LifeProof made its name selling waterproof iPhone cases. Now it's moving into the portable audio market with a new line of ruggedized Bluetooth speakers.
Aquaponics is all about raising plants and fish in an integrated ecosystem such as a pond. However, don't confuse that with Aquaphonics, a new line of ruggedized Bluetooth speakers from LifeProof, the same brand that's synonymous with waterproof phone and tablet cases.
That's right, LifeProof, now owned by Otterbox, is branching out beyond its roots with three new portable speakers: The Aquaphonics AQ9 ($100), AQ10 ($200) and AQ11 ($300).
We just got them in the office, so I haven't had a chance to fully test them, but they do seem sturdy and sound respectable enough, though their prices may be too high for the highly competitive Bluetooth speaker market which already has its share of waterproof products.
The two larger models have integrated dryboxes for storing small items and float if they fall into the water, but they aren't designed to play audio while floating.
Here's a look at the speakers' key specs, according to LifeProof. You'll see my full reviews in the coming weeks. I'll be starting with the smaller AQ9 and AQ10, which ship on April 23 -- the larger AQ11 is listed as "shipping soon" without a specific date. Initially, you'll find them exclusively at Best Buy and bestbuy.com.