Boombot REX Limited Edition

Boombotix delivers an exclusive line of ultraportable speakers for a good cause: This is the Wheel Deal.
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Boombotix Audio
Technology
San Francisco, California
United States
5 Team Members

How it WORKS

 

 

What is the Boombot REX?

The Boombot REX is a wireless ultraportable speaker built for life in motion. This is the result of cramming creatives, audiophiles, DJs and athletes in a garage tucked away in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District with a vision: Build a speaker with unparalleled power-to-size ratio and unmatched versatility. Our goal isn’t merely to create an ultraportable speaker, but to define the entire category.

The built-on clip of the Boombot REX allows you to stay connected to your friends and your music while keeping your phone safely in your pocket. Your phone isn't the only thing that will be safer—whether you're cycling, skateboarding or skiing, the Boombot REX provides a much safer alternative to listening to music than headphones. Featuring a design built to withstand the demands of an active lifestyle, you can bring music to where you want it most. Additionally the Boombot REX is compatible with all smartphones, tablets, iPods, and laptops using Bluetooth wireless technology.

Compatible with All Mobile Devices

Over the past five months, we've evolved this project using cutting edge graphic application technology and professionally mastered equalization. We've made the Boombot REX sound better and ride harder than ever before. We are paving the way for manufacturing techniques and using this opporunity to drive change. This is the Boombot REX Limited Series.  

WHAT'S THE WHEEL DEAL?

In the product launch, we are donating 20% of our revenues to support BMEF (Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund). You will receive a discount on the Boombot REX Limited Edition wireless speaker as well. Backers can pick from one of three exclusive designs and support a great cause.

OUR MISSION

BMEF (Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund) is a non profit organization dedicated to helping injured bike messengers. In our campaign, we hope to raise $10,000 for this fund while improving bike safety around the world.   

WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THIS: 

  • A pre-order of the Boombot REX wireless speaker in a LTD edition (early August delivery)
  • Visibility of your direct impact on the project and an inside view of the underground world of messenger bikers
  • The warm fuzzy feeling of doing good for the world
  • Endless hours of great music and fun and a safer alternative to headphones

PRODUCT FEATURES

Boombot REX plays wirelessly via Bluetooth

High Power Dual Drivers

Boombot REX Wireless Speaker Brushed Aluminum

Rechargeable Medical Grade Battery

Handsfree Speakerphone

Ruggedized Industrial Design

Fully Customizable Design

Clip-on Wearable Design

Daisy Chained Speakers

 LIVE DEMO

Simple Playback Controls

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Each unit includes a USB charger, auxiliary male-to-male connector for direct line-in.  

INCLUDED HARDWARE

 

 

WHO WE ARE

Our team has been building ultraportable speakers for years now and we have experienced the pleasure and pain of hardware. You may have seen us launch the first Boombot REX on Kickstarter last year. The success of the campaign inspired us to figure out what we could do to evolve our product design while driving social imact. We spent the last several months delivering a solid product to our first backers and dreaming about what we could do to make the best even better. This is not our first rodeo and certainly not our last. 

Boombotix Team Photo

Lief Storer’s permanent state of discontent mixed with limitless passion drives R&D to its farthest limits. With an engineering background developing high-power intelligent LED/fiberoptic lighting systems he brings electromechanical and industrial design expertise. Chris McKleroy developed the original Boombot REX concept, and continues to be involved with the manufacturing and project management.

Our crew now consists of eight hungry people crammed into a studio-loft-garage in San Francisco's Mission District. When you have round-the-clock R&D on a speaker system loud enough to fill up the whole room, there is never a silent moment in the office.

THE FOUNDING STORY 

Boombotix started in 2010 making ultraportable speakers. Lief envisioned a stronger way to connect people through music. The original Boombot was crafted in 2010 as a way to bike commute safer, while still enjoying music—anyone who rides with headphones can attest to how dangerous they can be. The product was then seeded into the transient lifestyles of surf, skate and snow communities where the utility of the product was fully realized.

Three years later, Boombotix has carved a niche as a pioneer in wearable technology and streaming music by leveraging innovative design, software and a strong community of avid users.

Featured Models

Brushed Aluminum Boombot REX

Combine smooth looks with a soft touch on the Limited Edition Boombot REX Brushed. With a shiny anodized grill, this model incorporates a subtle aluminum texture found only on the most elite gadgetry. For a speaker that can take a beating, we make it a point to look the part. Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Mudrunner Boombot

With several shades of brown and a stunning blue splatter, the Limited Edition Boombot REX Mudrunner was inspired by those bikes that like to ride dirty. Whether on your handle bars or fastened to your pack, the Mudrunner is made for the messiest of adventures. This model was designed by the CEO of our company, Lief Storer. Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.  

Plox Boombot REX

The Plox pattern was initially sketched by hand and vectorized in a 2-color graphic. Think of Plox as the hybrid of gator skin. Designed by Chris McKleroy, our VP of Product, it's tough, relentless, and a true force of nature. Only 1000 pieces available worldwide.

  

APPLICATIONS

Biking Speaker

Snow and Ski Speaker

Mobile Media Player

Surf Speaker

Speaker for Camping

Car Handsfree Speaker

Speaker for Mobile Gaming

Wireless Speaker

Tech Specs

HARDWARE

  • POWER OUTPUT: 3W x 2
  • DRIVERS: 36mm x 2
  • IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohm
  • LOUDNESS: 87dB@2ft
  • RUNTIME: 4-8hrs depending on conditions
  • BATTERY CAPACITY: 1000mAh
  • MICROPHONE FIELD: 60 degrees
  • WEATHER RATING: IP53
  • WIRELESS RANGE: 25-40ft
  • DROP TESTING: Up to 2.5m
  • INDICATOR: Tri-color LED

FIRMWARE / SOFTWARE

  • Fully customized sound profile
  • 3-button interface for all commands
  • Siri integration
  • Bluetooth v3.0 +HS
  • Battery indicator displays on most mobile devices
  • Option to set as favorite device

Boombot REX Mechanical Drawing

 PERKS-SOCIAL IMPACT

 WHAT YOU CAN GET...

Five Dollar Dog Tag

Graphic Tees

Hundred Dollar Perk for one Boombot REX Speaker

Bike Mount Kit

tuffSKIN + Bar Mount + Boombot REX

3-Pack Trifecta Boombot REX Value Meal

Boombot REX Master Carton of 12 Speakers

REASONS TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

If you've read this far, you probably already want this wireless speaker. In the event you need a few more reasons to get off the fence, take a gander below.

HELP BIKE MESSENGERS

The life of a bike messenger is to get your stuff from one part of town to another in the least amount of time. Their day consists of weaving between traffic to get people the stuff they need. One accident can instantly take them out of the work force. They barely make enough wages to get by in the expensive urban areas where they work, let alone create a safety net in case of an emergency. Here is our chance to support a community that is working hard every day to make ends meet.

SHARE YOUR MUSIC

Boombots will change your life. They add a soundtrack unlike anything else. Summer is here and you should be getting outside and enjoying it. Whether you're at the beach, boardwalk or taking a hike, there are tons of occasions where you're going to find this product useful.      

ENJOY SAFER RIDING + STAY CONNECTED

In many states, riding with headphones is illegal. Those of us who have (or still do, for that matter) biked with headphones long enough can speak to a couple close calls in traffic. Boombots help to connect you with your environment better than headphones. Not only can you bump your tunes, but you can also interface with your phone handsfree, receive directions and command voice control.

SUPPORT A SMALL STARTUP

The Boombotix team is a group of ambitious visionaries that want to make the world better through sound. We are creating jobs, driving innovation and pushing the frontier of audio technology. We need your continued support to continue building the devices you love.  

CONTRIBUTE TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Our team is currently working to develop an app that allows music to stream to multiple mobile devices in sync. This technology is not only fun for doing group playback but may also have other applications in community development, music discovery and social interaciton.  

 

PARTNERS

BMEF LogoThe Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund  is a 501 c3 non profit public charity organization that provides emergency compensation to bicycle messengers who are hurt on the job. Currently the BMEF allocates a $500 emergency check to help messengers anywhere during the first week of injury. This provides a boost, to both the financial and the emotional state of the injured messenger. The goal is to help the messenger cope and recover. 

 

Lucas Brunelle

Lucas Brunelle is a professional bike videographer. He has documented biking around the world using his custom helmet cameras. He has been known for capturing riders taking calculated risks. He has pushed riders to go faster and harder than they've ever gone before. Lucas joined the BMEF back in 2009 as his way of giving back to the community he cares about.  We are thankful to have Lucas helping us promote this campaign.

 

GETTING INVOLVED

The journey with Boombotix never ends. We will be keeping all of our backers updated with the exact metrics of our campaign. You can share your impact with your friends and family and hopefully convince them to get on board for the cause.  Some really easy things to do are:

  • Share this campaign with your social network (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Write about your impact on your blog and help raise awareness
  • Tell your friends about the cause and get people stoked

When you get your Boombot REX, you'll be able to have a soundtrack in your life.  And you can tell everyone about how you helped make the world a better place through your love for music and sound.   

FAQ

Q: Why is the perk value on the page different from the price I see on the right hand column?

A: The domestic shipping cost of $8 has been included in each perk. For international backers, additional shipping costs should be added to the contribution.

Q: If you guys don't reach the $50k goal, will the product still be manufactured?

A: Yes. We are already assemblying product. This campaign was primarily to support a charity we care about. Our delivery is still projected for August.  

Q: I want a Boombot REX, but I just want one of the normal colored ones.  Can I still support the campaign?

A: Yes! You can purchase any of the $108 perks and we will send out a survey at the end of the campaign. You can pick from any available color on the site. 

Q: What kind of warranty do you guys offer?  

A: We offer a thing called the No Matter What One Year Warranty. Should you have any problem with the performance of your speaker during the first year of use, you are entitled to free repair/replacement.

We also offer an exchange program where you can take any old Boombot speaker and trade it in for a $25 credit towards any new model of your choice.  

Q: Where are these speakers made? 

A: Boombots are made with a contract manufacturer in Shenzhen, China. We have been working with this manufacturer for three years. We have confidence that this manufacturer can deliver a solid product in a timely manner. We have already taken a lot of measurements on this production run to get the projects moving along before this campaign has even started. We are confident that we will be able to get these units to our customers in a timely fashion.  

Q: What differentiates these speakers from all the others on the market?  

We have done extensive work on the acoustics and design of our products to insure that it is the industry leader in power-to-size ratio. You can check out some of the portable speaker comparisons we've done on our blog.  

 

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$13,090USD
raised by 82 people in 1 month
26% funded
0 time left
$50,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 8, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Anodized Aluminum Dog Tag

    Each dog tag is engraved with the Boombotix logo on one side and the BMEF Cog Logo on the rear. Wear it proudly. $1 will be donated to BMEF

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $30USD
    Block Letter Tee

    Don't need a speaker? How about this really sweet charcoal gray shirt. This tee is screen printed with matte black. It's 100% cotton and 500% awesome. Each shirt will have the BMEF cog printed on the rear. ($6/shirt will be donated to BMEF)

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $108USD
    Boombot REX LTD / Plox Pattern

    The Plox pattern was initially sketched by hand and vectorized in a 2-color graphic. Think of Plox as the hybrid of gator skin. Each unit includes USB charger and optional line-in cable. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $12 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $22 for International shipping.

    11 out of 700 claimed

  • $108USD
    Boombot REX LTD / Mudrunner

    With several shades of brown and a stunning blue splatter, the Limited Edition Boombot REX Mudrunner was inspired by those bikes that like to ride dirty. Whether on your handle bars or fastened to your pack, the Mudrunner is made for the messiest of adventures. Each unit includes USB charger and optional line-in cable. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $12 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $22 for International shipping.

    12 out of 500 claimed

  • $108USD
    Boombot REX LTD / Brushed

    Combine smooth looks with a soft touch on the Limited Edition Boombot REX Brushed. With a shiny anodized grill, this model incorporates a subtle aluminum texture found only on the most elite gadgetry. For a speaker that can take a beating, we make it a point to look the part. Each unit includes USB charger and optional line-in cable. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $12 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $22 for International shipping.

    15 out of 700 claimed

  • $108USD
    Boombot REX Solid Color

    So you want the original Boombot REX line? With this perk, we will set you up with any Boombot REX of your choice direct from our online store right away. Get a discount and support the cause.

    15 out of 150 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $138USD
    Boombot REX LTD + Bar Mount

    Using a Boombot while riding is already a step in the right direction. Adding a bar mount only enhances your acoustic experience. The new bar mount is designed for all types of riding including road, mountain, BMX and just cruising. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $12 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $22 for International shipping.

    5 out of 300 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $158USD
    REX + Bar Mount + tuffSKIN

    For the truly adventurous music lover, this kit includes one Boombot REX LTD of your choice, a bar mount kit, and an ultra-durable tuffSKIN wrap to ensure maximum protection. When in doubt, use a rubber to avoid injury on all fronts. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add +$12 for Canada and +$22 for International

    5 out of 300 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $264USD
    Boombot REX LTD Trifecta

    Includes one Boombot REX LTD in each style or pick your favorite model and save by getting multiples. These units can be linked together via daisy chain. Three is a party. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $16 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $30 for International shipping.

    15 out of 150 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $870USD
    Boombot REX LTD Master Carton

    Boombot REX speakers make awesome gifts for friends and family. This carton includes four pieces in each style at a sweet price. You're practically making money with this kit. Includes shipping to all 50 US States. Add $18 for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and add $40 for International shipping.

    2 out of 150 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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