Ready to blast your music down the block? Monster’s latest Bluetooth speaker, the Blaster 3.0, is a bold new take on retro boombox design. While it doesn’t have a cassette player or integrated radio, the loud-as-heck Blaster 3.0 sports a proper carrying handle and costs less than similar products from brands like JBL.
Boomboxes like the JVC RC-M90 and Conion C-100F were essential to the rise of hip-hop. Of course, these outdated systems are mostly useless today (and impossible to buy at a reasonable price). They also lacked some of the Blaster 3.0’s best features, like wireless connectivity, IPX5 water-resistance, and a bi-directional design that lets people hear your music from all angles.
And man, you’d have a hard time finding any boomboxes with a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery in the 80s. The Blaster 3.0 lasts for 12 hours on a charge and can charge other devices over an integrated USB port.
Despite the Blaster 3.0’s modern feature-set, it also packs two legacy connectors—an Aux jack and a 3.5mm microphone input. These audio jacks should make the Monster Blaster 3.0 a great option for parties, DJing, public speaking events, or karaoke.
You can order the Monster Blaster 3.0 today for $400. That may seem like a lot, but hey, it’s $100 less than JBL’s Bluetooth boombox.
Monster Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, 120W Rechargeable Wireless Boombox, USB Charge Out, IPX5 Water Resistant, (Monster Blaster 3.0)
Blast your music down the block with Monster's Blaster 3.0 wireless boombox. The Bluetooth speaker features a 12-hour battery life, IPX5 water-resistance, audio input jacks, and a bi-directional design.