You love to have music wherever you go, but why should you get to have all the fun? The Boombotix Rex Bluetooth Portable Speaker lets you leave the headphones at home and share your tunes with the world. Bluetooth capability plays music from your smartphone or media player without ever taking it out of your pocket, and you can even answer phone calls remotely thanks to a noise-cancelling microphone built into the speaker. A durable and water-resistant ABS housing lets you take the Rex where other speakers don't dare venture, and a built-in clip attaches to just about anything for hands-free carrying. Strap it up for a bike ride with your friends, bring it along for a skatepark session with the homies, or start an impromptu party at the top of the ski resort—there's never a wrong time for music.
Now I don't recommend doing this, but here goes. Over the 4th of July weekend I was up north at my buddy's ranch. We were just doing the usual gun shooting 'n' beer drinking when I decided to shoot some pics of my Boombot REX near the creek. Boombotix has a cool game platform called Swagonomics where you can earn free gear, so I take pics on Instagram with my Boombot just about everywhere.
I caught a big surge of water and my Boombot started floating down the river. It eventually sunk about 4 feet deep. I got to it pretty quickly and thought it'd be hosed. It isn't meant for full submersion. I pulled it out of the water and it was STILL working flawlessly!
Like I said, I don't recommend this, but no doubt this guy has had a number of tumbles and survived a lot. I enjoy riding my bike and hiking with this instead of headphones. My ears often get too warm to wear anything on my head. I also use it at home for conference calls on Skype. I love this thing and you will too.
If you're looking for a portable speaker that lives up to the hype it is the Boombotix REX. And when I say portable I mean portable. Unlike other Bluetooth speakers on the market the REX can be taken on the go and used in all the places I need music. The clip on the back can attach to my pocket, my backpack, my bike, and even the sunvisor in my car to be used as a Bluetooth speaker phone. Its super lightweight but the sound it insane for how small it is. Durable and water resistant for using at the beach is a must and the REX is both. Another really cool feature is the ability to plug it into my home audio system and stream music from my phone thru the REX to my home system and really pump it! Get one and you won't be disappointed!
I work in forestry and there are many times when my team needs motivational music. Let me say that the Boombotix REX provides that sweet music and then some. This speaker has been in rain and mud and is still playing strong. The REX is so loud you won't even believe it the first month you own it! Battery life is amazing and the clip on the back is super handy. Clip it to your backpack for hiking, or mountain biking. I would highly recommend this speaker if you are the outdoor type and want to spice things up during your activities!
Update: I totally dropped my Rex off cliffs multiple times already while working in the forest. The speaker is still working great and luckily I got it in Savage Green so I can always find it when I drop it!
This product is awesome! The Boombot REX has very, very good sound quality. My friends and I were on a 2-day raft trip in Coloma and brought this guy along. This guy was able to blare quality music on the river while staying water resistant, but the best part is the microphone. On the drive back (using the REX and Siri) we called some friends and planed our next Rafting/Zip lining trip!!!
Recommended buy for anyone who likes the outdoors!!!
The sound and clarity are outstanding. I truly can’t believe that such small device can deliver so much power! I bet that the Rex goes head to head or even surpasses brand name portable speakers. In functionality and versatility the Rex also delivers. The ability to use SIRI, speakerphone, change tracks, etc., is just great. Can’t wait to daisy chain a couple of Rex’s. I will recommend the Rex to everyone! 10/10 Hope this review helps someone.
I use this on my commute to work by bike every day. Totally awesome to have tunes for the ride, sans headphones, which I've found to be particularly dangerous when riding with cars on the road. The hands-free ability is particularly rad; I can do nearly anything without ever taking the phone from my pocket! Place phone calls, read text messages, choose particular playlists/artists, all from the speaker and its built-in microphone. Definitely would recommend.
I did endless amounts of research and in-store testing on speakers that claim to be the best of its size and I found that the Rex was the only one who could claim the title. Amazing durability and great sound for such a little speaker. Perfect for an active lifestyle and portable enough to take with you anywhere.
After doing a whole lot of research (1 week worth) it was easy for me to say that I wanted the Boombotix REX. It's not only extremely affordable, but blows away the likes of Jawbone, Beats, and Phillips in terms of performance and function. Highly recommend.
I can't believe how many times I've dropped this thing and it still works. It says it's "drop tested" but I didn't think that'd cover being able to withstand an epic longboard crash. This baby is built to last.
I don't actually own a Rex speaker, but I've had the opportunity to hear it and mate it to my phone. Mustafa let me listen to his. It works and sounds great! One is on my Christmas list.