Blaring your favorite tunes on the beach or in the backyard have a new meaning with the Monster Audio Rockin’ Roller 2 Portable Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speaker. This is a speaker that packs a hefty punch. Not only is it loaded with a ton of features, it also provide 80 Watts of pure musical bliss. Monster Audio is a leading company in some pretty sweet audio equipment. They know their stuff and one thing you can be sure of, there is no fuzzy, muffled audio coming from this speaker. Best part, rain or shine, this speaker won’t let you down. The durable plastic shell and metal speaker grill protects it from the elements of mother nature. Now, Busted Wallet has definitely done their share of audio speaker reviews. The Rockin’ Roller 2 has held to the level of standards that Monster holds. This is one great speaker.
- Easy Bluetooth connect feature with audio confirmation
- AUX input for additional audio sources
- LED Lights for easy viewing at night
- FM Radio to jam out to your local stations plus has preset capability
- USB Port for device charging
- EQ Presets and Bluetooth/AUX Mode
- Near filed communication and easy pairing protocol for android devises
- Built in rechargeable battery lasting up to 100 hours
- 2 USB Ports for charging iPhone
- Telescoping handle and wheels for easy mobility
- Cable Storage
- Size: 7” x 20.6” x 9.05”
- Weight: 21lbs
- Operating temperature: 0°~ 40°C
- Operation Humidity: 40-90% RH
- Storage Temp: -25° ~ 70°C
The Rockin’ Roller 2 is loaded with some sweet features. Right off the bat we loved that the speaker came almost fully charged. It is recommend letting it charge for 6 hours before the first use, but we got the music blaring right away. Bonus is that the speaker does work while plugged in. There is an on/off switch to be able to manually shut down the speaker but the sweat spot is the auto standby and auto power off feature so the battery won’t drain. That’s a good thing because the battery is insane! There is a red and green led light indicator to show the battery level. With the touch of a button, the lights will illuminate indicating how much juice you have left in the battery. This battery is what gives the speaker the 100+ hour playtime so there are no worries about the party going silent.
There are also two outlets and two USB ports to charge your phone or other devices. Oh, and we cannot forget to mention the telescoping handle that pulls up allowing you to roll the speaker from place to place. If you are not about to roll it around, now worries because it’s only a mere 21 lbs, which we thought is pretty light for the durability, sound and size that this speaker packs.
Now this is what we call a speaker! Packing an 80 watt omni-directional speaker, this will surely get the party started. It might even gain the interest of your neighbors. Don’t worry, they’ll want to join in when they hear the sound quality playing from this speaker. The sound that the speaker produces was clean and balanced. A cool feature is the EQ presets to control the treble and bass to your liking. We preferred the rock setting, it was clear sounding with the perfect level of bass.
Ok, we have to hand it to Monster on this pairing thing. We used the iPhones to pair with the speaker and holy cow was that one of the easiest tasks. Use either Bluetooth or NFC to connect. Even better is that every time we turn it on, the speaker tells us it is pairing with the phone then confirms when its connected. It’s like our own talking speaker, so cool! Now you can listen to voicemails through the speaker, but you are not able to have a phone conversation through it. While some may find that to be annoying, we thought it would be a little awkward to be having a conversation through a giant speaker anyways.
Well there is a lot to the speaker. While not only is the sound and performance awesome, there is so much more the speaker offers. Like we mentioned above, it is lightweight, durable, and VERY mobile. Like we mentioned, just lift up the telescoping handle and you can roll it behind you where ever you want to go. The airport, the mall, the movies, the sky is the limit. Though we would probably suggest against those locations for obvious reasons. With the two outlets and two USB ports, charging your phone and plugging in electronics is a breeze. Plus there is a small storage pocket on the side that you can keep cords, electronics, etc. in a safe spot away from the rain or sun.
The Rockin’ Roller 2 is a tank that in meant to withstand the forces of nature. Designed to be weather resistant for indoor/outdoor and rain or shine, there is nothing stopping the sound from this speaker. The metal speaker grill gives the speaker an added protection against mother nature. The exterior is a durable plastic to handle any kicks, falls, or knock overs. It can get pretty crazy when the music is rockin’ after all.
Hands down this is worth the price of the speaker. We have found it anywhere from $129 – $199. The sound, functionality, durability, and ease of use makes it worth every penny. Then of course add in the weather resistance and you have yourself the dream speaker. One thing that we wanted to note is that we have been testing it for the past 3 weeks and many people have talked about issues of poor electrical on the units and we have not had one issue. We have played well over 100 hours of music and the speaker is working perfectly. This is definitely a speaker you should get for your next outdoor outing.
- The sound produced by the 80 watt omni-directional speaker is insane
- East Bluetooth connecting with audio confirmation
- The speaker is functional, easily mobile, and very durable
- We don't have any. This is an awesome speaker!