Boombot REX Woodgrain Edition Released

Woodgrain-for-Mailchimpthe BEST portable speaker gets treated with an all natural touch

Music is good for your health which makes the new Woodgrain Boombot REX a smart decision. All natural, free range, organic; The Woodgrain Boombot REX is a beautifully crafted piece that captures nature fused with technology. This full color water transfer offers the rich look of real wood texture. Each model is finished off with our trademark soft touch matte finish. Limited to 2000 pieces worldwide. Check out more close-up photos at the Boombotix Store.

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Does your dad have everything? Get him bacon for Father’s Day then!

Bizarre gift idea from everyone’s favorite processed meat maker, Oscar Mayer

Holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are hard to shop for – you want to give your parents something nice, but it’s hard when they already have everything they could possibly want in you.

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All kidding aside, these are hard holidays to shop for. That’s why Oscar Mayer is trying to make things easier—they’ve launched a new campaign called “Say it with Bacon” and it offers three bacon gift sets to choose from, including “The Commander, “The Matador,” and “The Woodsman”.


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Tech geek creates wearable sound effects machine

Includes laughter, boos, air horn, and more

While tech geek Kenneth Guglielmino doesn’t necessarily have the support staff nor technical know-how to create top-notch wearable portable speakers like ours, we have to give the guy a tip of the hat for his effort here. He took an Arduino, Adafruit Wave Shield, and a mini speaker, and put the components in a suit jacket to give him a wearable sound effects machines that he can take everywhere.

Sound effects jacket

Sound effects include a laugh track, boos, an air horn, and more. They’re all controlled via a small control panel that allows him to activate sounds and switch between options. Nothing is seen as all components are kept in the jacket’s inner pockets.

Guglielmino suit jacket

Will this make Guglielmino the most popular guy at parties? Highly unlikely, but it’s a cool idea by one of our fellow audiophiles nonetheless. See it in action below:

Taking the Battle for the Title of Best Portable Speaker to the Streets

we ask random people to compare the jawbone jambox to the boombot REX on the spot

To say that we were blown away by the response from this little field test we did would be the understatement of the century. Basically, here’s what went down: We went to our favorite outdoor digs and asked some of the locals to compare two portable speakers: the Jawbone Jambox and the Boombot REX.

It was a beautiful day out, so we didn’t want to take too much of the people’s time by asking them really deep questions. Instead, we asked some simple considerations one goes over when trying to decide whether or not to purchase a portable speaker:

  • Which portable speaker is more easily transportable?
  • Which Bluetooth speaker has a better design?
  • Which speaker had the best sound?

The people were very honest in their responses and luckily we had a camera handy to record everything.

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3D printer pen lets users create objects just by drawing them

New device eliminates need for bulky printers


Wow — I haven’t seen a Kickstarter campaign off take off like this since, well, we put our newest portable speaker on the site a few months ago.

The device below is called the 3Doodler and it was created by WobbleWorks. Basically, it’s a pen that allows users to create objects simply by drawing them, whether it’s on paper on in the air.

That’s right – it’s the world’s first 3D printing pen.

3Doodler pen

What’s great about the 3Doodler is the fact that it does away with the need for a bulky printer. It uses ABS plastic to build the object and it draws in the air or on most surfaces. The device simply extrudes heated plastic which quickly cools and solidifies into a stable object.

3Doodler objects

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to use and doesn’t require any computers / software / additional hardware. The user just plugs it in and the pen’s ready to start drawing. It can be drawn in the air or on flat forms and peeled off paper in separate parts to later be joined together.

3Doodler on paper

A 3Doodler stencil kit will be made available online to help first time users with getting started out and familiar with using the pen.

The original goal for 3Doodler on Kickstarter was $30,000. Today — February 21st, it’s already surpassed that goal (with 31 days left).

By a lot.

In fact, it’s already achieved $1.38 million.

Cool stuff. Check out the group’s campaign video below: