Turtle Shell boombox
I love Kickstarter.
There is so much cool stuff on there, and a few months ago I came across the Turtle Shell. With a $100 pledge, I secured my Red Turtle Shell, and now a few months later it came today.
It’s so fucking great.
It’s a bluetooth mini boombox, a little bigger than an iphone and it sounds so good, and it gets insanely loud. I’ve wanted a Jawbone Jambox for a while but could never really justify getting it. What made me get a Turtle Shell was that its meant for outdoor use so it’s rugged and waterproof. It also came with a clamp that attaches to bikes or practically anything else.
I’m gonna have fun with this thing.
OT1000 Tags Wireless Earbuds
Fashioned to hang like dog tags, the Outdoor Technology Wireless Tags make a bold statement and impress audiophiles alike. They redefined the perception of Bluetooth audio from the traditional mono piece to a modern lifestyle accessory. So connect any Bluetooth-enabled device with a little music on it and enjoy your tunes or answer your phone calls.
OT DJ Slims Headphones
Tired of wired… We are too so we found The DJ Slims. Slims feature oversized super comfortable ear pads, solid bass, clean sound, built-in Mic for talking on the phone/skype, NO Wires, and a price that even your favorite barista can make in their tip jar.
- -Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- -Pause and playback automatically when receiving calls
- -Automatically reconnects with previously paired devices
- -Mini USB connector included for charging via USB port
- -Skip songs and control volume
- -Minimal and attractive design
- -Operating distance: up to 30 feet
- -Operation time: Talk- 9 hours/Play music: 8 hours
As much as I would like to think that I’m an audiophile, I’m truly not. One day I was running slightly late to class, of course I had my headphones in and was jamming away. To my dismay, some guy didn’t really want to move out of the way to let me through into the row that I sit in. Also the guy behind him didn’t want to move his legs out of the way so I just sorta jumped over both of them to get by. My headphone cable managed to grab onto the desk and promptly rip my headphones out of my phone. I knew in that instant that it wasn’t going to be good. After class I had a chance to play with my phone and learned that the headphone jack was broken. It would play sound from both the headphones and the speaker, which was a bit weird. And I immediately went to looking up how to fix it. Once I tried a few ways I managed to break the connection more and now it doesn’t even recognize headphones in the jack at all. So I could buy a new phone (not happening), or I could pay someone to fix it eventually. I went with the easy third option. Buy bluetooth enabled devices and use those. I’ve been looking at going wireless for some time, but the reviews of wireless headphones and adapters are all over the place. Since I don’t listen to the radio (except during the morning for hilarious morning shows/news) I knew I needed an adapter for my truck’s aux port. The Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Adapt is an alternative that I would highly recommend. It has good sound, good range, but I’m not sure about the whole mic thing and using it to talk. Sometimes it makes me wonder why I didn’t do it before. As for the headphones, they’re good but in my case I hate earbuds. All earbuds don’t quite fit in my ears right and the clips help here. Maybe I’m old fashioned, or just a fool but I don’t like the feeling of wearing earplugs to listen to my music. That’s why I’m glad they come with clips to hold them on your ears. Which makes them a bit larger, but more functional. The sound on the Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Tags is a little more flat than the Adapt. I really had to play with my phone’s equalizer (DSP Manager) in order to get the right sound from them. As for the microphone for calls, I haven’t tried it and probably never will. I’m the type of person who would rather just hold a phone up to my head to talk. But that’s me. The one thing that sucks about these versus using a cable is that you have to turn them on or off. After a week I killed the battery on the Adapt, only to have it beep at me through my music until it died. Since then I’ve learned to just leave it on the charger in my truck until I need to use it. The greatest thing about both these devices is the ability to just walk away from what’s transmitting the sound. It is nice to be able to pull my phone out and not have it tethered to my ears while I read something online. For right now, these do the job. If you couldn’t tell, I’m happier with the Adapt than I am with the Tags. But that’s because of the better sound. Either way the Adapt or the Tags still look somewhat funny attached to you. And they do come in different colors for them to fit more of your style. But that’s just my personal opinion, since I like the low profile of regular headphones. If I didn’t need wireless headphones, it probably would have been some time before I bought both products. Generally I’m pretty happy with both, the price isn’t too bad (especially on the Adapt) compared to other brand versions. Plus they don’t look absolutely ridiculous (I’m looking at you Motorola Flex!). Why hasn’t someone made them cheaper and made a fortune off of these yet?