I see dozens of Bluetooth speakers at CES every year, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything as big or as powerful as Soundcast’s VG7 outdoor speaker. In fact, the last time I was so impressed with a self-powered outdoor speaker was when I heard SoundCast’s very first offering, the OutCast. The company has been relatively quiet after being acquired by a private equity group in 2015, but I was impressed with its new VG1 handheld speaker and was looking forward to seeing what else the company was working on. It turns out the VG1 has a bunch of bigger siblings, with the VG7 coming up next.

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