Buckshot Wireless Speaker in Travel and Leisure June 2014

Go find the June 2014 issue of Travel and Leisure to check out the Buckshot wireless speaker. You should also have a look at all the other gear in the issue too, so rad. If you can’t find the mag go to their website, they have a lot of travel guides and travel information and you can probably get the issue there or something.

It looks like Amy thinks that the Buckshot is rad, “The best adventure equipment takes the marriage of form and function to another level”. Thanks Amy!

Travel and Leisure June 2014

Buckshot in Travel and Leisure June 2014

Global Domination for the Big Turtle Shell

Ever since our Kickstarter campaign for the Big Turtle Shell®, we have been busting our asses to get all those backers their wireless speaker. They aren’t just getting the Big Turtle Shell® (which is awesome just by itself), they are getting a case for it, a 4 pack of mounting straps, and a Calamari 3-in-1 USB cable (stretch goals, yeah!). That’s over 1500 boxes of goodness that we get to ship out. This is so rad, we can’t even explain it.

It turns out, the Big Turtle Shell® is going global in a big way. Check out all these countries that we get to ship the greatest Bluetooth speaker ever to:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovenia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam

Thinking of all the music, movies, calls, and other audio that is going to be wirelessly streamed through the Big Turtle Shell® is pretty amazing. We want to say a big thank you to all the backers from Kickstarter that helped us get the Big Turtle Shell® finished. The Big Turtle Shell® is something that we have been wanting to do for a long time and thankfully, you made it happen. We had a feeling that it was some #stuffyouprobablywant.

I’ll leave you with a behind-the-scenes picture from when we filmed our Kickstarter video.

behind the scenes

The Buckshot Wireless Speaker Wins Good Design Award

This is Eamon from Blonde Robot (a distributor in Australia). As you can see, he is pretty stoked that our Buckshot wireless speaker just won the Good Design Australia award in the consumer electronics category.

Buckshot Wireless Speaker Good Design AwardJust like Eamon, we are incredibly stoked and thank the Blond Robot team for accepting this award on our behalf. You can check out the Buckshot details on the Good Design website.

The next time you Blonde Robot guys fly in to say hello, drinks are on us.

New Colors for Our Privates Wireless Headphones

New Colors for our Wireless Headphones

You know about our touch-control wireless headphones the Privates, right? They use Bluetooth to connect to your device, have a built in microphone, and have a cool swipey swipey feature. Anyway, we just added some cool colors. You probably want to check those out.

Privates Bluetooth Headphones

I could write some more about how rad our wireless headphones are but you already clicked over to go check them out. You probably aren’t even reading this part so I could write whatever I want. But I’ll write about some more features because in this case, more is more.

Foldable Wireless HeadphonesWe made these headphones super portable. You can fold them up. Yea, throw them in your backpack, your purse, your man-purse/murse, or in your fanny pack.

What I am trying to say, is that you have options.

 

 

Bluetooth HeadphonesDid I mention that they are wireless?

So the Privates use Bluetooth 3.0 to stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device. You know what they say, once you go wireless, you don’t go… back to wires. I think you are picking up what I am putting down.

 

 

Bluetooth Headphones

The Privates are comfortable.

These headphones feel good on your dome-piece. They have super comfy ear pads and the battery lasts for 10 hours so you are good to go to listen to the 50 Shades of Grey audiobook. Don’t listen to it before a doctor visit though, trust me.

 

 

So now with these new colors and all these features you have no excuse. Remember when you were Snapchatting with your friend that you met while working on your script at the coffee shop? You said you wanted some Bluetooth headphones that matched your outfit. Boom, it just happened. Just think of the epic selfie opportunities.

Turtle Shell 2.0 and Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speakers on the Today show.

Everyone at Outdoor Tech is stoked on the appearance of the Turtle Shell 2.0 and the Big Turtle Shell on the Today show this morning. Amy Panos of Better Homes and Gardens showed everybody just how rad these two wireless speakers are.

Don’t forget that both the Turtle Shell 2.0 and the Big Turtle Shell are wireless speakers that are water resistant, dust proof, and shock proof. So you can take them just about anywhere you can go. Both speakers use Bluetooth to connect to your phone, tablet, computer, or pretty much any other Bluetooth-enabled device.

As Amy mentioned, the Big Turtle Shell is on Kickstarter right now. You can be one of the first people to have one. You better hurry though, only a few days left to get it. Check it out – http://bit.ly/BigTurtleShell.

One Week Away from the War of Rails 2014

You guys and gals better be getting amped for the War of Rails. It’s going down next week! Here at Outdoor Tech, we are stoked to help sponsor this event.

During the day we will be showing our latest gear and maybe even giving away some of the #stuffyouprobablywant. In the evening, we may be hanging out at some local places enjoying some adult beverages. You should really come chill with us.

Here are all the details:
Date: February 28th – March 1st 2014
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm Pacific, Friday and Saturday
Live Stream: Saturday, March 1st 2014 11:30am-4pm Pacific
Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort, CA
Tickets: Free to watch.
Confirmed Invited Athletes:
1. LJ Strenio
2. Kyle Smaine
3. Sandy Boville
4. Khai Krepela
5. Shay Lee
6. Hugo Pelletier
7. Tim Gage
8. Dominic Laporte
9. Brendan Trieb
10. Karl Fostvedt
11. Matt Walker
12. Charlie Owens
13. John Kutcher
14. Alex Dorszynski
15. Torin Yater-Wallace
16. Cory Vanular
17. Maxamas Hill
18. Kieran McVeigh
19. Joss Christensen
20. Steve Stepp
21. Maxmillium Smith
22. Dale Talkington
23. Pat Goodnough
24. Sean Jordan

War of Rails 2014

 

Here are a few edits of what went down last year:

Bear Mountain Edit

Monster Energy Edit

 

Here is a map so you can come hang out:

 

We will for sure be giving out free high fives. That’s pretty much worth the trip up the mountain.

Outdoor Tech Makes Debut with Madison at iceBike* in UK

Outdoor Tech - Stuff You Probably Want

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 20, 2014) – What better way to form a deal than over a drinking game at ISPO, which is exactly what went down between Outdoor Tech and Madison Distribution last month. Not only did ODT take the game; they ultimately won in a much bigger way in that Madison is now the official Outdoor Tech distributor for the UK and Ireland. With a firm grasp in outdoor products and established connections within the UK technology market, Madison is sure to boost Outdoor Tech’s international presence in a big way.

“Outdoor Tech is beyond stoked to have Madison be its exclusive distributor in the UK,” says VP of International Sales, Bobby Ali. “Madison is a top distributor and has helped build great brands in the UK like GoPro, Thor, Shimano and Garmin to name a few. Outdoor Tech has a very wide range of wireless audio products that sell into a wide array of distribution channels, and it is rare to find one distributor that excels in all these channels like Madison.”

Outdoor Tech and Madison “I don’t remember much about a drinking game, but Madison is über stoked about being the exclusive Outdoor Tech distributor in the UK and we believe the brand has massive potential,” says Dominic Langan, CEO of Madison.

Madison UK Distributor

Outdoor Tech will be making its debut into the UK market at Madison’s iceBike* 2014 trade show, February 25th – 27th.  For more on this event, go to www.icebike.co.uk. To see the entire line of rugged, Bluetooth wireless audio products by Outdoor Tech, check out www.OutdoorTech.com.

Shields Up!: Protecting Your iPhone

It has been said that the easiest way to ensure your phone stays in good condition is to avoid breaking it. Unfortunately, there are instances when you may accidentally toss or drop your stuff. This is why you should have measures for protecting your precious smartphone from the dangers of everyday living.

Films

Anti-glare film is a preferred protective add-on to your iPhone. Not only do you protect your screen from scratches and the innate oil in your hands, but you also shield your eyes from the screen glare. Some go the extra mile and use full-body wraps instead to avoid scratching the sleek casing of the iPhone.

Wireless gadgets

Wireless devices actually help protect the iPhone in a very practical sense. If you have a pair of earphones connected to the iPhone, you would have to take it from your pocket just to change tracks. For the clumsy owner, this poses the risk of dropping the gadget while trying to get it.

The great thing about wireless devices is that you get rid of this trouble, thus keeping your gadget safe inside your pocket or bag. Our wireless earphones, headphones, and adapters make sure that you won’t have to touch your device just to switch music tracks or take calls. Not only do you free yourself from the extra chore, but you also protect your beloved iPhone.

In the context of outdoor activities such as biking or skiing, wireless technology is definitely invaluable.

Waterproof cases

Water is the bane of all electronics, but you don’t have to avoid it if you love gadgets. Thanks to waterproof cases, it’s now easier to jump in the swimming pool without worrying that you’ll fry the wiring of your device.

We offer the Safe 5, our take on a waterproof case for the iPhone 5. We ensure that this product can protect your phone from being submerged in water for up to three feet for 30 minutes, as it has the IPX-7 rating. All buttons are completely functional and accessible – we even have a waterproof gasket to allow charging without removing the case.

At Outdoor Technology, we specialize in gadgets that help you stay connected without being tethered, and we protect phones too. Feel free to check out our products and services on our website or contact us for any inquiries.

SIA 2014 RECAP

 

My first trade show I have ever attended was a full of laughs, screams, rumbles, grumbles, jumbles and fumbles. This was also my first time ever in the growing city of Denver, CO

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Steam always rising on these cold, cold streetzsia2014iphone-23 lil tilt-shift from my iphone view from the roomsia2014iphone-18sia2014   sia2014-40 sia2014-45This guy from Alpine Initiatives had a Yowie (Yeti) tattoo!  Secret giveaway: if you send me a photo of an ODT related tattoo you will get free sh*t from us.sia2014-39 International Sales Bobby Ali explaining his privates to some bearded fellows.sia2014-42sia2014-38   sia2014-43Zander Blackmon stopped by to show us his new hair-dewsia2014-35 The boys of Strange Brew came by for some free beers and laughssia2014-34 Free protection was always available!sia2014-33 Friend of ODT Rob De Luca ladies and gentssia2014-32 sia2014-31 sia2014-30 sia2014-29 sia2014-28 Crippled sales rep Alex Albers has one functioning knee after his incident during our visit to Dew Tour when he skied into a tree!sia2014-22 sia2014-21 sia2014-20 sia2014-19 Bern TM Lando always being weird and creepy.  He’s good at it!sia2014iphone-12Po-lice tryna roll upsia2014iphone-20Electric’s booth was killer. Stuff I probably want. sia2014iphone-21delicious refreshment at Whole Foodssia2014-18 Team rider Cole Drexler being a poster-boi at the Line Skis Boothsia2014-17 sia2014-16 sia2014-15 New colorways!sia2014-14Thumb drives!sia2014-13

The Moment Skis crew was hard at work pushing their handmade skis!sia2014-12 sia2014iphone-15sia2014-36sia2014-37sia2014-11 sia2014moresia2014more-6And then it was Saturday…The Beer Bong races commenced….sia2014more-5our COO Charlie flew out just for the day to run the Beer Bong contest
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sia2014more-8 sia2014more-7 Caro came straight back from ISPO in Germany with a terrible illness, but managed to make it out to the booth for a few hours.sia2014more-4 sia2014more-3Tara from PR was a big help!
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Bobby rockin’ the (extremely) limited edition hoodie.sia2014-9 View from the hotel!sia2014-8 sia2014-5 sia2014-4

sia2014-3Dentist?sia2014iphone-6The show ended with a BOOM (Capri-sun courtesy of Celtek’s sack lunches which included a hand-made PBJ)
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sia2014iphone-11 The on-snow booth at Copper Mtnsia2014iphone-4Neil from Candy Grind using his Safe5 while snowboarding
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sia2014iphone-7 sia2014iphone-2Copper Mountain has some gr8 tree runs and terrain so I didn’t have to dip into the park too often.  However, it is nearly impossible to find the terrain park at first.  Colorado is cold and beautiful.