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Outdoor Tech® Tapped as Audio and Power Partner to Level 1’s Annual Feature

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DENVER, CO (January 28, 2015) — Level 1 and Outdoor Tech® are proud to announce their exclusive audio and power partnership for the 16th annual Level 1 feature film and SuperUnknown XII.

“Outdoor Tech is leading the charge with progressive audio and power products, and as a brand they couldn’t be a more perfect fit for our approach to marketing, image and design. It’s very clear that they’re doing amazing things and growing in the right direction and I’m excited to have Level 1 on board to help them get where they’re going!” says Level 1 Director Josh Berman. (more…)

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Smith and Outdoor Tech® Announce Audio System Partnership

Los Angeles, CA (January 21, 2015) – Blending innovation and performance, Outdoor Tech® and Smith announced this week its new partnership for co-branded drop-in audio systems for all Smith adult snowsports helmets. Sold separately, the rugged and minimal design of the audio kits quickly and easily install into the earpad liners for Hi-Fi sound and easy phone access while on the hill.

Smith and Outdoor Tech

The new Smith x Outdoor Tech® Wireless Audio CHIPS® (MSRP $130) are loaded with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 chipset providing voice prompts that replace tones for incoming calls and volume controls, as well as a new battery gauge so users won’t have to worry about losing power unexpectedly. They boast the patented glove and mitten-friendly button controls directly on the earpiece for adjusting volume levels, answering calls, controlling track selections and even activating Siri or voice commands. Wireless CHIPS® have a rechargeable battery that lasts for 10 hours of continuous playtime or about three days of real world on-mountain use while providing endless freedom from wires and the fear of dropping your phone off a lift.

Wired Audio CHIPS® (MSRP $40) are also loaded with a glove-friendly on device button and an in-line volume control with a built-in microphone.

Both CHIPS® are equipped with full range 40mm drivers set solidly in the disk shaped casing. This housing allows for better in-helmet acoustics creating the best Hi-Fi experience in the business. Tested to work perfect at -20°C/-4°F, CHIPS® are also IPX-4 sweat and water-resistant.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the legacy that Smith has built over 50 years. We are excited, honored and humbled to be the official audio partner for the brand and look forward to working hard together to deliver the ultimate customer experience.” said Outdoor Tech® CEO, Caro Krissman.

“As leaders in technology innovation, we could not be more stoked to be working with Outdoor Tech® as our helmet audio partner. They are constantly pushing new ideas in the market, and we look forward to a long-term collaboration in helmet audio solutions.” commented Graham Sours, Helmet Category Manager at Smith.

The Smith x Outdoor Tech® CHIPS® will be available at select retailers and online at smithoptics.com in Fall 2015.

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Press Release: Outdoor Tech® Enters 2015 with a Bang

Outdoor Tech® Enters 2015 with a Bang from the Buckshot Pro to the Extended Kodiak Powerbank Line and CHIPS® All-in-One Headphone Accessories

CES Booth #36805 – Come on by!
LVCC South Hall 3/4, Upper Level

Media Contact:
Tara Yant
Hayter Communications
tara@hayterpr.com
360.313.7070, ext.7

If you’re not already familiar with Outdoor Tech®, we think you probably should be. It is one of the fastest growing brands in America and has been busy at work making Stuff You Probably Want®, which means your audience probably wants to hear about it, too! The brand is represented at REI, Sports Authority, Nordstrom, Quicksilver and West Marine to name a few of its 2,000 North American doors; so while it is a relative newbie to the CE game, people seem to be into it. We have several new releases for CES that we’re stoked to share with you. Please see below and reach out anytime with questions or requests.

Topping the 2015 new product list, Outdoor Tech’s brand new 3-in-1 Buckshot Pro (SRP $79.95) functions as a portable rugged speaker that has a passive bass port for bigger sound, a 2600mAh powerbank for charging devices, and a flashlight with three different settings (torch, lamp and strobe). Point the speaker end towards you when you fasten the Buckshot Pro to your bike handlebars using the included rubber mount strap, and add the flashlight accessory to the other end for dawn and dusk rides. You can also use the end with the USB output as a portable powerbank. And it features a built-in mic for hands free calls.

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Next, Outdoor Tech® holds the power with its all-new pocket portable Kodiak Mini 2600 (SRP $19.95) that becomes your most trusted friend when you’re in a bind and need to charge your device. Its big brother, the slim and sleek Kodiak Plus 10000 (SRP $79.95) is also new and boasts 2.4A output as well as a 2nd USB port so you can share your power (if that’s your thing). This shockproof and waterproof portable power source is the envy of every bar-goer and outdoorsman when it comes to reliability in unpredictable environments.

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And last but certainly not least, Outdoor Tech’s CHIPS® and Wired CHIPS®, famous for their performance and universal compatibility in snow helmets, can now come off the mountain into every day life with the addition of a new universal K-Roo Pouch that attaches onto almost any bike or skate helmet with a V-strap; a headphone Exoskeleton and a CHIPS® Headwear line that includes two beanie styles and a headband. Drop either CHIPS® (wired or wireless) into any of the CHIPS® All-In-One Headphone Accessories (SRPs ranging from $19.95 – $29.95), and take your tunes and mobile calls to the streets, skate parks, trails and anywhere life leads. The patented control interface of the CHIPS® changes tracks, plays/pauses music, takes calls and activates voice command with glove-friendly (if needed) buttons, without having to remove your phone from your pocket – ever. Complete with a built-in microphone and IPX4 sweat and water-resistant rating, these are also tested to work flawlessly down to -20°C/-4°F.

About Outdoor Tech
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its line including rugged portable power and the potentially iconic Yowie® Logo apparel collection go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

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Support Jack’s Jiants at JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with Outdoor Tech®

Support Jack’s Jiants at JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with Outdoor Tech®

Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2014) – Even though Jack has had Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) for 3 years, he looks like a normal 5-year-old boy on the outside. He is adorable, silly, spastic and into everything. But what’s really going on in his life is anything but normal. His reality includes pokes, prods, sight infections, hospital stays, missed play dates, tears and emotional turmoil that no child should ever have to endure. It has been a life changer for the entire family, including Jack’s twin sister who does not have T1D.

That’s where JDRF comes in as the leading global organization funding T1D research. With JDRF Walks to Cure Diabetes taking place across the nation, coming up on November 9, 2014 is the JDRF Walk at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA in which Jack’s team “Jack’s Jiants” will be walking for the 4th year in a row. They are the largest walk team for this location, as well as the highest fundraising team. Jack’s mother Danielle LaBriola says, “Jack has told me on numerous occasions that one of the ONLY good things about having diabetes is the walk. He feels the support and actually feels like a hero for a day.”

In support of Jack’s Jiants, Outdoor Tech® has created a special t-shirt for adults that is available for purchase here for $24.00. 100% of all profits from this shirt will be donated to Jack’s JDRF Fund. In addition, Outdoor Tech® partner Rob Caulfield was personally moved by Jack’s story and has committed to match the first $5000 in contributions to support such a great cause. If you prefer to simply donate to Jack’s team and/or join the walk in Anaheim with him, please click here. By doing any of these things, you are directly helping Jack and the millions of other kids who are struggling every day to live their lives with this disease. These donations are so important because without funding there simply will be no cure.

About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent and eventually cure T1D. For more, please visit JDRF.org.

About Outdoor Tech®
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more, go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

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The Daily Express Saturday Must Have Our Privates

You know we’re international right? Yea, it’s pretty crazy. Anyway, the U.K. really likes our stuff. Just check this out from the Daily Express Saturday magazine. They really like our Privates, some of the raddest headphones you can get.

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Daily Express Saturday Privates

It’s pretty cool to get this kind of coverage for our Bluetooth headphones from so far away. Shout-out to the crew over at MadisonUK. Those guys are killing it!

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Ashley B. & Her Privates!

1) Name?Ashley-b-bluetooth-headphones | Outdoor Tech

My name’s Ashley B.

2) Hometown?

I’m in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

3) So, what were you looking to pick up?

I needed some wireless headphones, so I went with Outdoor Tech’s Privates.

4) What’s your favorite thing about Outdoor Tech’s Privates Wireless Headphones?

Well, I needed some Bluetooth headphones for working outside on my computer (I love to hang out in the park or in my backyard and do work), and these work great for that. I can also wear the Privates without having to worry about plugging them in. I don’t have to worry about pulling my laptop off the desk when I turn around too fast anymore—that’s happened to me before and it’s a real bummer. Oh, and the microphone feature lets me take my calls. It’s super easy. All in all, the price point was great and the portability is tough to beat. I’m pretty happy with ‘em.

5) Very cool! Is there anything else you like about the headphones?
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Since Privates are wireless headphones, they’re perfect for when I’m studying on the couch and listening to some music, and if I need to get up and go get something, there isn’t a wire or anything to get caught up or tangled. They’re also great for when I need to switch things up and I decide to do some studying or work in my backyard or elsewhere outside. The sound quality is totally stellar, and I can also pair the headphones with my television or my computer too if my boyfriend needs to sleep. He’s a pretty light sleeper, so these headphones help out a lot at home!
6) So, when you’re jamming out with these headphones, what kind of music are you listening to?

I like calm tunes. Stuff to keep me mellow throughout the day. I definitely love Bon Iver and Passion Pit.

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The Beer Marathon at Outdoor Retailer 2014

Some people think trade shows are boring. Those people probably don’t come by the Outdoor Tech® booth. Not only do we have all kinds of rad stuff like bluetooth speakers, headphones, earbuds and other wireless audio devices; we have fun. A lot of fun.

For example, we went to Outdoor Retailer this year and held our first Beer Marathon. It’s pretty simple, you consume 26.2 ounces of beer in the fastest time and you win a prize. Keep in mind, you are going head to head with an opponent. #exciting

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You can’t blame us if you didn’t go. We got the word out everywhere. You probably want to make sure you follow us on Instagram and Twitter. We for sure let everyone know what we are up to.

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So what is the Beer Marathon?

Step 1: Beer Pong – Sink one and pond it.

Step 2: Quarters – Sink one and pound it.

Step 3: Beer Bong – Take that funnel full of beer to your domepiece.

Since you are going head to head with someone, the person that completes the Beer Marathon first, wins some #stuffyouprobablywant from Outdoor Tech®. It may sound a little confusing but Charlie explained the rules before every match.

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Obviously, this is exciting. You may be knocking stuff over just reading this, calm down. Seriously, count to 5 and breathe.

Check this video to see the rules and an example of some overexcitement.

Maybe it’s the pumping music from the Big Turtle Shell® that got Buck all giddy. I don’t know but pull yourself together man, we are trying to conduct some business here.

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Okay, okay, you want to see a real match? Watch this video and enjoy.

Hey, it’s not just a guy thing. Girls can compete too. #CrossingGenderBoundries I honestly think this event will be featured on Drunk History sometime in the distant future as a defining moment in equality. Watch this battle between two ladies.

After a few hours of head to head competition, the final results are….

Beer Marathon Final Results

Listen, if drinking isn’t your thing, that’s cool. You can still hang out. Our booth isn’t always super crowded with people. Here is a pic taken early one morning. It’s from that 30 minutes of calm right after they open the doors. But after that 30 minutes or so, yea.. it always gets super crowded with people learning about our brand and how rad our products are.

The Calm Before the Storm at Outdoor Retailer

All videos were shot on a GoPro, damn those cameras are pretty rad. Did you notice that the GoPro booth was across from ours? It looked like they were having a lot of fun watching all the commotion in our booth.

Go ahead and leave a comment to let us know which video was your favorite or just share this with 20 of you favorite bestie’s.

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Outdoor Tech® Featured on Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 27, 2014) – Inc. Magazine in its September issue has recognized Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech® as one of America’s fastest growing privately-held companies. The Inc. 500 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Outdoor Tech ranked no. 329 on the list based on its 1,418.7% growth rate over the qualifying time period.

Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio accessories built for reveling in the open air. As the creator of the industry leading and first-ever universal, fully wireless audio CHIPS for ski and snowboard helmets, the company has proven there is a way to stay connected but not tethered to modern technology during active lifestyle pursuits. Brand new standouts for 2014 are the shockproof, dustproof and highly water-resistant Big Turtle Shell wireless boombox that’s made for adventurous life on the go; the sleek and powerful Orcas wireless earbuds that are ideal for any workout, both inside and out; and the most recent fully-waterproof Kodiak portable power bank as Outdoor Tech® expands into a new category of non-audio products.

“Outdoor Tech has quickly been accepted by a growing population of consumers who want to incorporate music and connectivity to their devices while pursuing their favorite outdoor activities whether it’s skiing and snowboarding or bike commuting and paddling,” says Caro Krissman, Outdoor Tech founder and CEO. “The quality and durability of the products resonate with an audience that spans from pro action sports athletes to backyard gardeners and business travelers. The broad appeal of the brand and the lifestyle it represents has helped us rapidly grow in a number of markets.”

Outdoor Tech® anticipates maintaining its rapid growth trend through an expanded international distribution strategy in Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe, as well as deepening relationships with retailers such as REI, Apple, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Sports Authority, West Marine, Eastern Mountain Sports, Burton Flagship Stores, FGL Sports, Tilly’s, Quiksilver and more.

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Agenda Long Beach 2014

We went to Agenda in Long Beach again. We have a booth every year and it’s always a good time. Luckily we had Ryan Hackbarth with us this time to take these photos.

What is not shown is how we ended up on someone’s boat in Shoreline village. Nothing special, just drank some beers and discussed business stuff. So exciting.

See you next year Agenda.

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The Big Turtle Shell in Mens Journal

What does the Big Turtle Shell Bluetooth speaker, a canoe, a hammock, a roll up blanket, a fetch toy, and some slip-free shoes have in common? Besides the fact that all of that stuff is totally rad and I want them, they are all in the August 2014 issue of Men’s Journal.

If you dont believe me, check out these terrible quality scans from the mag. We may have used a potato to scan these. Probably just more of a reason to go pick up the magazine and subscribe while you are at it.

Men's Journal August 2014

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