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The BIG Turtle Shell Speaker is a Rugged, Outdoor-Friendly Boombox

 - Apr 7, 2014
References: outdoortechnology & gizmag
Aptly named outdoor technology company Outdoor Technology is launching the BIG Turtle Shell boombox, an upgraded version of its old Turtle Shell speaker, which borrows from the company's other shelled-creature-inspired speaker, the Armadillo.

What makes the BIG Turtle Shell stand out -- apart from the fact that it's big -- is the fact that it can double as a portable charger. This is made possible by the addition of a 7,800 mAh lithium-ion battery and a USB charging port. The battery has enough juice to charge an iPhone 4 times.

The BIG Turtle Shell pumps out 110 decibels of sound for up to 16 hours at a time. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 that works up to a 10 meter range. The speaker is clearly intended for the outdoors with its shock-proof, dust-proof and water-resistant design.