The Gear Junkie: Boombot Mini Speaker |

The Gear Junkie: Boombot Mini Speaker

Wearing headphones while biking can be a bad idea, especially in urban areas. Your ears are an important part of a safety and awareness system when traveling through intersections and down congested streets.

That’s why Lief Storer, the founder of Boombotix, hand-built a tiny speaker made with toy parts, electronic drivers and a walkie-talkie clip.

Storer’s ad hoc invention, built more than five years ago, has evolved. Today, the San Francisco-based company sells multiple models, including the Boombot MINI, reviewed here.

A trend of wireless, Bluetooth-connected speakers is seen on bike trails around the U.S. People are ditching headphones for audio pumped into the open air.

For more on this product, visit Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.

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