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Boombotix BB1 iPhone Speaker Review Boombotix BB1 iPhone Speaker Review

8.7
Editor Rating
9.5
User Rating
by Steven Johnson - April 15, 2013

Notable Features:

  • 6-12 hour rechargeable battery
  • Durable vinyl construction
  • Awesome style and design
  • Excellent sound
  • Great value

Company Highlights:

The Boombotix (Name changed from SkullyBoom) is an untra-portable speaker system that brings the party with you anywhere you go. This unique speaker system delivers great sound and style in a speaker that is full of personality.

Where to Buy

From Amazon:

Our Video Review

Speaker Details & Features

The Boombotix Boombot 1 portable iPhone, iPod and MP3 speaker system is a stylish design and durable material that makes it one of a kind. It is made out of tough vinyl and has a smooth matte, black finish. Changeable eye pieces for different personalities are available. The BB1 comes with a USB cord for charging the internal rechargeable battery and a retractable 1/8” audio connector for many different MP3 players. A blue light signals that the Boombot is on and ready to play.

Boombotix BB1 Highlights

  • Light weight and portable
  • Built in Rechargeable Battery
  • Belt Clip for Convenient Placement
  • Solid Vinyl Construction

Boombotix BB1 Description

Power: Runs on a 6-12 hour Lithium Ion rechargeable battery

Color and Style: Available in 4 different colors and has interchangeable eye’s for different looks.

Inputs / Outputs: 1 headphone output jack (female), comes with retractable 1/8” audio male to male cord.

Great For

  • Those looking for an ultra-portable solution
  • Those looking for a quality product with style
  • Those looking for easy, convenient use

What's in the Box

  • Boombotix BB1
  • USB charger
  • Retractable 1/8” audio male to male cord

Visit the Official Boombotix - BB-1 Speaker Page

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Editor review

Overall rating 
 
8.7
Value 
 
8.0
Sound Quality 
 
8.0
Style & Design 
 
10.0

Portable boombox for a party attached to your pants

Product: Boombotix BB-1
Overall Rating: 8.7 out of 10
Reviewed by:
Original Review:
Updated: February 21, 2012

Overview

The BoomBotix Boombot 1 is an all-around awesome ultra-portable speaker, it brings the party with you. It has loud sound for its size, great battery life, durable construction, and a unique look that the chicks love.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
Ultra-Portable
Rechargeable Battery
High Quality Vinyl Construction
Good Sound Quality
Cons:
Needs Computer to Charge via USB
Review

Full Review

The BoomBotix Boombot 1 out performs other speakers of the same size. Even though it is small, the sound is not limited. When I brought it to a New Years Eve 2012 party that did not have music playing, the BB1 quickly became the source of all the party music.

It played all music very well and at loud volumes. Enough for us to start our own dance party right there in the hotel restaurant. There were about 15 of us and BB1 did a great job filling the space with plenty of sound for all of us to enjoy ourselves.

If you are listening to the BB1 for high quality stereo playback, you will find that it is not going to have the range of premium speakers like Bose. This does not bother me because the Boombotix BB1 is designed for portability and fun.

Features
The BoomBot is one of a kind in style and personality. while It mixes the genre of vinyl toys and speaker systems, it’s design offers a durable speaker housing and features essential speakers.

It has a vinyl construction that is very tough and light weight. It feels good to the touch and doesn’t show dirt or scratches.

The “eyes“ of the BB1 are interchangeable which allows you to personalize the look.

Setup and Design
Using the BB1 is very easy. It is small in design and only has 3 buttons: Power, Volume-up and Volume-down.

To start playing music use the retractable auxiliary cable to plug in the iPhone, iPad or iPod. After plugging in your device, it’s easy to start listening to tunes. Just hit the power button and make sure music is playing on the iPhone.

A blue LED light’s up to indicate that the power is on. As an added bonus, the light looks pretty cool.

Rechargeable Battery
The built in rechargeable battery is one of the longest lasting we have reviewed. When I brought it to the New Years Eve party, I lasted for 4 or 5 hours of playing music. This makes the speaker that much more convenient.

iPhone/iPod Jack
The retractable audio jack is something that seems a perfect fit for any small portable speakers system. While a dock could charge your iPod or iPhone, this jack can be used with many different audio devices and is a lot more versatile. You could even use it for a laptop or a desktop since it can plug into any 1/8” audio jack.

Conclusion
Having the BoomBotix BoomBot 1 at the New Years Eve party this year made everyone’s time a lot better. The girls all thought it was adorable and the dudes thought that the rechargeable battery and portability was a great design. Because I had the BB1 with me, we were able to listen to our favorite jams while ringing in the new year in unique style. It even provided music on shuttle rides between the hotel and airport. We made a few new friends on the shuttle after singing songs together.

I had a great time reviewing the BB1 because I had the perfect scenario for it. It does a great job for portable loud music playing, solid construction and incredible design. I think this iPhone speaker is an excellent purchase.

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User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.5
Value 
 
9.5  (2)
Sound Quality 
 
9.0  (2)
Style & Design 
 
10.0  (2)
Ratings (the higher the better)
Value*
Sound Quality*
Style & Design*
Overview
Pros and Cons
Comments*
 
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Value 
 
10.0
Sound Quality 
 
9.0
Style & Design 
 
10.0

Changed my mobile audio life

Product: Boombotix BB-1
Overall Rating: 9.7 out of 10
Reviewed by: Max Jennings
Reviewed on: February 21, 2012

Pros and Cons

Pros:
Burly clip and ABS construction, audio output to size ratio, competitively priced, AWESOME warranty program.
Cons:
Would like to have the bluetooth model. Will probably upgrade

Full Review

I wear this thing on my back pack all the time. Whether its bumping tunes or its off, people always ask about it. I have not seen a speaker that offers this level of portability and performance. If you are in the market, I would seriously recommend grabbing the wireless model.

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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Value 
 
9.0
Sound Quality 
 
9.0
Style & Design 
 
10.0

Boombot has great sound and super cool

Product: Boombotix BB-1
Overall Rating: 9.3 out of 10
Reviewed by: Elvis
Original Review: October 14, 2010
Updated on: February 21, 2012

Pros and Cons

Pros:
Great look
Great sound
Solid construction
Cons:
charges via usb
nothing else really

Full Review

I got my Boombot as a gift and have been very impressed.

The sound is great and it has a cool look. It goes in my backpack and goes most places with me.

I do have to remember to bring the axillary cable, after you forget it once or twice you make sure that is in the bag.

People almost always comment on the unique look.

The USB charging requires a computer but at least there is no proprietary power adapter to lose and then need to replace.

All in all I am really glad I got the Boombot, it turned out to be a great present.

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Price & Model

Price:
$39.95
Manufacturer:
Boombotix
Model:
BB-1

System Features

Remote:
Not Remote Capable
Radio:
None
Made For:
  • iPod
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Power

Batteries:
Internal Rechargeable
AC Power Adapter:
Included

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