Wireless, Bluetooth speakers have become popular accessories for smartphones and tablets over the past couple of years, allowing us to listen to our favorite music, podcasts and streaming audio from a quality source no matter where we go. I’ve personally tested and reviewed several of these devices and found some of them to offer exceptional sound quality in a tiny package that is perfect for travel. Soon there will be a new entry into this competitive market in the form of the Boombot REX Ultraportable Speaker, an speaker system that has been designed to be rugged enough to take with us anywhere and small enough that you can actually wear it on your person as you go.
The Boombot REX has just been launched as a Kickstarter project and to say it is off to a successful start is quite the understatement. The designers of the speaker set out to raise $27,000 in order to launch production of their device. They have now raised more than $68,000 with 28 days still to go in the Kickstarter campaign. In other words, it is safe to say that this thing is getting funded. Judging from teh video below, it is easy to see why too. The unit is small, tough and seems to put out good sound. It is just the kind of thing that would come in handy to listen to some tunes while relaxing in base camp or sitting around the campfire with friends on a backpacking trip.
Unlike most other speakers of this kind, the REX also lets you pause tracks and skip ahead with built-in audio controls. It even works as a speakerphone, allow users to take handsfree calls. For such a small device, it seems to pack in plenty of bass as well, which isn’t often the case with these types of speakers.
The Boombot Rex will be available in a variety of colors and is expected to begin shipping in early 2013. Looks like a winner for those who don’t want to leave home without their music.
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