Yeah I know, what the heck is a an Urchin Boom right? Well it’s a portable Bluetooth speaker that will debut at CES this January with a price of $149.99. The speaker is small and features a carabineer so you can clip it anywhere and take it with you. Personally I would hate one of these things, I hate hearing other peoples music near me, if I want to listen to it then I’d be listening to it really. I guess hate is a strong word, as it has it’s uses, I guess I would say that I hate people that would use something like this to annoy people. Eh, whatever, here’s a picture and the PR for it:
Forget standard-looking Bluetooth speakers, the BOOM Movement is taking its next supreme idea to the streets with Urchin, a Ready 4 Anything (R4A) rugged Bluetooth speaker designed to go where you go with style. Designed to stand out and to withstand whatever you throw at it, the Urchin’s interchangeable silicone skins give the Urchin its distinct clean look and also make it shock and water resistant. Dish it out, we can take it!
The Urchin ships with a carbineer for hooking on a belt loop or backpack, a suction cup for sticking to a shower tile, and a screw mount attachment for the dash of a car, or it can be used with the optional bike mount or strap attachment. The Urchin’s silicone skin is molded with a hole at the top so it can easily be attached to most anything with everything from a screw in the wall, to a rope tied around a tree. Also included is a powerful, built-in microphone that instantly turns the Urchin into a hands free speaker for any Bluetooth phone allowing it to be used in the car, at home, on a beach, mountaintop…wherever. BOOM’s Urchin is truly R4A!
The Urchin is built to connect with pretty much any Bluetooth device, with support for Version 2.1 + EDR or higher, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), Advance Audio Coding (AAC), Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5 or higher, and Headset Profile (HSP). With about 10 hours of battery life and a charge time of just two hours, it’s also ready to rock on the road whenever the mood strikes. A 3.5mm input also makes it easy to connect a phone for devices that do not have Bluetooth. (The mini jack input and USB charging port are water resistant when not in use.)
“The Urchin plays loud and clear, and is fully customizable with up to 10 colorways and a range of different attachment accessories for wherever you want to take it,” says BOOM’s founder, Ryan Minarik. “It’s not locked down to your desk like many traditional products, and it’s not limited to the accessories we put in the box. It really fits the BOOM lifestyle. It’s ready to go on all adventures from a bike ride, to a hike, or anywhere you want to take it.”
The BOOM Urchin will make its debut at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 8 – 11, and on the BOOM Movement website on January 8, 2013 for $149.99. For more info, check out www.BoomMovement.com.