Whoa. Is it just me, or does this product look like someone’s selling a speaker straight from Christian Bale’s Batmobile? Aside from the obvious cool factor of the design, Outdoor Technology’s Kickstarter-funded Turtle Shell Wireless Bluetooth Boombox looks portable and practical. With it’s pint-sized, lightweight design, the speaker could be an ideal on-the-go option.
According to Outdoor Technologies, that’s the whole point behind the design. Instead of adapting our lives to fit into a technological space, the company attempts to make the technological space succumb to our whims. For true integration into an active lifestyle, however, you’ll want the Turtle Claw as well — a clamp that locks the Turtle Shell down to various surfaces, e.g. a bike’s handlebars. The Turtle Claw will retail for $20.
The Turtle Shell speaker is billed as being dust and waterproof and works on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 10 hours play time per charge.
Expect this amphibious audio to retail for $150 once its Kickstarter term is up on October 8th. For now, we’re a little light on specs, so if the cool factor isn’t quite enough for you, you may want to wait until we get our hands on a unit and post a review. Still, it’s great to see so many geeky A/V-related Kickstarter projects gaining some traction.