I spend most of my summers floating the local rivers (in a tube) and I bought this speaker to take on the rivers with me. It's been great! It' super cute and I get tons of compliments on it! I have taken it on several multi-hour floats and the batteries are still going strong! I chose this over a smaller, more traditional Bluetooth speaker for the fact that you can store things in the phone compartment, and it is just so cute! I have gotten it wet going over rapids and the waterproof claim has held up. I do, however, still keep my phone in a small waterproof case, in the speaker, just in case. I think what is most waterproof is the electrical parts for the speaker/radio. They have a plug in the phone compartment to drain any water, which is why I use the waterproof case as well. I also use this speaker in the shower and while doing work around the yard. The sound is great, especially when using the radio. I gave it four starts instead of 5 because I have two complaints:
1. I wish there was a way to switch songs on your phone from the outside. It is a pain to have to open it up every time I want to switch songs. Minor issue but still would be a nice feature.
2. The side snaps are not as strong as the top clasp. I fear that eventually they will wear out and rip off. I anticipate having to make my own snaps at some point down the line.
Other than those two things, I absolutely love this speaker! I have been really pleased with my purchase and it makes my time on the rivers so…