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The Bluetooth speaker market is already chock-full of competition, but that hasn’t stopped Sol Republic from expanding its own line-up with the ultra-portable and colorful “Punk.”
The small, rugged wireless speaker fits in the palm of your hand and offers up to eight hours of battery life – around 50 percent more than similarly sized alternatives, according to Sol Republic. It’s shaped like a squarish hockey puck and comes in seven colors: Black, Horizon Blue, Fluoro Red, Cargo, Navy, Lemon Lime and Ion Green. Ridiculous descriptors, we know.
The Punk comes with line-in and line-out ports, making it simple to connect non-Bluetooth devices, as well as a quarter-inch threaded mount for attaching to a bicycle or camera mount. Of course, all of this is irrelevant if the speaker sounds like garbage. Sol Republic says the Punk speaker maintains its “signature sound,” which will obviously appeal or discourage you depending on your experience with its headphones or larger “Deck” Bluetooth speaker.
The Punk has a 60-foot wireless range and is available now for $69.99 at Best Buy, RadioShack, Sol Republic’s website and other retailers.
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