Best Of 2018

Which Wireless Boombox Do You Need In 2018?

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There’s no escaping it: Boomboxes are back.

Once an 80s kid’s party staple, these cool amps are experiencing a massive uplift.  Nothing cooler than strolling on a B-ball court, blasting your boombox with beats.  But I don’t miss the hissing, screeching and ear-shattering volume while busting a move.

Luckily, those ear-bleeding retro boomboxes upgraded BIG time!  Enter the new 2018 models.  Your ears receive crystal-clear sounds, perfect for picnics and camping.

Don’t call it a comeback.  Here’s a list below of top notch boomboxes moon-walking back on the dance floor.

1) BRAVEN BRV-XXL Large Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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BRAVEN BRV-XXL Large Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Waterproof][Outdoor] Built-In 15,600mAh Power Bank...

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I’ve owned 2 Braven speakers. Braven’s evolution gets BIGGER and badder.  The BRV-XXL is fully-loaded with 4 HD audio drivers and a 33-foot wireless signal range.  It’s smartphone- and tablet-compatible with USB-enabled devices.  The Braven also comes equipped with a microphone slot, for rap battling suckas. It boasts 14 hours of non-stop playtime partying.

Oh – and it’s 100% water-resistant and dirt proof.  Stand the Braven on the beach sand or blast it at a pool party.  Do you throw parties in your backyard on a regular basis? The sound transforms your house into a club.  Even your neighbors will be in line waiting to get in.

My Verdict

I have no complaints about the aesthetic.  It has black matte finish and LED lights, and is completely covered with rubber trimmings, which prevents damage from scratches or drops. You can increase bass and treble by tapping the power button. And trust me, the bass is powerful enough to shake the floor like an earthquake.  There’s a battery display meter, keeping you alert of playtime length.

It’s got some rock-bearing weight to it, so use the strap. (The carrying strap even comes bearing gifts with a bottle opener attached!) For this quality build, this price is reigning champ.


  • 33ft (10m) Wireless Range with Advanced Bluetooth Technology.
  • 3.5mm stereo input AUX port.
  • 4 HD Audio Drivers, 1 Subwoofer, and 14 hours of uninterrupted playtime.
  • Built-in 15,600mAh portable charging capabilities for any smartphone, tablet, or USB device.
  • 3.5 microphone input

2) FUGOO Tough XL

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FUGOO Tough XL- Ultimate Rugged Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 35 Hrs Battery...

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The Braven is eargasmic, but the FUGOO has its moments. Featuring 360 degree surround sound with 8 acoustic drivers, it’s perfect for weddings or other special occasions.  It gives a futuristic look with its black body and stainless-steel grills.  The shell is water- and dust-proof, as well as shock-resistant. 

FUGOO is made for the great outdoors; it’s perfect for beach play and camping trips. Its sturdiness can take a punch. Dropped into a lake? FUGGO won’t sink, FUGOO floats.

Plus, it comes USB-equipped for smartphones or iPads, and will give you 35 hours of endless music before the battery drains. And the speakerphone is compatible with SIRI and Google, allowing you more music control. Even with its massive bluetooth speakers, it feels featherweight. The signal powerfully carries through walls, which is totally perfect if you hate your neighbors. 

My Verdict

I found the battery display meter a drawback. Why? It gets irritating when I keep pressing the power button to view the battery meter. It’s a hassle each time you have to walk over, instead of just looking a few meters away.  

The box retails at around $250-$300, which puts it on par with the Braven. For music enthusiasts it’s a treat as it’s one of a handful of speakers that can deliver 360-degree sound. If you take your box out fully charged, the disruption from the gimmicky screen is minimal. All in all, the FUGOO is perfect for flooding the room with electrifying sound around the room.


  • 4 tweeters, 2 sub woofers, 2 bass drivers
  • 97 decibel sound pressure
  • 100% Waterproof IP67 rating Fully dustproof, mud-proof and shock proof.
  • 35-hour uninterrupted battery life
  • Portable Power Bank.
  • Compatible with Siri and Android Google Now


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