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BeatBringer is a backpack full of speakers

Hate it or love it

The BeatBring is a backpack full of speakers that can connect to your phone over Bluetooth and blast music at up to 110 dB, roughly equaling the same noise level as a live rock concert.

Depending on your age and general disposition, the BeatBringer will be either one of the most intriguing gadgets to hit the market in some time, or a public nuisance that will have you filing noise complaints in the near future.

BeatBringer

The BeatBringer is fitted with a pair of 6-inch neodymium water-resistant woofers and two 25mm soft dome neodymium tweeters. The speaker weighs about 12 pounds and will last 15 hours on a single charge, thanks to a removable 4,400mAh battery. The company says the BeatBringer can pair with your phone over NFC, charge your devices via a USB port, and comes with a 3.5mm jack — a nice addition for people like me who think Bluetooth audio is still complete trash.

Most importantly the speakers are protected by an impact-resistant ABS polymer shell so the system won't be damaged if you drop it or end up at a rave (things always break at raves). The BeatBringer will retail for $670 when it officially becomes available, but backers of the Kickstarter can get one for as low as $550. The company expects to ship the first BeatBringer units in November.