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Bem Wireless invents a wearable boombox by putting a Bluetooth speaker on your wrist

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Bem Wireless invents a wearable boombox by putting a Bluetooth speaker on your wrist
Nothing says "I love music" like wearing a speaker on your wrist, instead of a watch, does it? There are moving equalizer t-shirts, and then there's the first-ever Speaker Band, announced by Bem Wireless – a company known for mobile Bluetooth speakers and other stylish multimedia accessories.

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.

source: AppAdvice

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 09:59 2

1. dwillopp (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)

Ghetto blaster, really?

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 02:30

9. luis.d (Posts: 354; 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!

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 10:14

2. Darnelll (Posts: 19; 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.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 11:43

3. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

I am offended.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 13:06

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

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 20:02

7. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; 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!

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 06:56

10. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

yes, thats exactly what I said.. lol

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 14:56

5. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I can't wait to be annoyed at people blaring bad music in public.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 16:32

6. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)

How the hell did this make it through the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd edit?

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:53

8. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

nice when cylcing around the neightbouhood...
so whats

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 08:55

11. clarkjeferson (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

Playing Rick Ross and dancing to his songs is cool.
M-m-m-m-m-m-m-aybach music!
All while looking like a fool inside that cafe.

How about no.

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