|Dec 5, 2012, 10:19 PM||#1|
Kickstarter Speaker Boombot REX Boasts Siri Integration
The Boombot REX Ultraportable speaker from Boombotix is an intriguing new Kickstarter project that promises to deliver quality sound in a durable, pocket-sized package.
This hexagon-shaped Bluetooth speaker is designed to be worn externally, and as such, it sports a built-in clip and a rugged, water resistant exterior that can even withstand grime and mud.
It has high powered dual drivers and a bass woofer, along with speakerphone capabilities and a lithium-ion battery that is rated for six hours of continuous use.
After just a day on Kickstarter, the Boombot REX is 80 percent funded, with over $22,000 of a $27,000 goal. Interested backers can get a limited edition Arctic white REX speaker for $75, or for $80, the REX is available in Electric Blue, Savage Green, and Pitch Black. For more information on the Boombot REX, which is currently expected to ship beginning in February 2013 should it reach its funding goal, check out the Kickstarter page.
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|Dec 5, 2012, 11:04 PM||#5|
The device looks very useful. More often on a desk or clipped to an object, than on a person (but if you need that too—it’s a need few speakers will fill).
Siri integration seems like a small thing, not the main reason most people would get this.
But it would be useful: your phone is in your pocket, while the speaker is on your desk. Want to dial a call, request an album, set an alarm, fire off a text, cancel an appointment? (Anything Siri does faster than getting the phone out and tap-tap-tapping, and that doesn’t need your eyes.) Touch the speaker and go!
Basically, the same uses Siri has on the iPhone’s included headset, or a Bluetooth headset, when the phone is pocketed.
|Dec 5, 2012, 11:31 PM||#6|
It takes mere seconds to get it out of your pocket.
|Dec 6, 2012, 01:34 AM||#7|
Yea, I'm with the others, I don't see the point of this. The price point is just not low enough, for $75-80 I think I can find better. Also, the whole Siri thing, and having a speaker on your desk is not all that useful. I can't see people using it in an office like environment, most people don't get a huge room all to themselves and I won't want a speaker on the table to announce every single phone calls let alone play loud music. If I really want to keep my phone in the drawer or in my pocket, I'll just use my bluetooth, it already works great with Siri.
|Dec 6, 2012, 03:50 AM||#8|
I see the use for this
Any outdoor activity where my phone is safer in my pocket. Say around sand or water. My back yard pool or around the beach or desert. Even at home by the bath where I would like to keep my phone away from the water but still listen to my audio book and be able to answer a call if needed. Seem useful to me
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