// The Turtle Shell, a wireless weather proof speaker
Taking your tunes with you wherever you roam is easy with an MP3 player and some solid headphones, but what if you’re riding a bike, hanging at the lake with some friends, or camping? Enter the Turtle Shell by Outdoor Technology. This small speaker was made to hit the road (or trail) with you. The geometric-shaped speaker fits in the palm of your hand, is water-resistant, comes with a built-in microphone for connecting to your Bluetooth devices (like an iPhone perhaps), and even connects to a Gorillapod for clamping down on the nearest tree or a specialized rig to attach to the front end of your bike. A bike trail sing-along? I’ll take it.
With just one switch and three buttons, the Turtle Shell makes changing songs and controlling playback pleasantly simple. The device is also equipped with a built-in microphone for receiving and making phone calls—even conference calls. Claiming hi-fi audio and deep bass, the small, palm-sized speaker delivers clear sound that we found better suited to, say, the variable melodies of Beach House than the heavy beats of the new G.O.O.D. Music album.
The Turtle Shell comes stock with a rechargable lithium-ion battery that lasts for more than nine hours, and is available in an impressive range of colorways. Set to retail for $150 the speaker, funded via Kickstarter, has a modest price tag considering its durability and portability.
Get yours at the LFW Shop.
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