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Kodiak Mini 2.0 Helps During Texas Snow Storm

We love hearing from customers that use our products. Check out this note from a snowed-in Texan. Those power banks really do come in handy sometimes.

Hello! My name is Isaac and I’m writing this short email to say thank you for your awesome products. I’m from Eagle Pass, Texas and as many are aware, Texas was hit hard with a snowstorm last week. My family and I were without electricity and running water for a couple of days, but thankfully they have since been restored. 

It was definitely a strange couple of days, it felt like camping in our own home…it was cold and dark once the sun set. Like most, we were not prepared for what came…it has only snowed in our city three times, so it’s beyond rare. Luckily for us we had a few candles around the house to keep it lit…but not many (My mom isn’t a big fan of candles, she usually gives them away [or regifts them 🤫]).

I myself own one of your products, a little red Kodiak Mini 2.0 and it proved to be quite the lifesaver during those strange days. I had purchased it a while back because I thought it was neat by the fact that it can charge my phone in an emergency but more importantly the powerful light that comes from such a little device.

This little device was beyond helpful for those days we didn’t have electricity. I would prop the light on top of the kitchen cabinet and it would light the area for us to be able to prepare our food for dinner. It helped us walk around the house and not bump into things at night, haha… so much easier than carrying around a candle.

Before the snowstorm came I always had the little Kodiak Mini 2.0 on my desk….only using it occasionally when I needed a flashlight on the fly. It usually sits on my desk for weeks or months on end without being used or charged. But something I find amazing about your products is that they hold their charge for a really long time. I know this because on occasion I press the battery check button and I’m surprised that it still has a full charge after months of just sitting on my desk.

I just wanted to say thank you for making quality products. I definitely want to add more Outdoor Tech to our “Emergency Kit” that my family and I have started creating, now that we’ve experienced such a bizarre and unexpected event, because we definitely want to be better prepared next time.

Well, I guess this email was a lot longer than expected…Thanks again


Road Trip USA

Our friend Elan, and his lovely girlfriend, just quit their jobs and decided to embark on a month and a half long road trip through California, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana (to celebrate Elan’s families annual Indian Pow Wow on Rocky Boy reservation – so cool!), up into Alberta Canada, to Vancouver and down through Washington, Oregon and back down to California.

They camped, ate lots of noodles, drank lots of coffee and took tons of photos on the way. We were so inspired by what they were about to embark on, that before they left we hooked them up with some ODT gear to put the cherry on top of their already awesome adventure. Well, here are the results, and we could not be more jealous of the cool places they saw, and the rad experiences they gained. Well done, guys.



If you would like to hear more about their trip around the country, head over to their blog.

Rahim of Connecticut

Just recently our COO, Charlie was flying Jet Blue to the Big Apple. He noticed just a few seats away from him on the flight was a man sporting some Tuis wireless headphones! He stood out in the crowd for obvious reasons, and Charlie didn’t waste any time making his way over to him. He approached him, gave him his card, and told him to shoot him an email with his information so we could send him some gear.

Well, Rahim got his gear and is as thrilled as we hoped; he took his Turtle Shell 2.0 for a ride on the trails and said it was great! He even sent us a photo. (below)

We are stoked for you, Rahim! Thanks for being stoked on us!

IMG_2031 A little blurry, but we’ll take it.

rahim turtle Sick setup with that Turtle Claw!

You really never know who you are going to run into when you’re repping ODT, and what good things may come of it. Think about that next time you leave the house.

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:

Ryan F Uses His Privates Differently, But We Love it!

Ryan F Loves his Wireless Headphones from OutdoorTech

1) Name?
Ryan F.

2) Hometown?
Redondo Beach (North Redondo Beach to be specific).

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

I was shopping around for some Bluetooth headphones for forever, and then I came across Outdoor Tech’s stuff. The Privates totally caught my eye.

4) What’s your favorite thing about Outdoor Tech’s Privates Wireless Headphones?Ryan F with Privates - Wireless Headphones by Outdoor Tech

I was looking specifically for wireless over-the-ear headphones, something that was really comfortable. I’m not a big fan of all those decibels directly entering my ear canals, so what I really needed were some wireless headphones that were super comfortable and the Privates delivered on all fronts. Really happy with ‘em.

5) Glad to hear it! Is there anything else you like about the headphones?

That’s really it. I just needed some wireless over-the-ear headphones that were really comfortable and I ended up scoring with Outdoor Tech’s Privates Wireless Headphones.

6) Nice. Well, what do you like to do when you’re using your headphones?

Fight crime! No, honestly, I love to cook. I can cruise around the kitchen, cooking up all of my favorite grub, and I never get hung up or tangled on anything. I kind of forget they’re even there! No, but seriously, they’re great for cooking but I’m not an expert chef or anything. They’re actually really good for when I’m at work, or flying somewhere or just relaxing at home. They headphones don’t bleed at all and they’re pretty comfy, so I can go into my own little world and I’m not bothering anyone when I’m listening to my favorite band.

7) What’s the name of your favorite band?

Devo, man. I love Devo. Can’t you tell by my t-shirt I’m a huge Devo fan? Oh…and Gutter Mouth, too!

Gabe’s Turtle Shell 2.0 is Family-Proof

Gabe P's Turtle Shell 2.0 is Family Proof

1) Name?

Hey, I’m Gabe P.

2) Hometown?

El Segundo, Calif. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

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

I really needed a tough Bluetooth speaker. So after hunting around for a bit, I ended up going with Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell. Totally love it.

4) What’s your favorite thing about Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell?

Look, I’m a family man. I have four wonderful kids. But, come on, kids have a knack for breaking things in the most mind-boggling ways. And I love taking my kids to the park or doing backyard BBQs, and I needed an outdoor wireless speaker that was ruggedized—something that could be used and abused a bit. I needed something that could be used every day and was rugged enough to handle some serious usage by my four kids, you know? Anyway, I’m totally happy to report that the speaker’s holding up pretty well!

5) Is there anything else you like about the speakers?
Gabe's Son with Turtle Shell 2.0

Yeah, the Turtle Shell is simple, ruggedized and easy-to-use. There’s really not much else I can say. It’s perfect for my lifestyle. Like I said, we love to use it during our family BBQs in the backyard (if it gets knocked down when someone’s running around, no worries at all), and we also like to use it as a bicycle speaker too when we cruise around the beach on Sundays. I needed to get the Turtle Claw attachment to fix it to my bike, but it was super easy to install.

6) OK, so when you’re listening to some tunes with your family, what kind of music are you listening to?

Oh, man, we love Steel Pulse! My wife and kids, everybody totally digs ‘em. We was jamming!

Dirk W. Boogies Down in the Park with his Privates

Dirk W. enjoying his beats

1) Name?
Hey, what’s up, I’m Dirk W.

2) Hometown?

Originally? Texas. But now I live in California. I needed to be closer to the ocean!

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

I needed some over-the-ear, wireless headphones. I’m not a big fan of earbuds (they hurt my ears!) and I hate cords. Hate ‘em with a passion.

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

Well, they’re lightweight, which is great. Oh, and they’re rugged too (I’m an active guy, so these things have to take a beating sometimes). But the biggest thing is that they’re wireless. I don’t have to worry about them when I’m using them outdoors—no annoying cords or anything. When I’m hiking, I don’t want anything slowing me down at all.

5) Is there anything else you like about the headphones?

You’d think that with headphones that are “durable” that they’d be bulky and pretty heavy. Or at least that’s what I kind of expected. But these Privates are surprisingly light and compact. And, man, are they tough! Oh, and did I mention that I hate earbuds? They bug me so much. So yeah, an over-the-ear option is big for me, and these wireless headphones are a great choice. The battery life is really solid, which helps out a lot when I ride the bus.

6) What do you like to listen to?

I love all kinds of music, but I especially love to listen to audiobooks. I ride the bus to and from work, and I like to listen to mostly audiobooks and they all sound really good. And, while I’m sure some audiophiles might use these headphones for some hardcore music, I thought the Privates worked great with some soft, casual tunes as well. I like to keep things mellow before and after work, you know?

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?
Ashley-b-bluetooth-headphones | Outdoor Tech
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.