Say Hello to the Boombotix Artists Series

 SketOne, Uberpup, and DGPH put a graphic assault on the Boombot speaker

Boombots

This winter we are excited to be launching a new incarnation of Boombots: the Artist Series. By teaming up with a group of designers from around the globe, the Artist Series has given a brand new look to ultraportable speakers. UberPup (London) incorporated graphic mayhem to her piece to exemplify her propensity towards mass chaos. DGPH (Argentina) rolled out an entire set of post-modern abstract work in three amazing palettes. Sket One (Los Angeles) delivered a pad print design called Mr. Grimey that completely put a new face on wireless audio. For a product that originated from urban vinyl toy design, the Artist Series salutes the design roots of the product.

The Artist Series Boombots come in Bluetooth enabled versions (UberPup and Sket One designs) and wired models.  Housed in ruggedized ABS shells and featuring an integrated clip, Boombots allow your music to be taken with you, anytime, anywhere.  Boombots include medical-grade rechargeable batteries, dynamic frequency response, and a no-matter-what one-year warranty.  The Bluetooth models retail for $79.99 and wired models for $54.99.  The Artist Series is available through boombotix.com and select retailers.

A portion of all sales will go towards the hungry artists.  Help us feed them.

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Boombotix Presents CRAYnial Custom Art Show at Big Umbrella Studios SF

DIY Toy

The Boombot portable speaker line was conceived from urban vinyl toy customization.  We are proud to return to some of our core roots by getting to work with some really talented SF based local artists.  CRAYnial will be held at Big Umbrella Studios on Friday, May 11th, 2012.  If you’re familiar with toys like the Kidrobot Munny, you may recognize a similar aesthetic in the Boombot.  These vinyl toys are actually engineered to be customized by artists.  They’re also known as DIY toys.  The culture has been somewhat of an underground spin-off from the popular sneaker-head and skate deck customizing community.  This medium is yet another fun 3D canvas to express yourself on.

Boombotix CEO commented, “CRAYnial is going to be a really cool way for us to collaborate with other artists while also taking a step back and digging for new artistic inspiration on this medium.  I always admired looking back and seeing one shape/character take on a wide array of identities when I put on vinyl toy shows back in 2007-08.  Boombotix was founded originally with the intent to bring function/tech to these cool toys, so now it’ll be cool to revert and dig back into the artistic side.  Who knows…we might even find the next design for our future artist series….”

BIG UMBRELLA STUDIOS
906 Divisadero St.
SF, CA 94115

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A look into the Boombotix past…

It seems like so long ago, but it was only in the Summer of 2008 when Dennis Quijano released his first vinyl toy, the Skully, under the brand Urban Warfair. Soon thereafter, the founder and eventual CEO of Boombotix, Lief Storer (an avid vinyl toy collector at the time) came across the piece and purchased a few. Months later, after successfully blowing out his ACL while skiing at Northstar, Lief was confined to his cubicle and kept the Skully there to ward off evil spells. As VinylPulse magazine quoted about the toy, “The large blank eye-socket area makes the figure interesting DIY wise,” and that led to the inception of something much, much more than a toy.

Check out what happened after the break

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Capturing Portable Audio’s Impact on Urban Culture

Our team recently took a trip to CES and we wanted to really capture the dynamics of San Francisco’s urban culture and share it with the world.  In the video shown below, we romped around with our portable speakers just to demonstrate all of the different places that we could have fun with a little mobile audio device. With all the noise in the city, we figure that you either have to hear it all or be HEARD.  We choose the latter.

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