UNBOXED: Reviewing the Blaster Boombox by Monster
The days of carrying around D cell batteries to power your boombox are a thing of the past. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take over the neighbor’s stoop or host a breakdance competition in the middle of your block. With the Blaster Boombox, Monster aims to bring into the 21st century a product that helped define multiple generations.
Though designed as a boombox, the Blaster would kick the crap out of anything that you would’ve seen on the streets in the late 80s. No longer are users required to have with them their separate bag full of CDs and cassette tapes. Rather, the only thing they need is their smartphone, which can connect via Bluetooth and simple NFC pairing. The Blaster itself has a lithium ion rechargeable battery built in that provides up to 12 hours of play with the bass cranked all the way up. And with all of that power packed into the thing, the user can plug their device into the Blaster’s USB port to give themselves a little bump charge while streaming their music.
Further, the blaster has inputs for a microphone or other AUX-compatible device.