Dewalt has come out with a new jobsite cordless Bluetooth speaker, DCR006, that works with 12V Max and 20V Max Li-ion batteries, and it also comes with a wall-wart-style AC adapter.
It’s compact (just check out the size comparison image below), and features two 2-1/2″ speakers, rubber overmolded housing, rubber feet, LED indicator, and easy-push buttons.
In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the speaker also offers an auxiliary input for connection to non-Bluetooth-compatible music players, phones, and other electronic devices.
Now’s a good time to mention this: Dewalt’s Bluetooth adapter, which allows you to connect your smartphone or Bluetooth-equipped player to any jobsite radio or speaker system equipped with aux input, has started shipping.
There’s also a USB charging port.
ETA: November 2014
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I like the small size of the speaker, that it also offers aux connectivity, and that it can run off of 12V or 20V Max batteries, as well as an included AC adapter.
2.5″ speakers are really, really small. I’m not sure how speakers of this size can pump out “full, rich sound” as Dewalt press materials claim, but maybe I’ll be surprised.
Overall, this looks to be a nice addition to Dewalt’s growing lineup of jobsite and afterhours music players.
The price is a little high – the press release says $89 and Home Depot has it listed for $79 already – but that seems to be the norm for Bluetooth-equipped jobsite radios and speaker systems. The only exception seems to be Craftsman’s Bluetooth radio, which is due to be released this month.