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BOOM Life: Catching Carlin Isles

What do you do with the world’s fastest rugby player? Why you challenge him to a race of course....with your car.

“I have never raced a car before but let’s go,” Carlin Isles told BOOM during his visit to Sound United headquarters. Isles is currently the fastest player on the rugby field, running the 40-yard dash in less than 4.3 seconds. This speed places him in the upper echelon of athletes in the world and has earned him a spot in Men’s Health Magazine as the No.15th top fittest men on the planet.  

The physical beast plays winger for USA 7’s rugby team. His fastest 100 meter time of 10.13 seconds would have qualified for at least the semifinals at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, according to CNN.

 In addition to his passion for rugby, Isles is also passionate about music. “Music takes me into a whole new world where I can zone out.” Before and after practice you can find Isles in this  other world listening to his jams, but ironically he doesn't like his music as fast as he is. Isles goes on to say, “I mostly listen to Bobby Valentino, August Alsina, Lloyd, and Beat King. I don’t really like my music as fast as I am (chuckles).”

 BOOM uncovers more about Isles his taste in music, what he eats, and how he fell into playing rugby.

 Watch his edition of BOOM Life here:

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New Product : The Wrap

We are excited to announce the launch of the Wrap to BOOM's family of products. 

The Wrap is a entry level earbud with a one button microphone that retails at $17.99. The inspiration behind the design came from the headaches and heartbreaks of continually forgetting headphones whether that be before the gym, a run, or any activity that is amplified through sound.  We all know, there is nothing worse than being without headphones in times of desperation like this. The Wrap solves this problem. Simply wrap the headphones around the patent pending cord wrap and then clip them to your backpack, keys... just about anywhere.

The Wrap is available in 4 color ways, black, white, grey/yellow and mint green. They are available off of the BOOM Website, and select BOOM retailers. More information on the Wrap can be found off of our website here

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Free Enlistment Extension

It’s been only 3 weeks since the launch of our street team  and we’re psyched on how quickly the team has grown!  Since its launch, we have enlisted 53 members, and due to the the programs early success we have decided to extend the free enlistment to the first 100 members.

If you're not a member already get over to www.boomrenegade.com ASAP, as the 47 spots will fill up. If you are a member, recruit a friend and earn a quick 2 points towards your ranking. it's free and easier than ever.  Spots will fill up so get rolling and enlist today!

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BOOM Renegade : Street Team Launch

We're stoked to announce the launch of BOOM Renegade!  BOOM Renegade is a brand new force in the BOOM Movement, a street team of renegades, and an opportunity to score some exclusive gear, discounts, and prizes. Here’s how it works:

- Visit www.boomrenegade.com today and JOIN!  

-The first 50 members to enlist will receive a FREE membership.

-The free enlistment packet includes: BOOM Leader headphones, a sticker pack, carabiner, temporary BOOM mustaches, and other BOOM products!  

After sign up, you’ve officially earned yourself a grommet ranking of the BOOM Renegade Street Team!  Once you reach the top, you’re a certified legend and owner of a BOOM Swimmer, Spooner earbuds, and an exclusive BOOM Hoodie.  However, in order to climb the ranks, you need yourself some points. Points are earned by completing MISSIONS.  Missions are various antics for you and your fellow renegades to complete, ranging from finding a BOOM sticker in the streets and submitting a photo, showing us your best mustache, or showing some real committment and getting a BOOM inspired tattoo.  The amount of points earned depends simply how gnarly the mission is.  Check out the points each mission has to offer by clicking the MISSIONS tab on BOOM Renegade. 

We wanted to figure out a way to hook up all of our BOOM supporters with goods by giving them the opportunity to engage in spreading the movement in their home town, create content and act on original motives.  We’re excited for  the launch of BOOM Renegade and can’t wait for our members to get their hands on some BOOM products and participate in the fun and shenanigans! 

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CES 2014 | Recap

The International Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) lived up to it's hype once again.  Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the Las Vegas Convention Center from around the globe to check out what is on the horizon for electronics companies. 

CES 2014 marks the one year anniversary of officially launching BOOM to the market-  we want to take the opportunity to thank you all who made it out to the BOOM booth this year.  We are so proud of how the booth turned out, the products really had the opportunity to speak for themselves and we were excited to show the CE world what BOOM is really about.

Retailers from across the world stopped by the booth to chat with the BOOM team about the latest and greatest with BOOM, and everyone's interest seemed to hone in on one product: The SWIMMER.  

BOOM Founder, Ryan Minarik, was interviewed by Crave Online and he provided some insight into the unique design and features of the SWIMMER, check out his interview here.

In addition, BOOM was honored to receive an Innovations Design and Engineering Award for the SWIMMER.  

While this little waterproof, Bluetooth speaker has been top of mind for us for a couple months now, it was great to have the opportunity to show case all of the BOOM products to some new and old friends, including new product hitting the shelves of BOOM retailers later this year.

Stay tuned to see what BOOM has in store for 2014. 



For more photos from the week, please check out our Facebook page.

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CES 2014

Next week BOOM will be exhibiting at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). CES is one of the largest trade shows in the world specializing in electronics and takes place in Las Vegas, NV for the span of a week from January 7-10. 

BOOM will be showcasing with our parent company "Sound United" in a 50'x 30' booth with our sister companies [Polk and Definitive Technology].

Please come swing by our booth in the South Hall #21130 to meet the team, listen to our products, and hear about whats happening with BOOM.

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Kris Fox | Swimmer

Just before the holidays, BOOM got together with Kris Fox to see how he has been using the SWIMMER lately. As expected, we found that Kris continues to go faster & higher with style like no other. A true original when it comes to BMX. Its great to see athletes like Kris push the limits in their sports, and even more fun to see how he can use BOOM products in that journey.

Check out the photos below for a sneak peek of Kris making use of his SWIMMER. Kris' favorite set up is the Swimmer in Red with a Bike Mount

 

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Hapi Holidays | 12.19.13

Join us for a night of eating, drinking, and merrymaking at Hapifish in Encinitas, CA. 

BOOM and Spy have teamed up to help sponsor Hapifish's annual holiday party.  A portion of the night's sales will support Forte for Children Foundation.

This entire week there will be silent auction items available to bid on including Spy DOOM Snow Goggles, Spy Discord with Happy Lens ™  Sunglasses, BOOM Swimmer Bluetooth Speakers and BOOM Renegade Headphones.  

We hope to see you all there for the celebration!

 

Forte for Children Foundation supports music and arts programs for local organizations which include Boys & Girls Clubs in San Diego, Casa de Amparo and Solutions for Change, San Diego. 

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Tommy & The High Pilots | 12.9.13 | Griffin, San Diego

BOOM is proud to be a sponsor of the Tommy & The High Pilots show at the Griffin, San Diego.  This is the third stop of their West Coast December tour.  

Come enjoy some great music and adult beverages with the BOOM crew.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

For more info, please click here

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#LOOSEBEHAVIOR2 | 12.7.13 | Oceanside, CA

BOOM is  a proud  a sponsor of #LOOSEBEHAVIOR2 featuring BOOM Ambassador MR DVICE.  

#LOOSEBEHAVIOR 2 is a collaboration installation between artists and photographers which opened Saturday, December 7th at LinkSoul Whitewalls Gallery in Oceanside Ca. 

Stemming strictly from action sports and music industries, a roster of artists and photographers have been paired up to create 2 ( 3 ft x 3 ft ) photo x artwork collab pieces on custom wood panels for the opening night gallery installation with a total of 20 medium format pieces from the efforts of 20 industry creatives.

ARTISTS: 

WES HUMPSTON, SKETCHY TANK, TAYLOR REEVE, MIKE MAXWELL, TOCAYO, MR DVICE, HONKEY KONG, SCHOPH, PERSUE, EXIST 1981

PHOTOGRAPHERS: 

CRAIG STECYK, BLAIR ALLEY, LUCIA GRIGGI, BROOKS STERLING, TODD GLASER, MARK CHOINIERE, JAMES NORTON, JULIAN MARTIN, TOMMY MCADAMS, REBECCA JOELSON


A percentage of sales will be donated to the WAVES FOR WATER foundation to help bring clean water to the disaster victims in the Philippines.

 

Check out the video recap of the opening night here

Photos from the event here.

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Friday Happenings

San Diego & Chicago- What Are You Doing Tonight?  No plans?  Check out these awesome events. 

BOOM is a proud sponsor of the San Diego State University Surf Team Fundraiser at the Wave House in Mission Beach, CA.

Tonight at 7pm PST, the SDSU Surf Team will be hosting their annual fundraiser and premiering Tropically Yours.  There will be raffle prizes all night, including the brand new BOOM Swimmer.  Special appearance by the Hurley surf team, there will be a DJ spinning music and the Flowrider will be on for those who want to shred.  If you're in the area, stop by and support the nationally ranked SDSU Surf Team!

For more information about the event, click here.

BOOM Ambassador, Luke Pelletier, has curated an art show titled "One Foot on a Banana Peel".   Luke will be joined by 18 other artists at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago showing off their latest work.  Opening reception is tonight from 7-11pm UTC.  

If you're in the mood to check out some rad art and meet some talented artists, check it out!  For more information check out Luke's Facebook page.

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Swimmer Wins CES Innovation Award

We are proud to announce that the Swimmer was awarded for Innovation, Design and Engineering by CES 2014. 

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CES Innovations Awards entries are jugged on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product's intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.

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