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.”
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 www.virgin.com/electronics and retailers nationwide.