Del Drops a Freestyle Beat on his new Boombot2+

Several weeks ago, Nick and I headed out to Del’s house in Richmond to do a photo shoot and a short interview with him. I’d hung out with my buddies in college and we would take our hacks at Freestyle, but this was quite different. Del is a pro that speaks prose and links it up to a beat on the fly. He whipped out an app with his smartphone and set up a beat. In minutes, he was puttin’ down lines faster than Lindsay Lohan.

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Boombot2+ Launches in Microsoft + T-Mobile Nationwide

Microsoft-Launch

Its one thing to hit up your homie at the local bike shop and get them to help you out with some retail placement. It’s another thing to land a national retailer for some shelf space. This winter we are launching the new Boombot2+ in our first real nationwide retail deals with T-Mobile and Microsoft retail. Last week we headed to the Microsoft store in San Francisco’s Westfield mall to check it out. We found a small shelf filled with only a select few wireless speakers including the Jawbone Jambox, JBL Charge, and the new Boombotix Boombot2+.  It was an honor and a momentous occasion worthy of popping champagne.

The challenge of getting our product on shelves is a great feat to rejoice. At the same time, we realize that our brand’s success depends on our ability to drive sell-through just as much as the sell-in.  The staff didn’t know anything about our product when we asked them. With a product like ours, staff can make all the difference in the engagement with consumers. How does one educate hundreds of staff across the country on a shoestring budget? We’ll find out.

Boombot2+

about the new boombot2+

The new Boombot2+ on the surface doesn’t look look particularly different from the original Boombot line. Pull up the connector covers at the rear and you will find the charging port now modified to a micro USB. When you fire up the new Boombot2+, you will hear the heartbeat of the speaker coming to life. When you pair up with your mobile device, the days of entering pin numbers is behind us; Simply tap on the device in your Bluetooth Setup menu and you should connect automatically.

Connectors

The control interface on the new Boombot2+ is really similar to the Boombot REX. The center button now controls play/pause as well as answering phone calls. Press and hold the center button to access Siri/Voice control. Where the tweeter used to be on the small eye, we’ve replaced it with a microphone.

When you turn up the new Boombot2+, you’ll find that we’ve done some EQ work to completely eliminate distortion at the higher volumes. While the Boombot2+ doesn’t have a passive radiator, the single 50mm driver actually delivers a surprising amount of bass with uncompromising mids.

We’ve added three new colors to the lineup including BlackOut, WhiteOut, and the Limited Edition DelHiero Burlap. The Boombot2+ is currently available exclusively at Microsoft and T-Mobile and in most Boombotix authorized retailers by mid November.

 

DelHiero x Boombotix Collaboration : Boombot2+ LTD

Hieroglyphics Collective Boombot Portable Speaker

Every winter, our company saves our finest designs for the coveted fourth quarter. We like to finish on a strong note and save the best for last. Burlap is also referred to as “hessian.” The name “hessian” is attributed to the use of the fabric, initially, as part of the uniform of soldiers from the German state of Hesse[6] who were called “Hessians“.

This little soldier was designed in collaboration with the Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective. Hieroglyphics is a collective of artist out of Oakland, CA. Founded by Del the Funky Homosapien in the 90’s. This winter, we hooked up with Del and the crew to trick out the new Boombot2+ with a sick burlap LTD edition. The new Boombot2+ has just been upgraded built-in microphone, voice control/SIRI so you can enjoy handsfree technology along with your bumpin’ tunes.

This month we are giving away a FREE Boombot2+ DelHiero Edition to one lucky winner. Be the first to own this Boombot by entering in the DelHiero Boombot2+ Giveaway.

Hieroglyphics

Which Wireless Speaker to Buy- Skrillex Bangarang Showdown

Skrillex-Bangarang-Speaker-Showdown

A comparison on the 3 top bluetooth speakers available

Suppose you have $150 and you want to get the best portable speaker possible.  Say you happen to also like the loud pounding of a Skrillex song.  Well fortunately for you, most wireless speakers are well within your budget.  The Jawbone Jambox recently saw a price decrease to $129.99.  It’s one of the top selling portable speakers on the market.  After tax and shipping, you’re gonna eat up all your dough, but you will have a well packaged brick shaped speaker.

Now why don’t we have a look at the Boombotix line.  On one end you can get a Boombot2 for $69.99 and have money in the bank.  You could probably buy yourself a cool hoodie on top and STILL have money left for a burrito.  If you go to the high end, you can look at the Boombot REX.   Feature for feature, the Boombot2 is a lot like the Jawbone Jambox.  The Boombot REX has some additional features with Siri/Voice Control and track controls.

test setup

Top Portable Speakers - Boombot REX v Jambox v Boombot2

We used an iPhone5 paired to all devices.  The decibel meter was two feet away.  All devices were played at maximum volume.  The EQ profile on the device was set to flat.

skrillex bangarang provides the data

While the Jambox sounded ok, it almost seemed to be MISSING the highs on this track.  It could barely scrape to 80dB.  The Boombot2 even killed this guy getting as high as 90dB.  The Boombot REX went off the charts getting as high as 93dB.  I mean seriously, this is getting to the point where our gear is getting straight DANGEROUS.  For real.

  1. Boombot REX / 93dB
  2. Boombot2 / 90dB
  3. Jawbone Jambox / 80dB

Don’t believe it?  Watch the video:

the verdict

Some people asked us how much better our Boombot REX is from the Boombot2.  Of course we always get the question on how our product is different from the Jambox.  Well it is quite simple.  We are way louder and more portable than that thing will ever be.

Which song do you want to hear on the next showdown?  Let us know and we MIGHT just play it.

Darkstar x Boombotix Boombot2 Giveaway

Darkstar x BoombotixDarkstar is hooking up 4 Facebook fans with a set Darkstar wheels and an Ultra-portable wireless Boombot2 speakers by Boombotix. If you like to skate the best compounds and bump the flyest tunes at every spot, this is an easy gamble to achieve victory.  Good luck !

You have until April 20th (4-20) to sign up. Click HERE to enter ->