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November 11, 2013

Buckshot Speaker lets you listen to music while you ride your bike


Earphones are so over.


From Bloomberg Businessweek:


"You want to listen to music while you're riding your bike, but noise-blocking earphones are a sure path to the ER. The solution? Wirelessly beam playlists or podcasts from your smartphone to the Buckshot, securely strapped to your handlebar. The speaker even has a microphone; if you get a call en route, simply tap the speaker to take the call."


$49.95 (bicycle not included).

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Earbuds fall out of my ears.

Over-the-headphones don't fit with my hats.

I've had behind-the-neck headphones--NOT NOISE-CANCELLING--that worked well. My latest set were very nice (Polk) with iPhone integrated controls but the wiring sounded like it was failing. So I went wireless with Kinivo. Less expensive than wired models, more durable than the wireless headphones I tried years ago. And they fold.

The USB charge lasts a very long time. Personally, I won't listen to audiobooks while bicycling (or motorcycling)--too distracting--but music should be easy for anyone to do. And you can talk to Siri or take or make calls with one finger.

A very pleasant surprise.


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Posted by: PT | Nov 11, 2013 9:40:54 AM

Tom correctly notes that the "What is it?" portion of this program stated "No batteries."

That was misleading and incorrect since the device does employ a "rechargeable lithium-ion battery."

I should have written "No batteries required," which would have subsumed the battery already being part of the device and thus not something the user would have to bring to the party.

I have fired the individual responsible for this sloppiness and rest assured he will never, ever again work in the industry.

I hope this suffices.

If not, let me know and I will call in Doktor Dorftrottel for a more extreme housecleaning.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Nov 11, 2013 9:29:05 AM

Wait, wasn't a hint "no batteries"? .. From product description, "Rechargeable lithium-ion battery".

Posted by: Tom | Nov 11, 2013 4:49:44 AM

How loud is it? Would it annoy others on the trail as you pass?

Posted by: tamra | Nov 11, 2013 2:43:49 AM

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