Boombot REX NOW SHIPPING
We know you’ve been waiting for this moment for what seems like eternity. THIS IS the week. The goods have already landed at our fulfillment center. The boxes are starting to flow out the door. We expect that most people's packages will arrive by the end of the week for all domestic orders. International orders should expect theirs towards next week. We will have tracking numbers on each order, but the back end of Kickstarter is not set up for delivery confirmation. We hope most of you can take your Boombot out this Memorial Day and give it the ride of it's life.
We want to give a huge shout out to all of our backers on Kickstarter for helping make this project happen. We also want to give a big thank to Larry Marcus, our managing director for his strategic guidance. Thank you to John Zeisler for helping us get the bunt with Apple retail, and David Dolby for his acoustic design input. I’m really grateful for my friends and family that helped us get all this started too. Without further adieu, lets get into getting everyone “slappin’ da bass.”
BOOMBOT REX QUICK START
The Boombot REX is incredibly easy to use, but you may find our Quick Start Guide helpful if you need additional guidance. There should be some juice in your Boombot to start, but most units will not come with a 100% full charge.
We’ve been using the Boombot REX for several months now and there are a couple areas we’d like to draw some attention to just to ensure you get the best performance and lifetime on your unit.
Be careful with the micro USB port
When you plug in the rear micro USB on the Boombot REX, do not try to push the connector too far. It might look like the connector is not in all the way, but if the green light is glowing on the speaker, the unit is accepting a charge. We are making some modifications to reinforce this connector, but we found that by being a little more ginger with this connector will increase the longevity of long term wear and tear. Should you have any issues with it, we are happy to offer our free repair/replacement.
USE THE BEZEL FOR LEVERAGE TO AVOID DENTING THE FRONT GRILL
With the current position of the Boombot REX buttons, the front grill can become warped if you try to use it for leverage to access the buttons. Try using the bezel around the grill for leverage instead and keep that grill looking fresh ‘n’ flat. This is just a cosmetic thing, but if your unit is looking old and haggard, you can freshen it up with custom grill kits.
RESPECT THE CLIP TENSION
We increased the spring tension on the clips to be slightly more badass. While this is awesome for getting crazy with your unit staying secured, we noticed that if you put your thumb positioned vertically, it puts a lot of tension on the clip loop. The clip loop can snap under too much tension. We are building reinforced clips which we are happy to ship out to anyone that has an issue with this in the field. This is primarily another cosmetic issue that will go unnoticed. The hole in the clip is a great place to add a fail-safe tie if you use this product while riding at high speeds. A shoestring or heavy duty rubber band make a great fail-safe.
UP AND COMING...
We were inspired by a Chevy Silverado commercial to capture the essence of owning a Boombot REX. This isn’t JUST another speaker. This is a Boombot. Enjoy.
Customize your Boombot REX at our Launch Party
If anyone is around SF on June 7th, we are having our launch party at Dijital Fix in San Francisco. We will have a wide assortment of grills, clips, and connector covers for visitors to trick out their Boombot REX in their own unique way. Accessories will be FREE at the event (limit one set per visit, Boombot owners only).
LOW STOCK ALERT!!!!
Our first airmail of Boombot REX has nearly been wiped clean (especially in white and black colors). In the last month, we got higher than anticipated online orders. We are currently arranging a second airmail of product to keep up with the demand. We recommend getting ordering Boombot REX models from our online store to ensure most timely delivery. Backordered units will be taken care of in the order they are received with expected delivery of 2-3 weeks. We will do our best to keep up with the influx.
Thanks again for everyone’s continued patience and support. We appreciate everyone that has been spreading the good word. Whenever you get the chance, please let us know how your experience has been. While this is a fantastic milestone for the company, we know the best is yet to come.
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BOOMBOTIX T-SHIRT: A limited edition Boombotix T-Shirt, only available via Kickstarter. Check the project description for a preview! You'll also receive a sincere thank you from the team at Boombotix. (Please add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Backers will receive one of the first pilot run Arctic White REX speakers. You will be in direct contact with our engineering team to provide feedback as we further develop the REX. The quantity will be limited to 300 units, so act quick if you fashion yourself as an early bird. Expect to start hacking on yours early 2013. Future retail of $99.Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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ELECTRIC BLUE REX: Backers will receive one of the first production-run pieces of the REX series in the Electric Blue colorway. You will be amongst the first adopters and the coolest of your friends. Future retail of $99.Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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SAVAGE GREEN REX: Backers will receive one of the first production-run pieces of the REX series in the Savage Green colorway. You will be amongst the first adopters and the coolest of your friends. Future retail of $99.Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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PITCH BLACK REX: Backers will receive one of the first production-run pieces of the REX series in the Pitch Black colorway. You will be amongst the first adopters and the coolest of your friends. Future retail of $99.Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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REX + CUSTOM GRILLKIT: For trendsetters only: Backers will receive one of the first production-run pieces of the REX series (choice of Pitch Black, Electric Blue or Savage Green) AND a Custom Grillkit (replacement front grill, rear clip, and port covers) in their choice of PURPLE or ORANGE. This backer should be the type willing to take the Boombot REX to the limits of style and customization. Additional die cut decal included.Estimated delivery:Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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FOUNDERS DINNER: For this level of support, backers will be treated to a tour of the San Francisco headquarters and dinner at a local establishment in the SF Mission (your choice of Mission Chinese, WeBeSushi, Foreign Cinema, or Beretta). Look forward to a vibrant discussion on product design, entrepreneurship, design thinking and much, much more. In addition, backers at this level will receive and be able to customize the Boombot REX of any color (White, Black, Blue, Green) with any Grill/Clip combination (White, Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange). Count on good times and a bike ride through the district.Estimated delivery:
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THE DESIGNER: Backers will get to work directly with the Boombotix design team in creating a one-of-a-kind limited edition speaker. You will have full creative direction over colors, patterns, textures, and just about anything you can dream up.Estimated delivery:
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THE DIRECTOR: For those that really want to get their fingers into the product development experience. Backers will enjoy an all expense paid trip to our headquarters in San Francisco where they will work hand-in-hand with our engineering and design team to craft their own one-off personalized speaker. You will also be taking a fresh REX out for an evening of partying with the Boombotix crew and a staged photo-shoot where YOU get to be the creative director. You’re the BOSS!Estimated delivery:
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