Fugoo Review

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“A small speaker that has a clear sound and a lot of style”

The Fugoo is a small speaker with a very powerful core. While its name sounds funny, the speaker is as serious as it can be in delivering an amazing sound performance.

The Fugoo is a portable speaker, so you can carry it easily, in every type of bag. Even more, it is rugged and shock-resistant and it has an impressive battery life. A very cool thing about it is that it doesn’t always look the same (more about this below).

Design & Special Features

Once you purchase Fugoo, you are basically getting three speakers in one model. This can be achieved by interchanging the available jackets or the covers. Thus, you have the Style jacket, the Tough, and the Sports jacket. This is possible because Fugoo is designed with a modular system that allows users to change the cover, but at the same time keep the core. Thus, you can change the color and the general style of your Fugoo from one day to another matching your speaker with your mood, or outfit. If you think about it, you could associate the Fugoo customization possibilities with the many colors of the Beats Pill 2.0.

The Style jacket is more of a fashion statement and comes with plastic honeycomb details, a mesh fabric, and other cute and elegant small touches.  The Sports jacket is designed with functionality in mind and has more rubbery areas for an easy grip. It is also thicker to protect the core in case of shocks. And finally, the Tough Jacket is built with durability and toughness in mind, if this is the aspect you care more about.

You should know that Fugoo is not delivered with all three jackets for the default price. You only get one Style jacket, in the color you selected, the Fugoo, and a few accessories (a 3.5mm cable, an AC adapter, and a micro-USB cable).

The core is well-built and designed to withstand shocks at an IP67 level. This means that the speaker is also waterproof, snow/sand proof, and dustproof so you can take it everywhere you want. The IP67 level also means Fugoo can withstand being submerged in liquid (usually water) for 30 minutes.

In terms of connectivity, Fugoo will rock your world. First, the Bluetooth connection is easy to setup and you will receive voice instructions, directly from the speaker. Even more, with Fugoo you can answer or end calls by pressing the middle button. You can also use Siri or Google Now, directly on the speaker. Sadly, the speaker doesn’t support NFC pairing.

Audio Performance

Fugoo is quite small and this is the main reason why the manufacturer favored a 360 degree sound solution over a stereo one. For this, they used two midrange drivers, two passive radiators, and two tweeters – all integrated into the core. Thus, the speaker spits out sounds regardless of its position or your position in regards to it.

Fugoo can be plugged in various music devices. It can also be used with a wired speaker or can get the sound via Bluetooth. All options offer good sound quality and impress through volume power and bass levels. Still, you have to consider the size so you won’t get to hear heavy bass tracks the right way with Fugoo. The speaker covers well mid tonalities and the highs are clear and strong.

All in all, Fugoo sounds very clear, even though its small size, and it supports a 30 feet Bluetooth range.

Battery Life

Battery life is where Fugoo really impressed us! With an advertised 40h at half volume, the speaker is definitely getting some attention from users. However, if you prefer your music louder, you will get about 20h of battery life. Still, this is an impressive feature which puts the Fugoo in front of many so-called best sellers.

Final Thoughts

PROS:
  • Great design
  • Customization possibilities
  • Long battery life
  • Good sound
  • Durable and waterproof
  • Great connectivity
CONS:
  • Not that great with bass levels
  • No NFC pairing

It may not be a very popular brand, but the Fugoo Bluetooth speaker indeed has some impressive features to offer. Starting from the stylish design, as well as the customization possibilities, and ending with the long battery life. This portable Bluetooth speaker is definitely worth it!

 

9.4 Total Score

Performance
9.1
Design
9.2
Portability
10
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