At this point Bluetooth speakers are so thick on the ground that you can find them for anywhere between thirty or forty bucks up to several thousand. But any way you slice it, one third off of the retail price is a good deal. That’s the discount that Best Buy is offering on the Fugoo Sport XL, a high-end Bluetooth speaker that’s equipped with water and dust resistance plus a “shockproof” frame. It’s normally three hundred bucks, but Best Buy’s deal of the day is offering it for $199.99.
The Sport XL boasts no less than eight internal speakers (tweeters, subwoofers, and mid-woofers) for 360-degree sound blasting, perfect for outdoor activities. The battery is claimed to last 35 hours on a 3.5-hour charge, assuming that you don’t use its built-in USB port to top off your phone or tablet’s battery. The speaker supports speakerphone functionality and includes a 3.5mm jack for older devices, plus (a handy bonus) the built-in control buttons glow in the dark.
Cameron reviewed this model last year, concluding that its durability couldn’t be beat even if its sound quality was merely good. This is the cheapest we’ve seen this particular speaker – it’s been as low as $219 on Amazon, though it’s back up to full price now. Best Buy will ship the Sport XL for free or you can pick it up in a retail store, just don’t ask for a break on the sales tax. Again, the price is good for today (Saturday the 25th) only.
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