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Affordable Outdoor Gear

Speakers by UE, Divoom, Dayton and more

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Dayton Audio IO655 indoor/outdoor speakers
Divoom Voombox Ongo
Dayton Audio OSD AP670 speakers
Unobtrusive speakers in Sonance's Sonarray system

The outdoors have always been an enemy to electronics. Water, dust, heat and cold can destroy a circuit or a speaker as fast as a broken string can wreck a guitarist’s solo. But thanks to a new technical standard, it’s now easy and affordable to get good sound out in your backyard, at the beach, on a boat or practically anywhere else.

The new standard is called the IP rating, which, depending on who you ask, stands for International Protection or Ingress Protection. It’s expressed as the letters IP followed by two numbers-for example, IP57. It tells you exactly what the device you’re buying is protected against, and what might damage it

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