There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there, but how many of them can you actually wear on your body? Well, there might be some that you can wear around your neck but it could be quite heavy. A new device that is campaigning for your support on IndieGoGo aims to be the first wearable Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t suffer on quality, even as you can bring it your music with you everywhere you go. Will WRiSTBOOM be your new musical accessory of choice?
The WRiSTBOOM looks like any other wearable currently in the market, except that it’s not a smartwatch or a fitness band, but rather a wearable, wireless speaker. Not only can you play music from your connected device, it also has a built-in microphone so you can actually take calls and speak onto your wrist while you’re doing other important things like running, walking or even when you just don’t feel like talking on the smartphone the old school way. The “rich, precision-tuned” 4 Ohm 2W audio on the device lets you stream music from your favorite music apps as well.
The wearable can be connected to your smartphone or any smart device of choice through Bluetooth connectivity with a range of up to 30 feet. The LED lighted device will tell you whether it’s charging or playing through different colors. The battery life is reportedly long with its lithium ion battery lasting for 6 hours. And when the charge runs out, you can recharge it from any USB port.
WRiSTBOOM comes in five colors: Natural Green, Rockin’ Red, Electro Black, Bass Blue, and Classic Grey. They’re currently still a little far from their target of $35,000, with just 10 days left in the campaign. If you feel like an idea like this needs to be produced, you can support it by donating at leat $20 (limited early bird pricing) to get one WRiSTBOOM of your choice. Estimated delivery date is August this year.
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