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Outdoor Speakers at Tailgate Parties, Take 2

MVP portable speakers from Acoustic Research should be sold with every BBQ pit, tailgate, beach umbrella and where ever pretty people congregate.


Julie Jacobson · April 22, 2013

Well, well, I just posted the story about selling outdoor speakers at tailgate parties, and it looks like Acoustic Research beat me to it.

I just stumbled across the company’s MVP portable wireless speakers with customizable Skinit covers, as seen in the tailgate ad (right) with the pretty people and perfect hotdog buns.

Pretty slick, and slightly more portable than the beloved OutCast Jr. from Soundcast, thanks to the convenient handle and small size (but we doubt it sounds as good).

The speaker features Bluetooth connectivity to stream and control music via a smart phone.

And here’s a handy bonus: A “hidden” storage compartment can hold your keys and other small items, although we question just how “safe” these items are – wouldn’t a thief just grab the speaker?

The speakers can operate up to 14 hours on six AA batteries – not as nice as Soundcast’s rechargeable speaker but what do you expect for $100?

Take the MVP, Soundcast OutCast and OutCast Jr. to the next tailgate, and sell good-better-best.

VIDEO: Acoustic Research MVP outdoor speaker with Skinit

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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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