Essentially a concert speaker mounted on your back, the BeatBringer blasts out 110 dB of sound, thanks to a pair of 6-in neodymium woofers and two 25 mm dome tweeters, optimized for outdoor use. It's powered by a four-channel amplifier, two 75 W channels and two at 25 W, and runs on a 4,400 mAh lithium-ion battery, which reportedly gives a solid 15 hours of playback at normal and high volume. If you're out at a festival for the weekend with nary a power socket in sight, the battery is easily swappable.
Like many current portable speakers, the BeatBringer connects to your phone or other audio device via Bluetooth, NFC or a regular 3.5 mm jack, with the latter also allowing you to chain multiple speakers together from line-out to auxiliary in – although that sounds like it would take some serious choreography from everyone wearing the packs.
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Since it's specifically intended for street parties, music festivals, running, skating and "just regular showing off," the BeatBringer is wrapped in an impact-resistant ABS polymer shell to help protect it from general bumps and knocks. The company says that the woofers feature a composite membrane that makes them water-resistant, though there's no mention of whether the tweeters are similarly capable.
Tipping the scales at about 6 kg (13 lb), the BeatBringer is far from the most portable of portable speakers, but that's not really the point. It's an attention-grabber, and even more so if you nab one of the limited edition units sporting a custom paint job by graffiti artist Becomeone, which will be available as part of a Kickstarter campaign to fund production that kicks off July 14.