I love my mobile devices and carry them around with me everywhere. However, there are situations where I wish I could use my mobile device, but environmental factors prohibit me from using them. For instance, when I’m at the pool, I usually leave my iPhone in my bag or pants pocket so as to not accidentally get it wet or submerged in water. That means I can’t use it for listening to music and when someone calls, it’s a pain in the butt to run to where my phone is and pick up the call. Well, I believe I’ve found a solution for that and it’s called the Nuu Splash. Yes there are It’s a Bluetooth enabled speaker that allows you to stream audio data from your mobile devices and any other Bluetooth enabled device directly to the speaker. Yes there are other speakers out there like this but the Nuu Splash is waterproof and dustproof, something most other speakers do not feature.
Design and Build Quality
The Nuu Splash looks almost like the Jawbone Jambox, at least in size and shape. It’s a rectangular box with a minimal design with its sides completely covered in aluminum. The top however seems to be made out of polycarbonate as well as the bottom with the top of the Nuu Splash housing all the control buttons. It does look a bit more rugged than the more stylish looking Jambox, but I like the simple looking Nuu Splash more, especially in black. It has a cleaner, more streamlined look to it.
Looking at the top of the Nuu Splash, you’ll find only 5 buttons that have a slight recess to them. There are 2-buttons for track selection (if you’re using it for music), the play/phone button, and the two volume buttons. There is also a tiny hole for the mic. Other than that, it’s very clean and minimal up top, especially since the buttons sit flush with the surface, giving it a more elegant look. The top surface however is very shiny and if you get the black one like I did, it’s a huge fingerprint magnet. I find myself wiping it down every so often so it looks nice and shiny again.
On the back of the Nuu Splash, you’ll find a tiny rubber flap that houses the on/off switch, usb charging port, and an audio in jack if you have a device that doesn’t support BlueTooth. The flap feel fairly sturdy and closes back up tight in order to keep debris and water out, just remember to close it each time you open it.
The Nuu Splash is very easy to set up. First you’ll need to enable Bluetooth pairing on your device and set it to discovery mode. Next turn on the Nuu Splash and then hold the PLAY button down for a few seconds. After which it will show up as a Bluetooth device that you can click on and pair with. If it asks you for a code, it’s simply “0000”. Once paired, all audio sounds will be redirected to the Nuu Splash, this includes music, notification tones, and app sounds. That’s it. Just use your device as normal or if in a music player, you can control it with the Nuu Splash.
What’s cool is that if you’re using an iOS device, it will show the status of your available battery power in the top right hand menu as a little status icon. I’ve seen this with a few other Bluetooth devices and it’s always a welcome site to see so you won’t have to guess how much juice is left on your Bluetooth device.
Other than that, there’s nothing more I can say about the Nuu Splash except that it’s awesome now having to worry about water damage. I mean just to see how far I could take it, I even tried it out in the shower and it worked perfectly in there and sounded great.
I really like the Nuu Splash. It does everything I would want a Bluetooth speaker to do. It’s light, portable, easy to set up, and most of all, loud. I’m able to listen to all my music from a much better audio source than my tiny mobile device speakers and I also don’t need to worry about tangled headphone wires. The Nuu Splash is great for places like the pool or beach because you can just set your device to your desired playlist and then keep it in your bag for safe keeping. The Nuu Splash then lets you control most functions through it and because it’s both waterproof and dustproof, you don’t have to worry about it getting wet or covered in sand.
The Nuu Splash can be purchased in a variety of different colors – black, silver, red, blue, and green. My favorite however has to be the black or silver as they match up better with my Apple devices. You can find retailer near you here, though since it is a new product, supplies may be limited at this time. Still, I think it’s worth the price for something that sounds good, functions well, and is rugged enough where you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.
Where to buy – http://gonuu.com/online