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Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Greg

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Libratone Too Bluetooth: Listen In The Shower Or The Beach

One of the best things about Bluetooth is that it can offer freedom- after all, what’s more appealing than wireless tech and the chance to leave some of the cables behind (or get them out of your hair). But too often, Bluetooth speakers are still too big, heavy, or simply not built for true convenient portability- many models lack weatherproofing, meaning you have to think before taking them out or worry about bringing them into specific places.

The Libratone Too is a cute, tubular, splashproof Bluetooth speaker that brings the brand’s signature character to an inexpensive and ultra-portable model. Slim enough to fit into a bottle holder or pocket, there are a few standout features- like the strap that allows you to attach it to a tree branch or bike handle, and the aforementioned water resistance (boasting an IPX4 rating). The rechargeable battery can last 12 hours or more, enough to get your music going for a full day at the beach or at the park, where the Too feels quite at home and is sure to draw admiring looks thanks to it’s friendly aesthetic.

We’ve seen several Libratone products before, from the original Zipp a few years ago to the stylish home decor Loop. The One Click is the most similar, almost a sister model in fact- similar color schemes, nice rubberized finish, and the strap that is less flexible but more stable with the Too. There are dual 1.5-inch active drivers and a passive bass radiator, and the smaller form factor definitely brings a reduction in bass- the Too offers a bright, crisp, and poppy sound, but the low-end is a bit restrained.

Available in four colors- a Caribbean green, cerise red, a dark graphite grey and a little cloudy grey- the Libratone Too is a Bluetooth speaker that aims to be fun. But the controls could be touchy- literally- as they are handled via a light-up touch sensitive panel that can be easily tapped accidentally, pausing your tunes. We didn’t get a chance to try it out, but we liked that Libratone included the ability to pair two of the Toos together for multi-speaker functionality. Expect to spend around $149 online for an approachable, compact companion for your Music.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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