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Hercules Launches Rugged “Oceanproof” WAE OUTDOOR RUSH Outdoor Wireless Speaker

4 Jan 2016


2016 Innovation Awards Honoree is made for surfers, skiers, snowboarders, kiteboarders and Stand Up Paddle boarding – features built-in FM radio.

CES Booth Info:
Venetian, Lvl 2, Titan # 71337


Las Vegas, January 4, 2016 – Dedicated to the world of extreme sports, Hercules, known for their line of wireless speakers, is adding to its product line-up aimed at board and water sports enthusiasts and riders of all types with the new WAE OUTDOOR RUSH at CES 2016. Additionally, Hercules has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its rugged new speaker equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology.
The WAE OUTDOOR RUSH has been singled out as one of the most innovative speakers in its category. Completely dust-resistant and protected from immersion in up to 1 meter of water (IP67-certified), including salt water, as well as being corrosion resistant to ocean water and maintaining buoyancy on the surface, the WAE OUTDOOR RUSH is a full-featured wireless speaker that lets riders enjoy their favorite music when they hit the waves and the slopes!  Additionally, it features a built-in FM radio, can charge a smartphone, is compatible with most attachment systems and pumps out impressive sound for its size.


The WAE OUTDOOR RUSH, with its IP67 certification, is not only immersion-resistant (able to withstand being submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes), but also “ocean-proof”— as the speaker’s metallic grilles are specially treated to protect them against corrosion by salt-laden seawater, via a nickel electro-plating process. Lab tests have demonstrated up to 2 years of resistance when the speaker is completely immersed in seawater!

Also providing full protection against dust, sand and snow, WAE OUTDOOR RUSH is the perfect companion for training sessions, when preparing for competitions or for just kicking back and relaxing. Whether surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, standup paddleboarding, skiing, snowboarding or any other boardsport, WAE OUTDOOR RUSH lets users experience outdoor activities with even more intensity – accompanied by their favorite tunes!

Built-In FM Radio

WAE OUTDOOR RUSH is the only wireless speaker in its category to feature FM radio. This means that even in the wettest conditions (not suitable for a fragile smartphone) – or in situations where users don’t want to drain their phone’s battery, the music never has to stop!

The FM tuner ensures high-quality reception and lets riders easily find and tune to radio stations in their vicinity, no matter where they are in the world. By pressing the “FM” button, the speaker will start scanning for stations and each subsequent press will toggle through other available stations. The speaker’s built-in radio antenna is internal, so there’s no risk of breaking it while out enjoying life’s activities.

Additionally, users can access this functionality through the free WAE app (iOS™ and Android®) on a smartphone or tablet’s screen, which can also display additional information about the station, artist, etc. The FM radio works independently of a mobile device, allowing users to leave their phone in a safe place when necessary – and still be able to listen to music, no matter the conditions.

RIDEPROOF: Powerful and rock-solid

Although it’s compact in size and portable (weighing in at just 0.7 pounds/320 grams), the power and sound quality of the WAE OUTDOOR RUSH in outdoor conditions is certainly impressive. Its rechargeable battery allows for 12 hours of continuous use. The unit also features a very handy “Boost Charger” mode, allowing users to use all of the speaker’s power to charge their phone in an emergency situation.

Thanks to its built-in standard screw thread, WAE OUTDOOR RUSH is compatible with any attachment system using Hercules’ offerings of mounting accessories for biking and skating, and will be releasing specially designed mounts for water and mountain sports as well in the coming months.

Hercules WAE OUTDOOR RUSH will be available from April 2016 at a suggested retail price of $129.99.  For more information, please visit: www.hercules.com.

Guillemot Corporation

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users. www.guillemot.com


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