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Zaap Hydra Xtreme: Rugged, loud, gives a steady playback of over six hours

For Rs 3,200, it's a versatile speaker if you don't possess a terribly demanding ear

Zaap Hydra Extreme
Zaap Hydra Xtreme

Even though it is prioritised way behind a pair of balanced, noise-cancelling headphones, a portable speaker has made its way into the travel bag. But to graduate to the universal backpack, it has to offer much more than loud music in a small package. Design (3/5) A seasoned traveller needs a reliable gadget. Something that can withstand Xtreme weather and at least a few drops and splashes. Zaap Hydra Xtreme is designed for the job. The black, rectangular twin-speaker apparatus has a rubberised exterior that has the capacity to withstand a good amount of shock. I tested it ...