New Bluetooth Speaker Features up to 12 Hours of Runtime

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The GEARWRENCH 86997 is a new Bluetooth speaker from Apex Tool Group. It is housed in a full-rubber wrap and meets IP65 standards for dust and water resistance. The speaker features a built-in microphone for calling and has the ability to pair with another speaker at once. It contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 12 hours of runtime. 

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All Work and No Play? Not So with New GEARWRENCH Bluetooth Speaker/Radio

SPARKS, Md., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mechanics and tradesmen put in long hours in the garage or the shop, working hard without a lot of stops and starts to relax. Radios have been used for decades to help the time go by a little faster. GEARWRENCH®, a premier brand of tools and accessories within the Apex Tool Group, has put the same thoughtful and innovative design it puts in designing tools into designing its new Bluetooth® Speaker/Radio. 

The rechargeable GEARWRENCH 86997 Bluetooth Speaker/Radio has a full, rich sound and a list of versatile features, all housed in a compact package that is built for the toughest shop or worksite conditions. It provides the entertainment options and connectivity users expect from their phone, tablet or smart speaker, with the durability of a shop tool.

"We know from working with tool users—and as tool users ourselves—that having music, news or sports playing in the background just helps the day go by faster," said GEARWRENCH Product Manager Paul Steinweg. "We're constantly focused on making the workday easier, but this speaker was designed to simply make it better."

The GEARWRENCH Bluetooth Speaker/Radio features a built-in microphone for receiving calls when paired with a smartphone, and a single device can even pair up to two speakers at once for sound that fills the room. The speaker boasts up to 12 hours of runtime with its rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Protected with a full rubber wrap, it meets IP65 specs for dust and water resistance, and can survive a one-meter drop.

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GEARWRENCH is a professional hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The product line includes wrenches, ratchets, sockets, pliers, impact products, tool storage, torque wrenches and more. The brand serves professional tool users, primarily in automotive and industrial markets, including MRO, construction, mining, energy, transportation and utilities. Visit

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electronic soldering products. Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Visit

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