Check out the Buckshot Pro by Outdoor Tech!

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So if you don’t know by now, I am a complete tech lover and I have a house full of gadgets to prove it! I personally own a couple dozen bluetooth speakers but when Outdoor Tech said they had something new to check out I jumped at the chance! Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their newest gadgets, the Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro.

Buckshot Pro

 

The Buckshot Pro comes with a lot! You get the actual Buckshot Pro, which is the Bluetooth Speaker and powerbank, a USB flashlight accessory, the rubber handlebar bike mount, a micro USB cable, two awesome Outdoor Tech logo stickers (I love stickers) and a manual (who ever reads a manual these days).  So let’s take a deeper dive into the components and see what all they bring to the table!

 

The Buckshot Pro itself is a 2600 mAh battery pack and bluetooth speaker. The speaker measures just under an 1 1/2″, so you can’t expect it to give a powerful sound like The Big Turtle Shell would put out. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at the volume and good quality that it produced! On top of the fact that the speaker had a nice quality to it, you get a rated play time of 10 hours! Nice! Additionally, one thing that a lot of bluetooth speakers don’t have these days is a speakerphone component. The Buckshot Pro has this one handled however, as it has an incorporates speakerphone for all those conference calls you are just dying to take! 😉 Another great feature of the Buckshot Pro unit is that it also comes with a 2600 mAh battery pack. Depending on what type of phone you have it will charge the average phone to full charge. (Who doesn’t need an extra charge available these days!)

Buckshot Pro Bike Mount

Now let’s take a look at the other fun stuff it come with! First up is a USB flashlight accessory! The best part about the flashlight is that it’s super simple! Just plug in the USB flashlight right into the USB port on the Buckshot Pro then rotate the lock ring so it ends up flush with the flashlight. That’s it! The flashlight accessory has several different settings you can use. If you hold down the power button on the flashlight accessory for three seconds and it will start off in a torch mode. If you push the button again it dims down the torch mode. Lastly if you push the button again and it goes into a lamp mode which is great for ambient lighting.

Buckshot Pro

Lastly it comes with a handlebar mount which you are able to attach in a number of different ways to a bike or anything else you can imagine!

Final thoughts about the Buckshot Pro

So is it worth your hard earned cash to get a Buckshot Pro? In my opinion, yes. If you are looking for a mid range bluetooth speaker or a battery pack, this is the way to go. You get the best of both worlds, PLUS you get a flashlight! If you were to have to buy all three separate you would easily be over a hundred dollars but you can get the Buckshot Pro for only $79.95!

Want to know more about using the Buckshot Pro? Check out  the video from Outdoor Tech below!

Disclosure: I received the Buckshot Pro from Outdoor Tech at no cost in order to review and received no additional compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of Outdoor Tech.

A Bluetooth Speaker Guaranteed To Turn Heads

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Tego Cera

The CERA portable Bluetooth speaker by Tego Audio certainly stands out from the rest of the crowd. When looking at Bluetooth speakers in this size range the market tends to make the same old rectangular boxes reminiscent of the “boom box” of the 80’s.  Tego certainly went a more modern route with the design of the CERA speaker. This contemporary little sphere gives you that sophisticated modern look while not losing out on the sound you really want. This powerful little speaker is only 3.5 x 2.4 in diameter and weighs in at barely over a third of a pound while still delivering quality sound in a 360 degree fashion.

For those of you interested in the “specs” take a gander at these from Tego:

  • Powerful Wireless Portable Speaker with Version 3.0 Bluetooth® Technology for a faster connection with better sound quality
  • Compatible with iPad®, iPod®, iPhone®, MP3, MP4, Laptop, PC and most Bluetooth® enabled devices
  • Voice notifications when CERA is on, in pairing mode, and pairing complete
  • Simple pairing with most Bluetooth® enabled devices
  • Stream audio from your Bluetooth® enabled device from approx. 33ft (10m) away
  • Plugs into any non Bluetooth® enabled device with supplied 3.5mm (1/8) headphone jack as well
  • New Daisy Chain function allows an infinite number of CERA’s to play at the same time
  • Illuminated Touch Control Panel
  • 360° Expanding Sound Chamber illuminated with blue lighting
  • Internal Lithium Ion Battery recharges over USB
  • Up to 5-7 hours playtime on a full charge (approx. 2-3 hours to fully charge)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

The listed technical specs are as follows:

  • Speaker: 40mm
  • Amp. Freq. Range 100Hz- 20Khz
  • S/N > 80dB
  • Power Output: 3W
  • Charge Voltage: 5V + 0.5V
  • Charge Time: 2 hrs
  • Transmission Distance 33ft (10m)
  • Playback Time: 5-7 hrs
  • Bluetooth Model V3.0

Tego CeraSo now you are asking, what is it that makes people turn their heads? Well if the form factor wasn’t enough for you then prepared to be wow’d! To turn on the CERA you press down on “Tego Audio” and the top of the speaker lifts up to reveal the soul of the CERA, the sound tube! (You can see what this looks like in the top image vs closed in the image to the left)

When you open the CERA it will welcome you with “Turning On” and will also give you verbal audio queues for paring and connecting.  Once opened you have access to the touch sensitive buttons on the top which allow for volume control as well as back/forward control.

 

Overall I highly recommend this powerful little speaker as it truly brings together form and function that so many speakers on the market truly lack. You can purchase the Tego CERA (in white, black or red) for only $89.99 directly from Tego and get FREE shipping! Also available is a Three Pack of CERA’s (that can be daisy chained) for only $199.99 with FREE shipping!

Tego Cera

Disclosure: I received the Tego CERA speaker in order to review the product. I did not receive additional compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.

You will want to get your hands on these Privates!

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PrivatesNow that your jaw is on the floor or you are giggling like a 5 year old school girl, let me introduce you to Outdoor Tech’s Privates. If your are trying to figure out why the company called them Privates, it’s possible the old school military style is the inspiration for the name. What’s really great about this pair of headphones is that you can score a quality set of professional Bluetooth headphones for only $99.95.

Privates

One feature that really sets these headphones apart from the competition is the touch controls on the right  headphone. You literally slide your finger up or down to control the volume and left or right to switch between tracks. No need to worry about fumbling with your phone to change volume or songs anymore! Although the Privates actually come with a 3.55 audio cable for listening to a wired source, the true beauty of these headphones come to light when you use the Bluetooth feature. The audio quality of the Privates  is crystal clear and you don’t hear a difference between the 3.55 audio cable use or Bluetooth mode. The 40mm drivers make it possible to hear the super crisp mids and solid base tones. (Those fans out there that love low-end bass will enjoy the Privates as it provides a great base sound without having to take it to insane rattling levels some brands do.

PrivatesAnother great feature of these headphones is the fact that they work with your phone to take phone calls! The Privates have a built in microphone, so you are able to take and end your calls with the touch of the multifunction button! (You just has to be connected via Bluetooth) In case you want to see a little more on how these Privates work, check out the hilarious video from Outdoor Tech’s Unofficial Spokesman Frank Harrington

Overall I think the Privates make for an amazing deal for the money. They give you a great clear and balanced sound and come in a variety of colors to suit your style / look, not to mention with a 10 hour play time you will be able to play with your Privates for a very long time! 😉

Disclosure: I was given a pair of Privates by Outdoor Tech to review. I was not compensated additionally for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.