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Sol Republic debuts Punk Bluetooth speaker (pictures)

Sol Republic's new $69.99 ultraportable Bluetooth speaker is water- and shock-resistant, plays louder than a lot of speakers its size class, and has a 60-foot wireless range.

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Sol Republic Punk: Tiny but tough Bluetooth speaker

Sol Republic's $70 Punk is available now in seven colors (black, Horizon Blue, Fluoro Red, Cargo, Navy, Lemon Lime and Ion Green).

It's water, shock and dust resistant and offers eight hours of battery life, with a 60-foot wireless range (double the typical range of a Bluetooth speaker).

It also plays louder than a lot of ultracompact Bluetooth speakers (Sol Republic says 25 percent louder).

On the bottom of the speaker, there's a quarter-inch threaded mount so you can attach the speaker to a variety of bike and camera mounts (sold separately).

On the downside, no carrying case is included, nor does it offer speakerphone capabilities. Then again, a lot of people don't care about that feature.

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