First it was earbuds. Then great wired and wireless headphones. Next came the ability to show your college allegiance with the introduction of NCAA Track Air headphones in the team of your choice. How can SOL REPUBLIC top all of that? By bringing their audio expertise outdoors – wirelessly! That’s how!
One of the latest offerings from our favorite high-end audio company brings the clear sound you expect from SOL REPUBLIC and lets everyone listen in at once. This is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker, this is a high-powered, soft-textured, party-friendly device that trumps everything we’ve seen to date in both quality and aesthetics. But enough of the fancy-talk, let’s look at the specs and features.
Weighing in at under 12 ounces and about the size of a phablet (yes, that’s a real word), the DECK from SOL REPUBLIC is intended to be seen as well as heard. There is no ignoring the bright neon yellow of our model, but if you need something more subdued, it is available in red, blue and gunmetal gray.
The prominent SOL REPUBLIC logo on the top isn’t just for looks, it lights up in various colors to alert you of different charging stages as well as the activation of the Heist feature. What is “Heist” you ask? It is a unique feature that sets this model apart from others in the same price range. In Heist mode, up to 5 people can connect to the speaker from their various devices and then “take over” DJ’ing at a moment’s notice – thus the term “Heist”.
You can also daisy-chain multiple units together with the included color-matching cable to completely surround you and your party in sound.
Charging is also simple using the included (and standard) USB cable, and thanks to the large lithium battery, will keep the party jumping for up to 10 hours! Another feature we haven’t seen yet is something they call “Super Power Wireless”. A cartoonish name for an extended wireless range that is claimed to reach up to 300ft. This is much more than the standard 30ft for a typical Bluetooth application. And while I didn’t officially measure the distance, I did not lose signal across our entire yard and a little up the street – easily over 100 feet. If your party is larger than that, please send me an invitation.
Currently available on Amazon for a nice discounted price of under $120, if you need a wireless music solution that lives up to your headphones, this is the unit. If you need more battery life and wireless range (exactly what kind of party are you throwing?), then spring a few more bucks and get the DECK ULTRA. As always, check out SOL REPUBLIC on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s coming out next!
And what’s a party without prizes?! Once again our good friends at SOL REPUBLIC will be giving away one DECK system to a loyal reader of SahmReviews! Enter using the form below. This contest is valid for both residents of the U.S. and Canada! But let’s be fair, if you’ve won something from SOL REPUBLIC in the last six months, give someone else a shot (recent winners are not eligible).