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Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Greg


Monster Superstar Ravebox: The Party Sound Machine

Now that summer is almost here, it’s time for beach parties, picnics, and plenty of other places that are really better with some music. And whether your preferred sounds are soul or pop, you’ll need a speaker that offers plenty of volume and battery life while still providing you with the freedom to take your playlists on the go. And while a great sound system might be enough for the daytime, once that picnic becomes an after-hours bonfire and the dancing really begins, a little lighting goes a long way.

The Monster Superstar RAVEBOX Bluetooth Portable Boombox is a hefty, hearty, handy solution to your summer party preparations. Weighing in at sixteen pounds, it’s not the sort of portable that you’ll want to take on an airplane or with you while running- unless you really need some extra pounds to hold you down. And as you can’t help but notice, it’s not just a speaker- it’s a mobile dance party in a box, with a funky light-up crystal that responds to the music. Just pair it with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, or you can connect via the 3.5mm input to other devices- even a cassette player if you want to truly feel old-school. And for Android users, it does support NFC easy pairing.

Last year, we checked out the similar predecessor- the Monster Blaster- and liked the upgrades but more importantly, the features it kept. The updated version still features about 12 hours between charges,  both indoor and outdoor EQ modes, microphone-level input for turning this into a PA system and the 360-surround sound with multiple drivers to cover every direction. It’s weather- and splash-resistant and as you might expect from a Monster, it boasts a subwoofer with low-end response that will impress, highlighting every thump and shaking on every bass hit. Plus, the front panel has been redesigned with easily visible battery life indicators.

Available online and in stores for around $429, the Monster Superstar Ravebox is a little over-the-top, a Bluetooth speaker that is unmistakably Monster and will definitely draw the attention of everyone around- first because of the sound, and then because of the lights. We appreciated the light show, even if you don’t have much control, and the kaleidoscopic special effects will definitely help set the mood- and you can easily turn them off if you want. If you don’t mind the weight, this is the natural evolution of Monster’s reimagined boombox.

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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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