Sounds like a much more expensive product. I won't name the other brand but its costs 10 times more. The speaker synchs easily with blue tooth. Unbelievable value. i love this speaker. i will buy another one for others.
I like the vinyl outer shell of the Tribit XSound Go Official Travel Case. It should repel moisture better than most others. The fit is pretty snug with the speaker face up. The strap on the case has a snap closure which I wouldn't trust not to open. You can zip the case almost closed leaving the rope strap attached to the speaker outside the case as a secondary strap. The rope would be hard to break.