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.

Outdoor Tech’s Kodiak Is Pure Bear Power

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Kodiak Power BankOutdoor Tech said it best when they described the Kodiak  6000 Power-Bank: “Think of the Kodiak 6000 as your portable, waterproof, rugged, universal power bank best buddy. Never worry about running out of power, liquid, or poorly swung baseball bats again. Charge anything with a USB connection using its huge 6000 milliamp battery.

I’ve had the opportunity to test out dozens of battery packs, power-banks, etc over the years and this power-bank stands out due to it’s unique abilities. At only $49.99 for a 6000 mAh battery alone you can’t lose, however with all the extra features you get, it’s a total win!

 

Kodiak 6000Besides the obvious fact that the Kodiak 6000 will power your devices, it’s coolest features are centered around its durability. The Kodiak is IPX7 Waterproof (submersible up to 3ft for 30 min), as well as shock proof (for those of you like me who drop your electronics on a consistent basis this is key).

 

So what will 6000 mAh’s of power charge you might ask? The iPhone 6 has an 1810 mAh so you will get more than 3 full charges out of it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a larger battery (2800 mAh) so you will get over 2 charges, or more than a full charge for most tablets! Of course you aren’t limited to just cellphones and tablets, the Kodiak will charge anything with a usb cable, ie cameras, games, e-readers, etc.

The Kodiak is available in Black, Camo, Red, Electric Blue, and Green for only 49.99 directly from the store at Outdoor Tech.

For even more information on the Kodiak check out this video from Outdoor Tech and Frank Harrington:

 

 

*The Kodiak 6000 was provided by Outdoor Tech for review. I received no other compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Talk about a hero in a half shell!

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Turtle Shell 2No, it’s not a black box from a Blackbird or some alien piece of technology from some sci-fi movie. It’s actually the Turtle Shell 2.0® Bluetooth Speaker from Outdoor Tech! This wireless portable speaker is about the size and shape as an actual box turtle, measuring about 5.5 x 4 x 2 inches and weighing about 12 ounces. It’s unique design allows you to simply set it down on it’s 4 small feet, use the standard camera threading built in, or hang using a special turtle claw mount! You can basically use this any way you want! So let’s see what you get included per Outdoor Tech:

– Two speakers and passive bass radiator provide 96 decibels of clear sound, wirelessly (20% louder than the original Turtle Shell®.)

– Connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device with easy one-touch pairing.

– Reconnects automatically to previously paired device.

– Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 16 hours of play time, and over 700 hours of standby time.

– IPX-65 dust-proof and water resistant. 

– Built-in microphone, (Conference Calls!!!!)

– External controls allow you to adjust volume, change tracks, play/pause, and answer calls.

– Standard camera thread and extra strong metal leash clip for multiple mounting options.

– Voice Prompts let you know what is going on.

– Bluetooth Profiles: aptX audio codec for high quality stereo audio, A2DP & AVCRP to control track and volume remotely.

– Bluetooth 4.0 with enhancements like battery level “fuel gauge” displayed on source device, quick pairing/connections, and low power consumption.

– Micro USB charge port.

– 3.5mm audio-in port.

– WIRELESS RANGE: 32 feet.

– ITEM SIZE: 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.1 inches.

– ITEM WEIGHT: 0.65 Pounds.

– INCLUDES: USB charging cable, 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, signature ODT carry pouch, User Manual, and some stickers!!!!

Wait, just in case you missed it, you get stickers! Now you may think that I’m being sarcastic, but really I’m not. I get all excited when I get a new toy and I get some awesome stickers! This is how I usually get:

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Turtle Shell 2.0Now that my sticker fit is over, lets talk about the sound quality. For the size of the device you get good midrange fidelity that is crisp and comes across great with vocals and music that has a pop sound. Bass port notwithstanding, the bass won’t rattle the roof but still provides a great experience and gives you exactly what you expect for a portable speaker this size. Overall i find this portable speakers to be one of my favorite portable speakers in this size range.

Turtle Shell 2.0absolutely love the design and functional elements of the shell and would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants a speaker with some edge! The Turtle Shell 2.0® is available in multiple colors from white, black, green, electric blue, seafoam, red, purple, and orange! Price is $129.95 with Free Shipping from Outdoor Tech! For more information on this great speaker check out this fun graphic on Outdoor Tech’s page!

Disclosure: I received the Turtle Shell 2.0® to review at no cost. There was no additional compensation for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.