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The Chips Ultra Factory Reset Procedure

If your Chips aren’t pairing with each other you may need to reset the Chips Ultra. Here is how you are going to do that.

First, remove the Bluetooth pairing (forget ODT Chips Ultra) from your phone or other paired device and make sure both left and right Chips are powered off.

Power on the right Chip. It’s the one with the round logo on it.

On the right Chip there is a small hole on the top side of the Chip, take a paperclip and insert it in the hole and press twice. The blue light will go from flashing slowly to flashing rapidly. Leave powered on with light flashing rapidly.

Now turn on the left Chip and insert the paperclip in the hole on the top side and press twice so that the blue light flashes rapidly.

Both Chips will then pair to each other.

You can now pair the Chips with your phone or other Bluetooth devices.

If you continue to have trouble, please contact our support department by emailing support@outdoortech.com or calling 310-677-0190.

CES 2019: The Latest and Greatest from Outdoor Tech

Did you get a chance to swing by booth# 44770 at the Sands Expo during CES this year? Well if you didn’t don’t worry, here is a quick recap.

Take a look at some new Wireless Earbuds and True Wireless Helmet Audio below.

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New Wireless Earbuds and new Helmet Audio

Here is a closer look at the new Chips Ultra. These are True Wireless Helmet Audio. You probably want to have these next snow season.

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The Chips Ultra

So many options for retailers to carry our stuff and show it off. Check out some of the branded displays we have.

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Retail Therapy

Yeah, some really cool stuff. We can’t wait to get them in your hands.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Get the one you love, something they will love this Valentines Day. Roses are nice, cards are okay, but some rugged, wireless and waterproof awesomeness is probably the better choice. If you’re familiar with our brand, then you know very well what is going to make your significant other give you heart eyes; if you’re not, then here is a list of stuff that will be sure to put you on the best BF/GF list.

The Turtle Shell 3.0 – $99.95

The Turtle Shell 3.0 is the toughest, best looking, best sounding, waterproof wireless speaker that you will ever have. With a built in power bank (3600 mAh) and the ability to wirelessly connect multiple speakers, you will be able to keep the party going for hours.

 

The Calamari 2.0 – $24.95

The Calamari 2.0 is a 3-in-1 USB charging/data transfer cable that can do way more than just charge your phone. With an Apple MFI certified lightning cable, USB C, and USB Micro Connectors, you’re all set to charge up just about everything you own. No more wire problems with this baby, once you’ve got one of these, it’s smooth sailing.

 

Kodiak Power Station 100 – $199.95

The Kodiak Power Station allows for AC power in remote locations for convenient portable power (100 watts at peak). Compact and lightweight, it weighs just 2.5 lbs. It is coated in a rugged rubberized plastic so you don’t have to worry about durability. Whether you’re camping in the wild, dealing with a blackout or outrunning zombies during the apocalypse, the Kodiak Power Station will keep you powered up/charged in any situation.

 

The Buckshot 2.0 – $39.95

The Buckshot 2.0 is an ultra portable, extremely tough, and super tiny speaker that packs a ton of sound. Did I mention it’s also waterproof? Yea, this thing rules. It has multiple mounting options for every adventure you can think of, 60 feet of Bluetooth range, 20 hours of battery life and it is A LOT LOUDER THAN IT LOOKS.

 

The Tags 2.0 – $39.95

Last, but most certainly not least we’ve got the best Bluetooth earbuds ever; The Tags 2.0. These wireless earbuds will last you 5 hours at full volume before you have to recharge them, and the built in microphone let’s you make all your important calls.

Rad Dad’s Under $40 Gift Guide

Every time i’m shredding the gnar during the holidays, people come up to me, ask for an autograph and then also ask, “What does rad dad recommend that I buy for Christmas?”. I gather the crowd of people together so I don’t have to repeat myself which also gives me more time to shred that gnar because gnar doesn’t shred itself. Here is what I tell them.

For earbuds, you have to go with the Tags 2.0. The wireless earbuds sound really good and look cool too. I mean, just look how cool they look next to the chips. I just pull up my special playlist (Dad’s Trap Hood Skate Mix) and away I go. No wires going to my phone, so epicly stoked. If you get these for someone they will be stoked. If you ask for them for Christmas and someone gets them for you, you will be stoked. There will be so much stoke during the holidays, you’ll have to say Merry Stokemas!

 

Now you know my lady is taking mad selfies right? That’s one fine momma! The only problem is that her sick phone is draining that juice like I drain those pools to skate. So that’s why I’m going with some radical stocking stuffers. The Kodiak Mini 2.0 portable charger, the Calamari 2.0 3-in-1 USB cable, and the USB wall charger with Qualcomm quick charge. So epic, right? Yeah, I know bruh.

 

So there you go. Some quick tips on what to get someone for Christmas. Maybe you can add those items to your own Christmas list and let the stoke come onto you. Now I gotta go shred, the gnar is getting heavy right now.

namaste – Rad Dad

Outdoor Tech Opens Submissions For 2018 Art Project

Outdoor Tech’s new traveling museum (trade show booth) debuts at C.E.S. in Las Vegas on January 9th and will be traveling across the globe in 2018. We have created masterful works of art to broaden your horizons. There are the classics, like the Turtle Shell, Buckshot, Kodiak and more, and we can happily say that there are some fantastical new pieces that will be unveiled to the world as well.

There is an open spot in our gallery for your original creation too. Yes, we are inviting you to create an original sculpture for us to display to the masses. Get the global recognition that you deserve and a personal donation for your arduous work.A Few Ground Rules:

  • Sculpture must be original work from the artist submitting the piece.
  • Overall size of sculpture must be within 3ft x 3ft and no taller than 5 ft.
  • Entrant will be required to send the artwork to the Outdoor Tech office in Orange County, CA.
  • The selected piece will earn the artist $500 and a residency for the artwork for the entirety of 2018.
  • Full credit to the artist will be displayed wherever the sculpture is exhibited.
  • All submissions must be received by December 11, 2017.

Please email artcontest@outdoortech.com for any questions, including where to send your work.

We know that there are some very talented artists out there and we look forward to selecting a winning entry.

The First Time I Took my Turtle Shell for a Swim

Life is filled with many firsts. First love. First car. First legal drink. First concert. First paycheck. The list goes on. I’m here to talk about one of my firsts. The first time I took my Turtle Shell 3.0 for a swim. It was truly quite a rush. Nothing compares to the feeling of relaxing in my Jacuzzi with my Turtle Shell floating right beside me…literally my right-hand man for music.

Here’s how it all began. It was a Thursday night around 9pm. I had around 15 friends over to celebrate. Not too sure what we were celebrating, but it seemed like a good excuse to throw a little party. Of course my Turtle Shell 3.0 was center of attention the entire night. You can’t have a party without good music! My friends were mentioning how cool the speaker was, and they were obsessing over the rugged shape. I thought it’d be a good time to point out that the speaker was fully water-proof. I got a few looks of doubt, a few looks of complete shock, and a few looks of excitement. Of course now I had to prove it.

We headed outside to my Jacuzzi and stood over the ledge. We all kind of stared at the speaker, then the water, then back at the speaker. At this moment, I realized I had never even splashed water on this thing. What if I break it? I don’t want to pay for a new one! All my friends are expecting to be wowed by the Turtle Shell, so let’s see what it’s got! I grabbed the speaker and dunked it under the water, then I let it float around the Jacuzzi. Success! The Turtle Shell continued to blast music and wasn’t fazed by the water. “WOAHHH that’s so dope!!” My guy friends were clearly amazed. My Turtle Shell proved itself and showed why it’s worth the money.

The first time I took my Turtle Shell 3.0 for a swim changed my life. Why have the speaker 5ft away on a table when I can have it in arms reach, right next to me. If you ever catch me in my Jacuzzi, you can bet the Turtle Shell 3.0 will be right there with me.

 

Guide to Laguna Beach

The famous tourist location Laguna Beach can be a tough place to navigate. Especially when you’re a local and you’re trying to escape the tourist traffic on streets and sidewalks. Don’t even attempt to go to Main Beach for the day. To find parking is one thing, but to find relaxing spot on the beach is another. This area is one of the most popular locations in all of Laguna, for good reason of course. Main Street Beach is right across from popular shops, restaurants, gelato places, art galleries, etc. The beach also has basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a cute mini boardwalk…tourist heaven! I suggest heading to some of the other beaches in Laguna to get in a relaxing beach day, (mostly) tourist free.

  1. Oak Street Beach

This beach is easy to access and you don’t have to walk down tons of stairs or a steep hill! It’s right off PCH next to where Banzai Bowls and Active Culture are located. This beach is small, but I’ve never had an issue getting a good spot.

  1. Victoria Beach

Off of Nyes Place you’ll find Victoria Beach. Yes, you have to park on a hill, but it isn’t too steep and it’s FREE! You’ll usually never see little kids at this Laguna spot either, which is a plus if you’re trying to relax without kiddy screams! This spot also has a blowhole that you can jump in if tides are high enough.

  1. West Street Beach

You can park along PCH near the West Street intersection and head down to this beach. West is a wide, sandy cove that has volleyball courts perfect to practice your beach volleyball skills! Near the north end, you’ll find unique rock formations when the tide is low.

  1. Table Rock Beach

This hidden beach can be tough to get to, since it’s tucked away and hard to find from the highway. Your best bet is to get there early to park along PCH and walk down to the entrance. Table Rock has secret pools that you might’ve seen before. When the tide is working in your favor, you can swim around in these hidden pools. An experience unique to SoCal’s Laguna Beach!

  1. Thousand Steps Beach

This beach is a tad more popular than the ones I’ve talked about so far. Famously recognized for its name, Thousand Steps Beach includes a killer workout for the walk back up. 1,000 steps down is easy, but the climb back up will leave your legs sore for days. It’s worth it though for the beautiful, wide beach in Laguna. You’re surrounded by beautiful mansions too which are fun to fantasize about.

  1. Thalia Street Beach

The beach on Thalia Street is right next to Oak Street, so you can access either beach from either entrance. I love the waves at this Laguna spot (usually they are bigger than some other beach spots). There’s also a unique wall at Thalia Beach giving its own cool feature. This is the perfect beach to lounge out and watch the surfers and skimboarders do their thing!

  1. Treasure Island

For easiest access to this beach, head over to the Montage Resort and walk down the stairs or ramp. This beach has it all. A park, tide pools, and a cool rock arch. If you park on Wesley Drive off of PCH, you can get free parking too. A great bonus!

  1. Wood’s Cove

If you’re looking to get a nice tan or explore some tide pools, then head to Wood’s Cove. This is a small little cove in Laguna Beach that makes for a great, private spot. There are lots of rocks here though, so if you’re looking to go swimming, you may want to head to a larger beach.

10 Ways to Help Take Care of Our Environment

There are many ways to do your part in taking care of our Earth. These 10 simple tips are a great place to start. By adopting even a few of these suggested changes you can have a big effect on reducing your environmental footprint. And don’t forget that the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) are always there to guide you in your quest for sustainable living!

  1. Use Reusable bags

Since California has banned plastic bags, it’s been tough to remember to bring my own to the store. The newly famous cashier line, “Do you want to pay 10¢ for a bag?” always guilt trips me into saying no. Then I end up struggling out of the store with a handful of items. If this sounds like you, then go put a stack of reusable bags in your car and reduce the number of single use plastic bags you generate!

  1. Say NO to Straws

Straws are one of many single-use plastics that contribute to our waste. In the U.S. alone, roughly 500 million straws are used a day and most don’t get recycled. If a server sets a straw on your table, simply say “no thanks.” I promise your drink will still taste the same!

  1. Switch to Glass Containers

When storing food in your kitchen or packing lunches to-go, use glass containers rather than plastic Ziploc bags. Investing in high quality food storage containers will help your food last longer, taste better, and save you money!

  1. Buy in Bulk

Whether you shop at your local market or Costco, there are plenty of opportunities to buy in bulk. This saves you money and decreases the amount of food packaging waste you generate. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable containers when filling up at the bulk bins!

  1. Use Reusable Water Bottles

Recently, there has been much hype over the use of reusable water bottles. It’s pretty obvious why (at least I think so). A reusable bottle means cold, refreshing water anywhere: beach, gym, airplane, work, couch…the list goes on. They’re free to fill up and fun to personalize with crazy stickers!

  1. Avoid Microbead Products

The tiny little plastic microbeads in face and body washes don’t filter through filtration systems. Those plastic beads end up in our oceans and are mistaken for food. If you use these products, you should look for new alternatives. Congress banned microbeads and the deadline for stopping production was July 1, 2017, so you’re going to need to find new products anyways!

  1. Cancel Mail Subscriptions

If you end up throwing away half of your mail without even opening it first, go ahead and cancel that subscription. If you don’t want to cancel it, then make it an online subscription through email.

  1. Reusable Coffee Filter

Regular coffee makers and Keurigs both have reusable coffee filters. They are easy to use and easy to wash, so give it a shot! Don’t forget to use a reusable coffee cup when taking your own coffee on the go.

  1. Avoid Traditional Wrapping Paper

Whether it’s Christmas or a birthday, there are many alternatives to traditional gift wrap. You can reuse materials such as newspaper, cloth, or old gift bags. The options are limitless if you use a little bit of creativity and imagination!

  1. Share this with a Friend!

It is up to every one of us to pass on the knowledge we learn. By sharing this article with a friend, a domino effect will continue to create positive change.

Outdoor Tech Inspired Dorm Room

Do you have a student going off to college? Are you the student going off to college? If you answered yes to either of these questions, read along to find out some tips for a rad dorm room. Living in a shoe-box for a school year doesn’t sound too appealing, but there are a few ways to make the space feel more like home. The secret key to a comfortable living space is to personalize your dorm. ODT products will get you one step closer to a personal, rad, and tech inspired living space that will have your new friends wishing they invested in ODT.

Let’s look at ODT products your dorm room needs:

  1. Turtle Shell 3.0 – $99.95

At some point in college, it’s going to be your turn to host the pregame. The Turtle Shell 3.0 makes this easy and everyone will love coming to your room before the party. It’s not too big of a speaker, making it the perfect sized center piece for a quick game of beer pong. You won’t have to worry about this speaker getting ruined either if an accidental spill happens! Don’t blast the music too loud though, the last thing you want is an RA knocking on your door.

  1. Buckshot Pro – $79.95

This little speaker is a great addition to your room. Its high quality sound makes it easy to have music playing while friends are hanging out. The built-in flashlight will come in handy for those times you drop something behind your bed or lose something in your closet. You can easily take the Buckshot Pro for a walk around campus if you want to be that cool kid playing music while walking to class. Definitely a power move.

  1. Tags 2.0 – $39.95

At an affordable price, the Tags 2.0 make the perfect college earbuds. Whether you’re watching Netflix or doing homework, these earbuds make it easy to privately listen to music without bothering your roommate. You can also throw them in your bag or purse and you won’t have to worry about them getting tangled because of the magnetic ends that clip together!

  1. Los Cabos – $59.95

If you’re more of a headphone type of person, get the Los Cabos for your dorm living. This rugged piece of technology is tough to break and sweat/splash resistant, so no need to worry about accidentally ruining them. Put them on and turn up the volume to tune-out those unwanted visitors in your room. Study time? Block out surrounding noise to focus in on getting good grades. Lounging out on the campus quad? Bring your Los Cabos and relax to some quality tunes. They’re also good for your flights back home!

  1. Kodiak Power Series – $24.95 – $79.95

Portable chargers are necessary for all college students. Whether you’re out and about on a Friday night, enjoying a football game at your stadium, or studying hard in the library, a portable charger will come in handy. The last thing you want is to get separated from your friends with a dead phone, or for your devices to run out of battery while you’re in the study zone. Many dorm rooms don’t have outlets near the head of your bed, so it can be hard to charge your phone overnight. With a Kodiak Power Bank, all battery problems are solved!

  1. Calamari 2.0 – $24.95

Do you ever feel like your pile of tangled chords represents your mess of a life? If you get the Calamari 2.0 your life will be a whole lot better, just watch. The Calamari is the greatest 3-in-1 USB charging/data transfer cable and it’ll help step up your device game. As a college student, I know you have chords coming from every direction. Do yourself a favor and get the Calamari. It’s worth it.

  1. Apparel – $22.00 – $56.00

To top off your ODT dorm inspired room, get some apparel to represent! If you go to school where winters are cold, a beanie or sweatshirt will keep you warm. Nothings cooler than wearing a Yowie, that’s something I know for certain.