A couple of years ago, I spied, ace mechanic, and all around cool cat, James T. Huber, wearing some sort of cartoon alien with a speaker for an eyeball that we all probably now recognize as a Boombotix ultra portable speaker. After I heard the sound that came out of the boombotix, I ordered a Boombot Two, in battleship gray. I clip that little speaker to the shoulder strap of my Camelback and solo ride my fatty to music fairly often. Coupled with a smart phone, the boombot brings Pandora, satellite radio and MP3s to life via a bluetooth connection or an accessory cord. Since the speaker is only a few inches from my ear, the volume can be set very low, so it’s less obnoxious for other trail users. I’ve never been the kind of kid that is really gentle on their toys. I like to ride in foul weather and do a fair share of water sports. The boombot two has taken it all in stride and kept on playing those good ‘ole funky time beats. It reminds me of the transistor radio that I had growing up in the 1960’s. The Boombot allows me to have music just about anywhere that I go. I’ve used the speaker flat water kayaking on the dozens of lakes that dot the landscape around my house, gravel riding and rail trail miles. I’ve brought it along on rainy beach rides and even used it for music at last year’s Global Fat Bike Ride after party. I used the Boombot 2 for over a year and during that time several of my amigo’s bought them as well. This means when we all get together we can link our speakers together for like total shared quadraphonic melodies. My only complaints about the Boombot 2 is the way that it syncs with my iPhone. Sometimes it would sink on the first try, but most of the time it took three or four attempts to get it to actually play.
In steps the Boombotix Rex!
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