You don’t have to sacrifice powerful audio to get a speaker that you can take on the go. There are tons of excellent portable boomboxes out there that offer the best of both worlds, and right now you can pick up one of our favorites at a major discount. You can grab the Tribit StormBox Blast for just $148 at Amazon, which saves you a whopping $122 compared with the usual price. Just be sure to activate the instant coupon to get the full discount. There’s no set expiration for this deal, so we’d recommend getting your order in sooner rather than later if you don’t want to miss out on these savings.
Weighing in at 12 pounds (5.45 kg) with two 30-watt midwoofers and two 15-watt tweeters, it’s basically twice as heavy as the Soundcore by Anker Motion Boom Plus and pumps out more volume and bass compared with that speaker but lacks a bit of clarity. Also, the midrange — where vocals live — is a bit recessed at its XBass default setting. (I preferred the Music EQ setting in the companion app, which is a bit more balanced.) The speaker’s firmware is upgradeable, and you can pair two StormBox Blasts to create a stereo pair, which would improve the sound considerably.
Battery life is very good. It’s rated at up to 30 hours at moderate volume levels. And the speaker has an IPX7 rating, which means it’s fully waterproof. Again, like the Soundcore by Anker Motion Boom Plus, the Tribit StormBox Blast is a good value that measures up well from a sound standpoint against more expensive JBL boom box speakers that arguably offer superior styling.