Crave giveaway: Boombotix Boombot Rex portable speaker

An outdoorsy Boombotix Boombot Rex relaxing on a rock. You’ll have your choice of black, white, blue, or green.

(Credit: Boombotix)

Congrats to John D. of Fruitland Park, Fla., for winning a Crucial M500 SSD and copy of Iolo System Mechanic in last week’s giveaway. This week, I asked you for help deciding whether to give away a mini action cam, a waterproof iPhone 5 case, or an ultraportable speaker. The speaker won by a few tweets, so here you go, readers. Ask and ye shall receive (and don’t worry; those other prizes will be coming soon).

We’re giving away a pocket-size Boombotix Boombot Rex, which connects via Bluetooth to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other device with a 1/8-inch standard headphone jack. It’s got built-in voice control so you can ask the time, dial a contact, or play a song, all while keeping your handheld device in your pocket. How you’ll look talking to your speaker? Well, that’s your business.

The cute little water-resistant 2.1 sound system, which sells for $ 119.99, measures about 3x3x2 inches and weighs less than a pound. It packs custom-tuned, 36-millimeter full-range drivers and a matching tuned bass woofer and you’ll get 6 to 8 hours of battery life per charge.

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