party people in this Fugoo product video, but we parents can dream, right? I love how it shows all of the various active and on-the-go scenarios you can take your music with you. Quality and superior travel style can finally come with you in one tiny package.

Our (less than sexy) family summer with Fugoo:

All summer long, we tested Fugoo in a variety of travel scenarios.

At the beach with family and friends.

fugoo at the beach

 By the pool on a multi-generational, family vacation.

fugoo by the pool

Camping with the family this summer.fugoo speaker camping

 Fugoo product features

For this review, I focused on the portability, style and function to fit our needs as an active, traveling family. Here are the things I love about Fugoo:

  • Stylish speaker with great quality sound. This product packs all of what is important to me in a speaker: small, stylish, portable, great sound and long battery life.
  • 40 hour battery life. No guessing. We went on vacation for a week and never charged the battery. Simply hit the power button once and a sexy DJ voice tells you how much battery life is left.
  • Easy Bluetooth connectivity. Simply hit the paring mode button and the DJ voice verbally walks you through an easy setup with your Bluetooth-enabled device.

fugoo pandora

  • Waterproof. The Fugoo Core is shockproof, snowproof, sandproof and waterproof up to three feet for 30 minutes.
  • Use it as a speaker phone. Integrated mic for Speakerphone, Siri, Windows Phone, or Google Now.
  • Versatile style. The Fugoo can be customized with different jackets to change your Fugoo’s style, or to make your Fugoo look like new.

The only challenge I’ve had with this speaker is on occation when I have tried to switch devices, we’ve had to manually disconnect the previous device before reconnecting. The Fugoo packs a good amount of bass into a small little package and definitely holds its own with larger, more expensive Bose models. At high volumes and in outdoor spaces, the Fugoo struggles to compete with a larger speaker, but if superior sound, style and portablity are important to you, the Fugoo is in a class all its own.

Fugoo speaker vs. Bose speaker Fugoo big as sunglasses

If you want to geek out a bit, check out the Fugoo technical specs here. The Fugoo “Style and “Sport” models sell for $199 and $229 for the more rugged “Tough” model (sold on Amazon with free “Prime” shipping).

Overall, the Fugoo speaker packs a ton of style and quality sound into a sexy little package to take your music with you when you travel.

Disclosure: We received a Fugoo “Style” speaker for review purposes but were not required to write or express any opinions about the product. As always, all opinions are our own.

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