BEST ALTEC LANSING BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
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Altec Lansing touts that they’ve been “connecting people to sound through innovative speaker designs” for almost 100 years.  Also, when people first went to the movies and heard actual voices instead of most music and subtitles, it was Altec Lansing speakers that provided that sound. Today, the best Altec Lansing Bluetooth speakers are some of the overall best Bluetooth speakers in the world!

That’s a pretty impressive and dang cool resume for the Altec Lansing peeps.  Here at the BoomSpeaker, we like impressive and cool…especially when it comes to quality speakers at an affordable price.

Less than a decade ago, Altec Lansing launched their very first portable, Bluetooth speaker, “The Jacket”.  Since then, the company has improved its products and put out more and more of them.  Why?  Because they’re mostly quality devices that people love.

The Altec Lansing line of Bluetooth Speakers ranges in price from around $40 for the most affordable (the Mini H20) all the way to ultra-rugged and long-lasting Super Life Jacket and Omni Jacket Ultra which can be had for anywhere from $250 to $325.

Let’s not waste any more time.  Let’s jump into some of the top Bluetooth speakers that Altec Lansing puts out!  We’ll be primarily concentrating on AL’s line of “outdoor” speakers.  They’re rugged and, well, some of them are everything proof…as you’ll learn very soon.


Best Overall: ROCKBOX Portable Waterproof Party Speaker

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Altec Lansing ROCKBOX XL Wireless Bluetooth...
  • Get the party started: Our Bluetooth party speaker uses front-facing woofers to deliver thumping beats,...
  • Quick and simple pairing: Thanks to Bluetooth technology, our portable Bluetooth speakers can connect up to 50...
  • Light your music up: Our wireless outdoor Bluetooth speakers are designed with LED Lights that offer 5 LED...

Features

The Altec Lansing ROCKBOX XL speaker uses front-facing woofers to deliver deep bass and crystal clear audio.  

  • It can also connect to up to 50 House Party enabled speakers concurrently and offer a 100-feet operating range. 
  • It’s also IP67 certified and uses USB rechargeable and portable. 

Performance

  • The Altec Lansing ROCKBOX XL wireless Bluetooth speaker will Blow you away with its impressive, long-lasting battery and Bass-pumping sound. 
  • With five different ED illuminated modes, it will keep the party going throughout the night.

Technical Name: Altec Lansing RockBox XL

Range: 100 feet

Battery Life: 20 hours 

Battery Type: USB rechargeable

Most Lightweight: Altec Lansing HydraMini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Altec Lansing HydraMini Wireless Bluetooth...
  • Small Form, Big Sound: This everything proof speaker is compact, lightweight, and easy to carry yet delivers...
  • Light Up The Party: The outdoor Bluetooth speakers feature built-in LED lights with 5 LED light modes that...
  • For All Your Adventures: Our portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof and more so you...

HydraMini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is everything proof speaker that’s lightweight, compact, and portable speaker. 

  • It delivers deep, loud audio and features built-in LED lights accompanied by 5 LED light modes that pulse, strobe, and beat to the music.  

Performance

The carabineer clip and 6-hour battery life allow you to take the tunes anywhere. For double sound, you should pair two Hydramini speakers via true wireless pairing.

Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW1000-BLK

Range: 100 feet

Battery Life: 6 hours 

Battery Type: USB C Rechargeable 

Most Compact: Altec Lansing Mini H2O

Altec Lansing HydraMini Wireless Bluetooth...
  • Small Form, Big Sound: This everything proof speaker is compact, lightweight, and easy to carry yet delivers...
  • Light Up The Party: The outdoor Bluetooth speakers feature built-in LED lights with 5 LED light modes that...
  • For All Your Adventures: Our portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof and more so you...

Features

Altec Lansing Mini H2O speakers offer an ultra-compact design, onboard microphone for hands-free communication, and voice confirmation. 

  • The speaker is rugged, IP67 certified. It floats on water.

Performance

  • The Bluetooth speaker plays impressive music within a range of up to 30 feet. 
  • The IP67 rating also makes it perfect for poolside, hiking, golf cart, bike activities, and more. 

Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW257-DR

 Range: 30 feet

 Battery Life: 6 hours 

Longest Battery Life:LifeJacket 3

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Altec Lansing IMW578L LifeJacket 3, Up to 30 Hours...
  • Keep the good times rolling with the Altec Lansing IMW578 LifeJacket 3 Bluetooth Speaker.
  • Packed with features including an IP67-rated waterproof, shockproof and snowproof construction; floatable and...
  • This speaker holds an outstanding 30 hours of battery life and built-in smartphone charger to make sure your...

Features

LifeJacket 3 is IP67 certified speaker with a 30-hours battery.

  • It’s waterproof, shockproof, and snowproof—the speaker floats.
  • It comes with a built-in smartphone charger, hands-free operation, onboard microphone, and voice-assisted integrated speakerphone. 

Performance

The built-in universal mounting bracket allows easy attachment to equipment and other structures as you enjoy hands-free communication.

Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW578

Range: 50 feet

Battery Life: Up to 30 hours 

Best Waterproof: Altec Lansing Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth Speaker

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Altec Lansing IMW457-MT Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth...
  • ULTRA PORTABLE Be the hit at any party with the Altec Lansing iMW457 Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth Speaker!
  • YOU NAME IT PROOF Featuring an exclusive compact design the Jacket H2O 2 is IP67 waterproof shockproof and...
  • Hands free answer phone calls with ease and convenience with the unique hands-free communication and built-in...

Altec Lansing jacket H2O 2 is built with a protective jacket as well as an aluminum dotted grill. It’s IP67 waterproof, snowproof, and shockproof rated. 

  • The speaker is everything proof and floats on water. 
  • Moreover, its design is Ultra-Portable Compact.

Performance

 With more than eight years of playtime, Altec Lansing Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth Speaker is designed to energize your 24/7. 

  • Its high-performance microphone and voice confirmation gives you the best experience when receiving your phone calls.

Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW457-MT 

Range: 30 feet

Battery Life: Up to 8 hours 

Best Sound Quality: Altec Lansing Sonic Boom

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Altec Lansing IMT804N Sonic Boom - Ultimate...
  • 50FT RANGE: Pair and play with your Bluetooth device with 50 foot range.
  • HANDS-FREE: Hands-Free Speakerphone from Smartphones and iPhones Micro USB and AUX cable.
  • YOU NAME IT PROOF!: Water-Proof, Dustproof, Sand-Proof, Everything-Proof, Floats; outdoor shower speaker,...

Features

Altec Lansing Sonic boom features high-quality subwoofers, tweeter, and midrange for a full spectrum of songs.  

  • It also features a 50 feet wireless range and three built-in smartphone ports.
  • More, its IP67 is certified waterproof, snowproof, and shockproof. 

Performance

Altec Lansing Sonic Boom will pump up the party with its high-quality tweeter, midrange, and subwoofers. You can press the beast mode button to increase the bass. 

Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMT804N

Range: 50 feet

Battery Life: Up to 20 hours 

Omni Jacket

Altec Lansing IMW678-RED Omni Jacket NFC...
  • Great Range: Pair and play with your Bluetooth device with 100 foot wireless range. This Bluetooth speaker is...
  • Super Battery Life: 50 hours battery life. Hands-Free: Hands-Free Speakerphone from Smartphones and iPhones...
  • You-Name-It Proof: Waterproof, dustproof, sandproof, everything proof! This speaker floats and is perfect for...

Features: 

  • Compatible with Android, Apple, Blackberry, laptops and desktop computers.  The Omni Jacket is everything proof; sand, dust, shock, water…and the dang thing floats.
  • Ability to pair with anything to include another Omni Jacket. To learn more, check out our article on Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker pairing
  • Mounting bracket included.
  • Built in microphone for hands-free communication in case you need to answer a phone call or use your Google or Alexa app to find out…anything.

Performance:

Omni-directional sound ; dual 1.2″ tweeters, dual 2” neodymium woofers, and a passive radiator give you all the power you need to hear the Omni Jacket easily over the outside sounds of rustling branches, surf, or traffic.

  • Technical Name: Altec Lansing iMW678
  • Range: 50 FT
  • Battery Life: 50 hours
  • On board Power Bank for additional power and energy
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Life Jacket 2

Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Speaker...
  • BLUETOOTH: Wireless Action from the Distance! Use Your Device to Play Your Tunes From 30FT Away!
  • WATERPROOF & FLOATS: Waterproof, Dust-proof, Sand-proof, Everything Proof, Floats; Outdoor Shower Speaker,...
  • ULTRA PORTABLE: Designed to Be Comfortable to Carry, So Much Better for Travel & Hiking, Super-light and Easy...

Features:

  • 2nd generation of the original and very popular AL Life Jacket
  • Compatible with Blackberry, Android, Apple, desktop and/or laptop computer.
  • Great mounting mechanism that’s universal and can be mounted easily on kayaks, bike, motorcycles, jet skis, paddleboards, etc.
  • The Life Jacket 2 is the perfect “take anywhere” and “do anything” Bluetooth speaker.  Its rich sound and rugged body set it apart from much of the competition.
  • Waterproof, sand proof, dustproof, snowproof, shockproof.
  • Totally submersible and totally floats!

Performance:

Dual 2’ Neodymium drivers and one 3’ x 1.5’ passive radiator…again, you get perfect power and sound to go along with that light, durable and versatile Altec Lansing signature quality.

  • Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW577
  • Range: 30 feet
  • Battery Life: 16 hours (plus, you get the onboard power bank)
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Omni Jacket Ultra

Altec Lansing IMW778-BLU OmniJacket Ultra...
  • Waterproof, dustproof, sandproof - everything proof. This omnidirectional speaker floats, making it an ideal...
  • Pair and play with your Bluetooth device with 50 foot range. Wirelessly connect 2 speakers together to enjoy...
  • 60 hours extreme battery life. Ultra portable and designed to be comfortable to carry so much better for...

Features:

  • The Ultra is at the top of the Altec Lansing food chain in terms of cost and is considered by AL their flagship product in terms of the Omin Jacket line.
  • Omnidirectional sound (360 degrees of speaker phone capability and music listening) with true wireless stereo pairing (you can pair 2 Omni Jackets together). To learn more, check out our article on Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker pairing
  • On board microphone for hands-free calling, (accept/reject) and caller ID all via voice command.
  • Dustproof, Shock proof, water proof, and it floats.
  • Comes with mount for easy mounting and listening no matter how active your lifestyle is.

Performance:

The sound is strong and the power is surprising.  Most people are impressed and taken off guard by it, as well as the long range and play time. 

The speaker has had some issues in the reviews section on it’s Amazon product page. I think, for the price, people expect more.  Honestly, you can get something just good  from Altec Lansing for less $.  Try the regular Omni Jacket instead.

  • Technical Name: Altec Lansing iMW778
  • Range: 50 feet
  • Battery Life: 50 to 60 hours
  • On board power bank.
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Super Life Jacket

Altec Lansing IMW888-BLG Super Lifejacket Rugged...
  • Dual 2 neodymium woofers and dual 1.2 tweeters deliver Omni directional sound. This speaker boasts loud, high...
  • Built-in lithium battery plays your music for up to 50 hours on a single charge. Want a speaker that has...
  • Certified IP68 waterproof rated: water resistant speaker built for the pool, beach, poolside, and floating...

Features:

  • If the Omni Ultra is the flag ship for performance then the Super Life Jacket is the flag ship or outdoors Bleutooth speakers. It’s rugged as heck and lasts a long, long time thanks to a 50 hour battery run time PLUS TWO on board Power Banks.  Seriously, this is one rechargeable Bluetooth speaker that goes through hell before it will die on you!
  • OmniDirectional, 360 degree sound and voice command capability.
  • Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and it Floats! (Perfect for you extreme sports and adventure junkies out there!)

Performance:  

2x 2.5 in subwoofers, 2 x 2 inch Neodymium woofers, 2 x 1.2 in tweeters and 2 x 3 inc passive radiators for crisp but powerful sound.

The story behind the Super Life Jacket really is the durability and long lasting battery life, though.

  • Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW888
  • Range: 30 feet
  • Battery Life: 50 hours PLUS 2 x onboard power banks
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Jacket H2O

Altec Lansing IMW457-AB Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth...
  • ULTRA PORTABLE: Be the hit at any party with the The Altec Lansing iMW457 Jacket H2O 2 Bluetooth Speaker!
  • YOU NAME IT PROOF: Featuring an exclusive, compact design, the Jacket H2O 2 is IP67 waterproof, shockproof and...
  • HANDS FREE: Answer phone calls with ease and convenience with the unique hands-free communication and built-in...

Features:

This is the first “mini” or “stinted” version of Altec Lansing’s featured products.  The Jacket H20 is more affordable than the speakers we’ve talked about already but it comes with drawbacks.  Still, the Jacket H2O is IP67 rated for water proof, shock proof and it floats.

Performance:

2 x 1.5 in Neodymium gives you good sound for a great price.  Again, this isn’t as powerful as the rest of the speakers but it’s offered by Altec Lansing to give you similar durability and versatility for a lower price tag.

  • Technical Name: IMW457
  • Range: Up to 30-ish feet
  • Battery Life: 8 hour batter life with a 3 to 4 hour charge time
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Mini Life Jacket

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Features: 

  • The  Mini Life Jacket is just what the name implies…it’s small.  A rugged compact design, voice confirmation and an onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication. The rugged Mini Life Jacket is IP67 Waterproof/Dustproof/Shockproof rated and it FLOATS! With 10 hours of battery life, Aux In and an integrated carabineer the Mini LifeJacket 2 will take the music wherever you want to go.
  • Also, for a smaller speaker the availability of a built in microphone for hands free calls is a plus.

Performance:

  • The Mini has DSP CD-quality audio and for such a small device (less than a pound in weight and dimensions of 2.5 in X 6.5 in X 2.375 in) that’s a pretty good way to jam out the day.
  • Compatible with all Android, Apple devices as well as Blackberry, desktops and laptops.
  • 2 x 1.5 in Neodymium drivers
  • Technical Name: Altec Lansing IMW477
  • Range: 33 feet
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours. (We found that this is mostly dependent on volume)
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Mini H20 Speaker

Altec Lansing Mini H2O - Wireless, Bluetooth,...
  • Bluetooth speaker with an impressive wireless range plays music from up to 30 feet away for indoor and outdoor...
  • Floating IP67 waterproof Certified speaker is the perfect Accessory for the beach poolside or an addition to...
  • Ultra portable Design with integrated carabiner is comfortable to carry lightweight and fits easily into a...

Features:

  • Most Bluetooth Speaker makes have that little runt in the family that surprises the heck out of everyone with their determination to be good, if not great.  For the UE, it’s the Roll and for JBL it’s the GO.  Here is Altec Lansings.  The Mini Life Jacket might surprise you, though, in good ole’ runt-of-the-litter fashion.
  • Onboard microphone for hands free calls and commands.
  • Compatible with Blackberry, Apple, Android, desktops and laptops.

Performance:

Again, DSP CD quality sound and 2 x 1 in Neodymium speakers give the Mini H20 some dynamic sound in a small package.  If the Mini Life Jacket is the runt of the AL family then the Mini H2O is the Lovecraft version of it.

  • Technical Name: IMW255
  • Range: 33 feet
  • Battery Life: About 6 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

BOOM Jacket

Altec Lansing IMW576-RED Boom Jacket Bluetooth...
  • Boasting a heavy-duty, washable rubberized skin that is everything proof- IP67 rated -waterproof, dustproof...
  • Be impressed with amazing sound quality- dual 2.0” neodymium drivers, a passive radiator design, Altec...
  • Unique elliptical-shaped form factor that raises the style bar, and at just one pound and 7.5” x 3.125” x...

Feature:

  • IP67-rated waterproof, sand-proof, shockproof and snow-proof construction; floatable and submersible toughness and can give you a 50-foot range along with extra audio horsepower, 40 hours of battery life with spoken battery level, and power bank support for charging mobile devices on the road. The Boom Jacket also features a built-in universal mounting mechanism for easy attachment to equipment and structures like bikes, kayaks, jet skis, and motorcycles.
  • Easily connected to any device of Android, Apple, Blackberry, laptops and desktops.
  • Weight in at 2 lbs and has dimensions of 3 inches X 7.75 inches X 3.0 inches

Performance:

2 X 2 in Neodymium drivers plus 1 passive radiator give all the sound and power you’ll need.  Again, this is near the top of the line for Altec Lansing and you can find more affordable options but you’ll be giving up big on battery life and sound quality.

  • Technical Name: IMW576
  • Range: 50 feet
  • Battery Life: 40 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Recap

There you have it, the best Altec Lansing Bluetooth speakers available on the market today. Altec speakers are known for their durability and reliability. If you are in the market for an Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker, then you are probably looking for a speaker that will last a long time and offer the functionality you need. The above Altec speakers are the best you will find on the market. Take your time to find the best choice for your personal needs.