Big warm welcome to friends of Boombotix who will be coming through to this year’s SF Bike Expo as a Sponsor. BoomBotix is about fostering creativity and self expression. Founded in 2009 with roots in San Francisco’s urban art scene and the Tahoe action sports arena, the company made a merger of alternative art and sport. In 2010, BoomBotix splashed into the portable electronics scene with the worlds loudest portable speaker tailored to the transient lifestyles of surf, skate, and snow culture. They entered the scene with a series of Generation 1 Boombotix speakers. Recently, they engineered a wireless Boombotix Generation 2 speakers making it much easier to blast your favorite tunes on a ride with the outdoors. Catch em at this year’s SF Bike Expo!
Fyxation has been a part of our SF Bike Expo, more specifically, the Pedal Savvy Fashion Show since 2010. They are a versatile company designing and distributing a variety of stylish fixed gear parts and accessories (Fyxation tires are the ones to get for your fixed gear, truth!). Come check them out Fyxation at this year’s Expo at the Cow Palace on November 12th and 13th!
At first glance, the Boombotix BB1 portable amplified speaker system kind of looks like a silly toy. The kind that teenagers with colored hair and lip piercings attach to their backpacks (author’s note: I teach high school kids at my day job). But while it’s certainly a fun little gadget, the BB1 is a serious device.
It packs a self-powered 5W audio system, complete with a USB-rechargeable 900 mAh lithium-ion battery. The charge takes about 45 minutes and lasts more than 4 hours. Audio input is handled by a standard 1/8″ headphone jack, with a 3 foot retractable cord included. The controls are absolutely minimal—there’s a power button and an LED indicator, and that’s all. A simple steel spring clip secures it to your messenger bag’s strap, belt, etc.
The BB1 retails for $40 and comes with a one-year “no matter what” warranty. This means you can break it in a crash, even doing something stupid, and they’ll send you a new one. So far all I’ve managed to do is poke one of its eyes out (and they’re sending me a new one). Visit www.boombotix.com for more info.