If the turtle in that turtle vs. the hare race had a bicycle we think he’d have an edge. But if either decided to ride a bike they shouldn’t do so with headphones, which could make it hard to hear traffic and other riders. A handlebar-mounted speaker is the better way to go.
We’ve seen a number of these, and the Outdoor Technology Turtle Shell offers a new twist on the design – plus it allows us to actually mention the whole turtle thing. So what makes this one stand out? This is the first to feature a camera tripod threading that makes it a little more versatile than other speakers, while the Turtle Claw mount grips the handlebars to ensure it doesn’t fall off during a ride.
But should it fall off it should survive, as it is rated to the IXP-5 standard, and is shockproof, dustproof and water-resistant. Of course if it doesn’t sound good you might want to toss it, but fear not the Turtle Shell features 2-watt drivers along with a passive bass port.
Outdoor Technology is looking to a Kickstarter program to raise some funding. Steady wins the race and gets to the finish line.