Is the EcoSlate waterproof & can the EcoSlate be used in water?
YES. The EcoSlate meets the IPX7 waterproof standard. The EcoSlate 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 EcoSlate floats! (Be careful, the charging cap must be closed properly to keep the EcoSlate 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 EcoJam 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 EcoSlate work with any Bluetooth enabled Device?
The EcoSlate 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 EcoSlate be away from my Bluetooth device?
The connectivity for the EcoSlate is designed and tested to exceed 30 feet from your Bluetooth device. Walls, leaded glass windows and metal studs inside the drywall will affect 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 EcoJam 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 EcoSlate require any additional hardware for the speakerphone feature?
No additional hardware is needed to use the speakerphone on the EcoSlate. When your smartphone is paired with the EcoJam, you will hear the phone call ring thru the speaker. Simply press the PHONE button on top of the EcoJam to answer the call.
Does the EcoSlate need any batteries?
No, the EcoSlate 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.
Can I turn off the backlight on the buttons on EcoSlate?
YES, hold down the LIGHT button for ~5 seconds and the backlights will turn off. Hold down again for 5 seconds to turn the backlight on the buttons back on.
Can EcoSlate be paired wirelessly with other speakers?
YES, EcoSlate is enabled with our EcoConnect wireless pairing feature. EcoSlate can be paired with one other ECOXGEAR speaker that also has the EcoConnect feature. See user manual for details on how to use EcoConnect.