Virgin Introduces Boomtube Speakers

Designed to work with nearly any portable music source, the Virgin Boomtube line of portable speakers transforms personal MP3 players, CD players, or even laptop computers into a portableparty.

The Virgin Boomtube product line includes two models. The $99 Virgin Boomtube features ample two-inch aluminum speakers for great sound and weighs in at only two pounds. The supercharged Boomtube ex has a sub woofer-like bass tube and more than 40 watts of total system power generated from rechargeable batteries at $199.

“Music is meant to be shared, and the new Virgin Boomtube speakers allow consumers to share their music with volume and style never before seen in a portable speaker system,” said Greg Woock, CEO of Virgin Electronics. “The Virgin Boomtube ex speakers are so loud, we’ve included a set of our Virgin Atlantic earplugs — for your neighbors.”

Virgin Boom Tube

Both products feature MaxxBass technology to provide superior bass reproduction, but the 3.1 pound Virgin Boomtube ex goes one step further by incorporating the patent-pending bass tube that includes two additional base speakers and a bass control. The lithium-ion rechargeable Virgin Boomtube ex plays for approximately 10 hours on a single charge. The Virgin Boomtube lasts approximately 20 hours on a set of four AA alkaline batteries.

The Boomtube speakers make a perfect companion to the new Virgin Player 5GB, a sleek hard-drive-based digital audio player weighing in at just 3.1 ounces. The $249 Virgin Player, announced today in a separate release, features 25 percent more storage than the leading mini-sized player, plus has a built-in FM Tuner and dual headphone jacks. The Virgin Player and Virgin Boomtube line of portable speakers will be available later this month online at and retailers nationwide.