Is the EcoStone waterproof & can the EcoStone be used in water?
YES. The EcoStone meets the IPX7 waterproof standard. The EcoStone can be used in the pool, the hot tub and the ocean without issues. Batten down the hatches and play your tunes worry free! Plus, the EcoStone floats! (Be careful, the charging cap must be closed properly to keep the EcoStone watertight.)
What is IPX7?
The IPX7 Waterproof Standard means that the product is protected against water immersion. ECOXGEAR tests all their products by submerging them in AT LEAST 3 feet of water. This means that our products, including the EcoStone can withstand use in the water. Be careful of other products that claim to be waterproof but are only IPX5 or less. They will leak and sink to the bottom of the pool under the fun conditions above.
Does the EcoStone work with any Bluetooth enabled Device?
The EcoStone waterproof speaker connects to any device that uses Bluetooth connectivity for audio. Laptops, Desktops, Tablets and Smartphones are all compatible! All Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices are sure to be compatible.
How far can the EcoStone be away from my Bluetooth device?
The connectivity for the EcoStone is designed and tested to exceed 30 feet from your Bluetooth device. Walls, leaded glass windows and metal studs inside the drywall will effect the range operation. Of course none of these distractions are outside.
Can you hear the music underwater?
You can play the unit under water. But of course unless you are dolphin, you will not be able to clearly make out the audio. Although you can hear music underwater, the EcoStone was not made for the purpose of listening to music underwater. The quality of the sound will be best heard if above water.
Does the EcoStone require any additional hardware for the speakerphone feature?
No additional hardware is needed to use the speakerphone on the EcoStone. When your smartphone is paired with the EcoStone, you will hear the phone call ring thru the speaker. Simply press the PHONE button on top of the EcoStone to answer the call.
Does the EcoStone need any batteries?
No, the EcoRox comes with a built in Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. You will get over 10 hours of playtime on a single charge. It usually takes 2.5 hours to fully recharge from a low battery state.
How is the EcoStone different from the EcoXBT?
While both other ECOXGEAR speakers are Bluetooth and waterproof speakers, the EcoStone has something that makes it different. The EcoStone is larger device with rear facing sub-woofer to provide maximum bass.