Summer Solstice Giveaway! BassBoomz Portable Speakers

In my ongoing quest to find and share the best beauty products and tech gear for travelers, I’m happy to report I’ve added some tiny, shiny new hardware to my pack: BassBoomz portable speakers from BassBuds. Perfect for a weekend trip to the beach, an impromptu dance party on a camping trip or an epic hike with friends where you need some appropriate jams (Eye of the Tiger, anyone?) for motivation, BassBoomz take up very little space while offering a surprisingly large sound.

I’ve been dancing around my new apartment with my electric pink BassBoomz for about 30 days now, so I figured I’d tell you all about these noisy little wonders and then give you a chance to win some for yourself. Yay!



If nothing else, BassBoomz are user friendly. Like a tiny accordion, all you have to do to get started is gently twist the speaker to unfold it. Once I plugged the device into my computer to charge, it only took a couple of hours and I was singing every last tune from GLEE Season 3 along with my BassBoomz.

It was easy to pair with the Bluetooth on my iPhone (or iPad, etc.), but even if you don’t have Bluetooth capability, you can also play music through the headphone jack (any MP3 player should be compatible).

Plug it in, set the volume (do this externally as there’s no volume control on the speaker), press play and you’re on your way to semi-loud music.



For best results, I’ve found placing the BassBoomz on a hard surface provides the best sound, and while I’m no sound quality expert, growing up in a family of rock and roll musicians has certainly affected my appreciation for music played at an appropriately raucous level. While BassBoomz aren’t going to provide a big enough sound to infuriate your parents and neighbors, they’re more than adequate for bebopping around your vacation home or sharing favorite iTunes tracks with new tour group friends on a felucca along the Nile.


Since I use my BassBoomz most frequently with Bluetooth & my iPhone and at maximum volume, I’ve noticed the battery doesn’t last more than a few hours. This drives me crazy because I work for 12-hour marathons at a time, so it can be frustrating to have to stop and recharge and go back to listening to Pandora on my wimpy little iPhone speakers until the BassBoomz are back in action. But that’s a first world problem, and one I can live with.



I’ve only had my BassBoomz for a month now, so time will tell if they can withstand my travel schedule and constant unpacking, repacking and rocking out. For $130 retail, they ought to last quite a while – and you can be sure I’ll let you know if they don’t!



Now that I’ve been jamming out with my hot pink BassBoomz speaker, it’s time to give away a pretty electric blue one to a lucky Angie Away reader. This little sweepstakes couldn’t be easier to enter – no videos, no special requests, no dancing on your hands or jumping through hoops!  Just follow the instructions in the widget below and I’ll randomly select a winner on July 1.

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As always, thanks for reading and taking the time to enter – good luck & rock on!

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  • June 21, 2013

    Leaving on a Jet Plane

  • June 21, 2013

    Please make these replace all the stupid Beats by Dre commercials. BassBoomz by Angie sound way cooler.

  • June 21, 2013

    i would love this for my camping trips! i think i’d list to the glee soundtrack too!

  • June 21, 2013

    First song I’d listen to? ‘Can’t Hold Us’ – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton <- My summer jam!!

  • June 21, 2013
    Kenny F

    I would listen to “random access memories”

  • June 21, 2013

    I’d listen to anything by Frou Frou. I’ve been wanting portable speakers for a while, and this would be perfect.

  • June 21, 2013
    Cindy Aiton

    The Cars – Candy-O

  • June 22, 2013

    “School’s out for summer.” 🙂

  • June 22, 2013

    I’d put Pandora on and let it chose for me! 🙂

  • June 22, 2013

    I’d listen to anything by Ben Howard. He’s my jam lately. And I have been lusting after these speakers for a while now!! Love that you’re giving them away 🙂

  • June 22, 2013
    Jesse Hall

    I’d probably just throw my iPod on random, so who knows what would come out. But perhaps it’d be something to prepare for my next trip. I’ve been listening to a bit of Middle Eastern/Balkan/Indian inspired stuff while working in Bahrain and traveling around former Yugoslavia.

  • June 23, 2013
    Ilian R

    I’ll listen to anything with Macklemore!

  • June 24, 2013

    These look great! Can’t believe how small they are. I’d hide them from my hubby though, otherwise he’d play Tom Waits on them all day long. 🙂

  • June 26, 2013

    I’d play Ziggy Marleys “Beach in Hawaii” because well that’s where ill be!

  • June 27, 2013
    Natalie Wearstler

    I have to say, I’d love to blast Jessie’s Girl with those little speakers. My office is a little too quiet sometimes, and who doesn’t love a good Rick Springfield dance party?!

  • June 27, 2013
    Jonathan Baker

    I’d listen to Europe – The Final Countdown.

  • June 29, 2013
    Kate - Canuckiwikate

    I’d listen to an oldie but a goodie – some Fleetwood Mac!

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