Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 12, 2013.

Update #16

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.

PRECAUTIONS 

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. 

Let’s ride.

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      Creator Steve Yeung on June 23, 2013

      As of last weekend I am still waiting for my boombot, I've been out of town and won't be back till next week, but I will be very disappointed if it has not arrived yet since it seems like you can now order them online and they are in stock.

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      Creator Dakota Mendenhall on June 13, 2013

      LOVE my Rex (so does everyone else!) but alas the clip has snapped as mentioned above despite being *very* careful - is it possible to get/buy a black replacement clip without buying an entire new grill/clip kit?

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      Creator adman120 on June 10, 2013

      VV Like come on! we need something to tell us it is atleast being shiped!

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      Creator Kenneth 'Colbat' Ho on June 10, 2013

      I have yet to receive mine, or an email concerning shipment, anyone with the same issue on this.

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      Creator Devanshu Patel on May 27, 2013

      I got the same problem as Alben. I plug it in and it seems to be charging (green light). But once I unplug it nothing happens. Please help!

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      Creator Tyler Drake on May 27, 2013

      Just got mine today and WOW did it blow my expectations away!! You guys created a real masterpiece and damn this thing can get loud!!

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      Creator John Kelly on May 25, 2013

      My Rex sounds great, but I'm not seeing any LEDs come on when I try to charge it. I plug it in (not too far, per the picture) and I don't ever see the green LED come on. I've tried it plugged into USB ports and plugged into a wall charge. Been plugged in for hours but no LED. Is it charging?

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      Creator Alben Gaudiel on May 25, 2013

      i got mine today, and it wont turn on! someone help.

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      Creator Kevin T. Nelson on May 25, 2013

      Got mine yesterday and I am blow away by the sound quality and the crazy bass this little guy packs. My only critique so far is the rubber protective cover for the micro USB port, it doesn't seat anywhere near as snug as the Audio In & Out covers do. It's also kind of a hassle to keep the cover folder up while simultaneously inserting the USB cable. But other then that, great job guys!!!

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      Creator Paul Quigley on May 24, 2013

      effing love my boombox! and the packaging is awesome too. you guys did a great job.

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      Creator Rob Moen on May 24, 2013

      Just got mine and It sounds great. It paired right away with my android tablet. Testing it on iphone next. I'm a little dissatisfied with the micro usb connector. It seems to br very picky with how the cable is inserted and cuts out intermittently. Not sure how much I can tolerate that.

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      Creator Myles Shannon on May 24, 2013

      A mini USB came with the wall charger. Look under the foam with the REX for the micro USB.

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      Creator James on May 24, 2013

      Am I missing something??? My USB adapter is a bigger size. I think it came with a mini USB instead of a micro USB.

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      Creator AC Missias on May 23, 2013

      super-cute ad, guys. great idea.
      :)

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      Creator Matt Acosta on May 22, 2013

      @Sean I believe they are sending the White with priority, and the others are right behind them, from my understanding I believe they are all shipping at the same time, but the white ones might use a faster shipping method?

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      Creator Sean Eddingfield on May 22, 2013

      Out of curiosity is it just the white Rex that your shipping or all models?

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      Creator Matt Acosta on May 21, 2013

      Wish I was in SF so I could trick out my Boombotix! Any chance of another contest? Or those "runner ups" getting some sweet swag, since I was one of them?!

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      Creator Itay Barylka on May 21, 2013

      Just out of curiosity, where's the order fulfilment center located [just so I can estimate shipping times]?

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      Creator Myles Shannon on May 21, 2013

      Can't wait!

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      Creator Aludino Brian on May 21, 2013

      Shipping to Hawaii anytime soon?

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