ECOXGEAR EcoSlate is a rugged Bluetooth speaker with integrated 200 lumen lantern

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While camping is all about getting in touch with nature, technology certainly has a place. For instance, you could build a fire by rubbing some sticks together, but matches or a lighter will make things far easier. Navigating by the stars or with a compass are legitimate ways to get around, but GPS can be much better.

For many, music is a necessary part of the camping experience -- playing their favorite tunes while sitting by the fire. Many Bluetooth speakers will meet that need, but today, ECOXGEAR announces an impressive durable model made for the outdoors. Called the "EcoSlate," it also serves as a 200 lumen lantern and USB battery pack. It charges using micro USB and it features a 3.5mm audio jack for devices without Bluetooth.

"The portable and compact EcoSlate packs a punch with its incredible sound, boasting two 10W speakers and dual passive sub-woofers, with a Bluetooth range of up to 100-feet for a single speaker. It features a tough, drop-proof exterior that meets military specifications, is IP67 waterproof and even floats, to ensure tunes stay playing throughout any excursion," says ECOXGEAR.

The company also says, "The EcoSlate also has an integrated USB port, letting users recharge any phone or tablet, along with a built-in lantern to light up any yard, campsite or path. Additionally, the EcoSlate is equipped with EcoConnect, which lets users pair two units for wireless stereo sound, filling up any campsite or outdoor area. Connect up to two units within a 30-feet range for 360-degree audio."

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ECOXGEAR shares the following features.

  • Rugged, Waterproof and Floating Bluetooth Speaker
  • Integrated Full Range Stereo Speakers, 20W (2 x 10W)
  • Bluetooth: Universal A2DP Core 5 by CSR
  • Backlit Top Panel Control Buttons for easy day or night viewing
  • EcoConnect – wirelessly connect two speakers for stereo surround sound
  • Voice Assistant enabled – Hold down PLAY button to activate 'Siri' or 'OK Google'
  • Built in Battery: Lithium Rechargeable, 12 hour play or talk time (actual time varies)
  • Powerbank feature: charges all USB devices, (5V 1.0A)
  • Answer calls with built-in speakerphone
  • Power Adapter (AC): USB to AC 100-240V, 5V 1.0A
  • 3.5mm Aux-In
  • 3-year warranty

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The 1.8 pound EcoSlate is available starting today in black, blue, gray, mint green, and orange. The MSRP is $149.99, but it can be had for less on Amazon, ranging from $125 to $132 depending on color.

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