The Best Speaker We Have Made!
The Turtle Shell 3.0 is our loudest and best sounding speaker ever. It's a waterproof wireless speaker. It floats and can even be dunked underwater. A built in power bank and the ability to link multiple speakers together for wireless stereo sound makes this the raddest speaker ever.
The evolution of Outdoor Tech® has been shaped by this constant push and pull, to stay connected but not tethered. Our blood boils with design, style and creation. From our magical home in Southern California we aim to create products that serve real needs, for real people that do real things. We don't define ourselves by the space that confines us, but we do draw from it. Our mission is to bridge the gap between great design and accessories for an active lifestyle by creating Stuff You Probably Want.
Connect Multiple Speaker Wirelessly
Wirelessly connect 2 speakers together using Bluetooth v4.2. It's really easy. First you pair one speaker with your device (phone, table, computer, etc.) then you pair that speaker with another Turtle Shell 3.0. You can have the first speaker up to 30 feet from your device and the second speaker up to 15 feet from the first speaker!
IPX7 Dust and Waterproof Rating
The Turtle Shell 3.0 is completely waterproof and dust-proof. This means you can have the speaker up to 3 feet underwater and its still going to work perfectly. We aren't sure why you would want to listen to music underwater but hey, that's a feature.
The Turtle Shell 3.0 Floats
What if you drop the speaker in the lake or pool? Don't worry, the speaker floats. It can't be used as a life preserver or water-wings but you wont have to go diving down to fetch it from the bottom.
It can also get dirty, muddy or sandy and work just fine. You can wash it off to return it to it's handsome good looks.
It Sounds Amazing
A waterproof speaker is cool sure, but this thing is also loud. Like really loud. It's pretty difficult to have a conversation when the speaker is at full volume and when there are 2 at full volume, your ears start bleeding. Just kidding, that's not cool, they are just really loud. You can adjust the speaker volume from 0 (mute) to 15 (full volume).
Here are some of the stats on the speaker:
- Speaker Size: 42mm
- Speaker Sensitivity: 73±3dB
- Speaker Impedance: 4Ω±15%
- Speaker Max Input Power: @3W average
- Speaker Frequency Range: 170HZ~20KHz (SPL -10 dB)
It's important to note that having a loud speaker is cool but unlike other speakers, when the Turtle Shell 3.0 is at maximum volume it sounds amazing. The bass is deep but not over powering. We took some time to balance out the audio and are very pleased with the results, you will be too.
Of course the Turtle Shell 3.0 has a build in microphone too. This means you can use it as a speakerphone for calls or other voice functions on your phone, tablet, or computer.
3600 mAh Rechargeable Battery
Charge the Turtle Shell 3.0 via the micro USB (type B) port. No special cable or power supply needed! It takes about 4 hours to fully charge the Turtle Shell 3.0
You can also charge your devices via another USB port (standard A). That means you can charge up your phone, GoPro, or other stuff when you need to.
We have consistently squeezed 25 hours of use out of the Turtle Shell 3.0 at mid-volume (which is still pretty loud). So don't worry about having to recharge in the middle of your party, bbq, or binge-watching session.
Easy to Use Buttons
There are some very simple buttons on the side of the Turtle Shell 3.0 that allow you to perform the following tasks.
- Volume up or down
- Skip track forward or backward
- Pause or play track
- Answer or hang up call
- Pair with devices
- Power on or off
R&D and Speaker Testing
It took a long time to get this one just right. We wanted the best sound for a rugged, waterproof speaker and also make it accessible to people without unlimited budgets.
The Turtle Shell 3.0 is versatile; It has many different placement and mount options. You can position it on it's side as well sit on it's bottom. The standard tripod (1/4-20) thread allows you to mount the Turtle Shell 3.0 to many off the shelf setups. We also added strap mount slots so you can strap the Turtle Shell 3.0 to your backpack, bag, or whatever else.
- Grey and Orange two-tone
The Turtle Shell 3.0 was a real team effort. We are a scrappy group of dreamers and product developers determined to bring you Stuff You Probably Want. We have been working on this for a long time, and although combining these features was not an easy task, someone had to do it. Now help us take that last step and you can be the first to have the amazingly loud, super portable, and aesthetically pleasing Turtle Shell 3.0.
Why We Need Kickstarter's Help
Designing and developing the Turtle Shell 3.0 has been both challenging and fun at times. Right now we are at the most challenging part of the entire project. This is the part where we need to actually start production but we don't have the funds to do that. We need the help from the Kickstarter community to actually finish the product and bring it to market. The Turtle Shell 3.0 will have a retail price of $129.95, but that wont happen unless you help fund it.
Risks and challenges
Our team has done its best to remove the risks and challenges for this project.
Outdoor Tech is no newbie to the Kickstarter community, we learned a great deal from the support and feedback from our previous Kickstarter campaigns.
We have trial production samples that are flowing out now and can proudly state that the Turtle Shell 3.0 is ready. We went through a 9+ month development process and are excited with how far we've come.
Having worked with our manufacturer for many years we can vouch for their quality and reliability. We've got a firm production schedule and are confident in our suppliers and vendors for both the inputs and manufacturing.
That said, there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We will communicate with both our backers and our manufacturer throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment timeline stays true.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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