Odd Future x Boombotix Limited Edition Speaker Released

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Don’t deny the sweetness

Odd Future is always creating a stir with their outlandish statements, eccentric marketing efforts, and of course, their incendiary music. Naturally, we thought it was only right to do a collaboration with them. More recently, the collective has seen some turmoil as each talented individual artist has sought out to define their own brand and style. Wu-Tang Clan experienced a similar fragmentation in earlier years which ultimately ended up bringing us fantastic pieces like Cuban Links and Tical 2000. Odd Future’s members have been putting out some amazing work too. As we crafted this project with their team, we wanted to capture a special moment; A moment where a posse of likeminded creatives come together to build something off the chain.

we put the best glazing on this piece

The limited edition Odd Future Boombot REX and Boombot PRO speaker set is fitted with Odd Future’s revered doughnut. The tonal anagram graphic is wrapped around both models. The PRO also features an inlaid Odd Future donut badge on the grill for those needed the next-level bling. We also tried to include a freshly made doughnut in the package, but the FDA threatened to hit us with multiple safety violations.

Find one at the Boombotix Store online or exclusively at Zumiez retail stores nationwide.

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If you’ve never seen an Odd Future music video, I highly recommend giving this one a watch with an open mind.

The Boombot REX Launches on Kickstarter

Ultraportable Speaker

THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF BOOMBOTS with a built-in microphone and siri compatibility

First off, we would like to THANK YOU.  Some of you know us all the way from when we were called SkullyBoom and others have just jumped into the mix.  Over the years, your continued support has allowed us to explore new frontiers and we really couldn’t do it without you.  You’ve stuck with us through the good, the bad, and the ugly and we love you for it.

At Boombotix, we are NEVER satisfied with the current model.  We strive to advance our technology and push ourselves to innovate, create, and refine.  We’ve spent the last 15 months working towards a product that is going to have a real impact on the way we share mobile media.  Now that dream is close to a reality.  We’d like to ask you for your support in our most recent project.

Without further adeu, we would now like to present you (drum roll please) the new Boombot REX.
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BOOMBOT REX FEATURES

A salute to the king of dinosaurs, the REX mimics the thump of the T-Rex’s footsteps as it ruled the land.

With revolutionary acoustic and industrial design, a noise-canceling microphone and a built-in clip, the REX allows you to stay connected to your friends and your music while keeping your phone safely in your pocket.

The REX connects to iPods, smartphones, tablets, and laptops using wireless Bluetooth technology. Stream music, change tracks, and answer, end, or deny phone calls on the fly. The REX is built to withstand the demands of an active lifestyle so you can bring music to where you enjoy it most.

GET THE FIRST BOOMBOT REX THROUGH KICKSTARTER
If you want to be amongst the first to get your hands on the new Boombot REX, you can support our Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter has become a phenomenal product launch We have reserved an exclusive bracket of 300 pieces of Arctic White Boombot REX speakers. We are going to continue eating Top Ramen and eggs till we can bring the Boombot REX to market.

Test and Measure

 

SF Based Company Crafts Wooden Tie

And they’re awesome.

These wood ties are awesome.  I wore one to my friend Larry Marcus’ party the other night. I think I got a compliment from two out of five people in the building.  They are handcrafted by Wood Thumb in SF.  They also make a number of useful gifts to add to your all natural swagger.   If you want to take the wooden game to the next level, I’d also encourage you to combo this with a Woodgrain Rasta Boombot wireless speaker.

Boombotix Portable Speaker Infomercial

You may have seen the famous Music Bullet on TV, but you should expect more from your portable speakers.  We tried our very hardest to do a mini speaker infomercial that would venture into the depths of cheesy.  It is hard to outdo the Music Bullet, but we tried.  HARD.

Half of our team jumped into this shot and it was a lot of fun setting things up.  I’ve never been depressed enough to be dumping down a flask of Jack Daniels in the bath tub.  I’d like to say that Chris has never chomped his way through a donut, ice cream and bag of chips.  But that would be a lie.  And Ben, well he is a mad scientist anyways, so he fit the role just fine.  Big thanks to Liz for getting naked on camera and sacrificing her angelic public image.

Nick brought the full production together start to finish.  Killed it with adding some cheddar to the cheese.  The ironic thing about the infomercial is that there is an element of truth to it.    When I think about how music fills a lot of voids in my life, I realized a couple things.  Music allows me to evade depression.  Music rejuvenates.  It allows us to find love, and brings us to new places.  We love music.  And we’re F*c%ing LOUD.

How to use a Boombot2 wireless Bluetooth speaker

SIMPLE instructions for wireless speaker operation

  1. Charge the Boombot over USB using the included cable
  2. Press the center button once to enter the line-in mode (for use with included wire)
  3. Press the center button a second time for pairing
  4. Find “Boombot2” on your smartphone or mobile device.  Usually you can find your Bluetooth Settings under your General Settings navigation.
  5. Enter the Pin number 0-0-0-0 to pair with device.
  6. You should be connected and able to play music.  Should you have any other issues, you can try reconnecting.  If that fails, delete the device and repair from scratch.
  7. You can turn OFF the unit by pressing and holding the center button for 2 seconds.
  8. The next time your turn on your Boombot2, it will automatically repair to the last device that it paired with.  You do not have to do the entire pairing process every time.

If you would like to download the full user manual, it can be found HERE.  If you have any other questions, you can email support [at] boombotix.com

Don’t forget we also have our Exchange Program so you can also take your old models and exchange for a $25 credit on any purchase of $50 or more.

optimizing the sound on boombots

If you find that your Boombot is distorting at high volumes, try to adjust the equalizer settings.  For iOS devices (iPod/iPhone/iPad), go here. For android devices, read this article.

boombot2 video instructions

 

a silly video that explains it

the story behind this ridiculous instructional video

When I first started this project, all we wanted was a simple wireless portable speaker demo video.  We wanted  to show our potential customers how easy it is to use a Boombot2 bluetooth speaker.  I started to write a boring script highlighting the features and the bare basics.  When I first recorded the audio, I ran it in my fake British accent.  Our head of sales jumped on the mic and ran through the script in perfect crisp enunciation.  Suddenly, I got the idea to just make a bunch of different voices/characters with my friends.  I spent a Saturday evening sipping some dark IPAs and immersing myself into about seven voices and eventually getting Ben Radler’s girlfriend to help me out a bit.  Some of them were silly, and some of the accents are awful, but I had a lot of fun with it.  I could have walked around the city trying to get people to read this stupid script, but this just seemed to work ok.

Will it win an oscar?  Probably not.  But the whole point of this video is to educate people about the Boombot2.  It shows that the product is easy to use.  It shows some of the very practical use cases and added versatility that a clip-on speaker provides.

I shot most of the footage with a Canon 7D.  I made a lot of use of a macro lens for close-up shots of the product and the devices.  It was also nice because the macro lens blurs out all the unsightly backgrounds of our luxurious garage.  Ben also helped me edit the footage on Premier Pro and in two days, I had a working draft video.  We’ve done a number of different videos and we know that this is always an evolutionary process.  Towards the middle of this project, I was thinking to myself, “I’m not actually going to be able to put this together.  My coworkers are going to think I’m insane.”  When all was said and done though, they thought I was insane anyways…. but they liked the video.  They gave me some quick pointers and we shipped it.

Music Requake — Fatality (Megalodon Remix) [DUB]
Tamborays (thetamborays.bandcamp.com)