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How Waterproof is IP67 Waterproof?
News flash: Water & electronics don’t mix well. Don’t test that statement for yourself. Just trust us. If you want to keep your personal technology and electronics safe, then it’s best to avoid splashing, dunking, dropping or submerging them in water. Unless, that is, they’re IP67 waterproof rated.
In this post, you’ll learn what IP67 waterproof means, the difference between IP65 and IP67, and how to make sure your FUGOO 2.0 speaker is ready for pool days, beach days, and showertime.
What Does It Mean to Be IP67 Waterproof?
In general terms, an IP protection rating defines how effectively an electrical enclosure (such as FUGOO’s speaker technology) is sealed against foreign bodies such as dirt, dust, and moisture. As an internationally recognized rating standard, the IP rating system is used and recognized all over the world.
The ‘IP’ in ‘IP67’ actually stands for “Ingress Protection” (though you might also see it referenced as “International Protection”). Meanwhile, the ‘67’ in ‘IP67’ has a meaning of its own. In fact, in this rating system, it has two meanings!
The first digit in the IP rating system reflects the level of protection against Solids. This includes items such as tools, fingers, dust & dirt. The highest possible rating for the first digit is a 6.
The second digit in the IP rating system reflects the ability to protect against Liquids, including drips, sprays, and moisture. The highest possible rating for the second digit is 9K, which is often found on industrial duty electronics and some specific road vehicles.
Putting it all together, when you see that your FUGOO is IP67 rated, what that actually means is:
- It’s tested and verified by an internationally recognized IP rating standard.
- 6 indicates that your speaker has “full protection against dust and other particulates, including a vacuum seal.”
- 7 indicates that your speaker has “protection against full water immersion for up to 30 minutes at depths between 15 cm and 1 metre”.
The Difference Between IP65 and IP67
For most purposes, IP67 products are widely considered to be “waterproof”. However, you might run across products with an IP65 rating and ask yourself, “Is IP65 waterproof too?”
The short answer is no, IP65 rated products are not considered waterproof. Instead, IP65 products are considered “water resistant,” meaning they can take a low-pressure splash of moisture, but they should not be submerged in water.
Whereas IP67 rated products (like your FUGOO bluetooth speaker) are waterproof. Meaning you can fully immerse them in water as deep as 1 meter for up to 30 minutes with no harmful effects.
All FUGOO Bluetooth Speakers are IP67 Rated
When FUGOO bluetooth speakers launched in 2011, we were among the first to introduce a wireless bluetooth speaker that was IP67 waterproof. It was a trailblazing move at the time, and one that’s helped to define FUGOO’s brand, product experience, and legacy. Fast forward a decade to 2021, and every product we’ve ever released continues to live up to the stringent requirements of an IP67 waterproof rating.
On our original line of FUGOO bluetooth speakers, the interchangeable jackets sealed in the core speaker technology to protect against water damage. With FUGOO 2.0 speakers, the outer jacket has been fused with the inner core technology to create even fewer chances for water, dust, sand and mud to creep in and damage the speaker. Just be sure the silicon panel is in place over the charging port, and you’re good to go.
Caption: FUGOO 2.0s feature a silicone panel that seals the core technology within an IP67 waterproof case.
Can IP67 Waterproof Speakers Be Used for Swimming, Beach Days & Showers?
Hell yeah! With the highest possible IP rating for solids (6) and a waterproof rating for liquids (7), IP67 waterproof speakers like your FUGOO are designed for pool days, beach days and high moisture environments like your bathroom shower. In other words, you can splash, dunk, drop and submerge your FUGOO bluetooth speaker in water without a care in the world.
FUGOO yesterday announced its new line of 2.0 ruggedized and waterproof Bluetooth speakers. The Style 2.0, Sport 2.0 and Tough 2.0 are just as stylish, portable and durable as the original award-winning models, but are lighter, louder and can be paired with another FUGOO 2.0 speaker for twice the volume.
It’s uh… been awhile. Last time we checked in, Baby Yoda was a thing. Not much has changed since then, besides everything. You might be wondering where we’ve been, what’s new, and why the hell we chose now to come out from under our rock.
You’ve Been Heard Loud & Clear
Early in 2020, before the world lost its mind, we lost ours. It happened one evening while reading product reviews from customers like you. Most everyone really seemed to like how their FUGOO speaker was waterproof, shockproof, and ready for anything, but we noticed one piece of criticism that kept popping up over and over and over… MAKE IT LOUDER!!! The message appeared so much that it burrowed deep into our brains, haunting our dreams, and waking us up at night in cold sweats. The OG Bluetooth speaker was great, but it was time to face up to reality: it was time to get back into the lab and figure out what happens next.
Heads Down, On Our Grind, Making Something Great for You
We rededicated ourselves to building a FUGOO speaker that delivers the level of sound you deserve. In 2020, we turned all of our resources and attention towards reengineering the OG waterproof bluetooth speaker to be louder, better, and more affordable.
In fact, we put so much attention into making a product you’ll love, that we lost focus on what makes our bluetooth speakers great in the first place: you. Whether online, by email, or through direct message, many of you have reached out expressing difficulty getting a response from us. We can’t say enough how sorry we are to have let you down. Please accept our deepest apologies.
Now that we’re back in action, feel free to reach out to us for help, guidance, and answers to any challenges you may be experiencing.
Meet FUGOO 2.0, the Loudest Bluetooth Speakers We’ve Ever Built
- They're Louder. FUGOO 2.0 speakers boast a max sound pressure level of 105db at .5 meters.
- They're Lighter. Reengineered core technology has reduced the weight of FUGOO 2.0 speakers, making them more portable than before.
- They're Connected. All FUGOO 2.0 speakers can buddy up with each other. Now you can sync two speakers for booming surround sound.
- They're Priced to Save you $$. FUGOO 2.0 speakers deliver more decibels for your dollar than the originals.
- True 360° Sound.
- 100% Waterproof. With an IP67 rating, FUGOO 2.0 speakers are completely waterproof in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
- All Weather Ready. Your FUGOO 2.0 is built mudproof, snowproof, and dustproof to withstand the elements.
- Long Battery Life. While overall battery life has been reduced to make room for higher volumes, all FUGOO 2.0 speakers still give you at least 10 hours of uninterrupted battery life at 50% volume.
- Voice-enabled Speakers. With a built-in microphone, you can use Siri & Google Now on your FUGOO just like you would with your smartphone.
It's good to be back, but it's been too long since we made some noise together. Order your FUGOO 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker online now, we'll include an additional portable battery while supplies last to keep your FUGOO charged long into the night. Get yours now and let's get loud!
Is FUGOO still in business? Whoa, this question is so meta.
If we’re not in business, then who keeps pumping out all these louder, lighter FUGOO 2.0 bluetooth speakers? Who’s keeping the OG waterproof speaker legacy alive? If a FUGOO falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make any sound?
The Better Business Bureau Shows FUGOO is Out of Business
Yeah, that’s awkward… and confusing… and kind of haunting in an existential way.
But there’s an explanation for this. If you’ll humor us, we’ll gladly share the story of how the BBB marked FUGOO out of business.
It’s Hard Out There for a Consumer Electronics Brand
Once upon a time, FUGOO dreamed about being sold in the big box retailers. So we worked hard, created a truly unique bluetooth speaker, and went all in for the chance to be on those golden shelves. And you know what? We made it.
We got into bed with consumer electronics retailers, and like the wife from that movie Goodfellas, we liked it. But in retrospect, it’s not so easy for scrappy upstart types to jump through all the hoops that come with being on retail shelves.
So we pulled the plug. We turned the page. And in January 2020, we turned a corner when FUGOO Corp was acquired by ESI Enterprises. And that’s when the BBB tagged FUGOO Corp with the dreaded “Out of Business” label.
Making the Shift to 100% Online Sales & Service
ESI Enterprises is a global leader in consumer electronics products, specializing in connecting ideas with their marketplace. With leaders from ESI and FUGOO working together, we reengineered the OG waterproof bluetooth speaker, and released the long-awaited FUGOO 2.0 bluetooth speakers in early 2020.
In a way, FUGOO 2.0 doesn’t just embody the new line of louder, lighter, and more affordable speakers. It also marks a new chapter in this journey, wherein our sales and service will be 100% focused online.
FUGOO Customer Support is Here to Help
Looking for more information on your FUGOO purchase? Wondering how loud FUGOO 2.0s can actually get? Just reach out! FUGOO Customer Support is online and ready to help.
The best way to reach FUGOO Customer Support is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, you can still call our technical & customer support line at (877) 435-7596, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM PST.
So Is FUGOO Still in Business?
You bet your music-loving ears we are. Despite what the BBB’s website may say, we are alive and kicking and enjoying the music. We may be flying under a new flag, but we’re still flying high together.