Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Speaker Review

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Speaker Review

Photive HYDRA is a really interested Bluetooth speaker to see. Not only the price is really cheap, but many people said that the product is worth than its price. the product is one of newest series model from Photive. They designed to be used anywhere and so suitable for outdoor activities. The size is very small and it’s only couple ounces. I really love this smaller speaker because I could easily use it when I am doing camping. Though the price, I could make sure that the performance is still acceptable even though it is not that special. You might be interested and that’s why I decided to take deeper look on it. To make it easier for you to decide, here the full review about this audio gadget. So we hope you enjoy it.

Why Should I bought Photive HYDRA?

Well, there are some reasons that you could expect beside than its cheap price. First lets we talk about the feature. Here you would find some great features such as IP66 water protection, Bluetooth 4.0, and of course great battery life. I don’t know they make it possible with the price tag, but the audio gadget is really 100% fully protected from water, dust, shock, and even seawater. All of them are packed nicely with good design. For people who have spent their weekend on the beach will find it useful because it won’t easily get damaged from only seawater. I have found many great choices for splashproof protection around the price, but not fully waterproof. The company also put the rubberized material around the edges for better safety if you slip it from your hands.

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Speaker Review 2

Both Bluetooth range and battery efficiency seems better. It features Bluetooth 4.0 and the consumption for battery life is efficient. The range is not big a problem since it is able to stream the music for more than 35 feet. The range is quite short, but you probably want to hold it all the time so it would be piece of cake. I have tested it and there is no audio cut off from that distance. I get the good range for using it on the beach. The only thing that makes me worry is the battery life. Don’t expect it too much because the battery last for around 9 hours. Not too impressive, but once again the price is really talking here.

The product is suitable for many outdoor activities even for the most serious one such as rafting, biking on the dirt and few more extreme activities. I don’t really worry of breaking since the design is rugged and the price is cheap. You will not losing of much when you unintentionally break it. it is so much safer for buying cheap gadget, but don’t expect much on audio quality.

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Speaker Main Specifications
Item Weight: 15 ounces
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Manufactures: Photive
Product Dimension: 7 x 2 x 2 inches


Easy To Set Up And Average Performance

The setup process is pretty easy to do, there would be no confusion on using it. You just need to press the connectivity button and it will be instantly connected to your smartphone. The playback buttons are so well completed and you don’t need of your smartphone beside for connecting it. On the top there volume button, power button, and skipping track button. The buttons are only having single functionality and there is no built in microphone.

The sound performance is pretty average in my opinion. It doesn’t feel bad, but the experience is so much better if they improve it. The speaker is having problem on the low end sound and its pretty much common problem for smaller speaker. I just need to say that don’t expect it too much for the performance. It is not suitable for any professional or critical listener, but using it for camping or partying is really perfect.

Rugged and IP66 certified. The battery life is average.
The price is cheap. The sound performance can better.
The size is small and flexible to bring it anywhere. -



It might be hard to find similar Bluetooth speaker on this price range. Overall experience is great and I really enjoy it. I didn’t find it surprisingly with the performance, but it will be more than enough for our entertainment. Listening music on the wild zone is becoming better with this Bluetooth audio. You don’t need to think it twice because it is only under 100 dollars. At last, please make any comment if you have any question.

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