If someone shows up at your house with a heavy-looking Lil Buddy bag, greet them as your new friend and invite them inside. Chances are, they've got some beer and music to share. Is it just me, or does this photo make me look like I've got arm hair like Robin Williams'?
The portable speaker system is great, but if the Lil Buddy can't keep your beer cold, then what good is it? Thankfully, the Lil Buddy's insulated lining worked like a charm. We left cold beer in the bag overnight, and when we pulled it out the next morning it still had some chill on it. The best part: We got to expense a 12-pack of beer in the name of product testing. Hooray, beer!
The Lil Buddy's front compartment opens up to reveal a AA-battery-powered speaker system that can be plugged into any music source with a stereo minijack connection. There's no built-in volume adjustment or battery-life indicator, so you'll have to adjust the volume on your music player instead--and make sure to switch the amp off when you're finished rockin' out. As a bonus, the entire speaker system can be removed from its Velcro backing if you want to use it independently of the bag or need to use the front compartment for more precious cargo.