Boomphones is a Los Angeles-based company with an obsession for designing ultra-portable audio products that allow music lovers to create, inspire, and share amazing sound.
Its flagship product, the Phantom, is the first-ever headphones that can transform into a boombox with just the push of a button. MTV Geek! called it “simply a great idea” when the product was unveiled at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the Phantom has steadily gained traction with consumers since its official launch in August 2012.
Designed with four drivers – two internal drivers for private listening, and two external drivers designed to share with friends or amp up your party. Boomphones Phantoms have the power, and the multifunctional appeal, to revolutionize the way consumers listen, share and experience music. LED lights indicate which mode is in action: glowing white when the headphones are internally amplified, red when you push the bomb icon to blast the external speakers in “boombox” mode.
The headphones allow you to make and answer phone calls, whether listening privately or, with the push of a button, switching to external speakerphone mode. Two audio cables are included, one with an integrated microphone, volume control and push-to-talk capabilities. This makes them convenient for people who use their phones to listen to music – no need to switch cables, to talk directly into your phone. You can also plug them into your computer, electric guitar (with adapter), keyboard, beat machine, to be used as a portable amp. For all the DJs, included is a 6.3 mm jack that you can connect directly to your equipment.
Comfortable to wear, Boomphones Phantoms are available in matte black and polished white, with four new colors – red, green, blue, and pink – introduced in October 2013. The product uses a built-in lithium battery that’s easily rechargeable through a mini-USB, providing 10 hours of internal use and 5 hours of external use. The Phantom retails for $149.95 (MSRP).
New in 2015:
- The Pocket Speaker, newly available in Apple stores, is an innovative portable wireless speaker designed to bring a compact, convenient, fully immersive sound experience to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. It’s slim enough (.866”) to easily fit into any pocket, yet loud enough to fill a room, with speakers on both sides. Two Pocket Speakers can also be wirelessly paired to one device for double the sound. The Pocket Speaker comes in six face/side color combos – black/black, black/green, black/blue, black/white, white/yellow and white/pink – and retails for $99 (MSRP).
- The Portable Speaker, a larger (10.25” x 7.375” x 1.125”) and louder version of the Pocket Speaker, will also be debuted at CES. The wireless Portable Speaker, which will make its consumer debut in Q4 will come in multiple colors and retail for $249.99 (MSRP).
- The Re-Up Headphones, the second headphone model by Boomphones, is a evolution of the Phantom. This sleek on-ear headphone will also have external speakers and be available in multiple colors. The Re-Ups will launch in Q4 and retail for $199.99 (MSRP).
Boomphones recently joined forces with Carbon Audio, the Portland-based start-up that launched in 2011 and took its award-winning Zooka tablet speaker from Kickstarter to Apple shelves in only seven months. Boomphones products are available at a variety of retail and web outlets. For information, please visit www.boomphones.com.