The Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Speaker Review

How often do you come across gadgets that has immunity to the effects of snow, water, dust, sand, and shock? How often do you come across powerful gadgets that have battery power that can last for more than half a day? The Altec Lansing Life Jacket Bluetooth speaker boasts of all these astounding features and more without any compromise on the quality of sound. Altec Lansing may not be a household name, yet, but it certainly is not a novice when it comes to designing and producing world-class Bluetooth mini speakers.

They have launched a series of Bluetooth speakers:

  • Inmotion
  • Life Jacket
  • Orbit
  • Solo Jacket
  • Shower

However, Life Jacket Bluetooth speaker is the most powerful & high performing wireless speaker they have crafted so far.


Details of Available Features 

IP Ratings IP67
Dust Proof Yes
Sand Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Snow Proof Yes
Water Proof Yes
Floats Yes
NFC Technology Yes
DSP Technology Yes
In-built microphone & Speakerphone Yes
Battery Life 16 hrs. Lithium – ion battery
Drivers Dual 2 inch drivers + passive bass radiator
Wireless Range 33 feet
Compatibility Apple, Android, Blackberry, tablets & laptops.
Dimensions  3.125 x 7.5 x 2.825inches
Weight  2.0 pounds
Available Colors Black with Orange & Blue Trimmings
Accessories Carrying pouch & Cables

What Makes Altec Lansing Life Jacket Wireless Speaker Famous and A Top Selling Product?

There are a number of remarkable FEATURES that contributed to its popularity. Some of the notable features are mentioned below:

Great IP Ratings 

The most appealing feature of this speaker is the Ingress Protection (IP) rating. It is IP 67 certified which means the IP  level of this particular model is safe and protected against any solid objects and liquids. The number 67 signifies that this Bluetooth speaker is absolutely protected from dust and against the effects of water immersion up to one meter. Altec Lansing Life Jacket model is successfully tested and certified as dustproof, sand proof, waterproof, snow proof, and shockproof.

NFC Technology Integrated

This Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker is NFC compatible in addition to it being a Bluetooth enabled device. This makes pairing, streaming, and connecting with any Bluetooth enabled devices such as your smartphone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, laptop and tablets and devices that support NFC easy and convenient. You can also switch On/Off with the help of the compatible devices without any hassle.

Terrific Battery Life

You can enjoy continuous music for about sixteen hours at low to medium volume on a single charge. This would roughly convert to more than a week’s time of listening to music everyday for around 2 hours. Not many speakers in the market today can boast of such long lasting battery life, especially considering the fact that this speaker is decently sized, not too small, and has wonderful delivery.

Acoustic Drivers

Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Speaker is uniquely incorporated with highly powerful dual audio drivers with an addition of a bass radiator. This helps in producing amazing sounds at mid and high volumes without distortion. The awesome quality of sound makes listening even more pleasant and enjoyable.

The DSP Technology

The Altec Lansing wireless speaker – Life Jacket is fully equipped with DSP audio enhancement technology. Therefore, you will enjoy clear and crisp sound without any interference while listening to your favorite tracks.

Integrated Microphone & Speakerphone 

With the support of this speaker, you can even attend phone calls. There’s a built-in microphone and speakerphone with voice confirmation and caller ID, and hands free communication facilities if you are using Bluetooth or NFC compatible devices or smartphones.

Great Compatibility with Various Devices

The Life Jacket model from Altec Lansing is absolutely compatible with the latest operating system and gadgets from Android, Apple, Blackberry, other smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Speaker


Some of the Technical Specifications of the Model – iMW575are listed below:

  • The dimensions of this speaker are 3.125inch x 7.5inch x 2.825inches.
  • Altec Lansing Life Jacket speaker weighs about 2.0 pounds.
  • The Lithium-ion rechargeable battery is included in the package and it will hardly take 2 to 3hours to fully charge through a micro USB cable.
  • The package also includes a USB cable, an audio cable and a carry pouch for hassle free travelling.
  • This speaker comes in black color with orange or blue trimmings.

 Why Did I Choose the Altec Lansing Life Jacket Speaker?

There are several reasons on why you should consider this speaker. Listed below are some points that made me chose this speaker:

  • I am very passionate about outdoor adventures, especially hiking and camping. This speaker serves my needs and purposes amazingly well with its waterproof, shock proof, and dust proof features. I am very impressed with the quality of sound it delivers. Surely one cannot shy away after hearing the amazing and powerful sound that it delivers. Simply brilliant.
  • The first and the foremost deciding factor for me were the safety features of this speaker. As mentioned, this Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, dust proof, and shockproof. It’s safe for use even in rain and dusty atmosphere, and quite easy to maintain. Such features are hard to find in other speakers that are available at the market.
  • Another reason why I purchased Altec Lansing Bluetooth speaker is because of the sturdy and rugged design of the speaker. The material components are solid and strong enough to withstand any weather condition. It looks cool and at the same time it’s very durable. You can easily carry with you wherever you go.

Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Speaker

My Concluding Thoughts

I have been using this particular speaker for almost a year now. I can totally vouch for it and claim that I have had a wonderful experience with this speaker. One of the reasons for that may be the fact that I have used smaller Bluetooth speakers in the past and the bass delivery is just better with this one because of its size. If you are planning to invest on a Bluetooth wireless speaker, Altec Lansing Life Jacket Bluetooth speaker Model No. iMW575 could very well be a good candidate. You can also go through some of the reviews and articles written by users for more real-time experiences.

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