Excerpt: The Soundcast Outcast is a wireless speaker system that can take on the weather and you can plonk it down anywhere you want it, from your house, garden, patio or even boat. With a 350ft range, who needs wires, as all you have to do is feed your tunes into the base station. Find out what we thought of the Outcast in the video above.
Excerpt: The Outcast lets users experience multi-directional stereo anywhere in the home. And because it's water-resistant, you can use it in your garden. Even if you've got a large yard, it has a broadcast range of up to 350 feet. Its sound is powerful enough to penetrate through walls, floors and ceilings without wires.
Excerpt: One disadvantage of having a gadget and gear addiction is that eventually you find little impresses you. So it goes without saying that I had my doubts when the decision was made to test the unit during our last Gear Patrol outdoor soiree.
Summary: The OutCast is thoroughly weatherized, as long as you don’t leave anything plugged into it. Soundcast says the NiMH battery pack will deliver 10 hours of audio on a charge, but we were able to squeeze out 15 hours playing at lower volume (and leaving the cheesy mood lighting turned off). We dig it, but the price tag denies it a Kick Ass award.
Pros: Dead simple; plenty of volume, good streaming range. Weatherized.
Cons: Controls are iPod-specific (but it does accept line-in); no display; expensive.
Excerpt: Weatherproof and wireless the Outcast provides party-level music to your patio with an absolute minimum of fuss. Music outdoors is always tricky There’s no control over acoustics; extreme care is essential in wiring to external areas. And if you’re having a party you need some way to control your music — at least volume and track selection— and even then most average systems will have a hard time cranking tunes out above the level of growing conversation.
Excerpt: OutCast er et bærbart lydanlæg til indendørs og udendørs brug. Den store størrelse kombineret med den vertikale cylinderform minder nærmest om en højteknologisk papirkurv med knapper på. På undersiden sidder et heftigt 8 tommers bas-element, som spiller sammen med fire 360 graders højttalere omkring toppen. En kraftig forstærker på 100 watt driver det hele.