Exclusive Boombotix Giveaway for T-Mobile & Microsoft Employees Only

When you’re working retail during the holidays, you probably had to deal with a lot of annoying customers. Now that it’s the new year and we have all that B.S. behind us, why don’t we focus on getting YOU hooked up with some gear. We’ve set up an exclusive employee purchase program that gets you hooked up with all the Boombotix gear for 40% off (use code: MSFTgear for Microsoft employees and TMobileINVSN for all TMobile employees)

Still broke from the holidays? It’s all good…. you can enter our giveaway for a chance to get the free hotness.

Boombot2+ Launches in Microsoft + T-Mobile Nationwide

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

New Microsoft earbuds monitor user’s mood to help pick next song

New device detects how the user is feeling, finds the right song to bring them up or mellow them out

Microsoft has announced a new project called “Septimu”, basically a pair of earbuds that monitors the user’s health, including things like heart rate, temperature, and other biorhythms, to determine his or her mood which, in turn, can be used to select the most appropriate next song.

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It’s a lot of technology for such a tiny device: the buds include various sensors, like thermometers, inward-facing microphones, and IMUs, all as a means for picking up the body’s key indicators.

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Along with acting like your own personal DJ, the headphones also note when the user’s posture is off, can act like a health and exercise diary when hooked up to a computer (it’ll transfer all of the recorded data), and overall, act like an in-your-head health coach.

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The Septimu earbuds work in conjunction with the app “Musical Heart”, which was developed by researchers at the University of Virginia Center for Wireless Health.

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Septimu isn’t an on-the-shelf product just yet, but it does show promise for the developing health-tech sector, where we’re seeing gadgets and devices that can easily be incorporated in to our active lifestyles.

5 things to know about Xbox Music

Microsoft’s new music streaming service is getting ready to go live

Microsoft’s Xbox Music

After (finally) pulling the plug on development for its Zune music service, Microsoft went back to the drawing board and is ready to throw its hat back in the music industry ring (Do I have enough euphemisms in there?)

The good news is that, despite their earlier failures, the company seems to have come out with a decent product tied to a stellar brand name.

Translation: this crazy idea just might work.

Here are 5 things YOU should know about it before it goes live at the end of the month.

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Impress your friends and win a bar bet or two with these 10 technology facts

Add some wrinkles to your noggin with these random did-you-knows

When you’re the manufacturer of the best portable speakers in the world, it helps to know a thing or two about technology.

Now, granted, the following 10 random facts that you are about to read have absolutely nothing to do with acoustic technology but hey, this proves that we were paying attention in class.

Or that we learned how to use Google really, really well.

Anyway, enjoy:

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