Bem Wireless invents a wearable boombox by putting a Bluetooth speaker on your wrist
As gimmicky as it looks, Bem's gizmo actually serves as a capable companion to your smartphone or tablet. It connects via Bluetooth to your mobile device, and lets you answer phone calls via its built-in microphone. There's a caller ID feature too, which notifies the user and, perhaps, those around him who's calling. Actually, they'll be able to tag along for the entire conversation, which sounds more than a little unnerving. On the more sensible side, the wearable speaker has controls to play, pause, skip and reverse music tracks from your mobile.
Unfortunately, it's a given that this little speaker will sound like small speakers usually do. It's also obvious that a Bluetooth-headset or a pair of earphones will get you much further in noisy environments. And having an entire crowd hear your private conversation hardly is a delightful proposition. Still, let's not be cruel. This is a wearable speaker – something offbeat and original in a flood of smart wrist-bands that coax you into wellness. It will also cost $49.99, which is surprisingly low in comparison with the expensive wearables announced at CES.
The Bem Speaker Band will be available in six colors - black, white, blue, red, and green. Shipping should start by the end of January.
9. luis.d (Posts: 296; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
You're right, guys, I should have went for "boombox". I didn't mean to offend anyone and I apologize. Take care and have a nice day!
2. Darnelll (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
Hmmm, yeah. "Ghetto-blaster" is probably going to offend more than a few of your readers. I would change that.
4. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Is it Ghetto-blaster because ghetto people like to hear outloud music(anoying other people around)?? lol
7. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
It's "Ghetto-Blaster" because that's what we called it back in the day, son. Dude's used to walk around with a stereo on their shoulder like this guy in the photo link I have provided.
If you don't like links, go to Google images and type in ghetto blaster. BAM! Beatstreet Breakdown Electric Boogaloo!
5. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I can't wait to be annoyed at people blaring bad music in public.
6. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 229; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)
How the hell did this make it through the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd edit?
8. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
nice when cylcing around the neightbouhood...
11. clarkjeferson (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)
Playing Rick Ross and dancing to his songs is cool.
All while looking like a fool inside that cafe.
How about no.