New Ruggedized 'Life Jacket' Bluetooth Portable Speaker by Altec Lansing Keeps the Music Playing - Even in Extreme Conditions

Resists Water, Dirt & Shock; Features Washable Skin; Lasts Up to 16 Hours Per Charge

Jan 07, 2014, 10:49 ET from Altec Lansing

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES — Audio innovator Altec Lansing today launched the ultra-rugged "The Life Jacket™" iMW575 portable wireless Bluetooth® speaker – designed to deliver Altec's legendary studio-quality sound anywhere your adventures take you – at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

Featuring an IPX7 rating for durability as well as a heavy-duty, washable rubberized skin, the Life Jacket is waterproof, shock-resistant, and constructed to withstand dirt, sand and dust to be sure the music never stops – wherever you are.  And at just 6" long, 2" high and one pound, you can take it just about anywhere.

No power? No worries: the powerful Lithium-ion battery ensures up to 16 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. A USB connector even turns the Life Jacket into a charger for any smartphone or device with or without AC power.

And – because it's from Altec Lansing - the Life Jacket packs an audio punch with aptX® CD-quality audio and dual 2.5" Neodymium drivers with passive radiator.

"Whether you're at a party, on the beach, off-roading or camping, you want to hear your music as it was meant to be heard: crisp and clear. Now the Life Jacket makes it possible," said Ike S. Franco, Managing Partner of Altec Lansing.

Bonus: pair the Life Jacket with any Apple®, Android or BlackBerry® phone, and it doubles as a speakerphone, with an onboard microphone for clear hands-free calls and spoken caller ID that makes it easy to accept, reject and terminate calls with voice commands. With a 30-foot signal range, the Life Jacket pairs easily and remembers up to eight devices, including any Bluetooth-enabled tablet or laptop, plus any other device with a built-in 3.5mm port.

The Life Jacket comes in seven colors and will be available at select retailers in Spring 2014. To learn more, visit

About Altec Lansing
For more than 75 years, Altec Lansing has been shaping the history of sound delivery by producing exceptional speakers with legendary acoustics, while catering to the consumer who won't compromise sound quality. The company boasts a unique history of innovation that includes the introduction of the first "talkie" film speakers, the first set of desktop computer speakers, and the first iPod, iPhone and iPad docking stations. Always entrenched in the music community, Altec Lansing continues to be a first choice for musicians and audiophiles alike. Those who know audio, know Altec.

SOURCE Altec Lansing