There are plenty of options in 2017 for quality Portable Bluetooth Speakers. But, Fender is adding a cool factor to the mix by launching two cool speakers modeled after their famous guitar amps.
The more portable Newport and the larger Monterey are named after famous California music festivals.
The Newport houses a 30-watt speaker system that includes two full-range drivers and a tweeter for highs. Up top, you’ll find knobs to adjust volume, treble, and bass, and on the back, you’ll find a USB port that can be used to keep your mobile device charged while it streams to the speaker. Battery life is expected to be 12 hours, but it’ll be less than that if you use it to keep another device charged. The Bluetooth range will be a little shorter than you might be used to at 33 feet. The good news is that it features apt-X and AAC Bluetooth audio, so music should still sound pretty good over a wireless connection.
The Monterey is the premium option. If you’re looking for more bass response, here it is — the larger speaker has a 120-watt system that includes two 5.12″ woofers and two 1″ tweeters. The same USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and control knobs are here, but there’s a bit more in the way of Fender style. They’re including a Fender ’68 grille cloth with purchase, and have added 1/8 and RCA dual analog inputs for a better wired audio connection. Fender hasn’t yet offered an estimate of battery life for the Monterey.
Both options are available now.