Gear | August 24, 2016 9:00 am

Drop This Speaker in the Pool. We Dare You.

Triple dog dare, in fact

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Jacqueline Rush Lee's 'Fired Book (from 'Ex Libris'), 2000 (Brad Goda)

If ever there was a speaker designed for a pool party, it’s this one. 

Just launched on Kickstarter, the Cannonball is a wireless, fist-sized orb of sound that can withstand heat, water and sand. Beyond its ability to float (which makes the name a bit of a misnomer), the device also features a patent-pending “button” on the bottom that keeps it upright and steady wherever you put it — land or sea.

So it’s great for pools: the Cannonball is fully submersible up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, offers 360 degrees of sound and 33 feet of wireless range, and runs for about eight hours between charges.

The bad news? The $75 unit ($99 if you want to pick a color) doesn’t ship until November, meaning your pool party — and any smelly pirate hookers you choose to invite — will have to wait.