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Outdoor Tech Welcomes New VP of Sales Ryan Cockroft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Outdoor Tech Welcomes New VP of Sales Ryan Cockroft.

Laguna Hills, CA (October 20, 2016)– Outdoor Tech, the leader of rugged mobile accessories is proud to welcome Ryan Cockroft as our new VP of Sales. The entire team at Outdoor Tech is stoked that Ryan is here to continue the brand’s growth within all channels.

“I have known Ryan for a number of years, dating back to my days at Oakley.” Said Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO of Outdoor Tech. “I always admired his passion for the Outdoors and dedication to the brand.  He was our number one choice for the VP of Sales position, and we are truly fortunate to have him on board. He is an avid brand enthusiast that has been a brand fan and user of the product for many years. I have relied on him as a confidant, guiding our product development and sales strategy. The timing was finally right for both of us, and I couldn’t be happier to have him leading our sales force.”

Most recently, Ryan was Senior Key Account Manager for Oakley. A 16-year veteran, Ryan worked as an outside rep, territory manager, and eventually went on to manage Oakley’s largest retail partners for premium eyewear, apparel, accessories and footwear. He brings his unique talent of creating and cultivating relationships for national and key account partners in the outdoor markets. With an aggressive expansion plan for retail channels and extending the product roadmap, Ryan will maintain brand equity while increasing market share across the nation.

Ryan shares in the Company’s strong passion for the brand. “The outdoor business has always been my obsession and Outdoor Tech has done an amazing job building a solid brand across all retail channels. I’ve been watching this business grow for quite a while, looking for the right opportunity to join such a passionate team. Outdoor Tech has a very unique position and perspective on the way we use technology and interact with our environment. There is quite a bright future ahead of us and I’m excited and fortunate to help achieve new levels in product creation and retail distribution.”

 

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 and power 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.

Brand Co-Creator Mikie Krisztal returns to Outdoor Tech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Brand Co-Creator Mikie Krisztal returns to Outdoor Tech.

Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2016)– Outdoor Tech welcomes back Mikie Krisztal, who will give creative direction as a brand image consultant. Krisztal will provide these services under the banner, “BrandMatter”, his growing consulting business. As one of the original creators of Outdoor Tech, Mikie played an integral role in the conception of the brand and helped steer the company’s identity, voice, and product design for several years.

“Mikie was an essential part of the brand’s initial success,” said Charlie Gugliuzza, C.E.O. “He was instrumental in defining the brand image, and the key principals we have built upon.  We welcome him back and are excited to have his creative genius help continue to define the brand into the future.”

Krisztal left the company in 2014 to pursue his passion for creating brands, resulting in the formation of a startup accelerator, now dubbed Brand Matter (www.brandmatterla.com). The agency provides full service, in-house design and marketing and specializes in helping startups get off the ground more quickly. Krisztal currently oversees product design, brand creation, web and marketing design and strategy.

“This is truly a homecoming for me,” said Krisztal. “I owe a lot of my knowledge and skill-set to the years we spent building Outdoor Tech. I couldn’t be more excited to continue that journey with their amazing team. I love this brand and the company!”

 

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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Outdoor Tech Makes the Inc. 5000 for the 3rd Year in a Row

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For the third year in a row, Inc. Magazine has recognized Outdoor Tech® as one of America’s fastest growing privately-held companies. Outdoor Tech ranked no. 483 on the 2016 list based on its 785% growth rate over the qualifying time period. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Outdoor Tech continues to execute on its goal to address the ever growing issue of blending a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors.

“The last few years have been a blast. We have experienced tremendous growth with the brand. We are truly honored to be named to the Inc. 500s List of Fastest Growing Companies for the third consecutive year.” – Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO

Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio, portable power and mobile accessories built for reveling in the open air. With rapid growth and increased market distribution across the globe, Outdoor Tech® is clearly satisfying the needs of tech-obsessed consumers by creating gear that compliments life on the go. To see Outdoor Tech’s entire line of Stuff You Probably Want®, go to www.OutdoorTechnology.com.

For media inquiries please email marketing@outdoortech.com.

The 2015 X Games in Austin with Outdoor Tech

When things start to get extreme, you don’t want to leave your Outdoor Tech stuff at home. Nothing says extreme like having your Bluetooth speaker chillin while you skate. Just check out how good the Turtle Shell 2.0 wireless speaker looks on the mega ramp.

Turtle Shell Xgames

We almost dropped in on this but we had some crazy flat spots and you know how that goes. So instead of doing double dolphin flips, we left a sticker which is pretty much the same thing in terms of radness.

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The Turtle Shell was really high the whole time at the 2015 X Games in Austin. I mean not like Wiz Khalifa high, but still pretty high. Check out how high it is in this pic.

High Turtle SHell

Pretty sick, right bro? Well we had a bunch of other pictures but we just posted them to Facebook and Instagram instead. You should probably make sure you follow us to make sure you don’t miss out on stuff like that.

OC Marathon 2015

We partnered with our friends at Wahoo’s Fish Taco for the OC Marathon this year and it was rad time. Who wouldn’t want to wake up super early, run for a while and then pound some beers and eat some tacos? Well we didn’t so we just hung out at the finish line and handed out our stuff.

All the runners were coming by and checking out the Orcas wireless earbuds. People were buying Orcas, shirts, and hats too.

Outdoor Tech Booth at OC Marathon

Homegirl Katie got up bright and early to set everything up, you the real MVP Katie.

Katie Setup Outdoor Tech at OC Marathon

Alex (pictured below) said that the Outdoor Tech shirt and Orcas are the only reason she finished. Well maybe she didn’t say that exactly but that’s how I remembered it.

Alex Ran OC Marathon 2015

It got pretty crowded. I mean, they were giving away free tacos and beers to everyone that ran. That was almost motivation enough for me to run, almost.

Tacos and Beer at OC Marathon

The tent got so crowded that some dude did a smash and grab for some Turtle Shell’s. We will find you, we smell your fear.

OC Marathon with Outdoor Tech

We even had some Outdoor Tech kids handing out shoelaces and other swag. This guy with a strong ponytail game saw his opportunity for free shoelaces and Carpe’d the Fu%@ out of the Diem.

Outdoor Tech is for the children

A big thanks to Wahoo’s Fish Taco and the OC Marathon for letting us hang out. Maybe you should run next year and hang out with us in 2016, maybe.

Ian Rural Compton Video

Ian always makes videos that are fun to watch and this one is no exception.

“The first seedlings have started and I reflect on the winter.
I do not enjoy city’s nor do I travel often to them,
instead I stay hidden in the trees.
The smile never leaves when skiing within these trees.”

– Ian Compton

You can’t have a video without filmers:

Pail Reid
Kevin Merchant
Dylan Demers
Jack Heath
Max Hill
Shane Mcfalls

You can check out more from Ian on his website – http://www.iancomptonsweak.com/

 

A Love Letter to Our Privates

 

From time to time, we receive communications from our customers that stand out. Below is one of said communications.

Good afternoon Gents!

I am writing to express my gratitude for drastically altering my existence…

When Chastity (that is the name that I gave to my mustard yellow ODT Privates) first crossed paths just a mere 4 months ago I immediately knew that it was love.
We started out pretty fast, as most young couples do. But as the days, weeks, and months have passed our love has not faded, not even a little bit…

Is it because she has the ability to whisper the sweet nothings into my ears as if I am listening to “Smooth Operator” by Sade? Maybe it is because she knows how to turn the mood up with a little Barry White…
Or is it because at the very next moment she can vibrate my teeth out of my mouth and melt my brain through my ears with that bASS???

Although these are very valid points I have done some very serious soul searching in the past 24 hours and I believe that I have found what the driving force is behind this whole crazy love affair I am having is!!!

It’s that I have complete freedom… if I want to rock my shit out to some “Saturday Night Fever” with nothing on but my roller skates and knee socks, well guess what… I can!!!

I have stepped into the world of wireless… and needless to say, I am NEVER going back!!!

Which brings me to the culmination of this letter.
The next time you guys create another pair of FUCKING AWESOME headphones maybe you will consider calling them the ODT N.S.A. (No Strings Attached)

“introducing the latest and greatest by ODT: Get naked with us today without feeling awkward about it tomorrow, because with us, it’s always No Strings Attached…”

The guilt free headphones

I never got a chance to really thank you guys back in December for these so thanks again, these head phones are amazing!!!
Always and forever,

 

Truly an amazing note from this gentleman. Words, thoughts, and reasoning escape me at the moment. I can only hope that you will be able to recover more easily and completely than I have. Maybe this will help:

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…)

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.

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.