It was right around the second that Fugoo dropped its latest speaker, the GO, that this article began taking shape in my head. As the owner of a Fugoo Tough and Fugoo XL Sport, let’s just say that I am very familiar with just how great Fugoo products are. That said, as far as the following words are concerned, you’ll be spared most of my personal biases. This is, afterall, just an introduction based on a press release recently received as well as some research. You’ll just have to come back for the in-depth review.
First up, and perhaps most significant is the price of the new GO. In terms of Fugoo pricing, it is a total bargain at $99.99. That is 50 bucks less than the Core+Jacket setup of the truly excellent Fugoo Style.
What’s missing to make it possible for Fugoo to make this price point? A few things, really. Unlike Fugoo speakers of the past, the GO does not feature an interchangeable jacket or speakerphone. It does, however, come in three color combinations: all black, black with blue buttons, and black with red buttons. There is also a handy built-in, color-coordinated elastic mounting cord for securing the GO to a manufacturer suggested “bike, kayak, backpack, fence or volleyball pole” and the GO will work with Fugoo mounting accessories. The GO also has two fewer speakers than the more expensive Core+Jacket setup. Of course, you’ll have to tune in again to see how this impacts the Fugoo GO.
The GO is the first Fugoo speaker designed to be paired with another GO. Once paired, you can choose one of two modes: “double mode” (same content on both speakers) or “stereo mode” (left channel on one speaker and right channel on 2nd speaker). According to Fugoo, all it takes is just “one click” to accomplish this pairing. Hopefully it is just that simple – with a name like GO, immediate gratification does seem to be implied.
Check out the specs:
- Dual full range 52mm drivers
- Dual bass radiators 62mm x 36mm
- Dual audio modes
- 12 watts of power
- Up 92 db loudness
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 100’ connectivity
- Water-, sand-, grit-, muck-proof – IP67 rated
- Can be paired with another GO for double ot stereo sound
- Up to 10 hours of continuous play at 50% volume
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- About the size and weight of a water bottle
Based on the numbers, which are impressive for a small Bluetooth speaker, and the price, which is great for a such a well appointed unit, the Fugoo GO looks very promising. Consider yourself invited back to check out the upcoming review. For more information about Fugoo and its full lineup of rugged Bluetooth speakers and accessories, click here.