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Outdoor Tech's Wireless Boombox

The TurtleShell Bluetooth speaker, designed by Outdoor Technologies, came on the scene early last year and has been making some noise ever since. Measuring the size of an adult's palm and weighing less than a pound, this wireless boombox contains two speakers and a bass radiator that project 96 decibels of sound. Able to connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth-enabled device within 30 feet, the TurtleShell speaker can play music from a user's smartphone and then answer an incoming call with its built-in microphone and the touch of an external button. With its rubber-coated shell, this speaker is dustproof, shockproof and waterproof against low-pressure jets of water from all sides and built to bring the party outside or on the go. Priced around $150, according to the company's website, TurtleShell also features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 10 hours of play time and 700 hours of standby.



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