Boom has unveiled Urchin, a Ready 4 Anything (R4A) rugged Bluetooth speaker.
The Urchin ships with a carbineer for hooking on a belt loop or backpack, a suction cup for sticking to a shower tile, and a screw mount attachment for the dash of a car, or it can be used with the optional bike mount or strap attachment. The Urchin’s silicone skin is molded with a hole at the top so it can easily be attached to most anything with everything from a screw in the wall, to a rope tied around a tree. Its interchangeable silicone skins give the Urchin its distinct look and also make it shock and water resistant.
The Urchin is built to connect with pretty much any Bluetooth device, with support for Version 2.1 + EDR or higher, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), Advance Audio Coding (AAC), Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5 or higher, and Headset Profile (HSP). It comes with about 10 hours of battery life and a charge time of just two hours.
The BOOM Urchin will make its debut at the International CES next year, and will be available around the same time for $149.99.
Boom is a DEI Holdings portfolio company.