Chuck Inglish Slaps Da Bass

For our latest video installment we linked up with one of our favorite producer/rappers, Chuck Inglish, to discuss what bass means to him. According to Chuck, “The definition of bass to me, is that heartbeat. It’s that thump. You know what I mean. It’s that drums. It’s that ass.”

 

Watch the full video to go deep into bass with Chuck, and check out some stills below that we took during our shoot. To shop the Boombot Bass Station, click here.

 

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Boombotix & Globe Create The World’s First Speaker Boards

For our latest collaboration we wanted to create something new and special, something that’s never been done before. We linked with skateboarding and action sports cornerstone brand, Globe, to create the world’s first Bluetooth Enabled Speaker Boards.
 
The GSB Blazer, a mini cruiser board, and the GSB Pinner, a longboard, are outfitted with a custom wireless speaker module from Boombotix, giving riders complete freedom from headphones. The speaker boards play continuously for two hours with a full charge and at full volume, but while at 70 percent volume, riders and friends can enjoy up to six or more hours of playtime. Both boards are dust, water, and impact resistant.
 
We worked closely with the experts at Globe along with our own engineering team to overcome some of the key challenges in creating a product like this, such as preserving the rigidity of the boards while also removing sections of wood to make room for the audio components. We implemented a vibration easing system and a high impact ABS construction, allowing riders to cruise the GSB worry-free. It charges easily with a 6’ USB cable, and works with any Bluetooth enabled smart device.
 
As Gitlin, Globe Skateboards designer states, “The GSB skateboards are designed to eliminate the isolating experience of skating with headphones and they allow you to share the tunes out loud with your friends.”
 
“We built a custom 5W amp with an integrated passive radiator, for bass you can feel as you ride. It was really an exercise in delivering strong acoustics in a thin form factor, which is something many audio engineers struggle with regularly,” said Lief Storer, founder of Boombotix.
 
The Speakerboards are available directly from Globe here. Check the photos below for a closer look at the GSB Blazer and GSB Pinner, and watch our video clip of the board in action.

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Boombotix Teams Up with Benny Gold on Build A Bot

Back in November, we announced the launch of our Build-A-Bot customizer tool which allows users to create a unique Boombot REX by mix-and-matching the speaker’s grills, bezel, clip and body color. Additionally, Build-A-Bot users are able to upload pictures directly from their smartphones and print it on a Boombot REX’s grill.

Now, we are stoked to announce that we have teamed up with San Francisco based designer, Benny Gold, to bring an even more personal, ultraportable music experience. Benny has taken his brand from a simple sticker to now being one of the most celebrated street-wear companies of our generation. Having recent collaborations with JanSport, Zumiez and The Hundreds; we are excited to be partnered with The Gold Family.

You can now choose from three limited edition “Stay Gold” designs by visiting boombotix.com/build-a-bot

We are also running a really cool promotion to win a FREE “Stay Gold” branded Boombot. Along with the speaker, we are giving away 2 Hats, 2 beanies, 2 shirts and 2 pairs of socks. Enter your email here for a chance to win. – Good luck!

Build-a-Bot Customizer Launches

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For the past year we’ve been making custom speakers for our athletes, artists and a number of customers doing private labeling. Mass customization has become something that consumers have come to expect these days. Even Pizza Hut recently launched a new pizza builder as part of their rebrand efforts. Build-a-Bot is a new site we’ve developed to allow anyone to build their own custom speaker with several clicks from anywhere. Build-a-Bot works on desktop or any mobile device. You can snap a photo or upload your own artwork and have your own speaker delivered in hands in under a week.

The screenshot below shows the desktop version. You can click the bubble on each part of the speaker. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s fun.

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This design uses some artwork from LA based graffiti artist, SketONE.

 

about the project

The Boombot REX was customizable by design, but without this technology, we had to manually set up each graphic file. What used to take us over an hour is now fully automated for 90% of the process. There is of course some manual product assembly we still do to build each unit, but we think the system we’ve invested in here will allow us to scale our custom product operation. We’re not the only ones doing custom speakers. Jawbone has had the Jambox customizer for some time now, but their site doesn’t have full color printing and promises a 1-2 week lead time. With our technology, we’ve managed to slim lead times down to less than 5 days with full color printing and much more customization. It’s a culmination of hardware design and intelligent back end logistics that makes this all possible.

We’ve developed some proprietary technology for printing and coating as well. We’ve tried a number of print methods before landing on one that uses an evaporative heat transfer process that produces a product with rich color, great detail, and outstanding durability. Anyhow, we’re pretty excited about the new site and we’re definitely curious to see what you guys come up with. Get your design on.