iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers
The iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers are nice speakers for outdoor gatherings. They are easy to install and pair to your smartphone. There is no app to deal with and they are affordable. The sound quality is just fine for their intended purpose, but audiophiles should look elsewhere for premium sound output.
- EASE OF USE
iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers make any gathering fun.
As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to gather friends and family together for comfortable outdoor events. Those events are enhanced with the addition of music. Adding music to a family gathering can create a more festive and fun atmosphere. Music has a way of bringing people together and creating a special atmosphere. It can help set the tone for a family gathering and make it more enjoyable for everyone. But how do you do that easily outdoors?
As technology advances, so do the ways we enjoy our music. No longer are we tethered to one spot by cords and wires, we can now take our music with us wherever we go. Bluetooth speakers have made it possible to enjoy high-quality sound while we are on the go and while we are with our loved ones in outdoor settings. There are many different types of outdoor Bluetooth speakers available and iLive has a great set of dual speakers that are easy to set up and very affordable.
About iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers
The iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers are designed to provide 360º full-bodied sound. They can be used indoors or outdoors. The speakers can be mounted on removable stakes so they can be placed wherever you want to enjoy your music. The speakers can be used individually or as a paired set.
They are waterproof and solar-powered so they can be available as long as your outdoor gathering continues. In addition to connecting via Bluetooth, users can also connect to the speakers using the built-in aux ports. The speakers are also compatible with Micro SD cards and FM radio. The package includes two Bluetooth speakers, 2 removable stakes, a warranty, a user guide, and cables.
- Special party pack: includes 2 speakers & stakes
- Supports Bluetooth v5
- Wireless Speakers
- Dual speaker drivers for 360° sound
- Built-in solar panel battery slow charger
- FM Radio, Aux In, and MicroSD
- Pairs both speakers with ease
- Rubberized coating – improved rugged feel
- Voice prompts announce speaker functions and make Bluetooth pairing easier
- Battery life: ~20 hours at 50% volume
- Wireless range: 33 feet
- DC battery power: built-in rechargeable battery
- Dimensions: 3.03 x 3.03 x 6.57 (single speaker)
- Dimensions: 3.03 x 3.03 x 15.68 (single speaker with stake)
Pricing & Availability
The iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers are shipped in a retail-friendly box. There is an image of the product on the front with a colorful background showing the speakers in an outdoor setting. There are other images on the sides of the box that show the different ways the speakers might be used along with some details and features of the product.
Inside the box, you’ll find the speakers wrapped in a plastic insert. The cables are set in a small channel of that insert and the stakes are included there as well. There are a few pieces of paper that come with the speakers including the user guide.
The speakers are very easy to install outdoors and I want to point out though, that they can also be used indoors without the stakes. The base of the speakers is flat and can sit on a flat surface easily. The stakes are a heavier plastic that is easy to push into the ground — provided the ground is mainly soil.
The speakers have solar panels built-in on the top of their bodies. These solar panels provide a supplemental charge and are nice as a continuous power source, but it is a ‘slow charge’ option. It’s recommended that users should charge the speakers periodically using the provided USB-C charging cable.
One of the features I like about these speakers is that they do not require the use of an app. While it can be convenient for fine-tuning speakers, I feel as though apps can get in the way sometimes. These speakers are designed to be quick and easy to use. You simply connect to them from your smartphone (or another Bluetooth-connected device) and play music from that device.
The stereo pairing process was surprisingly easy. You utilize the controls on the side to put the speakers into ‘party’ mode. The two speakers pair together and then you can use your Bluetooth menu to find the main speaker’s signal. Music will play through both simultaneously. This is a great benefit for those outdoor gatherings. You can place the speakers apart from each other (not too far — recommended 33 feet or less) and enjoy music in your entire gathering area.
I really like the style of these speakers. They are modern but not flashy so they blend in well with any decor. The controls on the speakers is also very helpful. You don’t have to hunt for buttons because they are front and center on the speakers.
Naturally, there is always room for improvement. The sound quality of these speakers is good but not great. That said, their intended use is really just to provide ambient music and not for the discerning ear to pick out the specific pitches of a song. The average sound quality is fine for their intended purpose and these are not recommended for audiophiles.
It would also be great if some sort of carrying case was included with this set-up. Since the speakers are meant to be mobile and moved place-to-place, it would be great if a small bag or case was included to keep the cables, stakes, and speakers altogether. There are options through Amazon, but it would be great if something were included.
It would also be preferred if the ports were more easily accessible. There is a small silicon flap that covers them to ensure the speakers are weather/water resistant/proof but it’s a little difficult to open. A small tab on this flap would alleviate that issue.
iLive Outdoor Dual Bluetooth Speakers are good speakers for those who want something affordable and cheerful to listen to music with. It is not the best option for audiophiles who are looking for excellent sound quality. However, it is a nice speaker to have at parties or family gatherings where you want audio throughout your event space.
For more information, visit iliveelectronics.com.