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Monster’s New Bluetooth Speaker Pays Homage to the Boombox

The Monster Blaster 3.0 Bluetooth speaker.

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 Of course, these outdated systems are mostly useless today (and impossible to buy at a reasonable price).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 Blaster 3.0 Portable Speaker, 120W Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, IPX5 Rechargeable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with USB Charge Out & Aux Input

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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.

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