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boomBOTTLE: a rugged wireless speaker for outdoors types

boomBOTTLE: a rugged wireless ...
boomBOTTLE is compatible with most Apple devices, Samsung's Galaxy S III and S IV smartphones, as well as a host of netbooks and tablets
boomBOTTLE is compatible with most Apple devices, Samsung's Galaxy S III and S IV smartphones, as well as a host of netbooks and tablets
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boomBOTTLE sports enough onboard battery power for up to ten hours of continuous playback
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boomBOTTLE sports enough onboard battery power for up to ten hours of continuous playback
boomBOTTLE features a non-slip, shock-absorbing exterior that’s said to withstand drops and knocks
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boomBOTTLE features a non-slip, shock-absorbing exterior that’s said to withstand drops and knocks
boomBOTTLE measures 2.85 x 8.1-inches (8 x 20 cm)
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boomBOTTLE measures 2.85 x 8.1-inches (8 x 20 cm)
The Bluetooth 4.0 chip has a range of 33 feet (10 meters), but an auxiliary input is available for hooking-up non-Bluetooth devices
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The Bluetooth 4.0 chip has a range of 33 feet (10 meters), but an auxiliary input is available for hooking-up non-Bluetooth devices
boomBOTTLE is compatible with most Apple devices, Samsung's Galaxy S III and S IV smartphones, as well as a host of netbooks and tablets
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boomBOTTLE is compatible with most Apple devices, Samsung's Galaxy S III and S IV smartphones, as well as a host of netbooks and tablets
boomBOTTLE fits inside most bike bottle holders
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boomBOTTLE fits inside most bike bottle holders
boomBOTTLE caters to the kind of people who like to listen to music while biking, hiking, camping, and performing other outside activities
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boomBOTTLE caters to the kind of people who like to listen to music while biking, hiking, camping, and performing other outside activities
boomBOTTLE is available now from Scosche in grey, for US$149.95
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boomBOTTLE is available now from Scosche in grey, for US$149.95

The near-ubiquity of smartphones has led to a boom in the Bluetooth speaker market, and consumers are spoiled for choice. How then can a manufacturer hope to attract attention in such an over-saturated space? Scosche reckons it's got the answer with boomBOTTLE: a rugged and portable Bluetooth speaker.

boomBOTTLE caters to the kind of people who want to listen to music while biking, hiking, camping, and enjoying other outside activities. The device features a non-slip, shock-absorbing exterior that’s said to withstand drops, knocks, and the teeth-rattling vibrations one experiences when biking at speed through rough terrain. It’s weatherproof too, with sealed rustproof speaker grilles also helping to keep out any nasty sweat or dust.

boomBOTTLE fits inside most bike bottle holders
boomBOTTLE fits inside most bike bottle holders

Owing to its bottle-like shape, boomBOTTLE will fit into most bike water bottle cages, and cup holders – setting it apart from similarly rugged products, like Braven's BRV-1. The unit measures 2.85 x 8.1-inches (8 x 20 cm), and sports enough battery power on-board for up to ten hours of continuous playback (a micro USB cable is included for charging).

Two 3 W speaker drivers, a passive subwoofer, and a pair of omnidirectional diffusers combine to push out what Scosche describes as “360-degrees of immersive sound.” A mic is also integrated for hands-free calls. The Bluetooth 4.0 chip has a range of 33 feet (10 meters), but an auxiliary input is available for hooking-up non-Bluetooth devices.

boomBOTTLE is compatible with iOS devices, Samsung’s Galaxy S III and S IV models, in addition to a range of netbooks and tablets. When paired, tracks can be skipped, paused, and stopped from the speaker itself.

boomBOTTLE is available now from Scosche in gray, for US$149.95. Blue, pink, yellow, and green versions are set to be released in May.

Product page: Scosche

4 comments
Rik Delaet
What's the use of this contraption? More sonic pollution?
Simon Lie
Again, why do things have to be so expensive? Fair enough it has blue tooth and I really love the idea/ I've got the following following speakers.. portable Ebase speakers, do a search on the web or buy from Play at £20 It has the same 2 x 3W, but is 3-4 times cheaper!
Terri Mason
If you're biking, or hiking, or enjoying the "great outdoors" why not ... enjoy it? I don't want to listen to your music so please leave this contraption at home. As a matter of fact, why not leave all of your devices at home and experience a whole new world of birdsong and trickling streams? Honestly people try some silence, or at least don't shatter mine...
Takis
Terri, very well said.