Review: LuguLake II Bluetooth Speaker and Charger

Gaye LevyGaye Levy | Jul 1, 2019

 

 

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Sometimes we all need to break away from the seriousness of prepping and treat ourselves to something just for the fun of it.  And if that something also serves a useful function?  Then I say “bring it on”! Today I am breaking form and sharing with you a fantastic Bluetooth speaker that not only delivers terrific sound, but can be used to charge your tablet or smartphone.  The device is called the LuguLake II Charger Speaker Stand and in a word, it is simply terrific!

LuguLake II Review and Giveaway - Backdoor Survival But hold on.  Not only that, LuguLake is giving away TWO of these units to lucky Backdoor Survival readers.  Let me fill you in on the details.

The LuguLake II Bluetooth Speaker and Charger

My very first impression of the LuguLake was that it was stylish and elegant.  Maybe that is a girly-girl thing to say but by now you know that I am a lipstick and makeup type of gal.  I like the classic look and that is exactly what you get with the LuguLake: a simply beautiful and elegant stand for your devices that is also a speaker and gizmo charger. For me, the most important thing about anything involving Bluetooth is the ease of pairing.  As techy as I am, Bluetooth and I are not good friends.  Most of the time, I totally fail at the connection process.  Imagine my surprise when I turned on the LuguLake and it found my iPad within seconds?  I was amazed. After this initial pairing, I played some music then set it aside.  Actually, I set it aside for six weeks.  A few days ago, as I was getting ready to write this review, I pulled the LuguLake from its box, turned it on and it fired right up.  I did not have to push any buttons, wait for any lights, or fiddle with my device to initiate pairing.  It just worked. LuguLake II Review and Giveaway - Backdoor Survival

My iPad is sitting on the LuguLake next to the monitor at my desk. Notice that my cell phone is being charged as well.

Did I mention the nifty stand?  As I am writing this, my iPad is sitting on the stand and I am using is as  a second computer as I monitor the website.  At the same time, am charging my cell phone.  Which brings up the topic near and dear to us: charging our gizmos.

Charging Details

I have used the LuguLake to charge my iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic and Kindle.  Here is something that is not in the instructions nor the specifications as far as I can tell. The charging function works while you are using the Bluetooth speaker function!  Of course you can also charge the device that is playing through the speakers so that it does not run down in the process – very convenient when streaming videos from Netflix. You charge the unit itself by plugging it  into your computer or into a USB wall plug charger such as the one that came with your tablet or phone.  The required output 5V 1A-2A.  A red light comes when you first plug it in and goes off when the charging cycle is complete.  Alas, I can not tell you how long a charge will last because I have yet to run it down.  The specs, however, say 10 hours but practically speaking, that may depend on whether you are also charging a device at the same time. LuguLake II Review and Giveaway - Backdoor Survival

The back side showing the various connection options.

I tried a number of different USB wall chargers and my laptop as a charging source.  They all worked fine.  I should also mention that a USB charging cable is included in the box along with an auxiliary cable to connect to devices without Bluetooth (like my ancient iPod Classic pictured here) so right out of the box, you have everything you need to charge up and get started.

The Giveaway

Did I mention that I have two to giveaway?  How fun is that? a Rafflecopter giveaway To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below.  Select one or more of the options after signing in using your email account or Facebook, the choice is yours.

Important:  If you sign in using Facebook, be sure to leave your comment using the same email address you use with Facebook.  That is the only way I can verify your entry if you are randomly selected as a winner.

The best way to start is by clicking on “Free Entry for Everyone”.  After that, each option you select represents an additional entry.  There are a number of different options so pick and choose or select them all. The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific on Saturday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article.  Please note that the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.

The Final Word

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, we all need to take an occasional break from the seriousness of prepping and, for me at least, the burden of truth and knowledge.  What better way than to get out some tunes and rock out to whatever makes you smile. I believe you are going to love the LuguLake II! You can also enter this giveaway and win one for free! Have a great day everyone! Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye If you enjoyed this article, consider voting for Backdoor Survival daily at Top Prepper Websites!  In addition, SUBSCRIBE to email updates  and receive a free, downloadable copy of my e-book The Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide. Top Prepper Websites Banner

The focus today is not necessarily on prepping and survival but on things I own and love to use. LuguLake II Charger 10Watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker & Charger:  I have tried many other wireless speakers for my iPad but have always returned them, thanks to the great return policies at Costco.  But the LuguLake just works and it charges my device too!  You are going to love owning one of these! Basics Cables:  Whether it is a spare cable for your iPhone or other device, I have had excellent luck with the Basics line of cables.  Sure, they may cost a dollar or two more than the ones you can find on eBay but I have found them to be 100% reliable.  This is the only brand I purchase these days. Basics Mouse with Nano Receiver:  Speaking of Basics, I have had it with those pricey Logitech mice that are wonderful until they stop working.  This mouse from Basics is much easier to connect (no syncing with an external app) and it just works.   FordEx Group 7W 300LM Mini CREE LED Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp (1 Mode Red):  Did you see my two new flashlights in the photo?  For the first time in a long time, both the red and silver version of my favorite Mini Cree are with free shipping. Oh my gosh, I am so obsessed with flashlights that I just had to have two more!  If you haven’t tried these, please do.  You will not be disappointed. NALGENE Tritan 1-Pint Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle: I might as well put a plug in for my favorite water bottle!  I have one in blue (okay, that is Shelly’s) and two in purple.  As far as I am concerned, purple is the new black!  I have always used a water bottle with a spout or a wide mouth.  These are so much better!!  Note that there is a price differential, depending on color, so if that matters, click through them to find the cheapest.

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60 Responses to “Review: LuguLake II Bluetooth Speaker and Charger”

  1. Moist everything I try to place in my BOB has more than one use. This device fits right into that mindset.

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  2. Wow what an awesome addition to a hiking trip, campout, backyard bar-b-q or a bug-out situation. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win! Appreciate your hard work and efforts to provide us information.

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  3. Yes,Please

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  4. This would be a great addition to all my gadgets! Thanks

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  5. Slow down and spend time connecting with your family. No gizmos or gadgets. We go camping, or have a campout/movie night in the living room. Another favorite is to clear the kitchen table to play cards or call grandma out of dinner and game night.

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  6. Thank you for all you do and the hard work and fun you put into this. The speaker looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it.

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  7. Learn all you can and then test your knowledge.

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  8. I wasn’t familiar with LUGULAKE II but it sure appears to be a nice piece of equipment Thanks for the heads up Jack

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  9. I try to take each day as it comes. I try NOT to sweat the small things and keep praying that all will be well. I let a lot of things roll off my shoulders and keep my chin up. One comment made to me by someone is that no one knows if I am having a bad day or not. Why bother others with something they can’t change? I do have bad days and there are times I feel I will never be ready for ANYTHING or haven’t “done enough”but I keep plugging along. I guess keeping a positive attitude goes a long way. Thank you

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  10. This would come in real handy.

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  11. Live within your means and don’t feel like you “have to have” so much.

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  12. I really enjoy your articles.

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  13. I try to live no stress days by disconnecting from mainstream media.

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  14. This looks to be one I could use for Kindle. Not at all happy with the one I have.

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  15. S – Save money, save time, save resources, save seeds
    A – Ask questions, acquire skills, adjust expectations
    V – Vary the routine, verify knowledge, vote
    E – Enjoy life, exercise, eat right, engage with like-minded people

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    • Love this. Will definitely have to copy this and post it on my desk.

    • I agree, thanks

  16. Look for the blessings in each day.

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  17. I love the idea of slowing down and enjoying life now and then. Would appreciate getting this freebie. Thanks for all you do for us preppers.

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  18. I try to prioritize things and get done what I can get done. What does not get done either waits until tomorrow or it was not that important in the first place.
    Thanks for all you do and know that everyone needs a break once in a while.

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  19. The #1 tip for Strategic and Bountiful Life, quality time with the family.

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  20. My biggest thing is Carma… If you do good & are good good comes back to you…M… (EVIL ZJ)

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  21. Learn how to do without the things you think are “necessary.” Start small. It gets easier.

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  22. Gaye, I really identified with your previous blog about “burn-out”. I guess my #1 tip would be keeping my focus on the “one” thing I need to do (for the day, the week, the month etc). I have a lot of projects and just “stuff” (not all just prepping) that demands my attention every time I walk by – and I keep adding to it(sigh). When I have a specific focus, I can walk by all the “stuff”, acknowledge that it does need to be done, but that will be worked on at a later time. I stay peaceful and calm inside knowing that I have already decided what important thing I need to be doing right now.

    When I don’t have a specific focus, when I walk by the “stuff” I can feel the anxiety start to rise because there’s not enough time to do it all. I feel guilty and overworked and discouraged all at the same time. I don’t do this perfectly, but I’m improving my focus every week and I’m getting more done with a lot less stress. Bonus tip. I’ve also started blocking out MY alone time on the calendar before I schedule anything else and that keeps me from feeling so overwhelmed. Hope all this makes sense and is helpful to others.

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    • I do the same. Thanks for sharing

  23. Simplify your life every way you can. It is a process.

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  24. Really I would say just do the best you can for prepping (and most everything in life) and don’t stress so much. The odds are better for you if you are prepped but there are so many things that can happen out of your control, so just don’t stress it.

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  25. I guess just do the best you can in all of life, and then let it go. Always face forward, and rely on God.

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  26. Trying to stay positive and be happy

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  27. Trust in God.

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  28. My #1 tip for living a strategic and bountiful life is to try to do at least one thing every day that will contribute to preparing for the future.

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  29. Cool gadget. Would be very useful.

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  30. To carry on, adapt and take a deep breath before acting

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  31. Read & follow the Bible every day.

    Thank you very much for the chance to win this amazing product.

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  32. I would love to have this great speaker and charger. It looks well designed

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  33. Don’t sweat the small stuff and try to accomplish at least one thing or reach one goal every day at work, at prepping, with the family, etc.

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  34. Quality over quantity is a good place to start.

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  35. Great idea – I would love to try this – if I win . . .

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  36. My number one tip would be to plan first. Trying to deal with everything at once can be overwhelming and stressful, but if I make a list of things I want and need to address and then prioritize, it is easier to do a little at a time and still make progress and to mark things off as they are accomplished. 🙂

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  37. Always plan for the future, but be content in the now.

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  38. I don’t believe I would be capable of keeping this item from my daughter. Oh well, I’ll past my time petting horses and walking around our farm.

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  39. for me it’s letting things go, especially house work to be able to enjoy time with the kids or friends. I’ve learned that if people are judging me they’re not really a friend

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  40. Love the wisdom I glean from you!

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  41. Fishing…

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  42. a bluetooth speaker is something i could really use with my cellphone when i use it at home. its speaker is very weak, and i can’t hold it up to my ear because that hurts my elbows. i know–go figure…

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  43. Very cool would love to win one

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  44. Be grateful everyday for what you have.

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  45. This would be very nice, but something I would not treat myself to. Thank you for providing this.

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    • Be True to yourself and everyone around you.

  46. With a new wife and a new car, I love to travel, garden, and go to church. They give me peace of mine.

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  47. Enjoy every day!

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  48. Amazon reviews for the LuguLake are really good. Among the Best I’ve seen. This is on my wish list.

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  49. Maintain a positive attitude.

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  50. Thanks for the review. It sounds like a fun and useful product. I’d love to have one.

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  51. Yes, please

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  52. Stop and smell the roses, spend quality time with your loved ones!

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  53. Trust in God and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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  54. This looks like a great product! Thank you for sharing!!

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  55. Just what I need. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  56. Remember to have fun and enjoy yourself.

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