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Music Bullet vs. Boombotix Boombot2

Music Bullet speakerWhen comparing and contrasting a Red Delicious to say, a Florida Naval, we’re likely to turn up empty on all comparisons other than one; they are both fruit. The same can be said about comparing the As Seen on TV gimmick product ‘Music Bullet’ and the BoomBotix Boombot1 or Boombotix Boombot2.  They both amplify sound. The rest? Apples. Oranges.

With the big promises we know and love about infomercials, it appears the Magic Bullet has overpromised its customers according to reviews.

Let’s start with the basics.

The Music Bullet and its innuendo-like name, is compact in size and is offered in three colors currently; red, black and blue.  It offers a retractable cord for convenience as well as a lithium rechargeable battery.  The entire device is expandable which is promoted as a selling point, because said expansion offers exponentially better bass.  To be precise, “gigantic sound and kickin’ base”.

BoomBotix on the other hand, is basically the same product, only a flash forward about two hundred years.  BoomBotix looks and operates a bit ahead of its time and judging by the many techie juries out there, we are a generation that likes the future.

The appearance is something that instantly reminds me of a store I used to shop at on Lafayette and Spring Street in New York City circa 1996 meets today’s Kid Robot meets the entire country of Japan.  It comes in a wide variety of colors and themes (like camouflage and gunmetal gray) and offers both wireless and wired options (a la the BB1 and BB2).  Also available are custom eyes (yes, really) and fun accessories like handlebar mounts. These vinyl little guys pack quite the punch and reviews have been nothing shy of pleasantly surprised at the sound quality.

So, let’s talk price.

The Music Bullet is quite obviously less expensive. Some reviews have called it decent for the price.  It is sold for $19.99 plus $6.99 shipping and handling.  In addition, www.getmusicbullet.com throws in a second free (or sans the $19.99 but still an additional $6.99) bringing you to a grand total of $33.97 for two.  Should you want to exchange, you will get a full refund, sans the shipping and handling. Meaning you just spent close to fourteen bucks on nothing.

On the contrary, BoomBotix is more expensive, without a doubt.  Ranging in price from about $44.99 to $74.99 is certainly a bit pricier. They offer your money back within 90 days. However the best part is, should anything happen in the first year, they offer a “no matter what” guarantee.  This means that if a Williamsburg or Los Feliz hipster derails their bicycle into an alien spaceship, they will get a full refund, no questions asked. This is fair.

In conclusion, it sounds like you’ll get a bit more bang for your buck with the Boombot 1 or 2, but the Music Bullet will do the job justice.  The bottom line really comes down to your sound needs.  If you are even considering this munny-esque figurine of a speaker, you may already be too advanced for the accordion benefits of the Music Bullet.

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