Boombotix, the makers of ultraportable speakers for iPhones, iPods, MP3 players & other portable audio devices, have just launched a new Kickstarter project, the REX, an ultraportable 2.1 stereo speaker in a rugged-yet-refined package with Bluetooth connectivity & control, a microphone, and a built-in clip.
As an alternative to headphones, the founders of Boombotix Lief Storer and Chris McKleroy, wanted to create a speaker that was easy to transport and could withstand the rigors of everyday wear and tear. The Boombot REX is the byproduct of a two-year R&D effort to make the best ultraportable speaker. Their team is now raising some initial fundraising on Kickstarter to support construction of their first pilot production run.
REX is acoustically crafted to provide full fidelity 2.1 stereo sound in a ruggedized, IP53 water-resistant shell that fits in the palm of your hand. The speaker features steel reinforced belt clip that can be clipped onto any bag, belt, or backpack and transported to the mountains, the beach, or the toughest city streets with ease. The subtle yet sophisticated design of the Boombot REX reflects the importance of a polished aesthetic for a mobile companion device with such great situational utility. In addition, the Boombot REX offers Siri compatible speakerphone functionality. You can use the speaker for phone calls in the harshest locations without taking your mobile device out of your pocket.
– Uncompromising acoustic performance
– Modern design with unparalleled utility
– Ultraportable engineering that fits in your palm
– Hands free capabilities that empower and protect
– Remote Siri Integration
The project has already raised $6,857 of its $27,000 goal with 38 days to go. You can reserve one Boombot REX for yourself by pledging $75 or more.