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BeatBringer boombox backpack cranks the Bluetooth speaker up to 11

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The BeatBringer backpack speaker will be available with custom paint jobs by graffiti artist Becomeone, as a special tier during an upcoming Kickstarter campaign
The BeatBringer backpack speaker will be available with custom paint jobs by graffiti artist Becomeone, as a special tier during an upcoming Kickstarter campaign
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Multiple BeatBringers can be chained together from the line-out port of the master speaker to the auxiliary-in port of others
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Multiple BeatBringers can be chained together from the line-out port of the master speaker to the auxiliary-in port of others
The BeatBringer backpack speaker will be available with custom paint jobs by graffiti artist Becomeone, as a special tier during an upcoming Kickstarter campaign
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The BeatBringer backpack speaker will be available with custom paint jobs by graffiti artist Becomeone, as a special tier during an upcoming Kickstarter campaign
The BeatBringer is designed for outdoor use, like street parties, music festivals, running and skating
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The BeatBringer is designed for outdoor use, like street parties, music festivals, running and skating
Two 6-inch neodynium woofers provide solid bass, and two 25 mm dome tweeters for the higher frequencies
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Two 6-inch neodynium woofers provide solid bass, and two 25 mm dome tweeters for the higher frequencies
The BeatBringer weighs a hefty 6 kg (13 lb)
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The BeatBringer weighs a hefty 6 kg (13 lb)
The outer case is made of an impact-resistant ABS polymer, to protect from bumps and knocks
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The outer case is made of an impact-resistant ABS polymer, to protect from bumps and knocks
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It's been a while since anyone's wandered the streets blasting tunes from a boombox on their shoulder, but it looks like one company wants the basic idea to make a comeback. Meet the BeatBringer, a backpack boombox that cranks the portable Bluetooth speaker up to 11.

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.

The BeatBringer is designed for outdoor use, like street parties, music festivals, running and skating
The BeatBringer is designed for outdoor use, like street parties, music festivals, running and skating

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.

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2 comments
Erock
Swell! Thanks BeatBringer for bringing this new noise pollution factory to our streets. I pray that your neighborhood and town is filled with kids blasting these things day and night.
f8lee
But, @Erock - just think how cool they'll look - Like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!