A new product recently hit the market that combines a number of useful technologies into one handy yet durable package. It’s called the Survivor, and it can charge your phone, play your music, jump-start your car and even send out a distress signal. In short, it just might be the most useful thing you’ve ever put in your trunk.
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The Survivor is essentially an advanced lithium polymer battery contained within a heavy-duty Bluetooth speaker. This gives you the ability to not only connect wirelessly and play your music through the unit but charge your devices, as well. In addition, the unit is capable of jump-starting vehicles with engines as large as a 7.0 L V8. While that sounds impressive, it’s still not clear if the Survivor requires a full charge to accomplish this feat for larger engines. Still, the device is fairly remarkable, even if it isn’t able to jump-start a Ford Super Duty without a full charge.
Built Like a Truck
The exterior of the Survivor is composed of rugged materials and a heavy-duty aluminum handle, so it’s designed to go with you no matter where you are. The unit is certified up to IPX5 for particle ingress, meaning sand, dust, snow and a little water are no problem at all. The Survivor also features an LED flashlight capable of illuminating objects up to 400 feet away. The flashlight also has an intermittent distress-signal setting that sends out a slow SOS strobe just in case you’re lost in the wilderness and in need of assistance.
Aside from all the useful things it can do, the Survivor is a great Bluetooth speaker. The sound is full yet clear and on par with other quality Bluetooth speakers such as those from Bose or Beats. The best part about it is that the battery lasts up to 16 hours — more than enough time to shake your groove thing at the beach, take a nap in a hammock and then do it all again.